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Podcast: Nathalie Colin discusses combining creativity and commercial relevance

Podcast: Nathalie Colin discusses combining creativity and commercial relevance

For the former creative director of Swarovski, who founded a creative agency with her daughter last year, creativity is not incompatible with business. She speaks to Olivier Guyot about her approach and her optimism. 
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Kering sales nearly double in Q2 as Gucci steams ahead

Kering sales nearly double in Q2 as Gucci steams ahead

Sales at French luxury group Kering nearly doubled in the second quarter as coronavirus curbs were relaxed in much of the world, with its star fashion label Gucci accelerating sharply.
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Online shoppers: 35% shun brands not acting 'responsibly'

Online shoppers: 35% shun brands not acting 'responsibly'

​Any brand or retailer still thinking that ethical issues don't matter should look at a new report. The study says that as many as 35% of online shoppers in the UK will only associate with "responsible" brands. 
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Rolex tops list of most searched for fakes

Rolex tops list of most searched for fakes

​UK consumers are continuing to search for fake luxury brands in large numbers and some have more appeal to label-hungry shoppers than others. In fact, Rolex is the most wanted label for those seeking fakes online.
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New York Fashion Week gears up for physical come-back in September

New York Fashion Week gears up for physical come-back in September

The CFDA has unveiled the schedule for this September’s New York Fashion Week, revealing a five-day program of in-person shows and presentations from 91 national and international brands.
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LVMH first-half profits soar on rebound from pandemic

LVMH first-half profits soar on rebound from pandemic

LVMH, the world's leading maker of luxury goods, said Monday that sales and profits had bounced back strongly in the first six months of 2021 as demand soared after the pandemic-induced slump last year.
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LVMH keen to boost appeal of craftsmanship excellence with ‘WE for ME’ pact

LVMH keen to boost appeal of craftsmanship excellence with ‘WE for ME’ pact

At a time when the French luxury industry’s craft trades need to hire over 8,000 new artisans each year, the luxury giant has involved its 75 labels in a drive to promote craftsmanship skills and attract talent.
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UK footfall up in heatwave, but shoppers cautious as Covid cases grow

UK footfall up in heatwave, but shoppers cautious as Covid cases grow

​Footfall across the UK rose 3.3% last week (compared to the previous seven days) with a “staggering” 16.5% uplift on Freedom Day last Monday, although from Tuesday onwards the rise was only 1.7%.
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NWEC says West End footfall on encouraging path

NWEC says West End footfall on encouraging path

​Visitors have been returning to the West End of London in large numbers in the past week since so-called Freedom Day last Monday when just about all lockdown restrictions were eased in England.
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Selfridges is up for sale, offers over £4bn sought

Selfridges is up for sale, offers over £4bn sought

Selfridges is for sale with a formal auction process about to start. It hasn’t been announced by its owners, the Westons, but a news report said Credit Suisse will be canvassing prospective buyers “imminently”.
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Dolce & Gabbana to launch a series of projects in Venice in August

Dolce & Gabbana to launch a series of projects in Venice in August

Italian brand Dolce & Gabbana will present its latest couture collection in Venice from August 28 to 30. On the occasion, the brand will also unveil its first homeware line and unprecedented digital collection of NFTs.
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UK consumer confidence remains buoyant

UK consumer confidence remains buoyant

UK consumer confidence finally edged ahead of its March 2020 pre-lockdown score in July, with shoppers in a spending frame of mind. It was still negative (at -7), but it's held firm or improved for six months in a row.
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LVMH Prize to be awarded on September 7 in Paris

LVMH Prize to be awarded on September 7 in Paris

The group has announced the final of its competition for young designers. Set to take place on September 7 at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, the event's highlights will, for the first time, be broadcast via social media. 
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High street boost: 17k new local stores could open in 12 months - report

High street boost: 17k new local stores could open in 12 months - report

In a major boost to UK physical retail that has been devastated by widespread closures during the pandemic, we could expect 17,000 local high street stores to open in the next 12 months, according to new research.
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Browns kidswear offer debuts with big names, new entries and exclusives

Browns kidswear offer debuts with big names, new entries and exclusives

The Browns kidswear entry announced back in May has finally touched down, the retailer "catering to the cool kids, with the best in fashion alongside some exclusive capsules from brands entirely new to the category".
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Chanel to unveil its Métiers d'art collection in Paris this December

Chanel to unveil its Métiers d'art collection in Paris this December

The French luxury house will present its Métiers d'art 2021-22 collection at a runway show to be held at a currently top secret location in Paris on Tuesday, 7 December 2021.
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