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Running boom to help Puma recover after slow start

Running boom to help Puma recover after slow start

German sportswear company Puma expects the financial impact from coronavirus lockdowns to last well into the second quarter, but believes global growth in running should help to support a strong improvement after that.
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A year into pandemic, Milan fashion week stays virtual

A year into pandemic, Milan fashion week stays virtual

Fashionistas will have to log on to soak up the glamour at Milan Fashion Week, which remains online a year after the coronavirus first swept into northern Italy.
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Happy April 12: retail reopening to see footfall leap - Springboard

Happy April 12: retail reopening to see footfall leap - Springboard

Prepare for the footfall surge. With the 12 April date set for the long-awaited reopening of non-essential retail in England, UK stores can expected a 47.9% week-on-week leap in footfall, according to Springboard data.
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Roman empress Fendi by Kim Jones

Roman empress Fendi by Kim Jones

Kim Jones appreciates a powerful woman; like the Fendi sisters or the latter-day empresses of style that starred in his first women’s ready-to-wear collection for the fashion house, unveiled Wednesday.
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Consumers seek physical-digital shopping mix, embrace social commerce - report

Consumers seek physical-digital shopping mix, embrace social commerce - report

Consumers have shifted to e-shopping in the past year, but when stores reopen, they'll be glad to get back to physical shopping. Yet digital habits are ingrained for consumers globally and social commerce is on the rise.
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John Lewis fashion buying director to quit this spring

John Lewis fashion buying director to quit this spring

​John Lewis’s buying director of fashion is set to stand down after many years at the firm. But it seems the move isn't linked to the retailer’s general restructuring. Christine Kasoulis will leave to focus on her MBA. 
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Textile microplastics damage lung cells says new study

Textile microplastics damage lung cells says new study

Bad news for the fashion sector came with a study released Wednesday that claims microplastics from textiles damage lung cells. Researchers say microplastics may inhibit our lungs from repairing Covid-19 damage.
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Vestiaire Collective's Fanny Moizant quits SMCP board

Vestiaire Collective's Fanny Moizant quits SMCP board

Fanny Moizant has informed the board of SMCP that she’s stepping down as a director. The move comes as she needs to be “fully focused on her other activities, in particular the development of Vestiaire Collective”
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Online retailers launch new trade body to champion digital cause

Online retailers launch new trade body to champion digital cause

Increasingly under-fire e-commerce retailers are making a stand. ASOS, Boohoo, The Hut Group, Ocado, AO World and Gymshark have launched The UK Digital Business Association (UKDBA).
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H&M's Innovation Stories concept drives it deeper into sustainability

H&M's Innovation Stories concept drives it deeper into sustainability

H&M is launching a new product concept called Innovation Stories with the first of a range of collections that will drop this year debuting March 18. Each drop will celebrate "forward-thinking sustainability processes”.
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Fashion e-commerce sites straggle behind in search visibility

Fashion e-commerce sites straggle behind in search visibility

With Covid-19 disrupting traditional brick-and-mortar retail, e-commerce saw a boom in 2020. But according to a new report from Searchmetrics, fashion retailers lagged behind in terms of online search visibility.
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Priya Ahluwalia is 2021's Queen Elizabeth II Award winner

Priya Ahluwalia is 2021's Queen Elizabeth II Award winner

Priya Ahluwalia, "a pioneer in responsible sourcing and manufacturing techniques", has received The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. 
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Crocs revenues rise 13% to record $1.4 billion in 2020

Crocs revenues rise 13% to record $1.4 billion in 2020

The Broomfield, Colorado-based footwear maker reported record annual revenues of $1.4 billion on Tuesday, with progress driven by booming digital sales and solid growth in the company’s Americas region.
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Milan Fashion Week kicks off king-size phygital edition on Tuesday

Milan Fashion Week kicks off king-size phygital edition on Tuesday

Milan Fashion Week, almost wholly digital, will run until March 1. Italy’s top labels will all take part, except Versace, alongside many debut names like Del Core, a new entry premiering with a real show.
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Mango to retail third-party labels via its e-shop

Mango to retail third-party labels via its e-shop

Like Spanish fashion retailers Tendam, El Ganso and Scalpers, Mango wants its e-shop to become a marketplace for brands compatible with its positioning, and has inked a deal with Italian lingerie label Intimissimi.
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London Fashion Week climaxes with Simone Rocha and the QEII Award

London Fashion Week climaxes with Simone Rocha and the QEII Award

London Fashion Week ended Tuesday night after scores of virtual shows, presentations and debates, with a collection by Simone Rocha, and Priya Ahluwalia winning the latest Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Fashion.
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