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Mr Porter's Mr P is latest brand to add plant leather shoes

Mr Porter's Mr P is latest brand to add plant leather shoes

​The move to using plant-based Materials in place of leather by high-end labels is accelerating and the latest to join an expanding group of brands doing so is Mr P. That’s the in-house brand of the Mr Porter e-store.
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Aspinal of London losses widen, but post-CVA, profits are not far away

Aspinal of London losses widen, but post-CVA, profits are not far away

Aspinal of London has filed its accounts for the year to the end of March 2020 and they show how tough the climate was becoming even pre-pandemic. But it also said 2021 is a key year as it heads towards profitability.
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Videos become compulsory stop in luxury consumer journey

Videos become compulsory stop in luxury consumer journey

Luxury consumers seek out more information than ever online before making a purchase, relying especially on YouTube videos and giving particular importance to brand image, according to a study from Google and Kantar.
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Amiri: Fall/Winter 2021 on LA’s most loved bridge

Amiri: Fall/Winter 2021 on LA’s most loved bridge

One designer gathering momentum in spite of the pandemic is Mike Amiri, who on Wednesday unveiled his latest collection, shot on one of the most cinematic bridges on the planet.
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Farfetch campaign addresses the new normal, stars its boutique community

Farfetch campaign addresses the new normal, stars its boutique community

​Farfetch has unveiled a major new global brand campaign called The Perfect Match. Linked to its #onlyonfarfetch theme, it comes as it continues to stress that a “commitment to the boutique community” is “at its heart”. 
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Celine: Youthquake in Chateau de Vaux-Le-Vicomte

Celine: Youthquake in Chateau de Vaux-Le-Vicomte

Youth’s brief and beautiful splendor was the theme of the latest collection and show by Hedi Slimane for Celine, staged in a 17th-century chateau famed for the brief glory of its unlucky owner. 
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LVMH shares hit record high after strong sales figures

LVMH shares hit record high after strong sales figures

LVMH's shares rose to record highs on Wednesday after the world's biggest luxury goods company posted sales figures that showed it had bounced back far more quickly than expected in early 2021.
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Spanish ceramics manufacturer Sargadelos accuses Dolce & Gabbana of plagiarism

Spanish ceramics manufacturer Sargadelos accuses Dolce & Gabbana of plagiarism

The Spanish ceramics producer has claimed that the prints on some of the Italian label’s men’s items for Spring/Summer 2021 are a "blatant copy” of its geometric patterns. Dolce & Gabbana has denied any plagiarism.
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Luxury goods retailers turn to social media for distribution

Luxury goods retailers turn to social media for distribution

The pandemic has forced luxury goods companies to use social media, video and virtual showrooms to woo their wealthy customers in Europe when tourists, especially from China, have been absent for more than a year.
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Perfumes y Diseño acquires minority stake in Oteyza

Perfumes y Diseño acquires minority stake in Oteyza

Following its failed sale of Delpozo in 2020, Spanish perfume business Perfumes y Diseño is making a foray into fashion once again by acquiring a minority stake in premium clothing brand Oteyza.
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The Outnet launches localised German language site

The Outnet launches localised German language site

​Yoox Net-A-Porter’s luxury outlet e-store The Outnet has launched a new localised German-language site for Germany and Austria.
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Hugo Boss adds to webstore total as it targets €300m in web sales this year

Hugo Boss adds to webstore total as it targets €300m in web sales this year

​Hugo Boss is diving further into online with a major expansion of its webstore offer. The company has gone online in 12 additional markets.
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Self-Portrait unveils Kate Moss campaign

Self-Portrait unveils Kate Moss campaign

​Self-Portrait has launched a high-profile campaign with the London-based brand signing up well-known Londoner Kate Moss as it star. The campaign features a series of portraits of Moss shot by Nigel Shafran.
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Creative director Paul Andrew leaves Salvatore Ferragamo

Creative director Paul Andrew leaves Salvatore Ferragamo

British designer Paul Andrew, head of all collections at Florentine luxury brand Salvatore Ferragamo since 2019, will leave his role at the business in May. The brand’s in-house team will take over his responsibilities.
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Kering lays down more roots in Italy with logistics platform in Trecate

Kering lays down more roots in Italy with logistics platform in Trecate

With its new logistics centre in Trecate, west of Milan, luxury group Kering is continuing to invest in Italy where it currently counts 44 sites including factories, laboratories, and offices.
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Selfridges and Primark magnate W. Galen Weston dies

Selfridges and Primark magnate W. Galen Weston dies

​W. Galen Weston, patriarch of one of Canada’s wealthiest families and retail titan, has died at age 80, according to a statement by the family on Tuesday.
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