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Chinese 'limited edition' sneakers soar after Xinjiang backlash

Chinese 'limited edition' sneakers soar after Xinjiang backlash

Prices of some Chinese limited edition sneakers soared among collectors and speculators following calls for local consumers to boycott global brands that have said they don't source products or yarn from Xinjiang.
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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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England reopening date confirmed, John Lewis back on day one, Primark extends hours

England reopening date confirmed, John Lewis back on day one, Primark extends hours

The UK government has confirmed that non-essential stores, beauty and hair salons will be able to open as planned in England on April 12. And John Lewis is the first big name to share its reopening plan.
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Workout clothing and accessories will continue to boom post-lockdown - report

Workout clothing and accessories will continue to boom post-lockdown - report

​The prospects could be strong for the workout clothing sector once the UK reopens, even if gyms struggle to attract the same level of custom they had pre-pandemic.
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Peacocks rescued by Bonmarché owner Simpson, hopes to reopen 200 stores

Peacocks rescued by Bonmarché owner Simpson, hopes to reopen 200 stores

A rescue deal has been struck for the Peacocks chain that was part of the Edinburgh Woollen Mill empire. But only around 200 of what was once a 400-strong chain will reopen.
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In The Style links with Stacey Solomon on exclusive product deal

In The Style links with Stacey Solomon on exclusive product deal

​In The Style continues to run a busy launch programme and on Tuesday, it announced an exclusive collaboration with singer, TV personality and influencer Stacey Solomon. 
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Teddy Santis takes on new creative director role at New Balance

Teddy Santis takes on new creative director role at New Balance

The founder of cult NYC-based streetwear label Aimé Leon Dore is taking over the footwear brand’s Made in USA line, becoming the latest high-profile designer to grab a long-term creative role at a sneaker maker.
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Converse and Kim Jones join forces for a red-hot fashion collaboration

Converse and Kim Jones join forces for a red-hot fashion collaboration

And so the countdown begins for sneaker fans! Converse has joined forces with Kim Jones on a luxury-infused version of the brand's emblematic sneaker style, the Chuck 70.
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A.K.A. acquires Australian streetwear retailer Culture Kings

A.K.A. acquires Australian streetwear retailer Culture Kings

The direct-to-consumer fashion platform specialized in digitally native brands has announced its acquisition of the Brisbane-based multibrand streetwear retailer for an undisclosed sum.
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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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Clarks Originals launches FanGirl link-up and campaign

Clarks Originals launches FanGirl link-up and campaign

In a key development following the arrival of its new owners, Clarks has unveiled a new campaign for its Clarks Originals brand that includes content and a collab, all designed to celebrate black female creatives.
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Next is bouncing back, stays profitable despite pandemic

Next is bouncing back, stays profitable despite pandemic

​Next delivered a profits plunge and lower sales in its latest year. But given the Covid crisis during the period, its results on Thursday still showed it to be one of the more successful businesses in British fashion.
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VF reshuffles leadership of EMEA region

VF reshuffles leadership of EMEA region

The Denver, Colorado-based owner of brands including Vans and The North Face has announced the appointment of Andreas Olsson, Massimo Ferrucci, Argu Secilmis and Stuart Pond to new roles in its EMEA leadership.
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Asda to retain George fashion ops, forge brand partnerships

Asda to retain George fashion ops, forge brand partnerships

Asda won’t be selling the George brand, despite rumours to the contrary. In fact, the company is to focus extra attention on fashion operations by linking with external brands like In The Style
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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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H&M swings to loss, issues statement to dampen China furore

H&M swings to loss, issues statement to dampen China furore

H&M reported its Q1 results on Wednesday and swung to a loss, but it said sales are recovering in March. Yet perhaps even more newsworthy was its ongoing effort to overcome its problems in China and “regain trust” there.
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