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Paris Menswear Day Four: Jil Sander, Paul Smith, Isabel Marant and Jeanerica

Paris Menswear Day Four: Jil Sander, Paul Smith, Isabel Marant and Jeanerica

Friday in Paris Menswear was a tour of the city from an evangelical cathedral, cut-stone mansion, Marais showroom and Place des Victoires townhouse. We caught up with Jil Sander, Paul Smith, Isabel Marant and Jeanerica.
Fashion
Real lawsuit over virtual Hermes Birkin bags

Real lawsuit over virtual Hermes Birkin bags

French luxury group Hermes has started legal proceedings against a US artist over virtual versions inspired by its iconic Birkin bags.
Fashion
Paris haute couture starts Monday, with over a dozen live shows, pandemic or not

Paris haute couture starts Monday, with over a dozen live shows, pandemic or not

Paris haute couture, the pinnacle of fashion, begins its next four-day runway season on Monday morning, and despite the pandemic, there will be no shortage of live shows.
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Dior Men: Couture-gardener cool for 75th anniversary year

Dior Men: Couture-gardener cool for 75th anniversary year

Kim Jones celebrated the 75th anniversary of the New Look with a sensational menswear collection, and a beautifully staged show for the house of Dior, winning him a standing ovation Friday afternoon in Paris.
Luxury
December disaster for UK retail as Omicron and inflation dent sales

December disaster for UK retail as Omicron and inflation dent sales

The UK's ONS has issued its official December retail sales figures and they're fairly bleak. Clothing stores and department stores reported falls of 8% and 6.3%, and were also below levels in February 2020.  
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Rioja Estates and TORG International join forces on new developments

Rioja Estates and TORG International join forces on new developments

​With outlet centres continuing to be one of the most buoyant retail destination types, it’s interesting that Sweden’s TORG International has forged an alliance with leading UK outlet developer Rioja Estates.
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Britons reject "throwaway" fashion culture, but find sustainable shopping confusing

Britons reject "throwaway" fashion culture, but find sustainable shopping confusing

​UK shoppers are increasingly thinking sustainably when it comes to the clothes they wear, but they still find choosing the most sustainable options when shopping rather confusing.
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UK footfall reacts positively to end of Plan B

UK footfall reacts positively to end of Plan B

​A day after the UK Government announced the end of Plan B restrictions for England, retail destinations saw an uptick in footfall, according to specialist tracking firm Springboard.
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Adidas Originals and Prada link up again, this time for metaverse project

Adidas Originals and Prada link up again, this time for metaverse project

​Shortly after Adidas and Prada launched their first clothing collab, the two brands have taken their relationship further with the Adidas for Prada re-source NFT project in a link with digital artist Zach Lieberman.
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Amiri continues U.S. store rollout with debut Miami store

Amiri continues U.S. store rollout with debut Miami store

Los Angeles-based luxury label Amiri continues its U.S. store expansion this month, opening its debut store in Miami, taking its domestic store count to four locations.
Luxury
Paris Menswear Day Three: Rains, Rick Owens and Uniforme

Paris Menswear Day Three: Rains, Rick Owens and Uniforme

Scandi fashion, which has been all the rage this past decade, finally made it onto a Paris runway Thursday lunchtime, doing so with a power puffer, super-hero show by Rains. Elsewhere, we review Rick Owens and Uniforme.
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Macron heralds opening of Chanel’s 19M as a cultural revolution

Macron heralds opening of Chanel’s 19M as a cultural revolution

President Emmanuel Macron celebrated the opening of 19M, Chanel’s new center of couture and fashion skills, carefully praising it as an expression of a cultural revolution in France.
Luxury
Louis Vuitton: In every Dreamhouse a heartache at Virgil Abloh final show

Louis Vuitton: In every Dreamhouse a heartache at Virgil Abloh final show

They bid farewell to Virgil Abloh on a Louis Vuitton catwalk Thursday in Paris, where his studio team took an extended bow at the finale of a show built around a Mayan blue "Dreamhouse".
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Balmain expands into fine jewelry

Balmain expands into fine jewelry

The Parisian luxury house enters the fine jewelry market, partnering with the Swiss group, Adorisa. The first collection, produced and crafted in France, will be released in August. 
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Louis Vuitton is most popular luxury brand in UK - report

Louis Vuitton is most popular luxury brand in UK - report

​The prize for the most popular luxury brand in the UK goes to… Louis Vuitton. The LVMH-owned label came out top in a global study of online shopping habits by online savings solution specialist Raisin UK.
Luxury
Yoox launches marketplace model in Europe, plans to roll out globally

Yoox launches marketplace model in Europe, plans to roll out globally

​Yoox has announced the launch of its Yoox Marketplace in Europe, giving its customers "instant access to a wider product assortment including over 700 brands and 150,000 new items" across multiple categories.
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