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End of UK tax-free shopping could hit jobs - report

End of UK tax-free shopping could hit jobs - report

New data released on Wednesday supports widespread disapproval of the UK government’s plan to scrap tax-free shopping at the end of the year.
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Revenues halve at leather goods maker Pittards as pandemic takes its toll

Revenues halve at leather goods maker Pittards as pandemic takes its toll

Revenues at UK-based leather goods manufacturer Pittards dipped by more 45% to £6.6 million in the first half of the year, hurt by the impact of the global pandemic.
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Kenzo: Making a Beeline to Adaptable Fashion

Kenzo: Making a Beeline to Adaptable Fashion

One cannot fault Felipe Oliveira Baptista of lacking in energy and effort, especially in his second collection collection for the house of Kenzo, whose inspiration was that most industrious of all creatures, the bee.
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Google Shopping to make listings free in Europe

Google Shopping to make listings free in Europe

​Google is to start letting Europe and UK-based retailers list their products on Google Shopping for free from the middle of next month. 
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Hammerson's new CEO is international property exec

Hammerson's new CEO is international property exec

Hammerson has announced its new CEO, an executive who’s prepared to take on one of the toughest current jobs in the real estate sector as retail property owners remain under intense, even existential, pressure.
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N Brown sales fall but recovery has begun

N Brown sales fall but recovery has begun

The ​JD Williams, Simply Be and Jacamo owner said its challenges have continued in 2020 and on Wednesday, the company updated the market on its six months to the end of August, saying product sales fell more than 20%.
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Studio Retail upbeat after first half, strength continues

Studio Retail upbeat after first half, strength continues

​Budget clothing and general merchandise retailer Studio Retail has seen a “strong retail performance” continuing at its Studio operation, driven by strength in its online offer during the first half.
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Boohoo shines in first half as consumer behaviour boosts e-tail

Boohoo shines in first half as consumer behaviour boosts e-tail

Boohoo seems to have come through the pandemic in robust good health with sales and profits surging in its first half and expectations of more to come as consumers migrate online at a fast pace. 
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Nordstrom bans fur and exotic animal skins

Nordstrom bans fur and exotic animal skins

Nordstrom has announced a new company-wide policy to stop selling products made using animal fur or exotic animal skin, by the end of 2021.
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Kontoor Brands announces first set of ambitious sustainability goals

Kontoor Brands announces first set of ambitious sustainability goals

The Greensboro, North Carolina-based owner of Wrangler and Lee, has revealed its first set of sustainability goals, unveiling strong targets concerning water usage, renewable energy and responsible sourcing.
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Marine Serre: Survivalist crinolines in a French THX 1138

Marine Serre: Survivalist crinolines in a French THX 1138

Ninja survivalist fashion from Marine Serre, in a wonderful video shot in giant clouds of mist and never-ending space and featuring many characters of indeterminate sex. Paris Fashion Week never ceases to surprise.
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Acai launches new brand identity following record results

Acai launches new brand identity following record results

The women’s outdoor brand best known for its slim fit hiking trousers is rebranding to Acai Outdoorwear and launching its largest collection to date.
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Cotton Traders targets new younger audience as it unveils TV ad

Cotton Traders targets new younger audience as it unveils TV ad

British clothing brand Cotton Traders is looking to add younger shoppers to its customer base with a new national advertising campaign.
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SupplyCompass unveils wool sourcing partnership with Woolmark Company

SupplyCompass unveils wool sourcing partnership with Woolmark Company

The fashion production software firm has teamed up with The Woolmark Company to help small fashion brands produce sustainable wool collections.
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Fred Perry axes top in N. America after far right group adopts it

Fred Perry axes top in N. America after far right group adopts it

Britain’s Fred Perry has withdrawn a black and yellow polo shirt from sale in the US and Canada after it became associated with a far-right organisation.
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Koché’s fashionable resistance in a Paris park

Koché’s fashionable resistance in a Paris park

Good to see Christelle Kocher back to doing what she does best – blending athletic sportswear with French street couture in an outdoor show at the Buttes-Chaumont, a fantastic park in northeastern Paris.
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