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Facebook, EssilorLuxottica team up to develop smart Ray-Bans

Facebook, EssilorLuxottica team up to develop smart Ray-Bans

Facebook has joined forces with world optics leader EssilorLuxottica, the partnership's first goal being the launch of Ray-Ban smart glasses in 2021.
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Edward Crutchley’s Yakuza wives confirm him as a truly major talent

Edward Crutchley’s Yakuza wives confirm him as a truly major talent

Few designers in London today pack as much punch and panache as Edward Crutchley, whose latest collection was an ode to a beautifully histrionic Yakuza gangster film, and all the better for that.
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Anna Sui’s cool country living at its best

Anna Sui’s cool country living at its best

When many women finally get their wish post-Covid to spend half their lives in the charm of the countryside with all sorts of witty and stylish pals, Anna Sui’s latest collection is what many of them will be wearing.
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Courrèges names Nicolas Di Felice new Artistic Director

Courrèges names Nicolas Di Felice new Artistic Director

Courrèges, a brand controlled by Artemis, the Pinault family investment arm, announced Thursday the appointment of Nicolas Di Felice as the house’s new Artistic Director, effective today.
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Paris Fashion Week schedule unveiled, with 88 events

Paris Fashion Week schedule unveiled, with 88 events

Paris Fashion Week has unveiled the schedule for the city’s next runway season, with a healthy 88 events listed on the official program, underlining the continued drawing power of the city as a "show" location.
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Alibaba renews efforts to woo Gen Z consumers

Alibaba renews efforts to woo Gen Z consumers

E-commerce giant Alibaba has launched a set of new functionalities on its Tmall Luxury Pavilion site, designed to enable leading labels to reach out to the younger cohorts of Chinese luxury consumers.
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J.Crew expects to emerge from bankruptcy early next month

J.Crew expects to emerge from bankruptcy early next month

J.Crew Group Inc said on Tuesday it expects to emerge from Chapter 11 in early September, after a bankruptcy court accepted its restructuring plan. 
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EssiLux loses Dutch court case against takeover target GrandVision

EssiLux loses Dutch court case against takeover target GrandVision

EssilorLuxottica on Monday lost a Dutch court case in which the eyewear maker was seeking to obtain more information from acquisition target GrandVision about its management of the coronavirus crisis.
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Debenhams Swansea: store's survival linked to business rates

Debenhams Swansea: store's survival linked to business rates

Debenhams has filed an appeal to a local tribunal in Swansea to fight an increase in its business rates bill. The appeal’s outcome could determine the future of its store in the city.
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Retailers launch coalition to fight counterfeits on webstores

Retailers launch coalition to fight counterfeits on webstores

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), whose members include companies such as Walmart and Target, said Friday it has joined a dozen+ trade groups to form a coalition to fight counterfeits on online platforms.
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Zalando reports big jump in brands using its services

Zalando reports big jump in brands using its services

​German online fashion retailer Zalando on Tuesday reported a more than doubling of sales on its site from brands seeking to expand their e-commerce presence, helping total second-quarter revenue jump 27%.
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EssiLux case puts $8.5bn GrandVision takeover in doubt

EssiLux case puts $8.5bn GrandVision takeover in doubt

EssilorLuxottica said on Monday that GrandVision’s actions during the coronavirus crisis could provide grounds for ending its €7.2 billion ($8.5 billion) takeover of the Dutch eyewear stores operator.
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UK shops see more visits in July but numbers still low - BRC survey

UK shops see more visits in July but numbers still low - BRC survey

More British shoppers returned to the high street in July, helped by the reopening of pubs and restaurants, but numbers were still much lower than normal for the time of year, an industry survey showed on Friday.
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EssilorLuxottica says too early to reinstate guidance as sales halve in second quarter

EssilorLuxottica says too early to reinstate guidance as sales halve in second quarter

Oakley and Ray-Ban maker EssilorLuxottica's second-quarter revenue almost halved due to store closures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, it said on Friday, sending operating profit tumbling by more than 90%.
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Britain's Selfridges to axe jobs on virus retail storm

Britain's Selfridges to axe jobs on virus retail storm

British department store group Selfridges warned Tuesday that it plans to axe 450 jobs after sales slumped due to the coronavirus and the aftermath of the nationwide lockdown.
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Christian Dior finds magic and roots in its cruise collection, but in Puglia not Paris

Christian Dior finds magic and roots in its cruise collection, but in Puglia not Paris

Dior unveiled a magically infused cruise collection on Wednesday night in the main square of Lecce in Puglia, the home region of the father of the house’s couturier Maria Grazia Chiuri. 
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