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WH Smith to buy US-based Marshall Retail for $400m

WH Smith to buy US-based Marshall Retail for $400m

UK high street and travel retail newsagent WH Smith has delivered a surprise with news that it’s buying US travel retail specialist Marshall Retail for $400m/£312m, radically expanding its travel retail chain.
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Ready-to-wear
Retail
Unilever's Q3 sales rise, beauty up despite some tough global markets

Unilever's Q3 sales rise, beauty up despite some tough global markets

Unilever's giant Beauty & Personal Care division saw underlying sales up 2.8% to €5.6 billion in Q3 as innovation boosted product appeal and prestige brands continued to perform.
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Perfume
Business

Older US women are feeling sidelined by beauty brands

As the cosmetics industry scrambles to appeal to younger consumers, a new study has found that both boomer and Gen-X women feel ignored by the current product offerings and marketing campaigns of most beauty brands.
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Cosmetics
Industry

China's Ant Financial in talks for loan of up to $3.5 billion at lower rate

Ant Financial, an affiliate of China’s largest e-commerce company Alibaba Group, is in talks for a syndicated loan of up to $3.5 billion at a lower rate to slash debt costs, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.
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Miscellaneous
Business

Design

Dior Men launches new line, Dior Essentials

Dior Men launches new line, Dior Essentials

Luxury menswear brand Dior’s artistic director Kim Jones has launched Dior Essentials as a permanent line of basics and timeless pieces geared towards a young clientele.
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Ready-to-wear
Design
Givenchy adapts its couture to ready-to-wear with Givenchy Atelier

Givenchy adapts its couture to ready-to-wear with Givenchy Atelier

Givenchy has launched Givenchy Atelier, a capsule collection inspired by the brand’s haute couture heritage in a more accessible format, available for a month at Galeries Lafayette and several Givenchy stores.
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Ready-to-wear
Design

Tamara Mellon launches inclusively-sized boots

Tamara Mellon is stepping into size-inclusive territory.The luxury shoe designer's eponymous brand has announced that it is introducing three different calf widths to its offerings.
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Footwear
Design

CFDA adds 23 new designers to membership

The Council of Fashion Designers of America has added 23 new designers to its membership, bringing its total membership up to 483.
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Miscellaneous
Design

Appointments

Emily Harris takes over creative direction at See By Chloé

Emily Harris takes over creative direction at See By Chloé

After a year at the head of Bompard, the British designer, a knitwear specialist, is returning to Chloé to oversee its little-sister line, See By Chloé.
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Ready-to-wear
Appointments
Dennis Freedman named consulting creative director of Surface Media

Dennis Freedman named consulting creative director of Surface Media

Freedman will work closely with Diane Solway, the current editor-in-chief of Surface Media, to build the company's magazine, digital platforms, live experiences and strategic partnerships. 
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Miscellaneous
Appointments

Ted Baker names Ari Hoffman to new role as N America CEO

Ted Baker may have had its problems in recent periods, but the company is firmly focused on expansion and with that in mind it has just named its new North American chief executive officer.
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Ready-to-wear
Appointments

Laura Ashley CFO to step down after two decades

​Laura Ashley shares plunged more than 26% on Monday morning after the troubled fashion and homeware chain revealed its finance director and joint chief operating officer is leaving the company after two decades.
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Ready-to-wear
Appointments

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