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Loewe links with Sotheby's for art-meets-bags Loewe Weaves project

Loewe links with Sotheby's for art-meets-bags Loewe Weaves project

​LVMH’s Loewe has launched a new project “that reinforces its commitment to craft” in a link-up with Sotheby’s auction house that’s part artwork exhibition, part accessories collection.
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Bad weather dents UK retail footfall

Bad weather dents UK retail footfall

It’s a factor guaranteed to dent consumer enthusiasm. Bad weather. Footfall across all UK retail destinations declined by 2% week-on-week in the seven days between Sunday 25 April and Saturday 1 May, reports Springboard.
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Scott Disick's Talentless label to make UK debut in Flannels deal

Scott Disick's Talentless label to make UK debut in Flannels deal

There's no doubting anything Kardashian related is still a major pull for many consumers. Hence, luxury retailer Flannels has signed US label Talentless to its roster of high-end brands for its 20 UK stores and online.
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Global-e launches NASDAQ IPO as cross-border e-commerce booms

Global-e launches NASDAQ IPO as cross-border e-commerce booms

​Global-e, the cross-border e-commerce specialist, has launched its initial public offering that will see it listing on NASDAQ in the US. The shares will be price between $23 and $25.
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Castore expands McLaren links in deal with F1 team

Castore expands McLaren links in deal with F1 team

Fast-growing sports label Castore has expanded its McLaren deal to the car marque's Forumula One team. The brand is adding the important new element to its link-up after the launch of their first collection last year.
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The Costume Institute’s new exhibition to focus on American fashion

The Costume Institute’s new exhibition to focus on American fashion

The Costume Institute in New York City is looking towards to future with its next major exhibition dedicated to American fashion, set to be on view from September 18, 2021 through September 5, 2022.
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Billie Eilish and Timothee Chalamet among young Met Gala co-chairs

Billie Eilish and Timothee Chalamet among young Met Gala co-chairs

New York's star-studded Met Gala will focus on youth and diversity this year, with four co-chairs under the age of 30 -- actor Timothee Chalamet, poet Amanda Gorman, singer Billie Eilish and tennis player Naomi Osaka.
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Dries Van Noten launches exclusive collections with Net-A-Porter and Mr Porter

Dries Van Noten launches exclusive collections with Net-A-Porter and Mr Porter

Dries Van Noten has launched two exclusive  capsule collections with Net-A-Porter and Mr Porter, encompassing over 100 pieces, which began e-tailing on Monday, May 3 - with over 100 choices in all.
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Podcast: Natalie Bader, brand strategy expert

Podcast: Natalie Bader, brand strategy expert

In this LuxurynsightXFashionNetwork French-language podcast, Bader, board member at Ritz Paris and founder of consultancy agency Veribad, talks about her career at Chanel, Sephora and at the helm of Prada France.
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Keeping it real: appraisers sift China second-hand luxury market for fakes

Keeping it real: appraisers sift China second-hand luxury market for fakes

It's the world's biggest market for luxury goods -- and their counterfeits -- so an expert eye for telling a bona fide Chanel handbag from a bogus one is a skill set in hot demand across China.
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Vince continues to see sales declines in fourth quarter

Vince continues to see sales declines in fourth quarter

The New York-based fashion group revealed its preliminary Q4 financial results on Thursday, reporting a decrease of 28.4% in its net sales as the Covid-19 pandemic continued to take its toll on the company’s operations.
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French Federation claims quarter-billion-euro Media Impact Value for 2021 events in Paris

French Federation claims quarter-billion-euro Media Impact Value for 2021 events in Paris

The Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode has released estimates revealing that collectively all its catwalk seasons in Paris so far in 2021 scored a Media Impact Value of nearly a quarter of a billion euros.
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Irish retail gets green light for May reopening

Irish retail gets green light for May reopening

They may be late to rejoin the wider reopening party, but non-essential retailers in the Republic of Ireland will have their trading restrictions lifted from mid-May.
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Big retail landlords seek end-of-year deadline for payment arrears

Big retail landlords seek end-of-year deadline for payment arrears

Enough is enough. Commercial property giants British Land and Land Securities have called for time limits for their tenants to settle rent arrears accrued since the pandemic began.
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Retail needs help as store vacancy rates grew in Q1

Retail needs help as store vacancy rates grew in Q1

Alarm bells are continuing to ring over the future of Britain’s retail industry. Despite a positive return for non-essential retail in England, Wales and Scotland so far, more store closures are due in the months ahead.
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Alibaba's Taobao unveils livestreaming innovations

Alibaba's Taobao unveils livestreaming innovations

​Alibaba’s Taobao Live is investing more heavily in livestreaming, a step that should boost its revenues and increase pressure on other e-tailers around the world to increase their livestreaming offers.
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