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Phase Eight owner TFG open to participate in UK retail consolidation

Phase Eight owner TFG open to participate in UK retail consolidation

South African fashion and homeware retailer TFG is open to buying retail companies coming up for sale in Britain, its CEO said on Wednesday, at a time when clothing retailer Joules Group has gone into administration.
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Commercial real estate show Mapic opens in Cannes mixing verve and austerity

Commercial real estate show Mapic opens in Cannes mixing verve and austerity

Scaled down compared to pre-Covid editions but with broader international participation, the Mapic trade show is still a magnet for commercial real estate players, from retailers to property developers.
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H&M to cut 1,500 jobs to reduce costs

H&M to cut 1,500 jobs to reduce costs

The Swedish group has announced that it will cut 1,500 jobs worldwide as part of its cost-cutting program.
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Brownie closes 2022 with 100 points of sale and €70 million in revenues

Brownie closes 2022 with 100 points of sale and €70 million in revenues

On the occasion of the opening of its second store in France, FashionNetwork.com interviewed the brand's CEO, Juan Morera, to learn more about the company's expansion strategy.
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Strong Cyber Monday means overall online uplift for Black Friday weekend in UK

Strong Cyber Monday means overall online uplift for Black Friday weekend in UK

​Cyber Monday (28 November) saw UK retailers’ online revenues rising 16.3% year-on-year, according to new data, coming on top of a healthy Black Friday weekend.
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Pure London unveils speaker line-up, Burstell and Carpenter to star

Pure London unveils speaker line-up, Burstell and Carpenter to star

Pure London has named the keynote speakers for its February edition. The organisers said “retail industry legend” Ed Burstell and winner of All That Glitters, jewellery designer Piers Carpenter, will be the big names.
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Fashion brands stock level surges, dents profitability - report

Fashion brands stock level surges, dents profitability - report

A new study of multiple industries shows that clothing and fashion manufacturers have seen a huge increase in stock levels when comparing Q3 stock levels in 2022. The volume is up 57% on pre-pandemic levels. 
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Tod’s new collab with Palm Angels is Best in Class linkup says Francesco Ragazzi

Tod’s new collab with Palm Angels is Best in Class linkup says Francesco Ragazzi

Tod’s has revealed its latest collab, a link-up with Palm Angels. A blend of Italian craftmanship with American sports that stars Naomi Campbell in its ad campaign, that launches this Wednesday.
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Giving Tuesday initiatives implemented by swath of luxury, apparel brands

Giving Tuesday initiatives implemented by swath of luxury, apparel brands

Giving Tuesday saw brands engage in and discover unique ways to give back to organizations devoted to helping people and the environment. 
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True Religion taps Supreme for second collaboration

True Religion taps Supreme for second collaboration

True Religion announced on Tuesday it has once again partnered with streetwear giant Supreme, for a 22-piece collaboration set to debut next month.
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Kappa launches U.S. ski, snowboard collection

Kappa launches U.S. ski, snowboard collection

Italian sportswear brand Kappa announced on Tuesday the launch of its first winter collection with U.S. Ski & Snowboard. 
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Westminster Uni launches menswear research project

Westminster Uni launches menswear research project

​What are the connections between British and Italian menswear? We’re told there are “critical gaps” so the University of Westminster aims to deliver an answer in time for London Fashion Week in February 2024.
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LVMH awards 40 virtuoso artisans its Métier d’Excellence award

LVMH awards 40 virtuoso artisans its Métier d’Excellence award

Praising them as “the beating heart” LVMH’s CEO Bernard Arnault celebrated, at a distance, the latest virtuoso artisans to win the luxury conglomerate’s Métier d’Excellence award on Wednesday.
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Primark to invest 100 million euros and create 1,000 jobs in Spain in the next two years

Primark to invest 100 million euros and create 1,000 jobs in Spain in the next two years

80 million euros will be invested to build new stores and enlarge an existing one, while the remaining 20 million euros will be used to improve and renovate other Primark stores.
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Boohoo defends working conditions at its Burnley site

Boohoo defends working conditions at its Burnley site

As The Times launched a controversy over working conditions at Boohoo's Burnley logistics center, the brand is challenging the newspaper's allegations on the basis of documented, quantified evidence.
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Jodie Turner-Smith will host Fashion Awards

Jodie Turner-Smith will host Fashion Awards

​British and Jamaican actress and activist Jodie Turner-Smith will host the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Awards event next month, the BFC said on Tuesday.
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