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Mr Porter's Mr P is latest brand to add plant leather shoes

Mr Porter's Mr P is latest brand to add plant leather shoes

​The move to using plant-based Materials in place of leather by high-end labels is accelerating and the latest to join an expanding group of brands doing so is Mr P. That’s the in-house brand of the Mr Porter e-store.
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LVMH shares hit record high after strong sales figures

LVMH shares hit record high after strong sales figures

LVMH's shares rose to record highs on Wednesday after the world's biggest luxury goods company posted sales figures that showed it had bounced back far more quickly than expected in early 2021.
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The Outnet launches localised German language site

The Outnet launches localised German language site

​Yoox Net-A-Porter’s luxury outlet e-store The Outnet has launched a new localised German-language site for Germany and Austria.
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Hugo Boss adds to webstore total as it targets €300m in web sales this year

Hugo Boss adds to webstore total as it targets €300m in web sales this year

​Hugo Boss is diving further into online with a major expansion of its webstore offer. The company has gone online in 12 additional markets.
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Creative director Paul Andrew leaves Salvatore Ferragamo

Creative director Paul Andrew leaves Salvatore Ferragamo

British designer Paul Andrew, head of all collections at Florentine luxury brand Salvatore Ferragamo since 2019, will leave his role at the business in May. The brand’s in-house team will take over his responsibilities.
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Kering lays down more roots in Italy with logistics platform in Trecate

Kering lays down more roots in Italy with logistics platform in Trecate

With its new logistics centre in Trecate, west of Milan, luxury group Kering is continuing to invest in Italy where it currently counts 44 sites including factories, laboratories, and offices.
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Selfridges and Primark magnate W. Galen Weston dies

Selfridges and Primark magnate W. Galen Weston dies

​W. Galen Weston, patriarch of one of Canada’s wealthiest families and retail titan, has died at age 80, according to a statement by the family on Tuesday.
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Stellar Vuitton growth powers LVMH sales in first quarter

Stellar Vuitton growth powers LVMH sales in first quarter

Surging sales at Louis Vuitton and Dior helped French luxury giant LVMH make a very strong start to 2021, with overall revenues returning to growth in the first quarter despite new coronavirus lockdowns in Europe.
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Shoppers in England and Wales flock to physical stores on reopening day

Shoppers in England and Wales flock to physical stores on reopening day

They’re back! Shoppers were out in full force up and down the high streets and shopping centres of England and Wales for the grand reopening of non-essential retail on Monday (12 April).
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McArthurGlen opens Designer Outlet West Midlands

McArthurGlen opens Designer Outlet West Midlands

​April 12 sees the opening of McArthurGlen’s latest outlet centre with the debut of the £160m Designer Outlet West Midlands. The company said it’s the only standalone shopping centre to open in the UK this year.
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Game-changing new Frasers store set for for Monday debut

Game-changing new Frasers store set for for Monday debut

​As shops in England return on Monday, Frasers Group will open a milestone development. It’s the first brand-new Frasers store in the UK with a debut in Wolverhampton. 
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Atterley gets new investment for US growth as sales rise fast

Atterley gets new investment for US growth as sales rise fast

​Fashion retailer Atterley.com, which counts Alexandra Shulman as an advisor, has raised £3 million through a funding round backed by Maven Capital Partners, by Scottish Enterprise and existing shareholders.
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Hyères Festival: Louise Trotter, Christian Louboutin named jury presidents

Hyères Festival: Louise Trotter, Christian Louboutin named jury presidents

The event, this year scheduled in October, has picked the creative director of Lacoste to chair the fashion competition jury, the famous footwear designer for accessories and Dominique Issermann for photography.
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Fitting rooms: retailers divided on whether to reopen them next week

Fitting rooms: retailers divided on whether to reopen them next week

​News that John Lewis is planning to open most of its fitting rooms when it reopens it stores next week may have been encouraging, but not all retailers are planning on doing likewise — at least not at first.
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Barbour upbeat despite pandemic impact, stays profitable

Barbour upbeat despite pandemic impact, stays profitable

Barbour has filed its accounts for the 12 months up to the end of April last year and it’s particularly interesting because it includes around a two-month period in which the pandemic was making an impact.
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Net-A-Porter launches entertainment-first global campaign

Net-A-Porter launches entertainment-first global campaign

​Net-A-Porter has launched a new global campaign that not only marks a new season but also a reopening in large parts of the world as vaccinations allow tentative steps back to normality. 
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