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Bouchra Jarrar and Julie de Libran treat guests to intimate Haute Couture shows

Bouchra Jarrar and Julie de Libran treat guests to intimate Haute Couture shows

Both designers opted to reveal their Haute Couture collections for Spring-Summer 2020 at home, harking back to a certain confidential air in couture shows and presenting ultra-chic ensembles fit to wear every day.
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Irina Shayk is the face of Furla's new campaign

Irina Shayk is the face of Furla's new campaign

The Italian leather goods brand has laid claim to Russian top model Irina Shayk for the visuals of its Spring-Summer 2020 campaign. The emerald-eyed Shayk will be posing alongside Argentinian model Nicolas Ripoll.
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Louis Vuitton deepens U.S. ties with NBA basketball deal

Louis Vuitton deepens U.S. ties with NBA basketball deal

Louis Vuitton said on Wednesday it had struck a partnership with the National Basketball Association, as the luxury goods brand ramps up its efforts to make a splash in the United States. 
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Adidas bets on recycled material 'to combat ocean plastic'

Adidas bets on recycled material 'to combat ocean plastic'

German sportswear giant Adidas said Tuesday more than half of the polyester used in its products this year would come from recycled material, including millions of shoes made from plastic waste.
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Lewis Hamilton and Tommy Hilfiger focus on inclusive fashion for Spring 2020

Lewis Hamilton and Tommy Hilfiger focus on inclusive fashion for Spring 2020

Lewis Hamilton is championing genderless fashion with his newest collection for Tommy Hilfiger.
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Phase one trade deal between US and China unlikely to relieve apparel companies

Phase one trade deal between US and China unlikely to relieve apparel companies

Despite hailing the deal as “a step in the right direction,” GlobalData reports that it will “offer little relief to apparel firms” caught up in the middle of the ongoing trade conflict between the two countries.
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Retailers feel unable to keep up with demands of hyperadoptive consumers

Retailers feel unable to keep up with demands of hyperadoptive consumers

According to a new study, although increasing numbers of retailers are prioritizing customer-centric initiatives, a vast majority believe that they are not effectively adapting to the demands of hyperadoptive consumers.
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Bimba y Lola appoints inaugural board of directors

Bimba y Lola appoints inaugural board of directors

Industry veterans including the former CEO of Inditex and the co-founder of Adolfo Domínquez are joining Bimba y Lola' first-ever board of directors. Brand co-founder Uxía Domínquez will act as chair.
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Steffen Schraut links with Smiley for handbag partnership

Steffen Schraut links with Smiley for handbag partnership

German-based luxury fashion designer Steffen Schraut is set to launch a handbag range in July in partnership with the Smiley Company.
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UK e-tail picked up in December, but sector missed 2019 growth forecast

UK e-tail picked up in December, but sector missed 2019 growth forecast

Online sales in the UK grew by just 6.7% in 2019, delivering the lowest annual performance seen on record, but a Q4 surge could signal a bounce back for 2020, new data has revealed.
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American Vintage launches London store, mulls Milan opening

American Vintage launches London store, mulls Milan opening

The French menswear and womenswear label has opened a new, 96 sq m store in London’s Old Spitafields Market, and is looking for the ideal location for its first store in Milan.
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Condé Nast names new chief product and technology officer

Condé Nast names new chief product and technology officer

Sanjay Bhakta will start his new job on 27 January, overseeing all areas of Condé Nast’s global technology strategy and services and product development. 
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Children's swimwear brand Splash About in expansion mode

Children's swimwear brand Splash About in expansion mode

Splash About, a UK swimwear brand for children, is preparing for a big year ahead after acquiring a distressed complementary business and bringing logistics in-house.
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Most UK Christmas shoppers avoided glitter items in eco focus

Most UK Christmas shoppers avoided glitter items in eco focus

Some ​57.6% of UK Christmas shoppers avoided purchasing glitter products, a new survey has revealed. The finding highlights retailers’ need to address growing consumer demands for environmentally-friendly products.
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John Lewis fashion sales tumble but menswear powers ahead

John Lewis fashion sales tumble but menswear powers ahead

Fashion sales at John Lewis & Partners fell 2.8% in the seven weeks to 18 January as customers shopped the final week of clearance, the retailer’s latest weekly figures have revealed.
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M&S adds new retail and property roles as part of growth plan

M&S adds new retail and property roles as part of growth plan

M&S is focusing heavily on its retail operations and said that it has added two key new roles to the organisation to help it build “a store estate that’s fit for the future with industry-leading store operations”.
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