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Seven Dials names pop-up incubator winners

Seven Dials names pop-up incubator winners

​The Seven Dials area of London is to welcome four emerging, female-led brands via individual pop-up retail space, major landlord Shaftesbury said on Monday.
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​Shoe Zone hails digital growth despite swinging to loss, sees no quick return to profits

​Shoe Zone hails digital growth despite swinging to loss, sees no quick return to profits

No surprises Shoe Zone joined the lengthy list of struggling firms when the UK’s largest value footwear retailer reported its financial results for the 52 weeks ended 3 October on Monday.
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M&S doubles global webstores with launches in 46 new countries

M&S doubles global webstores with launches in 46 new countries

M&S has launched webstores in 46 new international markets as it works to boost its global sales, “instantly expanding online reach to over 100 countries and enabling millions more customers to purchase M&S products”.
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Asda mulls George clothing sale, could add beauty salons

Asda mulls George clothing sale, could add beauty salons

​Asda’s new owners are planning a radical transformation of the chain that could see new services such as nail bars and beauty salons, more third-party concessions, and the sale of its George clothing operations.
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Online sales reached record high last month, helped by fashion

Online sales reached record high last month, helped by fashion

​UK retail sales fell again on a like-for-like basis last month, but there was good news on fashion for once as its sales fall was small and it helped drive online like-for-likes to a record high.
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Foot Locker appoints Melody Ehsani as creative director of women's business

Foot Locker appoints Melody Ehsani as creative director of women's business

The American sports and footwear retailer has named the LA-based designer behind the Melody Ehsani streetwear brand as the first creative director of its women’s business.
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Hibbett Sports posts 20% sales rise, beats earnings expectations

Hibbett Sports posts 20% sales rise, beats earnings expectations

The Birmingham, Alabama-based sportswear and equipment retailer reported a solid fourth quarter on Friday, with improvements in sales driving stronger than expected gains in the company’s bottom line.
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Renzo Rosso’s OTB acquires Jil Sander

Renzo Rosso’s OTB acquires Jil Sander

It’s official. Only the Brave (OTB), the key company in the fashion empire of Renzo Rosso, has acquired Jil Sander, the Hamburg-born label known as the highest expression of minimalism in fashion.
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Redress Design Award collaborates with Timberland

Redress Design Award collaborates with Timberland

The Redress Design Award, a sustainable fashion competition for young fashion designers, has opened applications for its 2021 cycle with a new design opportunity with Timberland. 
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Reebok names New Balance veteran VP of apparel

Reebok names New Balance veteran VP of apparel

Reebok announced on Thursday the appointment of New Balance veteran Portia Blunt to vice president, apparel. 
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Coperni: Drive-in catwalk show inside the AccorArena

Coperni: Drive-in catwalk show inside the AccorArena

Finally, Paris Fashion Week had an actual live catwalk show. A drive-in runway event witnessed Thursday night by a few score of editors and influencers from inside Citroen DS7s and staged inside the AccorArena.
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Baggy jeans and crop tops: TikTok drives Y2K fashion search surge says Stylight

Baggy jeans and crop tops: TikTok drives Y2K fashion search surge says Stylight

​Every generation has an era whose vintage looks it likes to adopt and adapt and with Gen Z, it seems that the year 2000 is a key reference point.
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Celtic & Co revenues soar in lockdown

Celtic & Co revenues soar in lockdown

UK fashion and homewares retailer Celtic & Co looks to be yet another company whose decision to pivot towards digital sales paid dividends during the pandemic.
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Benetton opens first ultra-eco store as it unveils new concept

Benetton opens first ultra-eco store as it unveils new concept

​As Europe gets ready to reopen, expect a raft of innovative store debuts. The latest is Benetton, which has unveiled its new store concept in Florence, the focus being on sustainability.
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Dune is betting on a high heels revival from April

Dune is betting on a high heels revival from April

​Dune London said it's continuing to back high heels as a key item once the UK lockdown starts to ease, even though the trend has been towards flats not just in the past year but before that. 
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Adidas launches Confirmed app in UK and mainland Europe

Adidas launches Confirmed app in UK and mainland Europe

Adidas has launched its streetwear-inspired product app Confirmed in six European countries, including the UK.
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