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UK approves extradition of Indian celebrity jeweller Nirav Modi

UK approves extradition of Indian celebrity jeweller Nirav Modi

Britain's interior ministry said Friday it had approved the extradition of fugitive Indian jeweller Nirav Modi to his homeland, where he is accused of defrauding one of the largest banks of $1.8 billion.
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Tmall Luxury Pavilion gives digital boost to Watches and Wonders

Tmall Luxury Pavilion gives digital boost to Watches and Wonders

Alibaba’s luxury e-commerce platform has partnered with the luxury watch fair organized by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie in order to enhance the event’s digital capabilities.
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CFDA launches network connecting regional fashion organizations

CFDA launches network connecting regional fashion organizations

The Council of Fashion Designers of America has announced the launch of CFDA Connects, a programming network aiming to support regional fashion weeks and organizations across the United States.
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Brioni to lay off 320 people across its production plants in Italy

Brioni to lay off 320 people across its production plants in Italy

Kering’s menswear label Brioni’s recovery plan focuses on its accessories line and new product categories. The brand aims to streamline its costs and business structure, planning 320 lay-offs by 2025.
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Michele fetes Gucci’s century with fetish cosmography collection and Balenciaga linkup

Michele fetes Gucci’s century with fetish cosmography collection and Balenciaga linkup

Gucci celebrates its 100th anniversary this year; and designer Alessandro Michele has observed the birthday by creating his best ever collection for the house, and a link up with Balenciaga.
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LPOL exits Coal Drops Yard, opens East Sussex studio

LPOL exits Coal Drops Yard, opens East Sussex studio

​Sustainable leather and upcycled goods brand LPOL said this week that it’s exiting its “much-loved shop” at Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross after three years.
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N Ireland rejoins rest of UK retail with 30 April non-essential stores reopening

N Ireland rejoins rest of UK retail with 30 April non-essential stores reopening

Northern Ireland will be allowed to catch up with the rest of the UK when non-essential retail and outdoor hospitality will reopen from 30 April. First Minister Arlene Foster told the NI Assembly it was a "landmark day”.
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Coach makes Todd Kahn permanent CEO

Coach makes Todd Kahn permanent CEO

Having served as interim CEO and brand president of the New York-based designer accessories brand since July 2020, Kahn has now had his position at the head of the label made permanent.
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LVMH sees sparkling prospects for Tiffany

LVMH sees sparkling prospects for Tiffany

During its annual general meeting, the French luxury giant highlighted its "remarkable resilience" during the pandemic and claimed to be well-positioned for strong growth in 2021, thanks particularly to Tiffany & Co..  
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Bucherer expands into Covent Garden, adds pre-owned in UK

Bucherer expands into Covent Garden, adds pre-owned in UK

​Watches specialist Bucherer is continuing its drive into the UK with the opening of a new flagship boutique in Covent Garden, London.
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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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Aspinal of London losses widen, but post-CVA, profits are not far away

Aspinal of London losses widen, but post-CVA, profits are not far away

Aspinal of London has filed its accounts for the year to the end of March 2020 and they show how tough the climate was becoming even pre-pandemic. But it also said 2021 is a key year as it heads towards profitability.
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Videos become compulsory stop in luxury consumer journey

Videos become compulsory stop in luxury consumer journey

Luxury consumers seek out more information than ever online before making a purchase, relying especially on YouTube videos and giving particular importance to brand image, according to a study from Google and Kantar.
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Amiri: Fall/Winter 2021 on LA’s most loved bridge

Amiri: Fall/Winter 2021 on LA’s most loved bridge

One designer gathering momentum in spite of the pandemic is Mike Amiri, who on Wednesday unveiled his latest collection, shot on one of the most cinematic bridges on the planet.
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Farfetch campaign addresses the new normal, stars its boutique community

Farfetch campaign addresses the new normal, stars its boutique community

​Farfetch has unveiled a major new global brand campaign called The Perfect Match. Linked to its #onlyonfarfetch theme, it comes as it continues to stress that a “commitment to the boutique community” is “at its heart”. 
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Celine: Youthquake in Chateau de Vaux-Le-Vicomte

Celine: Youthquake in Chateau de Vaux-Le-Vicomte

Youth’s brief and beautiful splendor was the theme of the latest collection and show by Hedi Slimane for Celine, staged in a 17th-century chateau famed for the brief glory of its unlucky owner. 
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