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Brunello Cucinelli: A rare runway display from headquarters in Solomeo

Brunello Cucinelli: A rare runway display from headquarters in Solomeo

Brunello Cuccinelli staged a rare runway show, albeit without leaving his headquarters in Solomeo, his philanthropic villa in Umbria and featuring a score of stationary models. 
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Welcome back! Shaftesbury promises London shoppers excitement post-lockdown

Welcome back! Shaftesbury promises London shoppers excitement post-lockdown

Shopper can expect an “animated, interesting and welcoming” return when retail restrictions are lifted next month. That’s the upbeat promise from London retail property giant Shaftesbury Thursday. 
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Birkenstock 'to be sold' to L Catterton for €4bn - report

Birkenstock 'to be sold' to L Catterton for €4bn - report

​It looks like the long rumoured private equity takeover of family-owned Birkenstock could actually be happening soon. L Catterton, the group with close links to LVMH, is said to be “nearing an agreement” to buy it.
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Kith opens first European store in Paris

Kith opens first European store in Paris

The American brand founded by Ronnie Fieg is opening a store in the French capital. Spread over three floors, the 16,000-square-foot location not only offers the label's latest collections, but also a restaurant. 
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US designer Alexander Wang faces new sexual assault allegations

US designer Alexander Wang faces new sexual assault allegations

A New York student has become the latest person to accuse acclaimed American designer Alexander Wang of sexual assault.
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Black Lives Matter designers make history in Milan

Black Lives Matter designers make history in Milan

Last minute touches on a frilly white dress, a final coat of powder- and it's showtime for the Black Lives Matter-inspired collective making history at Milan Fashion Week.
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Happy April 12: retail reopening to see footfall leap - Springboard

Happy April 12: retail reopening to see footfall leap - Springboard

Prepare for the footfall surge. With the 12 April date set for the long-awaited reopening of non-essential retail in England, UK stores can expected a 47.9% week-on-week leap in footfall, according to Springboard data.
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Consumers seek physical-digital shopping mix, embrace social commerce - report

Consumers seek physical-digital shopping mix, embrace social commerce - report

Consumers have shifted to e-shopping in the past year, but when stores reopen, they'll be glad to get back to physical shopping. Yet digital habits are ingrained for consumers globally and social commerce is on the rise.
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John Lewis fashion buying director to quit this spring

John Lewis fashion buying director to quit this spring

​John Lewis’s buying director of fashion is set to stand down after many years at the firm. But it seems the move isn't linked to the retailer’s general restructuring. Christine Kasoulis will leave to focus on her MBA. 
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Vogue names Juan Costa Paz as global creative director

Vogue names Juan Costa Paz as global creative director

Costa Paz will oversee the creative direction for the brand in the U.S. and the U.K. and help guide Vogue’s approach to content in all formats through all of the company’s owned and operated editions worldwide.
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Moncler acquires remaining 30% of Stone Island

Moncler acquires remaining 30% of Stone Island

The Italian luxury brand famous for its iconic down jackets announced on Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement with Temasek Holdings to acquire the remaining 30% stake of Stone Island’s parent company.
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Helen Lambert talks to Godfrey Deeny on what's next in etailing and retailing

Helen Lambert talks to Godfrey Deeny on what's next in etailing and retailing

One of the great retailing experts, Helen Lambert, talks with Godfrey Deeny about what's next in e-tailing and what's up with her latest project, online wholesale platform Style Pulse, in our latest podcast.
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The Outnet launches Proenza Schouler capsule

The Outnet launches Proenza Schouler capsule

YNAP’s luxe outlet The Outnet has launched an exclusive capsule with Proenza Schouler. It said the company has worked with the 19-year-old label for many years and the brand is a popular one among its customers.
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'Shoppertainment' is key trend for European e-commerce says new study

'Shoppertainment' is key trend for European e-commerce says new study

​European consumers are embracing ‘shoppertainment’, a new study of of more than 14,000 of them shows. And live-streaming commerce is a key part of this.
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Frasers announces £100m+ lockdown-linked impairment charge

Frasers announces £100m+ lockdown-linked impairment charge

​There’s speculation that there could be more store closures ahead for Frasers Group as the giant retail operation has announced a major impairment charge against its stores as a result of lockdowns.
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​BRC calls for flexibility in government plan to reopen English retail by mid-April

​BRC calls for flexibility in government plan to reopen English retail by mid-April

As the UK prime minister laid out his cautious ‘one-way road to freedom’ strategy to get the English economy reopened by May, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) warned the plan could be too late for many businesses.
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