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Little cheer in October as UK consumer confidence falls for third month - GfK

Little cheer in October as UK consumer confidence falls for third month - GfK

​It was all looking so much better in July. UK consumer confidence has since taken a battering with the financial pulse of the nation dropping for third month in a row in October, according to GfK’s latest figures.
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Tomorrow buys control of Martine Rose, but share swap deal is a first for the firm

Tomorrow buys control of Martine Rose, but share swap deal is a first for the firm

​Tomorrow is continuing its drive to buy some of the most interesting fashion labels and has just announced its majority investment in British menswear business Martine Rose, led by its eponymous founder. 
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Zalando shakes up creative photography with 'virtual location' technology

Zalando shakes up creative photography with 'virtual location' technology

​Zalando has announced an interesting development this week as it aims to “elevate the visual experience for customers” by piloting “virtual production” in a Designer category partnership with Orendt Studios.
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UK retail sales dipped last month, but fashion stays positive

UK retail sales dipped last month, but fashion stays positive

Retail sales failed to impress last month, official UK figures showed on Friday, but the under-pressure fashion sector came out of it relatively well compared to other product sectors.
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Ermenegildo Zegna revenues jump 50% in H1

Ermenegildo Zegna revenues jump 50% in H1

The Italian luxury group has turned profitable again, and was extremely buoyant in the first six months of the year, driven by China and Thom Browne, the label it acquired in 2018, whose sales doubled.
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Gucci’s next runway show will be on Hollywood Boulevard

Gucci’s next runway show will be on Hollywood Boulevard

The Italian brand has announced that “Gucci Love Parade,” the upcoming collection from creative director Alessandro Michele will be presented on one of the most iconic streets in the world: LA’s Hollywood Boulevard.
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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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