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French farmers may halve flax fibre area as demand for linen shrinks

French farmers may halve flax fibre area as demand for linen shrinks

French farmers may reduce by half next year the area they devote to flax fibre, reversing a decade of growth as the industry adjusts to a drop in demand for linen due to the novel coronavirus epidemic.
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Online demand fuels American Eagle's recovery after coronavirus slump

Online demand fuels American Eagle's recovery after coronavirus slump

American Eagle Outfitters Inc on Wednesday signaled a strong sales rebound in the current quarter, driven by a surge in online demand for the apparel retailer’s lingerie and athleisure brand, Aerie.
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A world redrawn: The rich must 'share' says Agnes b

A world redrawn: The rich must 'share' says Agnes b

Agnes b. called in an interview for the rich to "share" and insisted we must not forget the urgency of looking out for the environment.
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German retailers, landlords agree guidelines to cut rent

German retailers, landlords agree guidelines to cut rent

German retail associations announced guidelines on Wednesday to encourage a 50% cut in rent payments during the time stores were forced to close due to the coronavirus and a lesser reduction for the next three months.
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Danish label Rains wins court case against Inditex in Denmark

Danish label Rains wins court case against Inditex in Denmark

In 2016, the Danish rainwear specialist challenged Zara in court in Denmark, accusing the fashion retailer of copying two of its models. In May, the court ruled in Rains’s favour for the label's domestic market.
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New rental service The Devout to launch this month

New rental service The Devout to launch this month

British start-up The Devout is launching a fashion rental subscription, offering consumers the option to pay £79 a month to get five items of their choice from a selection of premium brands.
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Dune signs up to Klarna instalment pay system

Dune signs up to Klarna instalment pay system

Dune London has partnered with Klarna to launch a Pay Later option in five European markets, including Germany, the Netherlands and the UK.
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Intu shares up as it reveals positive cash position, but rent intake to fall further

Intu shares up as it reveals positive cash position, but rent intake to fall further

Shares in shopping centre giant Intu rose by more than half on Tuesday and continued rising Wednesday as it published figures suggesting its cash position will remain positive in 2021 if it gets a deal with its lenders.
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Kering takes public stand against racism: contributes to NAACP and to Campaign Zero

Kering takes public stand against racism: contributes to NAACP and to Campaign Zero

Kering, one of the largest luxury groups on the planet, has made financial commitment to fight racism, with contributions to the NAACP and to Campaign Zero – following eight days of protests in multiple American cities.
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Consumers not interested in shopping but do want to socialise says Kantar

Consumers not interested in shopping but do want to socialise says Kantar

UK consumers are looking forward to socialising and taking part in plenty of activities that have been banned during the lockdown and this could bode well for future fashion purchases, new figures have shown this week.
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Rugby-inspired Eden Park launches dedicated online store for US market

Rugby-inspired Eden Park launches dedicated online store for US market

Eden Park, the high-end French label inspired by rugby, has launched an online store dedicated to the United States. The e-tail store marks a first step by Eden Park into the sportswear market in the US.
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Reebok links with ba&sh for urban dance-focused capsule collection

Reebok links with ba&sh for urban dance-focused capsule collection

Reebok has linked up with premium French womenswear brand ba&sh on an exclusive capsule collection called Pas de Deux.
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French Connection and Arcadia brands top markdown list

French Connection and Arcadia brands top markdown list

As fashion retail gets ready for a deluge of discounts once stores reopen, many retailers are already cutting prices with French Connection and a quartet of Arcadia labels leading the charge.
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Hopes high for retail as Westfield owner's global comeback sees healthy footfall

Hopes high for retail as Westfield owner's global comeback sees healthy footfall

Shopping malls giant Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield has made “strong progress” with its mall reopenings globally with 65 of 90 now open. And indications are that footfall and trade is stronger than expected in many countries.
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Global luxury labels joining Alibaba sales event have doubled

Global luxury labels joining Alibaba sales event have doubled

Alibaba's 6.18 Mid-Year Shopping Festival (running on Tmall and Taobao) has seen a luxury surge. Almost double the number of luxury brands are participating compared to the last big event, 2019’s Singles Day in November
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