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Harrogate Fashion Week postponed to August

Harrogate Fashion Week postponed to August

Organisers of Harrogate Fashion Week announced this week that the trade show will be postponed to 23-24 August because of the coronavirus crisis and disruptions to the buying season. 
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JOOR links with London Fashion Week and Premium for virtual shows

JOOR links with London Fashion Week and Premium for virtual shows

Digital wholesale platform JOOR said on Wednesday that it will power key fashion industry events London Fashion Week next month and Premium Berlin in July, as well as a number of autumn fashion events.
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Britons reach e-tail tipping point, many to e-shop for fashion more often

Britons reach e-tail tipping point, many to e-shop for fashion more often

More Britons plan to buy fashion online this year, not only due to virus fears, but because they've discovered how easy it is. So e-shopping could have reached a key tipping point faster than without the coronavirus.
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Boohoo hits back as short-seller drives share price lower over cash flow claims

Boohoo hits back as short-seller drives share price lower over cash flow claims

Boohoo has defended its accounting process after its share price plummeted on Tuesday following claims by a ‘short-seller’ that the cash flow going through its books wasn't as high as it said.
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Frasers exec slams government, says reopening delay could ruin some retailers

Frasers exec slams government, says reopening delay could ruin some retailers

Frasers Group finance chief Chris Wootton has slammed the UK government for its handling of the coronavirus crisis and store reopening plans from a business viewpoint as a two-week opening delay means more lost sales.
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Changing rooms: will government order their closure when stores reopen?

Changing rooms: will government order their closure when stores reopen?

Fashion shops can open next month, but a senior minister has suggested  that changing rooms could be off limits. And footwear chain Kurt Geiger has already said it will quarantine shoes that have been tried on.
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Moss Bros takeover is back on as Brigadier withdraws review request

Moss Bros takeover is back on as Brigadier withdraws review request

It looks like the £22.6 million takeover of Moss Bros will go ahead after the previously reluctant bidder withdrew its attempt to abandon the deal.
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Cristofoli heads to Otto's Freemans Grattan as chief customer officer

Cristofoli heads to Otto's Freemans Grattan as chief customer officer

Richard Cristofoli is to become the first ever chief customer officer at Freemans Grattan Holdings (FGH), the Otto-owned catalogue-retailer-turned-online-giant.
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UK stores to reopen on June 15, but have consumers turned against fast fashion?

UK stores to reopen on June 15, but have consumers turned against fast fashion?

UK ‘non-essential’ stores have a specific date for when they’ll be able to reopen, June 15, if they have safety measures in place. The question is, whether consumers will return or are they now anti-fashion?
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South Africa's Truworths warns on profit, UK footwear options open

South Africa's Truworths warns on profit, UK footwear options open

South African retailer Truworths said on Monday that its full-year profit was likely to fall by at least 30% and it was unlikely to pay a dividend, while all options were open for its British footwear business.
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Alessandro Michele calls for reformulation of fashion season; and says Gucci will stage digital show in Milan in July, but not in September

Alessandro Michele calls for reformulation of fashion season; and says Gucci will stage digital show in Milan in July, but not in September

One day after Alessandro Michele, creative director of Gucci, revealed on Instagram that the brand would in future stage only two shows per year, the designer called for a reformulation of the fashion calendar. 
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Bernard Arnault buys one-quarter stake in fellow French patron Arnaud Lagardère’s holding company

Bernard Arnault buys one-quarter stake in fellow French patron Arnaud Lagardère’s holding company

Bernard Arnault, Europe’s richest man, has acquired a one-quarter stake in Arnaud Lagardère’s holding company, in a move that will be seen as an attempt to support the family of his fellow French billionaire.
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Vegan sneakers in apple leather and recycled materials by Caval

Vegan sneakers in apple leather and recycled materials by Caval

Well known for its mismatched sneakers, the Caval brand has announced the June launch of a new unisex collection made of apple leather, a recycled substitute for traditional leather that is also vegan.
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Lockdown students ride to fashion's rescue with spending boost - Kantar

Lockdown students ride to fashion's rescue with spending boost - Kantar

Fashion may have struggled to gain traction with cautious consumers during the UK lockdown but one key group has been buying enthusiastically — students.
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Frasers Group eyes June reopening and reviews furlough wages

Frasers Group eyes June reopening and reviews furlough wages

In a letter sent to staff, CEO Mike Ashley said that stores could start to reopen from 1 June and revealed that most employees will continue to receive 100% of their pay during May.
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Fast Retailing to shutter GU brand in South Korea

Fast Retailing to shutter GU brand in South Korea

Fast Retailing said on Friday that it’s pulling its GU chain out of the South Korean market later this summer. It will close all three of its GU stores in the country, less than two years after it opened there.
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