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Shaftesbury on speedy road to recovery as business bounce quickens in H2

Shaftesbury on speedy road to recovery as business bounce quickens in H2

​How’s this for a positive trading statement opening: “Confidence, footfall, trading recovering; rebound in occupier demand driving vacancy down towards pre-pandemic levels; valuation recovery in second half”.
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JD Sports appoints tech-savvy Sabetnia to board, as Jackson departs

JD Sports appoints tech-savvy Sabetnia to board, as Jackson departs

After announcing quite a few new arrivals to its executive board over the year, JD Sports Fashion on Tuesday had another to non-exec to welcome, alongside one departure.
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Raft of fashion retailers bring last Christmas delivery dates forward

Raft of fashion retailers bring last Christmas delivery dates forward

UK consumers planning to shop last-minute for Christmas beware. A host of major fashion retailers have brought forward their final online order dates, according to ParcelHero.
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Inditex founder's daughter to become chairwoman, new CEO named

Inditex founder's daughter to become chairwoman, new CEO named

​Spanish fashion retail giant Inditex said Tuesday Marta Ortega, the daughter of its founder, will take over as chairwoman in April with a new CEO, as a last step of a generational handover started a decade ago.
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Fashion data app Margin Guardian gets new six-figure funding

Fashion data app Margin Guardian gets new six-figure funding

​A data insights specialist that helps fashion retailers make pricing strategy decisions has won a cash injection via the UK’s Northern Powerhouse Fund.
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Sosandar thrives as H1 excels and partywear, knits and coats sell well

Sosandar thrives as H1 excels and partywear, knits and coats sell well

Womenswear e-tailer Sosandar’s H1 results on Tuesday showed the business continues to thrive. It has enjoyed strong SS21 and autumn trading and has even seen its “first EBITDA-positive months” in October and November.
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Style, product range, price positioning the secrets to Ganni’s success

Style, product range, price positioning the secrets to Ganni’s success

According to the Retviews analytical solution by Lectra, the Danish womenswear label has carved a prime niche for itself among other premium fashion brands thanks to its product range strategy and unique positioning.
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Reborn Fashion Awards lives up to the hype, but has a sombre edge too

Reborn Fashion Awards lives up to the hype, but has a sombre edge too

​The BFC promised a new and different experience for The Fashion Awards on Monday night and it justified the hype. Yet it was also a sad event given the news of the death of 'leaders of change' honouree Virgil Abloh.
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Thomas Pink website relaunches "for exciting new era"

Thomas Pink website relaunches "for exciting new era"

​It’s being billed as an “exciting new era of Thomas Pink”. Although there has been no official announcement, “English shirting from the heart of London for life in the 21st Century” is back as a pureplay digital store.
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Joe Browns launches trial kidswear graphic tees collection

Joe Browns launches trial kidswear graphic tees collection

​UK home and fashion retailer Joe Browns has moved into kidswear, launching a trial capsule collection. The retailer said the new new line supports its wider ambitions “to deliver £100 million sales by 2026”.
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Fashion world pays tribute to Virgil Abloh

Fashion world pays tribute to Virgil Abloh

In the wake of the US fashion designer and creative director’s death, heartfelt tributes have been paid by industry leaders and designers, as well as artists and sports personalities.
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Fred Perry weathers the pandemic storm despite profits drop

Fred Perry weathers the pandemic storm despite profits drop

​Fred Perry has filed its 2020 results and while comparisons are skewed due to changes in its financial year dates during 2019, they show that the pandemic was clearly a tough time for the business.
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Frank And Oak announces retail expansion, first store in China

Frank And Oak announces retail expansion, first store in China

Montreal-based Frank And Oak is ending the year with retail expansion plans including its first foray into China.
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Katla teams up with Shelly Xu, launches zero-waste hoodie

Katla teams up with Shelly Xu, launches zero-waste hoodie

Katla has teamed up with designer Shelly Xu and her namesake start-up Shelly Xu Design (SXD) to introduce a new collaboration rooted in zero-waste design. 
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Z Supply announces launch of charitable Z Supply Foundation

Z Supply announces launch of charitable Z Supply Foundation

The Californian womenswear brand has announced the creation of the Z Supply Foundation, which launches with an educational initiative directing the company’s Black Friday sales into a scholarship fund.
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Boardriders appoints new COO

Boardriders appoints new COO

The California-based board sports equipment group has reportedly named Deborah Palmer Keiser as its new chief operating officer.
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