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Uniqlo sales fall in June but underlying picture is strong

Uniqlo sales fall in June but underlying picture is strong

​Fast Retailing’s Uniqlo sales in its Japanese market went into reverse again during June. But the bad news wasn't all it seemed and was due to calendar effects, with combined May and June sales actually rising strongly.
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Online interest in fast fashion plummets as secondhand surges

Online interest in fast fashion plummets as secondhand surges

Despite predictions that the pandemic has changed fashion forever, normality is returning fast with UK searches for e-fashion falling as shoppers return to stores. But there's also an increased interest in pre-owned.
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IFM and Ami present their first entrepreneurship award

IFM and Ami present their first entrepreneurship award

A panel of art and culture experts, led by Alexandre Mattiussi and Nicolas Santi-Weil from Ami, awarded the first prize to the duo, Atxi X Sed Nove Studio, for their innovative work on leather.
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German fashion brand Closed opens its first American store in Los Angeles

German fashion brand Closed opens its first American store in Los Angeles

The German brand, recently repositioned as a global contemporary label, has just opened its very first store in the United States at the Platform shopping center in the Culver City area. 
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Umbro links with Joe Strummer Foundation for football shirt launch

Umbro links with Joe Strummer Foundation for football shirt launch

Musician Joe Strummer was a massive football fan so the Joe Strummer Foundation has appropriately launched a charity-supporting soccer kit JSF FC with sportswear giant Umbro in the run-up to the 2020 World Cup. 
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Britons rein in online shopping as cost of living bites - report

Britons rein in online shopping as cost of living bites - report

As the cost-of-living crisis escalates, a “significant” section of the UK public has pulled back on online shopping in the last six months, a new report from research platform Attest finds.
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Moda Operandi appoints Marc Rofsky to head of ready-to-wear

Moda Operandi appoints Marc Rofsky to head of ready-to-wear

Moda Operandi announced on Friday the appointment of Marc Rofsky to the role of director of buying, ready-to-wear, effective July 11. 
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Fimi relies on globalization to return to normality

Fimi relies on globalization to return to normality

The children's fashion fair held in Valencia from June 17 to 19 wrapped up its latest edition with 123 participating brands and its sights set abroad, as well as making progress in innovation and sustainability. 
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Palm Angels to open a store in Paris

Palm Angels to open a store in Paris

After opening its first flagship store in Milan, the high-end streetwear brand led by Francesco Ragazzi has just announced that it will open a store on Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris.
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Kohl's ends sale talks with Franchise Group, shares plunge

Kohl's ends sale talks with Franchise Group, shares plunge

U.S. department store chain Kohl's Corp on Friday called off its sale to Franchise Group after months of negotiations, citing sinking markets and difficult financing conditions.
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Positive reviews can more than double searches for some fashion products

Positive reviews can more than double searches for some fashion products

​Good product reviews can make or break consumer searches for key fashion items, driving traffic to search engines, a new study claims. 
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Boss becomes F1 team Aston Martin's fashion partner

Boss becomes F1 team Aston Martin's fashion partner

Boss is continuing its marketing drive to reach key consumers and has announced a new deal with the Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team (AMF1) that sees it being named the team’s official fashion partner. 
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Mr Jones watches launches debut clothing offer to mark 15th anniversary

Mr Jones watches launches debut clothing offer to mark 15th anniversary

Independent watchmaking brand Mr Jones Watches is celebrating its 15th anniversary with the launch a T-shirt range. But don’t expect a watch motif: the debut design honours the firm’s office dog, Stanley the dachshund.
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Baird Group gets funding injection to drive international growth

Baird Group gets funding injection to drive international growth

UK-based menswear retailer/wholesaler Baird Group has secured £7 million in funding from Bibby Financial Services (BFS). The additional financing will go to support international growth while increasing stock volumes.
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Hotter owner Unbound names brand partners for new platform, Birkenstock, Geox are on the list

Hotter owner Unbound names brand partners for new platform, Birkenstock, Geox are on the list

Unbound Group on Thursday unveiled the first raft of brands that will be part of the new curated multibrand platform to be launched by the owner of the Hotter Shoes brand.
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Frasers Group buys major MySale stake to help with clearance activities

Frasers Group buys major MySale stake to help with clearance activities

​Frasers Group has acquired a big stake in Australian fashion marketplace, MySale. It sees it as "an opportunity for a strategic partnership" to sell end-of-line group products via an established clearance channel.
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