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John Lewis slammed over fees charged to third-party brands

John Lewis slammed over fees charged to third-party brands

Employee-owned retailer John Lewis Partnership has been criticised by a number of brands because of fees it charges labels to sell through John Lewis.
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Boohoo drives sustainability with its own Pakistan-grown cotton

Boohoo drives sustainability with its own Pakistan-grown cotton

Boohoo is dramatically upping its sustainability stance as the online retail giant is to produce its own sustainable cotton.
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Nutmeg owner Morrisons could see bid frenzy

Nutmeg owner Morrisons could see bid frenzy

​One of the the ‘Big Four’ UK supermarket chains, Morrisons, has received an unsolicited bid approach valuing it at £5.5bn. But it has rejected the offer, despite it being above its closing share price as of Friday.
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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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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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Boohoo co-founder's re-election opposed by 12% of investors in AGM vote

Boohoo co-founder's re-election opposed by 12% of investors in AGM vote

Some 12% of votes cast at Boohoo's annual shareholders' meeting on Friday opposed the re-election to the board of the British online fashion retailers' co-founder and executive director Carol Kane.
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Physical shows back on Paris Fashion Week calendar with menswear

Physical shows back on Paris Fashion Week calendar with menswear

The Spring-Summer 2022 men’s fashion week scheduled from June 22-27 in Paris will feature six physical shows, including those by Dior and Hermès, plus the Jacquemus show on June 30, to be staged near the French capital.
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Fashion influencer Chiara Ferragni becomes sole owner of TBS Crew

Fashion influencer Chiara Ferragni becomes sole owner of TBS Crew

The Italian influencer/entrepreneur has completed the purchase of 45% of TBS Crew’s share capital from the Morgese and Barindelli families, becoming sole owner of the company behind fashion platform The Blonde Salad.
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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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Primark opens first Czech Republic store in Prague

Primark opens first Czech Republic store in Prague

Fourteen international markets and counting. Primark has opened its first Czech Republic store in Prague as the value fashion and lifestyle retailer continues to expand its footprint across Central and Eastern Europe.
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Sports Direct unveils new retail vision with £10m London flagship revamp

Sports Direct unveils new retail vision with £10m London flagship revamp

It’s being billed as a £10 million ‘trailblazer’. Sports Direct is reopening its flagship store on London’s Oxford Street following a major refurbishment with a “modern, innovative, and sleek new look".
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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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UK fashion purchases dipped last month, but long-term trend remains good

UK fashion purchases dipped last month, but long-term trend remains good

Fashion sales in stores were lower last month compared to April, the ONS said on Friday. But they remained buoyant online and in a reasonably strong position generally, the figures showed.
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Phillip Lim relaunches menswear

Phillip Lim relaunches menswear

New York-based fashion house 3.1 Phillip Lim has relaunched its men’s collection with a new reimagined look and business model.
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