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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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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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Luxury brands bank on a raring China market as pandemic lays waste to global demand

Luxury brands bank on a raring China market as pandemic lays waste to global demand

With the coronavirus having sent most of the world's luxury spending into a tailspin and China the only major economy expected to show growth this year, brands now depend more than ever on Chinese consumers for sales.
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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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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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LVMH names new CEO at DFS

LVMH names new CEO at DFS

LVMH has appointed Benjamin Vuchot as CEO and chairman of tax-free luxury product specialist DFS Group, which has been especially affected by the coronavirus crisis. 
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LVMH calls Tiffany's prospects 'dismal' as war of words escalates

LVMH calls Tiffany's prospects 'dismal' as war of words escalates

A war of words between LVMH and Tiffany escalated on Tuesday with the French group describing Tiffany’s prospects as “dismal” and the U.S. jeweller accusing LVMH of improperly trying to renegotiate a takeover deal.
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Versace, Moschino, Philosophy celebrate zest for life with Milan shows

Versace, Moschino, Philosophy celebrate zest for life with Milan shows

A country picnic for Philosophy, marine explorations for Versace and puppets for Moschino. On Saturday, designers filled the catwalks with energy and good cheer in their post-lockdown shows.
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Concept-art cathedral Christian Dior

Concept-art cathedral Christian Dior

One felt a little like genuflecting entering the stage set of Christian Dior on Tuesday, when the house’s designer Maria Grazia Chiuri staged her latest feminist fashion opus, set in a concept-art cathedral.
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Seven Dials launches pop-up incubator for brands

Seven Dials launches pop-up incubator for brands

​London’s Seven Dials area has launched an initiative designed to help start-ups but also to boost the mix of appealing brands in the neighbourhood as it fights back in the battle to attract visitors post-lockdown.
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Heart charity finds lockdown success on Depop, will expand activities

Heart charity finds lockdown success on Depop, will expand activities

​The British Heart Foundation said this week that its presence on fashion marketplace app Depop has helped it “reach a new audience of sustainable fashion lovers” and it's expanding the link-up.
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Tommy Hilfiger to host shoppable livestream focused on sustainability

Tommy Hilfiger to host shoppable livestream focused on sustainability

Scheduled for September 29 on Tommy.com, the shoppable livestream will include pieces from the fall 2020 Tommy Hilfiger, Hilfiger Collection, TommyXLewis and Tommy Jeans collections.
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Valentino promotes simplified fashion for everyday living

Valentino promotes simplified fashion for everyday living

The Rome-based fashion brand brought Milan Fashion Week to a close with a beautiful runway showcasing a simultaneously laid-back and understated attitude condensed into an affirmative collection. 
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