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Prada tops Lyst Index for first time, Saint Laurent bag is top product

Prada tops Lyst Index for first time, Saint Laurent bag is top product

Prada hit something of a low just a few years ago due to the pandemic. But its impressive recovery was underlined on Thursday as the latest instalment of the Lyst Index showed it as the hottest brand in the world.
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Nicholas Kirkwood closes, hopes to return with new green concept

Nicholas Kirkwood closes, hopes to return with new green concept

​Luxury footwear designer Nicholas Kirkwood is closing his 18-year-old business, he announced on instagram on Wednesday, also hinting at a new path he'll be following.
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Next's Silverburn refit to add Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works

Next's Silverburn refit to add Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works

Silverburn is in for a busy 2023. Glasgow’s newest shopping centre has agreed new leases, upgrades and upscaling for existing tenancies -- including Next, Victoria’s Secret, Sunglasses Hut, Hobbs and The Body Shop. 
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Mallet links with Transport for London on footwear capsule

Mallet links with Transport for London on footwear capsule

Some fashion collaborations aren’t that immediately obvious. Take premium British brand Mallet London which has partnered with Transport for London (TfL), to produce a limited edition capsule footwear collection.
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New Adidas ambassador Jenna Ortega will front its new label

New Adidas ambassador Jenna Ortega will front its new label

​Jenna Ortega’s is not only the newest brand ambassador for Adidas but she's been signed up to front a soon-to-be-revealed new label for the sports giant.
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Shop price inflation rises again but fashion is down due to clearance sales

Shop price inflation rises again but fashion is down due to clearance sales

​Shop price inflation continues to rise, despite hopes that it would begin to ease soon. The latest BRC-NielsenIQ Shop price Index for January showed it acerbating to 8% from 7.3% in December.
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Clarks links with Zara for shoe collab

Clarks links with Zara for shoe collab

​Collaborations continue to be a sure way to give brands a refreshing buzz or a way to update a product line. The latest is a tie-up between retail fashion giant Zara and footwear brand Clarks for a style reboot.
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Hunter Boot seeks £8m cash boost, sale talks are progressing - report

Hunter Boot seeks £8m cash boost, sale talks are progressing - report

​More detail has emerged around Hunter Boot’s search for new funding with a report saying it's seeking £8 million of working capital and is in talks with financiers including Gordon Brothers.
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SMCP takes innovative approach to retailer training with 'Retail Lab'

SMCP takes innovative approach to retailer training with 'Retail Lab'

Retailer SMCP has launched an interesting idea to train fashion fans to be fashion retailers. It has welcomed the first class of its SMCP Retail Lab academy, linking with EMA SUP Paris and Institut Français de la Mode.
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StockX opens first authentication center in Mexico

StockX opens first authentication center in Mexico

Online resale platform StockX announced on Monday the opening of a new authentication center in Mexico City. 
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Australian fashion week to take place May 15

Australian fashion week to take place May 15

IMG announced on Tuesday its lineup of designer runway shows and programming for Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW): The Experience, taking place from May 15 – 19 at Sydney's Carriageworks. 
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Cult Gaïa opens its first store in Los Angeles before New York in February

Cult Gaïa opens its first store in Los Angeles before New York in February

Cult Gaïa, the brand founded by Jasmin Larian Hekmat in 2012, and whose bag sales have exploded in recent years, has just opened its first Los Angeles store on Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles. 
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Nike partners with FaZe Clan on new shoe design

Nike partners with FaZe Clan on new shoe design

Nike has tapped gaming organization FaZe Clan to create the latest Nike LeBron Nxxt Gen shoe, inspired by the world of competitive gaming.
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H&M's profit tumbles more than expected as costs bite

H&M's profit tumbles more than expected as costs bite

Sweden's H&M reported on Friday a much larger than expected drop in September-November profit, hit by weak consumer confidence and soaring costs that it did not fully pass on to price tags.
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Poundland to expand further in UK, increase Pep&Co presence

Poundland to expand further in UK, increase Pep&Co presence

​Pepco’s budget chain Poundland is continuing to invest heavily in its stores this year with the creation of hundreds of new jobs and opening/relocation plans that will also see expansion for the Pep&Co clothing line.
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ASOS names key finance exec to team

ASOS names key finance exec to team

ASOS is doubling down on its efforts to kickstart its recovery and has reportedly appointed a senior restructuring executive to its finance department, as it continues to talk to its syndicate of lenders.
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