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Official UK retail stats show clothing sold well in clearance-focused January

Official UK retail stats show clothing sold well in clearance-focused January

January may not have seemed to be the best month for UK retail but according to the latest official figures from the Office for National Statistics, it was a better than expected month for the fashion sector.
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Bagir goes to court as Shandong Ruyi deal still not complete, but says order pipeline is strong

Bagir goes to court as Shandong Ruyi deal still not complete, but says order pipeline is strong

It seems Bagir is losing patience. The tailoring specialist has been waiting several years now for an investment by Shandong Ruyi to complete and with no sign of that happening, it's taking action for breach of contract.
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Go Global Retail completes acquisition of ModCloth

Go Global Retail completes acquisition of ModCloth

Go Global closed on the deal for the online women's retailer, which carries a range of women's indie and vintage clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories, on January 27, with financial backing from Tiger Capital Group.
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Gap partners with ThredUp for second-hand clothing drive

Gap partners with ThredUp for second-hand clothing drive

The San Francisco-based apparel group has teamed up with the world’s largest fashion resale platform to encourage consumers to participate in the circular economy, becoming a partner in its Resale-as-a-Service program.
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Fendi pumps up its soft power

Fendi pumps up its soft power

Silvia Fendi Venturini sent out an ultra-chic and cosy wardrobe for next winter at Milan Fashion Week, designing for a woman who exalts in her own seductiveness behind a martial façade, or perhaps the other way around. 
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Over 70 emerging brands to launch on QVC and HSN in 2020

Over 70 emerging brands to launch on QVC and HSN in 2020

The shopping networks will be launching over 70 new brands discovered through “The Big Find” before the end of this year. The newcomers will be offering shoppers cosmetics, jewelry and accessories, among other products.
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Dua Lipa x Pepe Jeans, a €6m collaboration

Dua Lipa x Pepe Jeans, a €6m collaboration

Launchmetrics tracks the data behind Pepe Jeans' partnership with Dua Lipa to measure its impact. The report uncovers a formula for success, enhanced by the brand’s own media and Dua Lipa’s global influence.
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Sears snags new financial lifeline as losses continue - sources

Sears snags new financial lifeline as losses continue - sources

U.S. department store operator Sears has reportedly reached a deal for a fresh financial lifeline totaling roughly $100 million from hedge fund Brigade Capital Management LP, as it tries to stabilize after bankruptcy.
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2nd Street opens first East Coast US store

2nd Street opens first East Coast US store

Having concentrated its U.S. expansion efforts on southern California up until now, the second-hand clothing chain is opening its first East Coast store in NoHo, Manhattan later this month.
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Koché breathes fresh energy into Emilio Pucci

Koché breathes fresh energy into Emilio Pucci

Christelle Kocher, in charge of style for the Italian label this season, staged an ebullient show on Thursday, presenting a collection at once glam and punchy, in which jeans made an appearance.
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Moda announces content programme for AW20

Moda announces content programme for AW20

​Moda has secured a number of retail experts to provide insights as part of a three-day content programme complementing the upcoming AW20/21 event.
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C&A Mexico is sold to rival Grupo Axo

C&A Mexico is sold to rival Grupo Axo

The clothing chain has sold its business in Mexico to its rival, Grupo Axo for an undisclosed sum. 
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Parisian textile industry trade shows hit by coronavirus impact

Parisian textile industry trade shows hit by coronavirus impact

Première Vision Paris and the Fairyland for Fashion shows (with Texworld and Apparel Sourcing) ended up hosting just under half of the Chinese exhibitors expected, and all reported big declines in visitor attendance.
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Momad continues to search for answers

Momad continues to search for answers

Held on 6-8 February, the Madrid trade show welcomed more than 15,000 visitors to its winter edition. Organisers expect next season will get a boost from MBFW Madrid.
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L Brands sells majority stake in Victoria's Secret, CEO Wexner to step down

L Brands sells majority stake in Victoria's Secret, CEO Wexner to step down

L Brands is selling a controlling stake in its Victoria’s Secret unit to investment firm Sycamore Partners, valuing the lingerie brand at $1.1 billion, as focuses on its core Bath & Body Works brand.
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Bella Hadid transforms her look for Helmut Lang

Bella Hadid transforms her look for Helmut Lang

The high-end ready-to-wear brand Helmut Lang has called on American top model Bella Hadid to present its 2020 spring-summer collection.
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