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Selfridges and Primark magnate W. Galen Weston dies

Selfridges and Primark magnate W. Galen Weston dies

​W. Galen Weston, patriarch of one of Canada’s wealthiest families and retail titan, has died at age 80, according to a statement by the family on Tuesday.
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Stellar Vuitton growth powers LVMH sales in first quarter

Stellar Vuitton growth powers LVMH sales in first quarter

Surging sales at Louis Vuitton and Dior helped French luxury giant LVMH make a very strong start to 2021, with overall revenues returning to growth in the first quarter despite new coronavirus lockdowns in Europe.
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Dior in Shanghai:  See-now-buy-now pre-fall 2021 boogie night on the Bund

Dior in Shanghai: See-now-buy-now pre-fall 2021 boogie night on the Bund

Just as more and more brands opt for being super digital, Christian Dior is keeping it very real; and live, as it did Monday night, when it unveiled its pre-fall 2021 collection to an audience of 1,000 in Shanghai.
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Shoppers in England and Wales flock to physical stores on reopening day

Shoppers in England and Wales flock to physical stores on reopening day

They’re back! Shoppers were out in full force up and down the high streets and shopping centres of England and Wales for the grand reopening of non-essential retail on Monday (12 April).
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Bottega Veneta stages secret show in Berlin nightclub Berghain

Bottega Veneta stages secret show in Berlin nightclub Berghain

Bottega Veneta took its social media distancing position to a new level of aloofness this weekend, when it announced that it had staged a secret show in Berlin nightclub Berghain, while not releasing images of the event.
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McArthurGlen opens Designer Outlet West Midlands

McArthurGlen opens Designer Outlet West Midlands

​April 12 sees the opening of McArthurGlen’s latest outlet centre with the debut of the £160m Designer Outlet West Midlands. The company said it’s the only standalone shopping centre to open in the UK this year.
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Jules B gets six-figure investment to expand etail offer

Jules B gets six-figure investment to expand etail offer

UK upscale fashion retailer Jules B is to develop and grow its online business after securing £250,000 in investment, particularly targeting more International business.
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Game-changing new Frasers store set for for Monday debut

Game-changing new Frasers store set for for Monday debut

​As shops in England return on Monday, Frasers Group will open a milestone development. It’s the first brand-new Frasers store in the UK with a debut in Wolverhampton. 
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Brioni creates collection with Brad Pitt

Brioni creates collection with Brad Pitt

The American star is strengthening his ties with the Italian luxury brand, collaborating in the creative process of a capsule collection dubbed "BP Signature."
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Kering overhauls logistics

Kering overhauls logistics

The French group has unveiled a new logistics hub in Trecate, northern Italy, which will bring together all of its European operations. The logistical reorganization will also affect the U.S., the Middle East and Asia. 
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Berluti unveils Living Together Apart, its winter 2021 collection

Berluti unveils Living Together Apart, its winter 2021 collection

Berluti unveiled its latest collection on Thursday, an unlikely blend of natty tailoring and painterly abstraction that nonetheless managed to gel very succinctly.
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Atterley gets new investment for US growth as sales rise fast

Atterley gets new investment for US growth as sales rise fast

​Fashion retailer Atterley.com, which counts Alexandra Shulman as an advisor, has raised £3 million through a funding round backed by Maven Capital Partners, by Scottish Enterprise and existing shareholders.
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Fast Retailing's Uniqlo strong in H1 and March, but Theory struggles

Fast Retailing's Uniqlo strong in H1 and March, but Theory struggles

​Fast Retailing released H1 results on Thursday, plus its Japanese Uniqlo performance for March. Both reports showed the business is doing well in general, even if the H1 figures showed some smaller brands struggling.
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Saks Fifth Avenue calls end to fur sales

Saks Fifth Avenue calls end to fur sales

The New York-based department store retailer has announced that it is closing its fur salons and plans to stop selling all products made using animal fur by the beginning of 2023.
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Lacoste partners with Walk in Paris’ design duo for limited edition collection

Lacoste partners with Walk in Paris’ design duo for limited edition collection

Lacoste has joined forces with Léo Walk and Gary Neveu, the design duo behind the fashion brand Walk in Paris, to launch an 11-piece limited edition collection.
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Fitting rooms: retailers divided on whether to reopen them next week

Fitting rooms: retailers divided on whether to reopen them next week

​News that John Lewis is planning to open most of its fitting rooms when it reopens it stores next week may have been encouraging, but not all retailers are planning on doing likewise — at least not at first.
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