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Isawitfirst links with social commerce app for major live-streaming launch

Isawitfirst links with social commerce app for major live-streaming launch

​As live streaming continues to make an impact on fashion retail, fashion brand Isawitfirst has announced what it says is a pioneering partnership with the UK’s first live-streaming social commerce app, OOOOO.
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White Company stays strong despite pandemic

White Company stays strong despite pandemic

The White Company did surprisingly well in the 12 months to August 1 last year and has reported group operating profit up 4% to £14.1 million.
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Gucci tops Lyst Index again, but Nike and Dior snap at its heels

Gucci tops Lyst Index again, but Nike and Dior snap at its heels

Gucci, Nike and Dior were the hottest names in fashion in Q1 while designer collabs, resale, and consumers getting ready for a return to nromal life also impacted the latest Lyst Index.
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French Connection has bleak year, but sees signs of recovery

French Connection has bleak year, but sees signs of recovery

​French Connection is “moving in the right direction once again”, the company told us on Wednesday as it delivered weak full-year results for the period to the end of January. 
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Crocs posts 64% rise in sales on solid DTC growth

Crocs posts 64% rise in sales on solid DTC growth

The Colorado-based footwear company announced first-quarter revenues of $460.1 million on Tuesday, up 63.6% from $281.2 million in the same period in the previous year, with growth led by the direct-to-consumer channel.
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SMCP sees mixed Q1 as Covid recovery varies globally

SMCP sees mixed Q1 as Covid recovery varies globally

SMCP issued a first-quarter sales update on Tuesday and it showed that while some markets are bouncing back rapidly, others remain difficult as lockdowns continue
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Columbia Sportswear appoints Emily Rompala to new omni-planning role

Columbia Sportswear appoints Emily Rompala to new omni-planning role

The American outdoor group has announced that Emily Rompala is joining the company in the newly created role of senior vice president for omni-planning and fulfillment operations.
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Kanye West sneakers shatter sale records at $1.8 mn: Sotheby's

Kanye West sneakers shatter sale records at $1.8 mn: Sotheby's

A pair of Nike Air Yeezy 1s worn by rapper Kanye West sold for $1.8 million, triple the previous record for sneakers, Sotheby's said Monday.
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Hilfiger plans third new store after Scotland comeback

Hilfiger plans third new store after Scotland comeback

Forget opening two new stores to mark a return to Scotland. Tommy Hilfiger has now upped that to three, all of them opening between now and June.
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Asda's George chief quits for "excellent" new role

Asda's George chief quits for "excellent" new role

​Just as it deals with a change of ownership, Asda’s George fashion and homewares label is losing its MD. Asda veteran Steph Strike is set to step down from the role later this year.
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Fila unveils freedom-loving SS21 campaign shot in London

Fila unveils freedom-loving SS21 campaign shot in London

​Fila has launched a new SS21 campaign called #FINDYOURFREEDOM that celebrates the easing of lockdowns and a return to some kind of normality. It features a large group of category ambassadors.
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Fashion was key in March, boosted UK retail as shoppers prepared for reopening

Fashion was key in March, boosted UK retail as shoppers prepared for reopening

​UK retail sales proved strong in March as consumers got ready for the end of lockdown by purchasing new clothes, official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed on Friday. 
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Skechers profit doubles on record sales

Skechers profit doubles on record sales

The footwear company reported earnings of $98.6 million for the first quarter, an increase of 100.8% from $49.1 million in the same period in the previous year, thanks to sales that the group described as a Q1 record.
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VF Corp names Matt Puckett as new CFO

VF Corp names Matt Puckett as new CFO

The Denver, Colorado-based owner of brands including Vans, The North Face and Timberland announced on Thursday that it has appointed company veteran Matt Puckett as executive vice president and chief financial officer.
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Shiloh Heritage: Those boots are made for walking

Shiloh Heritage: Those boots are made for walking

France has long had an obsession with American ideas and icons, and enjoyed and profited from re-imagining them with a Gallic touch. The latest is Shiloh Heritage - a marriage of Texas and the Camargue.
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InPost adds Schuh and New Look to easy returns system

InPost adds Schuh and New Look to easy returns system

​As the drive to make e-commerce greener and more convenient continues, new delivery ideas are being embraced and InPost said on Thursday that it has signed up two more big names to its new Instant Returns service.
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