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Wales relaxes some non-essentials rules, but clothing ban remains

Wales relaxes some non-essentials rules, but clothing ban remains

​The Welsh government is standing by last week’s ruling to ban sales of clothing in supermarkets during its new “firebreak” lockdown, despite an outcry from consumers.
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H&M launches e-store in Australia

H&M launches e-store in Australia

​Australia is the latest market to get an online shop for the H&M brand with the Swedish company opening the webstore in the country as part of its wider commitment to increasing its digital sales.
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Adidas links with Pharrell Williams to "reimagine" football jerseys for five top European clubs

Adidas links with Pharrell Williams to "reimagine" football jerseys for five top European clubs

Adidas has teamed up with its long-term collaborator Pharrell Williams to launch a new football jersey collection with five leading European clubs: Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Manchester United, and Real Madrid.
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Frasers' Mike Ashley is latest name linked to Jaeger bid

Frasers' Mike Ashley is latest name linked to Jaeger bid

Frasers Group is continuing its acquisition spree among distressed brands in the UK and while it’s reported to be interested in Debenhams, the company is also said to be looking at Jaeger, Austin Reed and Jacques Vert.
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Packed bars and mask-less catwalks: With Covid curbs fading, China set for consumption rebound

Packed bars and mask-less catwalks: With Covid curbs fading, China set for consumption rebound

Over the weekend, crowds packed a former industrial warehouse in Beijing as the China Fashion Week got underway, with models strutting mask-less on a square runway and guests oblivious to social distancing norms.
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Hut Group powers ahead in Q3, all business units are strong

Hut Group powers ahead in Q3, all business units are strong

​The Hut Group has rarely been out of the news in recent months and on Monday it made headlines again as it announced a third-quarter trading update that showed its business continues to go from strength to strength.
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Asos launches new womenswear label As You, mixes glam with ease

Asos launches new womenswear label As You, mixes glam with ease

​Asos is continuing its strategy of launching more own-brands after standout success with existing labels. The company on Monday debuts its latest, a womenswear offer called As You, as part of its exclusives portfolio
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PrettyLittleThing unveils modest fashion edit

PrettyLittleThing unveils modest fashion edit

The Boohoo-owned fashion retailer has launched a Modest Wear Collection in the Middle East. 
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Roberto Cavalli puts Fausto Puglisi in charge of design

Roberto Cavalli puts Fausto Puglisi in charge of design

The Sicily-born, Milan-based stylist is taking charge with immediate effect as design consultant, but his first collection for Roberto Cavalli will be unveiled in January 2021.
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Desktop could make a comeback for Christmas 2020 fashion shopping - report

Desktop could make a comeback for Christmas 2020 fashion shopping - report

Fashion retailers need to think carefully before they go all-in for mobile campaigns this Christmas season because, despite mobile surging last year, 2020 could be quite different.
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Mango adapts to new normal with Urban Essentials campaign

Mango adapts to new normal with Urban Essentials campaign

​Mango is creating clothes for the new environment we live in and has launched a campaign and collection called Urban Essentials featuring “less formal and versatile garments with a twist that suit various occasions”.
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Gap "irrelevant in Europe" says analyst

Gap "irrelevant in Europe" says analyst

​As Gap contemplates exiting directly operated retail in Europe and the UK, analysts said its problems are largely of its own making.
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Ralph Lauren unveils gender parity roadmap for the fashion industry

Ralph Lauren unveils gender parity roadmap for the fashion industry

The iconic New York-based fashion group has teamed up with non-profit Parity.org and a group of industry peers, including PVH Corp. and Lacoste, to reveal a new roadmap for achieving gender parity in the fashion sector.
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Asda trials sustainability store in Leeds

Asda trials sustainability store in Leeds

​From refillable shampoos and loose fruit and veg to eco-friendly fashion lines: Asda has opened a sustainability trial store at Asda Middleton in Leeds.
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Fears for Wales supermarket fashion on essentials-only rule in new lockdown

Fears for Wales supermarket fashion on essentials-only rule in new lockdown

The UK’s supermarket clothing retailers will have every right to be concerned following news that supermarkets in Wales have been told not to sell any items of clothing during the country’s new 17-day lockdown.
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Expect tough winter as UK consumer confidence tumbles, luxury could suffer

Expect tough winter as UK consumer confidence tumbles, luxury could suffer

UK retail took a big hit on Friday with negative news that consumer confidence plummeted in October with GfK’s index delivering worsening figures ahead of what could be a dismal Christmas selling period.
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