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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.
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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.
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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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German sportswear retailer BSTN to open debut UK store

German sportswear retailer BSTN to open debut UK store

​Premium German sportswear retailer BSTN is to open its first first international store in the UK in April. It has signed a 10-year lease to open a 3,432 sq ft unit in Brixton, south London.
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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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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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Signet prelim holiday sales soar more than 30%

Signet prelim holiday sales soar more than 30%

Signet Jewelers announced on Thursday preliminary sales figures for the all-important holiday season, revealing a more than 30% surge in total sales for the nine weeks ending January 1, 2022. 
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Sales dip, but N Brown's strength in clothing and footwear lifts Q3

Sales dip, but N Brown's strength in clothing and footwear lifts Q3

A “strong peak performance” in Clothing & Footwear underpinned by rising demand its core strategic brands and a return to growth in active customer numbers were the key positives in a busy Q3 for N Brown.
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Superdry sees "clear" improvement, but turnaround is still work-in-progress

Superdry sees "clear" improvement, but turnaround is still work-in-progress

​Superdry’s Christmas trading update and results for the first half showed “clear signs of brand and financial recovery” on Thursday, although the company isn’t yet where it would like to be, with sales still lagging.
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Primark continues recovery but sales still below pre-Covid levels

Primark continues recovery but sales still below pre-Covid levels

​A trading update from Primark's parent company on Thursday showed the fashion retail chain is bouncing back from the pandemic, with the US business a standout performer. But city centre stores globally still struggle.
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Paris menswear opens with Lukhanyo Mdingi, Bluemarble and Egonlab

Paris menswear opens with Lukhanyo Mdingi, Bluemarble and Egonlab

Paris menswear season – showing clothes for winter 2022 - opened Tuesday with an impressive trio of collections from three very disparate young designers, underlining the city's ability to attract dynamic, new talent.
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​St Anns Shopping Centre hits 'big floorplate' capacity with Sports Direct signing

​St Anns Shopping Centre hits 'big floorplate' capacity with Sports Direct signing

There’s no signs of a slowdown in Frasers Group’s expansion plans. Its core athletic sportswear brand Sports Direct is opening another flagship store, this time at the 280,000 sq ft St Anns Shopping Centre in Harrow.
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Christophe Cuvillier is named SMCP chairman

Christophe Cuvillier is named SMCP chairman

​SMCP has named Christophe Cuvillier as Chairman of its board of directors following the change in the composition of that board decided at a meeting late last week.
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Japan's 'invisible' disabled artisans fight for spotlight

Japan's 'invisible' disabled artisans fight for spotlight

In a trendy Tokyo neighbourhood, customers browse the wares at Majerca, a shop stocked with handmade items from scarves to glassware, all produced by people with disabilities.
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Prada: Stasi chic on Hollywood hipsters

Prada: Stasi chic on Hollywood hipsters

A welcome return to ruddy health at Prada, where Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons unveiled their best menswear collection to date, worn by the city’s best cast, on a sunny Sunday in Milan.
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Etro: The apparel and the ecstasy

Etro: The apparel and the ecstasy

Nothing like a new management to liberate a venerable brand and unleash the potential of a talented designer. Which was very much the case on Sunday, when Kean Etro staged one of his snappiest collections for the house.
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