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John Lewis opens revamped Edinburgh store

John Lewis opens revamped Edinburgh store

​John Lewis unveils its revamped Edinburgh store on Friday after a major refurbishment. The focus is on making the store a must-visit destination, with experiences and expertise that can’t be replicated online.
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Covid dents Burberry sales but bounce-back has begun

Covid dents Burberry sales but bounce-back has begun

​The last year has been a bruising one for many and Burberry’s results for FY21 have illustrated that perfectly, But they also show how it has learned to navigate the pandemic and is bouncing back strongly.
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Pandemic hurts Wolford, but debt-free firm is on recovery trail

Pandemic hurts Wolford, but debt-free firm is on recovery trail

Wolford released its delayed results for its shorter fiscal year late on Wednesday and while it swung  to a profit, the upscale hosiery and bodywear firm also talked of “significant business losses” due to the pandemic.
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Prada sets succession process in motion as Lorenzo Bertelli joins board

Prada sets succession process in motion as Lorenzo Bertelli joins board

The Italian label has convened an AGM to renew its board of directors, which is set to co-opt the son of CEOs Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli, whose respective remuneration package was also disclosed.
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London's West End to see high summer footfall says NWEC survey

London's West End to see high summer footfall says NWEC survey

​Central London footfall may still be well down on pre-Covid levels, but an uptick is expected this summer with a new study suggesting consumers are keen to get back to the UK’s premier shopping district.
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Instagram tiara and Kashmir sapphire shine in Geneva auction

Instagram tiara and Kashmir sapphire shine in Geneva auction

A Savoy royal tiara which everyone could try on via Instagram, and the largest Kashmir sapphire ever auctioned sold for millions of dollars each on Tuesday.
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Lyst raises new cash, mulls IPO - report

Lyst raises new cash, mulls IPO - report

Lyst, the London-based upscale fashion search-to-retail platform, is reportedly mulling an IPO, having raised $85 million from a variety of investors.
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Palais Galliera to reopen, and extend Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto exhibition

Palais Galliera to reopen, and extend Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto exhibition

About time: Paris’ famed Palais Galliera fashion museum is about to reopen next week, allowing visitors back into its hit exhibition on Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel - and extending it until July 18.
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Selfridges gets licence to host weddings

Selfridges gets licence to host weddings

​After a year in which weddings were cancelled across Britain, they're back on the agenda, so with supreme good timing, Selfridges has just been granted a licence to host the ceremonies and receptions.
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Sustainability counts: half of UK consumers shun firms with poor credentials

Sustainability counts: half of UK consumers shun firms with poor credentials

Be warned, consumer sustainability issues may be more important than you think. Over half of people in the UK (56%) are less likely to buy from organisations with a weak sustainability record, according to a new survey.
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Indie businesses worried about UK's too-slow high street recovery

Indie businesses worried about UK's too-slow high street recovery

UK retail may be open for business again, but some smaller traders are far from happy at the speed of the revival, with campaign group Save The Street calling for government help to stimulate local spending.
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Debenhams Bournemouth exit gives opportunity for indie replacement

Debenhams Bournemouth exit gives opportunity for indie replacement

​As Debenhams exits the high street, many of its former stores are being converted to non-retail uses. But there appears to be an opportunity opening up for the return of smaller department store operators. 
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Louis Vuitton creates trunk for Monaco Grand Prix trophy

Louis Vuitton creates trunk for Monaco Grand Prix trophy

Louis Vuitton has created the trunk for the Monaco Grand Prix trophy, as part of a linkup with the Automobile Club of the Principality ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix there on May 23. 
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UK's OOOOO links with Brazil's B2W marketplace on live-stream commerce

UK's OOOOO links with Brazil's B2W marketplace on live-stream commerce

​Live-stream commerce is making major inroads globally and with most retailers having little in-house expertise in this area, external companies are capitalising on the sector’s fast expansion.
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Poor weather hits UK retail footfall, Scotland's reopening numbers much brighter

Poor weather hits UK retail footfall, Scotland's reopening numbers much brighter

Poor spring weather over much of the UK hit shopper footfall numbers last week, although Scotland's retail reopening bought much brighter figures, according to latest reports from Springboard and Ipsos.
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Gucci to stage next runway show in LA in November

Gucci to stage next runway show in LA in November

Gucci plans to stage its next runway show in Los Angeles, the first time the Florentine marque has staged a show in the United States in six years. In the label's centennial year, it will hold a catwalk event on Nov. 3.
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