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CFDA launches diversity-focused Impact initiative

CFDA launches diversity-focused Impact initiative

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the American fashion organization has announced the launch of Impact, a multi-layered initiative that aims to create opportunities in fashion for underrepresented communities.
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Festival Place to see H&M's first UK store with new look and feel for the brand

Festival Place to see H&M's first UK store with new look and feel for the brand

​H&M will open its first new-look store in the UK at Basingstoke’s Festival Place in early summer, with the mall saying the giant shop will “offer a very different interior look and feel to other H&M stores.
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Shoe Zone finance chief makes quick exit

Shoe Zone finance chief makes quick exit

​Value-focused footwear retailer Shoe Zone on Monday announced the unexpected departure of its finance chief.
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John Lewis could close more stores - report

John Lewis could close more stores - report

A report at the weekend suggested that John Lewis is looking at the closure of up to another eight of its remaining 42 departments stores following the closure of eight stores last year.
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ASOS doubles Topshop/Topman offer, launches international campaign

ASOS doubles Topshop/Topman offer, launches international campaign

​ASOS launches a new campaign for the UK, US and Germany from Monday to mark a wider range of Topshop/Topman products available on site following its purchase of the two brands after the Arcadia failure.
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London Fashion Week: A French touch in virtual season

London Fashion Week: A French touch in virtual season

There was a notable French touch at London Fashion Week this weekend, with shows from Stephen Jones, Bianca Saunders, Bethany Williams, N Palmer, 16Arlington, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Art School and Jamie Wei Huang.
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Molly Goddard: Cathy Earnshaw in taffeta in Bethnal Green

Molly Goddard: Cathy Earnshaw in taffeta in Bethnal Green

One true test of any great artist, or significant designer, is whether or not they have an identifiable signature style. One of many reasons that Molly Goddard has become one of the most important creators in UK fashion.
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Sonia Carrasco: A star is born in Barcelona, amidst London Fashion Week

Sonia Carrasco: A star is born in Barcelona, amidst London Fashion Week

A star was born at London Fashion Week on Saturday, albeit it virtually in Barcelona, rather than in Blighty. Her name – Sonia Carrasco, an alumni of the houses of both Celine and Alexander McQueen.
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S.African retail group Truworths bets on new growth initiatives as profit falls

S.African retail group Truworths bets on new growth initiatives as profit falls

South Africa’s Truworths is betting on the launch of new clothing brands as well as entry into the budget-clothing market to support its medium-term growth after reporting a 7% decline in half-year profit on Thursday.
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Tod’s unveils Tod's Legacy, its debut Central Saint Martins linkup

Tod’s unveils Tod's Legacy, its debut Central Saint Martins linkup

Tod’s has unveiled the debut project of Tod’s Academy, a novel link-up with students at Central Saint Martins partnered with major name mentors, and available on a new high-tech online platform.
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Zalando extends Zircle pre-owned store to new countries

Zalando extends Zircle pre-owned store to new countries

​As pre-owned becomes a key growth category for fashion, Zalando is rolling out the Zircle pre-owned brand to more countries with a debut in Sweden and Denmark.
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Shuttered fashion stores feel January pain, but online reaches highest ever sales

Shuttered fashion stores feel January pain, but online reaches highest ever sales

​The UK’s retail sales fall was worse than expected last month, official figures showed on Friday. And the Office for National Statistics called out clothing stores as the key sector that saw “strong declines”.
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Marimekko buoyant in Q4, expects 2021 growth as it targets Asia

Marimekko buoyant in Q4, expects 2021 growth as it targets Asia

​Marimekko said Thursday that its fourth quarter was strong and full-year 2020’s net sales almost reached the 2019 figure, despite the pandemic, while comparable operating profit rose in double-digits.
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McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands signs major name brands

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands signs major name brands

​McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands has announced some major new names with Coach, Kate Spade, Hugo Boss, Levi’s and Lacoste having signed up for the opening this spring.
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Fast Retailing becomes world's most valuable fashion firm

Fast Retailing becomes world's most valuable fashion firm

​Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing has hit a milestone in its global ambitions with its value as defined by its share price reaching ¥10.87trn (€85bn) this week, more than any other company in the global clothing sector.
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Resale platform Reflaunt raises $2.7 million

Resale platform Reflaunt raises $2.7 million

Resale platform Reflaunt said on Wednesday that it has secured $2.7 million in pre-Series A funding, led by the investment arm of luxury fashion distributor MadaLuxe Group. 
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