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Rising prices flatter U.S. retail sales; demand for goods remains strong

Rising prices flatter U.S. retail sales; demand for goods remains strong

U.S. retail sales unexpectedly rose in September, but there are fears that supply constraints could disrupt the holiday shopping season amid continued shortages of goods. 
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China to keep up scrutiny of internet sector

China to keep up scrutiny of internet sector

China will continue its scrutiny of the internet sector, rooting out practices including the blocking of site links by rival platforms and ensuring smaller players have room to develop, its industry minister has said.
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Vault by Vans launches collection with Nigel Cabourn

Vault by Vans launches collection with Nigel Cabourn

Vault by Vans has teamed up with British fashion designer Nigel Cabourn to introduce a new collection of footwear and apparel inspired by vintage military materials, colors and aesthetics.
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The Egyptian modelling agency 'decolonising beauty standards'

The Egyptian modelling agency 'decolonising beauty standards'

Between the frenzied rush of wardrobe changes and photographers readying for shoots, Iman Eldeeb's agency is slowly breaking new ground for Egypt's fashion scene by hiring a diverse line-up of models.
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Reliance Brands takes 40% stake in Manish Malhotra

Reliance Brands takes 40% stake in Manish Malhotra

Indian retail giant Reliance Brands Ltd (RBL) and designer Manish Malhotra have announced a strategic partnership to acquire a 40 percent stake in Malhotra's MM Styles Private Limited.
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Allbirds pushes forward with brick-and-mortar expansion, opens two new stores

Allbirds pushes forward with brick-and-mortar expansion, opens two new stores

The sustainable shoe and activewear brand is continuing to expand its physical store network, opening two new U.S. locations, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Oakbrook, Illinois.
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Cocoon launches first-ever pop-up at Harvey Nichols

Cocoon launches first-ever pop-up at Harvey Nichols

​Luxury handbag subscription rental service Cocoon has announced its first ever pop-up shop with a debut at Harvey Nichols in London’s Knightsbridge. 
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Blow to retail as business rates reform is delayed

Blow to retail as business rates reform is delayed

Hard-pressed fashion retailers awaiting government plans for a major shake-up in  business rates will have to wait. A call from 40 trade associations for the overhaul to be included in upcoming Budget have been dashed.
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Calvin Klein signs permanently at London Designer Outlet

Calvin Klein signs permanently at London Designer Outlet

​London Designer Outlet (LDO) is firing on all cylinders. The north London shopping centre has been given another major boost with news Calvin Klein is set to open a permanent store following the success of its pop-up. 
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Miss Dior exhibition opens in Monsieur’s Provençal chateau

Miss Dior exhibition opens in Monsieur’s Provençal chateau

Parfums Christian Dior has opened the Miss Dior Exhibition 12 Women Artists featuring interpretations of the fragrance in Monsieur Dior’s Chateau de la Colle Noire, opening it for the first time to the general public.
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Landsec rent collections continue to improve but retail lags offices

Landsec rent collections continue to improve but retail lags offices

​Positive news from retail landlord Landsec continues on the rent collection front. The commercial property giant said Friday that, as of 12 October, 85% of the £89 million net rent due on 29 September had been paid.
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The big office comeback sees beige, oversized blazers, chunky loafers as key

The big office comeback sees beige, oversized blazers, chunky loafers as key

​There's been a debate around whether consumers will return to traditional office clothing after having worked from home in comfy loungewear, and current shop and search behaviour is giving us plenty of clues. 
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UK e-tail warehouse space in short supply, prices rise

UK e-tail warehouse space in short supply, prices rise

​Problems with the UK supply chain continue to mount. This time it’s a shortage of warehousing space as the boom in online shopping forces retailers to open bigger distribution centres.
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Megan Fox to launch first fashion line as Boohoo unveils "biggest collab yet"

Megan Fox to launch first fashion line as Boohoo unveils "biggest collab yet"

​Celebrity collabs are increasingly important for online fast fashion retailers and one of the biggest pureplay e-tailers has linked with one of the biggest celebrity names, with Booho launching a Megan Fox collection.
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Amazon expands 'Try Before You Buy' service to France, Italy and Spain

Amazon expands 'Try Before You Buy' service to France, Italy and Spain

American online sales giant Amazon launched its 'Try Before You Buy' service in its French, Italian and Spanish markets on October 14.
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Hollister names Fortnite world champion as first chief gaming scout

Hollister names Fortnite world champion as first chief gaming scout

The fashion retailer has named 18-year-old streamer and esports champion Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf as its first chief gaming scout, a role in which he will help select talent for the brand’s new gamer training program.
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