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John Lewis widens fashion brand offer via webstore

John Lewis widens fashion brand offer via webstore

​John Lewis has big plans to increase its fashion sales and is to add 100 new third-party fashion brands to its line-up over the next year as labels supply their products directly on johnlewis.com for the first time.
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Iconix to go private via deal with Lancer Capital

Iconix to go private via deal with Lancer Capital

The owner of brands including Umbro and Lee Cooper announced on Friday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Lancer Capital, a deal which values Iconix at around $585 million.
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Italy's Marcolin extends license deal with Guess to 2030

Italy's Marcolin extends license deal with Guess to 2030

Italy's Marcolin Group has renewed in advance an exclusive license agreement with Guess for the design, manufacture and sale of Guess and Marciano branded spectacles, the eyewear company said on Thursday.
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Gap to close 19 UK and Irish stores

Gap to close 19 UK and Irish stores

​Gap has confirmed that it’s to close 19 UK and Republic of Ireland stores this summer. It follows a bruising pandemic period and news backs in October that the US firm was launching a review of its European business.
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Inditex recovery under way in Q1, latest quarter starts strongly

Inditex recovery under way in Q1, latest quarter starts strongly

​Inditex bounced back with a vengeance in Q1 with the Spanish fashion retail giant reporting higher profits and saying its sales grew 50% year-on-year. Sales in Q2 so far have also exceeded those of Q2 2019.
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Sequoia Capital invests in Canada's Ssense, values firm at C$5bn+

Sequoia Capital invests in Canada's Ssense, values firm at C$5bn+

​Canadian e-tailer and tech platform Ssense has received a major funding boost with investment firm Sequoia Capital taking a minority stake in a deal that values the business at more than C$5 billion.
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UK government launches watchdog to toughen garment workers' legal protection

UK government launches watchdog to toughen garment workers' legal protection

​The UK fashion industry is on notice. The government is launching a major initiative to crack down on workplace abuse, with particular attention to garment production, in a bid to improve and protect workers’ rights.
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Lee Jeans introduces sustainable eco dye process

Lee Jeans introduces sustainable eco dye process

Lee Jeans is moving towards the implementation of a lower impact dye process across its ranges. 
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Uniqlo's Japanese comp sales dipped in May

Uniqlo's Japanese comp sales dipped in May

Fast Retailing’s Uniqlo interrupted a fairly strong record of rising Japanese same-store sales during May as the company recorded a 0.6% drop year-on-year. That said, total sales did manage to increase by 3.6%.
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Yoox launches dedicated Gen Z space on webstore

Yoox launches dedicated Gen Z space on webstore

​YNAP’s off-price premium and luxury retailer Yoox is actively targeting younger consumers with the launch of a space “dedicated to Generation Z”. Its HI GUY_Z! space launched Tuesday on the site.
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Reiss adds 'curated' Paige jeans to webstore offer

Reiss adds 'curated' Paige jeans to webstore offer

​Premium fashion brand Reiss has linked up with American premium denim label Paige with a selection of the latter’s women’s and men’s jeans “curated by Reiss” now available on the UK retailer's webstore.
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Guess profits bolstered by improved margins

Guess profits bolstered by improved margins

The fashion retailer reported net earnings of $12.0 million for the first quarter on Thursday, a figure representing solid progress compared to the Q1 losses posted by the company in the last two years.
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M&S store closure plans to hit fashion more than other categories

M&S store closure plans to hit fashion more than other categories

​M&S’s new store closure plan will see the axe falling on still more shops that sell its clothing offer with the company’s focus on food becoming even more marked.
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H&M launches Brock Collection collab and surf-to-skate collection

H&M launches Brock Collection collab and surf-to-skate collection

​H&M is accelerating its launch activity now that many societies are opening up again and has unveiled a collab with LA-based womenswear label Brock Collection, as well as a new skate and surf offer.
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M&S fashion sales plunge, but reopening has delivered growth

M&S fashion sales plunge, but reopening has delivered growth

​M&S has delivered a bleak full-year earnings report, although the bad news was far from unexpected. In year to April 3 — which included three lockdowns during which its clothing departments were shut — sales plummeted.
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Fashion's green future of seaweed coats and mushroom shoes

Fashion's green future of seaweed coats and mushroom shoes

From making algae-sequin dresses, dyeing clothes with bacteria to planting trackable pigments in cotton, an emerging tide of innovations offers the fashion industry a chance to clean up its woeful environmental record.
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