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Game-changing new Frasers store set for for Monday debut

Game-changing new Frasers store set for for Monday debut

​As shops in England return on Monday, Frasers Group will open a milestone development. It’s the first brand-new Frasers store in the UK with a debut in Wolverhampton. 
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Atterley gets new investment for US growth as sales rise fast

Atterley gets new investment for US growth as sales rise fast

​Fashion retailer Atterley.com, which counts Alexandra Shulman as an advisor, has raised £3 million through a funding round backed by Maven Capital Partners, by Scottish Enterprise and existing shareholders.
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Hyères Festival: Louise Trotter, Christian Louboutin named jury presidents

Hyères Festival: Louise Trotter, Christian Louboutin named jury presidents

The event, this year scheduled in October, has picked the creative director of Lacoste to chair the fashion competition jury, the famous footwear designer for accessories and Dominique Issermann for photography.
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Fitting rooms: retailers divided on whether to reopen them next week

Fitting rooms: retailers divided on whether to reopen them next week

​News that John Lewis is planning to open most of its fitting rooms when it reopens it stores next week may have been encouraging, but not all retailers are planning on doing likewise — at least not at first.
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Barbour upbeat despite pandemic impact, stays profitable

Barbour upbeat despite pandemic impact, stays profitable

Barbour has filed its accounts for the 12 months up to the end of April last year and it’s particularly interesting because it includes around a two-month period in which the pandemic was making an impact.
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Net-A-Porter launches entertainment-first global campaign

Net-A-Porter launches entertainment-first global campaign

​Net-A-Porter has launched a new global campaign that not only marks a new season but also a reopening in large parts of the world as vaccinations allow tentative steps back to normality. 
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Fenwick expects good reopening but slow recovery, sees opportunities ahead

Fenwick expects good reopening but slow recovery, sees opportunities ahead

​As Fenwick prepares to reopen, its CEO has predicted “ a good opening, but a slow recovery as well”. Yet overall, he’s confident it's on the right track and can do well in the changed retail world of the future.
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Adidas and Stella McCartney launch Beach Defender collection and campaign

Adidas and Stella McCartney launch Beach Defender collection and campaign

The collection is heavily tech-based and the campaign pays homage to “today’s change-makers and the unique ways in which they move through the world”.
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Salvatore Ferragamo: Leonardo Ferragamo succeeds brother Ferruccio as president

Salvatore Ferragamo: Leonardo Ferragamo succeeds brother Ferruccio as president

The label has confirmed Micaela Le Divelec Lemmi and Michele Norsa in their roles as CEO and executive vice-president, while Ferruccio Ferragamo has relinquished the non-executive president role to his brother Leonardo.
Luxury
Zalando rolls out Connected Retail to French stores, Karl Lagerfeld joins

Zalando rolls out Connected Retail to French stores, Karl Lagerfeld joins

​Zalando is extending its Connected Retail offer to more countries, with France now added to its list. It means there’s an online solution for physical retailers of any size across all of France.
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Hugo Boss faces wrath of Chinese netizens and celebs

Hugo Boss faces wrath of Chinese netizens and celebs

At least three Chinese celebrities on Saturday dropped German fashion house Hugo Boss, the latest foreign brand caught in a concerted boycott by Chinese consumers over Western accusations of forced labour in Xinjiang.
Luxury
Cole Haan makes European debut

Cole Haan makes European debut

Upscale footwear label Cole Haan is starting operations in Europe for the first time this week with a launch in Germany ahead of a rollout in other parts of the continent later this year.
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Farfetch and Gucci reveal year-long collab with creativity blitz

Farfetch and Gucci reveal year-long collab with creativity blitz

Farfetch has unveiled a year-long four-part collaboration with Gucci that was inspired by the label’s new Off The Grid collection.
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Mercer vegan sneaker brand opens first flagship

Mercer vegan sneaker brand opens first flagship

Mercer, the high-end sustainable sneaker brand, has opened a flagship brand store in Amsterdam. At Ferdinand Bolstraat 54 in De Pijp, it “immerses the consumer in the world of Mercer with its latest SS21 collection”. 
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China crisis for Burberry as brand feels heat of Xinjiang backlash

China crisis for Burberry as brand feels heat of Xinjiang backlash

​Burberry has become the first luxury brand to feel the backlash in China over its stance on accusations of abuses of Uighur Muslim minorities in Xinjiang.
Luxury
Positive Pittards ready for stronger 2021 after robust 2020

Positive Pittards ready for stronger 2021 after robust 2020

After spending 2020 “honing” and “reshaping” its business, leather producer and supplier Pittards has talked of "acquitting itself robustly” and has “entered 2021 stronger, with a more diverse and flexible business”.
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