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Maria Grazia Chiuri finds a safe space to create with la famiglia in Rome

Maria Grazia Chiuri finds a safe space to create with la famiglia in Rome

At a moment of compulsory cocooning due to the curse of Covid-19, Maria Grazia Chiuri, creative director of Christian Dior, has been doing things very much in the Italian way. She hunkered down with la famiglia in Rome.
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Asos strong despite Covid-19 sales drop, raises extra cash to keep it on top

Asos strong despite Covid-19 sales drop, raises extra cash to keep it on top

Asos had plenty to talk about on Tuesday evening as it updated the markets on the coronavirus impact, released half-year results and announced it's raising extra cash. The overall message was one of strength. 
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Della Valle family launch Sempre con Voi;  €5 million for bereaved families of health workers

Della Valle family launch Sempre con Voi; €5 million for bereaved families of health workers

The Della Valle family –  the owners of Tod’s and Schiaparelli – have launched a new project, Sempre con Voi, to aid the bereaved family members of health professionals with a €5 million donation.
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Clarks plans permanent store closures, explores options

Clarks plans permanent store closures, explores options

A “small number” of Clarks stores will not reopen after the coronavirus pandemic ends, the British shoe brand has revealed.
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Go Outdoors rebrands as Go Indoors for campaign during lockdown

Go Outdoors rebrands as Go Indoors for campaign during lockdown

Go Outdoors has temporarily rebranded itself as Go Indoors as part of a campaign urging consumers to stay at home, and launched a series of online activities to inspire families during the lockdown. 
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Primark creates factory worker wages fund

Primark creates factory worker wages fund

Following the global Covid-19 health crisis, Primark has announced that it has established a fund to cover the wages component of orders that have been cancelled.
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Leïla Menchari, France’s most famous window dresser, dies at 92

Leïla Menchari, France’s most famous window dresser, dies at 92

Leïla Menchari, la créatrice tunisienne célèbre pour ses décorations flamboyantes des vitrines d'Hermès, est décédée samedi, a annoncé la maison de Haute Couture française dans un communiqué dimanche.
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Schuh reopens website with special safety measures in place

Schuh reopens website with special safety measures in place

In an ocean of coronavirus-linked bad news, there was some good news from Schuh as the company said it has now reopened its website with rigorous measures in place and no employees being forced to work.
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Shoe Zone furloughs thousands of employees, cancels final dividend

Shoe Zone furloughs thousands of employees, cancels final dividend

Budget footwear retailer Shoe Zone saw its shares fall as much as 53% on Friday morning after announcing plans to cancel dividend payments.
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Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof files for creditor protection

Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof files for creditor protection

German department store Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof and its subsidiary Karstadt Sports have filed for creditor protection after seeing a drop in sales as a result of the coronavirus crisis.
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H&M powers ahead in Q1, but Covid-19 sends Q2 into reverse

H&M powers ahead in Q1, but Covid-19 sends Q2 into reverse

Q1 was a good time for H&M and its profits leapt ahead. But Q2 will be loss-making with sales dropping 46% during March as shops in its key markets shut their doors. 
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AEO, Caleres and Lululemon implement cost-cutting initiatives to stay afloat during Covid-19 pandemic

AEO, Caleres and Lululemon implement cost-cutting initiatives to stay afloat during Covid-19 pandemic

As it becomes clear that store closures will continue for longer than anticipated, companies including AEO, Caleres, Lululemon and Ulta Beauty have announced further measures to preserve their financial liquidity.
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Mango launches livestreamed Home Sessions concerts via Instagram

Mango launches livestreamed Home Sessions concerts via Instagram

Mango is launching a lockdown initiative called Home Sessions, a series of livestreamed concerts. The first happens at 6 pm on Thursday with Marta Knight performing live from her home via the Mango Instagram channel.
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Next wants to sell and lease back HQ and warehouses to raise cash

Next wants to sell and lease back HQ and warehouses to raise cash

The company thinks that it could potentially rise up to £100 million in the sale of the properties as it works to conserve as much cash as possible in the current coronavirus crisis.
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Paris June trade shows cancelled due to Covid-19

Paris June trade shows cancelled due to Covid-19

The organisers of the fashion trade shows usually held in Paris in June have published a joint release announcing their cancellation due to the "unprecedented context of the global health crisis."
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Fashion: creating unique content, not clothes, as a morale booster during the Covid-19 pandemic

Fashion: creating unique content, not clothes, as a morale booster during the Covid-19 pandemic

Fashion houses have begun reaching out to their massive global communities via social media to encourage creativity at home, healthy living and inter-connectivity during the global lockdown caused by coronavirus.
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