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​Bad weather and delay of full lockdown end hit UK footfall

​Bad weather and delay of full lockdown end hit UK footfall

It was all looking so good at the beginning of June. But more bad weather and the announcement of a further delay to the complete reopening of retail saw UK footfall again dipping for a second consecutive week.
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Landlords unhappy over eviction ban extension, reel from new lower rent ruling

Landlords unhappy over eviction ban extension, reel from new lower rent ruling

Angry commercial property owners plan to fight the legal extension to protect tenants from eviction. And more bad news came after a judge ruled a retailer was paying too much rent.
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Andy Murray to make Wimbledon return in Castore kit partly made of wool

Andy Murray to make Wimbledon return in Castore kit partly made of wool

​The start of Wimbledon next Monday will see former champion Andy Murray competing in an “innovative” Merino wool kit that was developed by Castore’s Andy Murray-dedicated AMC brand and The Woolmark Company.
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Champagne and sequins as Nigeria models look to rock the runways

Champagne and sequins as Nigeria models look to rock the runways

Champagne corks popped and sequins sparkled like a thousand tiny stars in Nigeria's economic capital Lagos, where an international model casting was on the hunt for the face of the future.
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Seiko launches watch capsule with Rowing Blazers

Seiko launches watch capsule with Rowing Blazers

Japan’s largest watchmaker Seiko and New York sport and fashion brand, Rowing Blazers, announced on Thursday a collaboration to release a capsule of three Seiko 5 Sports watches.
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Gucci unveils centenary collection in Milan

Gucci unveils centenary collection in Milan

During the opening of Milan Fashion Week Men's, the Italian label organised an exclusive presentation revealing its anniversary collection, which will go on sale at the end of September. 
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Prada: Logo light on a Mediterranean beach

Prada: Logo light on a Mediterranean beach

Light-hearted logomania at Prada in its Spring/Summer 2022 menswear collection, where the arrival of Raf Simons alongside Miuccia Prada has led to multiple expressions of the brand’s signature crest.
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Chez Tod’s, Peter Beard revived on the Italian Peninsula

Chez Tod’s, Peter Beard revived on the Italian Peninsula

Few individuals had a more romantic life in the past half-century than Peter Beard, the photographer, playboy, artist and lover of Africa who inspired the latest menswear collection from Tod’s on Sunday. 
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Fendi Roma: Eternal City panache at a Rationalist masterpiece

Fendi Roma: Eternal City panache at a Rationalist masterpiece

Fendi’s invitation to its Spring/Summer 2022 collection, unveiled Saturday, classily telegraphed its designer’s message: a sophisticated ode to the Eternal City and its fashionable dolce far niente sense of style.
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Ermenegildo Zegna subtly recomposes the menswear wardrobe

Ermenegildo Zegna subtly recomposes the menswear wardrobe

The label opened Milan Fashion Week Men's beautifully on Friday, with a film revealing a collection that is simultaneously minimalist and hyper-sophisticated, with pieces that can be easily mixed and matched. 
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Lawrence Steele reveals first ideas in his return to Aspesi

Lawrence Steele reveals first ideas in his return to Aspesi

Two decades after he first began creating for Aspesi, Lawrence Steele has returned to helm the house, and unveiled his first new ideas for the Italian label with a family-and-friends photoshoot by Vanina Sorrenti.
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Maria Grazia Chiuri on her metaphysical-mode Cruise collection for Dior

Maria Grazia Chiuri on her metaphysical-mode Cruise collection for Dior

Christian Dior’s creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri just staged a magisterial metaphysical fashion show and cruise collection in Athens on Thursday night. So, we caught up with the Roman-born designer.
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Luxury sector relieved as UK and US settle trade dispute

Luxury sector relieved as UK and US settle trade dispute

A long-running trade dispute between the UK and the US that hit export sales of luxury goods has been suspended until 2026. UK luxury goods industry body Walpole welcomed the agreement, calling it “fantastic news”.
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Two senior Dr Martens execs to leave

Two senior Dr Martens execs to leave

​After its first set of results as a listed company this week, news has emerged that two senior executives are leaving Dr Martens and that it's also trying to find a suitably durable vegan leather to use for its boots.
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Good American launches in Harrods with wide offer

Good American launches in Harrods with wide offer

​The UK’s luxury department stores continue to add new brands to their line-ups and the latest addition is Good American, which this week launched a brand-new space in Knightsbridge luxury mega-emporium Harrods. 
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Strong prospects for cycling market as Britons embrace the activity

Strong prospects for cycling market as Britons embrace the activity

​The prospects are looking good for the UK cycling clothing market as interest among consumers in cycling is at a high, having been boosted by the pandemic, a Mintel report showed on Friday.
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