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Luxury groups dip into own pockets to aid employees in Covid-19 crisis

Luxury groups dip into own pockets to aid employees in Covid-19 crisis

Luxury groups like Chanel, Hermès, L’Oréal, Tod’s and OTB are all engaged in the war against Covid-19, with financial initiatives designed to protect their employees in the midst of the crisis.
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UK luxe consumers are buying bags and sneakers online during crisis - report

UK luxe consumers are buying bags and sneakers online during crisis - report

Consumers are continuing to buy luxury items during the international lockdown with online sites in Britain seeing particular interest in designer handbags and expensive sneakers, a report said on Tuesday. 
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Tiffany & Co. commits $1 million to Covid-19 relief efforts

Tiffany & Co. commits $1 million to Covid-19 relief efforts

The foundation will allocate $750,000 to the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (WHO), and $250,000 to The New York Community Trust’s NYC Covid-19 Response & Impact Fund. 
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Capri furloughs all North America store staff, sees stores reopening only after June 1

Capri furloughs all North America store staff, sees stores reopening only after June 1

Michael Kors owner Capri Holdings Ltd said on Monday it would furlough all its 7,000 employees in North America amid the coronavirus pandemic, as it expects to reopen its stores only after June 1.
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Alessandro Dell’Acqua on creative cocooning; Covid-19’s aftermath and self-absorbed influencers

Alessandro Dell’Acqua on creative cocooning; Covid-19’s aftermath and self-absorbed influencers

Few designers were busier than Alessandro Dell’Acqua when coronavirus cruelly claimed its first victims in Milan and Paris, at the same time as the women’s ready-to-wear seasons in Europe. 
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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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Lindex owner Stockmann to file for corporate restructuring

Lindex owner Stockmann to file for corporate restructuring

Stockmann's parent company is filing for corporate restructuring as cash flows are dented by the coronavirus. But its department stores and its Lindex chain won't be affected, the company said on Monday.
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Alexander McQueen launches lockdown creative project

Alexander McQueen launches lockdown creative project

Alexander McQueen will be launching weekly creative projects to inspire creativity in people during the coronavirus lockdown. This week, brand is asking followers to sketch or paint an image of its dramatic Rose dress.
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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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Chanel to host live Angèle performance on Instagram

Chanel to host live Angèle performance on Instagram

The latest brand to reach out to its social media community during the global pandemic is Chanel, which will stage a live performance by Belgian singer Angèle this Friday.
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Amazon wins trade mark dispute with Coty

Amazon wins trade mark dispute with Coty

Amazon is not liable for unknowingly stocking goods for third-party sellers that infringe trademarks, handing online retailers a victory in their battle against luxury goods companies.
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Retailers recast spring looks for coronavirus lockdowns

Retailers recast spring looks for coronavirus lockdowns

Desperate to sell pricey spring looks during the coronavirus lockdown, retailers are turning to social media to show their latest styles in somber, stay-at-home settings.
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Diesel, Maison Margiela and Marni to donate 10% of online revenues to Covid-19 fight

Diesel, Maison Margiela and Marni to donate 10% of online revenues to Covid-19 fight

OTB, which controls Diesel, Maison Margiela and Marni, has announced that all three brands will donate 10% of their online revenues during the month of April to the struggle against Covid-19.
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Mayhoola donates €1 million to emergency field hospital in Madrid

Mayhoola donates €1 million to emergency field hospital in Madrid

Mayhoola, the group that controls Valentino, Balmain and Pal Zileri, has made a €1 million donation to the fight against Covid-19. It follows a major donation in Italy by the Qatari-based investment vehicle.
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PVH donates $1 million to Covid-19 relief

PVH donates $1 million to Covid-19 relief

Some $100,000 of the donation will go to the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund, while a separate donation of 2 million RMB ($275,000) was made to the Chinese Society of the Red Cross.
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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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