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2020 biggest back-to-school season in years for all age groups says Kantar

2020 biggest back-to-school season in years for all age groups says Kantar

​The year may have been hugely disrupted for schools, but that didn’t stop the recent back-to-school (BtS) season being the best for some time.
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Luxe site Cudoni secures £4.6m investor backing to support UK, overseas expansion

Luxe site Cudoni secures £4.6m investor backing to support UK, overseas expansion

​Premium online fashion platform Cudoni has secured £4.6 million backing from key international investors, claiming the amount is the largest ever raised for investment within a UK fashion resale business.
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Tapestry names interim chief as CEO

Tapestry names interim chief as CEO

Coach handbag maker Tapestry Inc said on Tuesday its interim chief executive officer Joanne Crevoiserat would take over the role on a permanent basis.
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Flannels plans 17-store opening spree as latest luxury unit debuts in Birmingham

Flannels plans 17-store opening spree as latest luxury unit debuts in Birmingham

​With more and more UK fashion store closures hitting the headlines, it’s refreshing news that Frasers Group’s luxury banner Flannels is continuing to open new stores as part of a major investment plan.
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Cath Kidston reveals 'digital-first' focus, will reopen Piccadilly store

Cath Kidston reveals 'digital-first' focus, will reopen Piccadilly store

​Cath Kidston has shared details of its transformation plan following its administration filing and takeover earlier this year with the company to focus on international growth and digital channels. 
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Quiz has tough year, sales plummet in latest period

Quiz has tough year, sales plummet in latest period

​Struggling Quiz released results for the year to the end of March on Tuesday. And while they included only a few weeks hurt by the pandemic, they showed Quiz was already facing challenges before the current crisis. 
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Vinted acquires Dutch competitor United Wardrobe

Vinted acquires Dutch competitor United Wardrobe

The group, founded in EU member Lithuania and a standard-bearer of the so-called "circular economy", announced a new takeover on Tuesday of a Dutch competitor, United Wardrobe, for an undisclosed sum.
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Raf Simons unveils first womenswear collection

Raf Simons unveils first womenswear collection

The Belgian designer is taking his brand into women's fashion with a collection balancing minimalism with futuristic and psychedelic touches, as revealed alongside his latest menswear pieces in a moody, unsettling film.
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Sandro owner SMCP eyes bigger China push, marketing investments

Sandro owner SMCP eyes bigger China push, marketing investments

SMCP,  owner of brands including Sandro, said on Monday it would ramp up spending on advertising and focus store openings mainly on the Chinese market, pausing efforts elsewhere after years of rapid expansion.
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Wales relaxes some non-essentials rules, but clothing ban remains

Wales relaxes some non-essentials rules, but clothing ban remains

​The Welsh government is standing by last week’s ruling to ban sales of clothing in supermarkets during its new “firebreak” lockdown, despite an outcry from consumers.
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H&M launches e-store in Australia

H&M launches e-store in Australia

​Australia is the latest market to get an online shop for the H&M brand with the Swedish company opening the webstore in the country as part of its wider commitment to increasing its digital sales.
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Adidas links with Pharrell Williams to "reimagine" football jerseys for five top European clubs

Adidas links with Pharrell Williams to "reimagine" football jerseys for five top European clubs

Adidas has teamed up with its long-term collaborator Pharrell Williams to launch a new football jersey collection with five leading European clubs: Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Manchester United, and Real Madrid.
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Frasers' Mike Ashley is latest name linked to Jaeger bid

Frasers' Mike Ashley is latest name linked to Jaeger bid

Frasers Group is continuing its acquisition spree among distressed brands in the UK and while it’s reported to be interested in Debenhams, the company is also said to be looking at Jaeger, Austin Reed and Jacques Vert.
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Packed bars and mask-less catwalks: With Covid curbs fading, China set for consumption rebound

Packed bars and mask-less catwalks: With Covid curbs fading, China set for consumption rebound

Over the weekend, crowds packed a former industrial warehouse in Beijing as the China Fashion Week got underway, with models strutting mask-less on a square runway and guests oblivious to social distancing norms.
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Hut Group powers ahead in Q3, all business units are strong

Hut Group powers ahead in Q3, all business units are strong

​The Hut Group has rarely been out of the news in recent months and on Monday it made headlines again as it announced a third-quarter trading update that showed its business continues to go from strength to strength.
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Asos launches new womenswear label As You, mixes glam with ease

Asos launches new womenswear label As You, mixes glam with ease

​Asos is continuing its strategy of launching more own-brands after standout success with existing labels. The company on Monday debuts its latest, a womenswear offer called As You, as part of its exclusives portfolio
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