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EssiLux loses court appeal against takeover target GrandVision

EssiLux loses court appeal against takeover target GrandVision

Spectacles maker EssilorLuxottica on Tuesday lost an appeal in its court battle with takeover target GrandVision, removing a possible hurdle for the 7.2 billion euro ($8.5 billion) deal.
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AllSaints makes Dubai Mall debut

AllSaints makes Dubai Mall debut

UK fashion brand AllSaints has opened a second store in Dubai. The latest, opened this week, is an 1,800 sq ft ground floor space in the Dubai Mall, billed as the world’s biggest shopping centre.
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EssilorLuxottica gains EU okay for $8.5 billion Dutch buy

EssilorLuxottica gains EU okay for $8.5 billion Dutch buy

Ray-Ban maker EssilorLuxottica secured EU antitrust approval on Tuesday for its 7.2 billion euro ($8.5 billion) acquisition of GrandVision.
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Marcolin names UK and Nordics head to create new synergies

Marcolin names UK and Nordics head to create new synergies

​Eyewear giant Marcolin is making a key strategic leadership change in the UK and the Nordics. Stephan Hinkerode, its current General Manager of Marcolin Deutschland, will take on the role of Head of UK, Nordics & DACH.
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Vivienne Westwood signs eyewear licence with Mondottica

Vivienne Westwood signs eyewear licence with Mondottica

Vivienne Westwood has signed Mondottica International to design, produce and distribute its signature eyewear collections globally under licence in a deal that stretches initially to 2025.
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Ditch the joggers and make way for boho-chic this summer

Ditch the joggers and make way for boho-chic this summer

Goodbye joggers, pajama pants and boyfriend jeans! Spring is coming and is bringing with it a major wardrobe overhaul.
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EssilorLuxottica aims recovery to pre-pandemic levels in 2021

EssilorLuxottica aims recovery to pre-pandemic levels in 2021

EssilorLuxottica is targeting a recovery in its business this year to levels seen before the COVID-19 crisis after the Oakley and Ray-Ban maker's fourth-quarter revenue showed further signs of improvement.
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John Lewis to cut prices on reopening

John Lewis to cut prices on reopening

In a tough week announcing more store closures and poor trading figures, John Lewis Partnership was at least able to deliver some positive news for consumers.
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Safilo in the red for 2020 but Q4 numbers and online growth look good

Safilo in the red for 2020 but Q4 numbers and online growth look good

Eyewear giant Safilo has reported Q4 and full-year results and in the light of the pandemic, the figures look good. It managed a Q4 sales rise and adjusted EBITDA also rose, even though the full year was loss-making.
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Alexandra Golovanoff opens new pop-up

Alexandra Golovanoff opens new pop-up

One new concept store winning plenty of attention in Paris is the latest pop-up on the Left Bank from Alexandra Golovanoff, the French designer and fashion TV host.
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Oprah's oversized royal interview glasses spark Swiss specs frenzy

Oprah's oversized royal interview glasses spark Swiss specs frenzy

Swiss spectacles manufacturer Gotti said Thursday they had been inundated with demand for the oversized glasses worn by Oprah Winfrey for her TV interview with Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan.
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Covent Garden landlord Capco upbeat on 2021 prospects

Covent Garden landlord Capco upbeat on 2021 prospects

There are 34 days (and counting) to go until non-essential retail reopens in England and optimism mounts. And London's Covent Garden surely isn't alone in its enthusiasm to return to business.
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Coperni: Drive-in catwalk show inside the AccorArena

Coperni: Drive-in catwalk show inside the AccorArena

Finally, Paris Fashion Week had an actual live catwalk show. A drive-in runway event witnessed Thursday night by a few score of editors and influencers from inside Citroen DS7s and staged inside the AccorArena.
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Wholee Prime sees surging sunshine fashion sales on lockdown easing plan

Wholee Prime sees surging sunshine fashion sales on lockdown easing plan

In a sign that this summer could potentially be a strong one for seasonal fashion, members-only shopping app Wholee Prime said on Wednesday that sales of summer fashion items have surged in the past week.
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Helen Lambert talks to Godfrey Deeny on what's next in etailing and retailing

Helen Lambert talks to Godfrey Deeny on what's next in etailing and retailing

One of the great retailing experts, Helen Lambert, talks with Godfrey Deeny about what's next in e-tailing and what's up with her latest project, online wholesale platform Style Pulse, in our latest podcast.
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New York Fashion Week Day Two: Pride and Volume

New York Fashion Week Day Two: Pride and Volume

No one could fault the latest crop of designer showing, in New York, for effort. In a busy Monday, with almost 30 collections, their arty videos and polished ideas were a reminder of how hard  people have been working.
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