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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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Fenwick's leadership team is out, founding family calls in ex-Selfridges exec as MD

Fenwick's leadership team is out, founding family calls in ex-Selfridges exec as MD

Fenwick has been struggling for some time and with its shops now closed and it's still-young online operation also not functioning, the family that owns the retailer has ousted its chairman and managing director.
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Footwear giant Sergio Rossi dies

Footwear giant Sergio Rossi dies

Footwear legend Sergio Rossi has died at the age of 84, reportedly from Covid-19, after being hospitalised several days ago.
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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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Browns launches exclusive ATP Atelier sandal

Browns launches exclusive ATP Atelier sandal

The luxury retailer has teamed up with Stockholm-based accessories brand ATP Atelier to create an exclusive platform sandal for the summer. Made from vegetable tanned vacchetta, the Melitto comes in both black and white.
Luxury
European tourist retail dented by Covid-19 says Planet

European tourist retail dented by Covid-19 says Planet

The massive impact of Covid-19 on tourist spending was made clear this week as international payments provide Planet issued figures showing the economic impact of the virus on European retail during February. 
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British Fashion Council launches Covid-19 fund to support designers

British Fashion Council launches Covid-19 fund to support designers

The British Fashion Council (BFC) said on Friday that it's launching a new crisis fund to support creative businesses and individuals during the Covid-19 outbreak. 
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Fashion e-tailers refute social distancing criticism, Next, Net-A-Porter shut e-stores

Fashion e-tailers refute social distancing criticism, Next, Net-A-Porter shut e-stores

UK fashion e-tail is facing a steady shutdown as some well-known names respond to criticism of the efforts they’re making to keep warehouse staff and other workers safe.
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Condé Nast pushes luxury conference back three months to end July

Condé Nast pushes luxury conference back three months to end July

The next Condé Nast Luxury Conference, scheduled for April, has been pushed back three months to end July, the latest major postponement in fashion due to impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Allbirds supports the NHS with shoe donation initiative

Allbirds supports the NHS with shoe donation initiative

The sustainable shoe brand will donate 2,000 pairs of running shoes to those fighting the battle against Covid-19, with NHS staff invited to fill in an online form to receive their free shoes.
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Fenwick stops web sales as nascent e-tail ops are run from stores

Fenwick stops web sales as nascent e-tail ops are run from stores

The coronavirus crisis looks like it will hit upscale department store chain Fenwick very hard as the company is now shutting its webstore.
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Mulberry to make "small" H2 loss due to coronavirus

Mulberry to make "small" H2 loss due to coronavirus

Mulberry said on Tuesday that it's working hard to conserve cash in the business in the light of the rapidly evolving coronavirus situation that’s hitting it hard in its domestic market.
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Zadig & Voltaire supporting Paris Hospitals Foundation

Zadig & Voltaire supporting Paris Hospitals Foundation

Zadig & Voltaire has decided to support the fight against coronavirus by contributing revenues from its online business to the Paris Hospitals Foundation.
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Dover Street Market temporarily closes in London, New York and LA

Dover Street Market temporarily closes in London, New York and LA

Dover Street Market has temporarily shuttered its boutiques in London, New York and Los Angeles, in the latest closure of destination boutiques due to concern over coronavirus.
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Hugo Boss withdraws guidance following store closures in Europe and US

Hugo Boss withdraws guidance following store closures in Europe and US

The German brand has withdrawn its outlook for the 2020 financial year after saying it was “impossible to quantify” the financial impact of the coronavirus on its business.
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Chanel closes production sites in France, Italy and Switzerland

Chanel closes production sites in France, Italy and Switzerland

Chanel has decided to close down its core production sites in three western European countries: France, Italy and Switzerland; either completely or partially, the fashion house announced on Thursday. 
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