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Chanel's head of external communications leaves

Chanel's head of external communications leaves

After half a century of loyal and honourable service, Marie-Louise de Clermont-Tonnerre has left the Parisian label. She joined Chanel in 1971 and set up the PR department, notably overseeing brand communications.
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London's bouncing back as retail vacancies shrink says Shaftesbury

London's bouncing back as retail vacancies shrink says Shaftesbury

​The retail revival of London’s West End is gathering pace, major landlord Shaftesbury said on Thursday. Business is bouncing back post-lockdowns with the Carnaby Street owner citing a further reduction in available-to-let vacancies.
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After private equity investment, Ron Dorff opens US store in NYC

After private equity investment, Ron Dorff opens US store in NYC

​European athleisure brand Ron Dorff has opened a US flagship in New York City and worked with London-based strategic retail property consultancy Harper Dennis Hobbs (HDH) to find the property.
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Artsthread names winners of bigger 2021 Global Design Graduate Show

Artsthread names winners of bigger 2021 Global Design Graduate Show

​Artsthread, the operation that helps designers and artists launch their own businesses and gain employment worldwide, has named the winners of its 2021 Global Design Graduate Show contest.
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Online, social and cross-border shopping now normal for young consumers, says ESW

Online, social and cross-border shopping now normal for young consumers, says ESW

​We've seen more evidence of how younger consumers have changed their shopping habits since the onset of the pandemic with a report saying that many continue the online behaviour they developed during lockdown.
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Victoria Beckham launches sustainable capsule with The Outnet

Victoria Beckham launches sustainable capsule with The Outnet

​Victoria Beckham is very busy on the collaboration front at the moment. At the same time as she launches a knitwear link-up with Woolmark, she's also launched an online exclusive collection with The Outnet.
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Hermès continues to bounce back as sales beat forecasts

Hermès continues to bounce back as sales beat forecasts

​Luxury giant Hermès said its sales grew by 31% in the third quarter, beating market expectations even as the pace of the rebound from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic slowed down from the previous three months.
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CFDA to honour Zendaya with fashion icon award, Anya Taylor-Joy face of the year

CFDA to honour Zendaya with fashion icon award, Anya Taylor-Joy face of the year

The CFDA has announced that Zendaya will be crowned the 2021 Fashion Icon at the CFDA Fashion Awards on November 10 for her global impact on fashion.
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Saint Laurent stands out for all the right reasons at Kering

Saint Laurent stands out for all the right reasons at Kering

Gucci may have seen disappointing results in the third quarter, but that certainly wasn't the case at Saint Laurent, which continued to post strong growth, as did other Kering labels, including Balenciaga. 
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Mellerio names Christophe Mélard as new managing director

Mellerio names Christophe Mélard as new managing director

Mellerio has named Christophe Mélard as new managing director of the historic jewelry marque that claims to be the oldest family-owned prestige brand in France.
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It's luxury's year as new Best Global Brands list shows power of key labels

It's luxury's year as new Best Global Brands list shows power of key labels

​Luxury is continuing its recovery from the pandemic and a new brand ranking released on Wednesday showed that luxury labels are among the world’s top performers.
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Farfetch launches own label with New Guards Group

Farfetch launches own label with New Guards Group

On October 20, the British luxury e-tailer is launching There Was One, a womenswear line of high-end, sustainable essentials developed with New Guards Group, the parent company of Palm Angels and Heron Preston.
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Burberry unveils latest campaign, hosts Anne Imhof event

Burberry unveils latest campaign, hosts Anne Imhof event

​Its new CEO wasn’t the only news Burberry had this week with the luxury brand having just unveiled its latest campaign. Called Burberry Open Spaces, it’s all about freedom.
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Balenciaga tops Q3 Lyst Index, Prada bag is hottest women's product

Balenciaga tops Q3 Lyst Index, Prada bag is hottest women's product

​The Q3 Lyst index has been released with Balenciaga the hottest brand, followed by Gucci in second place and Dior snapping at their heels at number three. 
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Victoria Beckham in sustainable knits collab with Woolmark

Victoria Beckham in sustainable knits collab with Woolmark

​An interesting collaboration launches this week with Victoria Beckham having linked up with The Woolmark Company to launch her first end-to-end traceable collection.
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Versace's Jonathan Akeroyd is new Burberry CEO

Versace's Jonathan Akeroyd is new Burberry CEO

Burberry announced one of its most important appointments for years on Wednesday with news that Versace chief Jonathan Akeroyd will be its new CEO and executive director from April next year.
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