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Berluti, between haute sportswear and K-pop

Berluti, between haute sportswear and K-pop

Pandemonium outside the Opera de Paris this morning, as a K-pop star caused a mass stampede as he exited the latest show by Berluti, a collection underlining its rather radical change of direction under Kris Van Assche.
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Frasers shuts more Jack Wills stores including Soho site

Frasers shuts more Jack Wills stores including Soho site

The gradual retreat of retailers from physical spaces is continuing with the latest slate of store closures coming from Jack Wills, which is now owned by Frasers Group. One central London store is on the closure list.
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Why a ban on Vaporfly shoe could boost Nike's bottom line

Why a ban on Vaporfly shoe could boost Nike's bottom line

A controversy over Nike's hyper-advanced Vaporfly shoes that some say give runners an unfair advantage could boost sales, especially among amateurs hoping for more spring in their step.
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Simply Be and Ambrose Wilson brands shine at N Brown

Simply Be and Ambrose Wilson brands shine at N Brown

Simply Be and Ambrose Wilson were good news for owner N Brown Group in the 18 weeks to January 4, despite the firm’s overall revenues dropping by 5% in the period. 
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Avenatti, following arrest, fails to end 'vindictive' Nike extortion case

Avenatti, following arrest, fails to end 'vindictive' Nike extortion case

A federal judge on Wednesday rejected Michael Avenatti’s bid to dismiss criminal charges accusing him of trying to extort Nike, after the celebrity lawyer claimed he was targeted in a “vindictive” prosecution. 
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Merry Christmas for Very.co.uk as fashion and sports shine

Merry Christmas for Very.co.uk as fashion and sports shine

The newly-renamed Very Group reported buoyant Christmas sales for its star Very.co.uk brand on Wednesday with “strong peak trading driven by growth in fashion and sports”.
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U.S. judge rejects Michael Avenatti request to delay Nike extortion trial

U.S. judge rejects Michael Avenatti request to delay Nike extortion trial

A U.S. judge on Tuesday rejected Michael Avenatti’s request to delay a scheduled Jan. 21 criminal trial accusing the celebrity lawyer of trying to extort Nike Inc.
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Conor McGregor fights off rogue toys in Reebok's new Zig Kinetica campaign

Conor McGregor fights off rogue toys in Reebok's new Zig Kinetica campaign

Conor McGregor has teamed up with Reebok to mark the launch of the brand's new Zig Kinetica sneaker.
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Giorgio Armani faces winter with elegance and levity

Giorgio Armani faces winter with elegance and levity

The Italian designer unveiled his menswear collection for Fall/Winter 2020-21 under a flurry of virtual snowflakes at Milan Fashion Week on Monday, sending out futuristic ski suits and cosy, ultra-chic day wear.
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Lululemon raises profit, sales forecast on upbeat holiday demand

Lululemon raises profit, sales forecast on upbeat holiday demand

Lululemon Athletica Inc raised its quarterly sales and profit outlook on Monday, as its efforts to ramp up its online presence and broaden its range helped drive sales during the all-important holiday period.
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Avenatti objects to U.S. 'document dump,' seeks possible Nike trial delay

Avenatti objects to U.S. 'document dump,' seeks possible Nike trial delay

Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti wants a U.S. judge to exclude large amounts of material that federal prosecutors produced recently for his trial accusing him of trying to extort Nike Inc, or else to delay the trial.
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Rossignol opens first New York boutique

Rossignol opens first New York boutique

The store carries Rossignol’s technical equipment, skiwear and urbanwear, as well as its ‘Sport Chic’ and ‘Après Ski’ collections, and pieces from collaborations with Tommy Hilfiger and Jean-Charles de Castelbajac. 
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Puma collaborates with Tabitha Simmons

Puma collaborates with Tabitha Simmons

The sportswear collection includes two sneaker styles, a backpack and a tracksuit. All pieces feature a floral print, making a reference to the British roots of the New York-based designer.
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JD Sports sees positive festive sales, but global ops are key

JD Sports sees positive festive sales, but global ops are key

With many in UK retail reporting sales falls for the Christmas trading period it was encouraging on Friday to see JD Sports Fashion talking about “positive like-for-like trends in the group's global fascias”. 
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Speedo owner Pentland to buy brand's North American ops from PVH

Speedo owner Pentland to buy brand's North American ops from PVH

Apparel giant PVH Corp is selling its Speedo North America business to UK-based Pentland Group, which is the parent company of Speedo International Limited. The British firm is paying $170 million in cash.
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K-Way conquers Pitti with contemporary cool

K-Way conquers Pitti with contemporary cool

Eyebrows were raised when Pitti first announced that K-Way, French sportswear label, was given a prestigious Pitti runway slot. But the naysayers proved wrong, as the  marque staged a zippy collection in Florence.
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