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Bernie's mitten maker marvels over 15 minutes of fame

Bernie's mitten maker marvels over 15 minutes of fame

Jennifer Ellis has never met Bernie Sanders but she is enjoying a taste of his celebrity as the woman behind the mittens that gave the Vermont senator his viral moment at President Joe Biden's inauguration.
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Hermès Homme: Performance broadcast from the world’s greatest furniture warehouse

Hermès Homme: Performance broadcast from the world’s greatest furniture warehouse

The architecture was almost as much a star as the clothes in the latest "performance broadcast" by the esteemed house of Hermès, which unveiled its Fall 2021 collection for men on Saturday. 
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Loewe's latest menswear: Clothing in a literary context

Loewe's latest menswear: Clothing in a literary context

Fashion’s latest show-in-a-book came from Loewe, in a collection unveiled Saturday that revolves around the work of Joe Brainard, the New York artist noted for Pop Art, subversive comic books and faux religious collage.
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Wales Bonner completes her fashion trilogy with Saint Lucia chic

Wales Bonner completes her fashion trilogy with Saint Lucia chic

Black culture encountered British classicism again at Wales Bonner, where the leitmotif this season was the poetry of Derek Walcott, the Nobel Prize winner born on the small Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. 
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Paul Smith’s remastered Greatest Hits for second half-century

Paul Smith’s remastered Greatest Hits for second half-century

Not many designers can ever boast that they have entered a second half-century of career, but Sir Paul Smith can, and did, this week – celebrating with a remastered menswear collection of many of his greatest hits.
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Asos now leading Topshop takeover race - report

Asos now leading Topshop takeover race - report

There's a new frontrunner in the race to buy Topshop, Topman and Miss Selfridge with Asos being suggested as the lead contender on Saturday evening, which could mean the chances of saving any stores are slim.
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Asian labels rule in opening days of Paris menswear week

Asian labels rule in opening days of Paris menswear week

Maybe we should rename Paris as Tokyo on the Seine; or greater Shanghai, or even suburban Taipei? In a fully digital Paris menswear season, videos by Asian designers stood out for their energy, ideas and audacity.
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EU lawmakers want Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google CEOs at February 1 hearing

EU lawmakers want Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google CEOs at February 1 hearing

EU lawmakers have invited the chief executives of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Alphabet to a Feb. 1 hearing in Brussels as they try to crack down on the powers of U.S. tech giants.
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British shoppers hit with extra charges due to Brexit

British shoppers hit with extra charges due to Brexit

The early cost of Brexit has begun to filter through to UK consumers' pockets and goods are increasingly being returned to EU-based online retailers due to unexpected charges.
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UK consumer confidence suffers from the January blues, outlook dips

UK consumer confidence suffers from the January blues, outlook dips

‘Vaccination no shot in the arm for UK consumer confidence’ is Friday’s telling headline from GfK’s economic reading for January that reflects a less optimistic view from a population stuck in winter lockdown.
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​MySale shift to 'ANZ First' reaps strong rewards with a return to profit

​MySale shift to 'ANZ First' reaps strong rewards with a return to profit

Good looking back, good looking forward. That’s pretty much the assessment of online fashion retailer MySales’ six-month trading update released Friday.
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Rikard Frost is new Filippa K CEO, starts this spring

Rikard Frost is new Filippa K CEO, starts this spring

Scandinavian fashion label Filippa K has named Alexander Wang’s Rikard Frost as its new CEO as of April, marking “an exciting new chapter for the brand” as it grows internationally.
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Charles Tyrwhitt sales plunged last year, but CEO hopeful of rebound

Charles Tyrwhitt sales plunged last year, but CEO hopeful of rebound

​The founder of shirts specialist Charles Tyrwhitt said business “fell off a cliff” last year as stores were forced to close, consumers reined-in spending and worked from home so his products stayed on the rails.
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Fashion sales rose in December but 2020 a disaster, NWEC urges more support

Fashion sales rose in December but 2020 a disaster, NWEC urges more support

December’s official retail sales on Friday drew a line under what was a disastrous year for retailing and especially for fashion, although the month itself was relatively buoyant in the circumstances.
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John Lewis raises profit guidance, repays government Covid loan early

John Lewis raises profit guidance, repays government Covid loan early

​John Lewis Partnership said Friday that trading during the peak shopping season, which included Black Friday and the Christmas period, “held up better than anticipated”. 
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Jack & Jones biggest launch yet as womenswear debuts for AW21

Jack & Jones biggest launch yet as womenswear debuts for AW21

​Danish fashion giant Bestseller has announced what it says is its “biggest venture yet” with the planned October debut of JJXX — a new offer for young women as part of the Jack & Jones brand.
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