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UK consumer confidence suffers from the January blues, outlook dips

UK consumer confidence suffers from the January blues, outlook dips

‘Vaccination no shot in the arm for UK consumer confidence’ is Friday’s telling headline from GfK’s economic reading for January that reflects a less optimistic view from a population stuck in winter lockdown.
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Rikard Frost is new Filippa K CEO, starts this spring

Rikard Frost is new Filippa K CEO, starts this spring

Scandinavian fashion label Filippa K has named Alexander Wang’s Rikard Frost as its new CEO as of April, marking “an exciting new chapter for the brand” as it grows internationally.
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Charles Tyrwhitt sales plunged last year, but CEO hopeful of rebound

Charles Tyrwhitt sales plunged last year, but CEO hopeful of rebound

​The founder of shirts specialist Charles Tyrwhitt said business “fell off a cliff” last year as stores were forced to close, consumers reined-in spending and worked from home so his products stayed on the rails.
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Fashion sales rose in December but 2020 a disaster, NWEC urges more support

Fashion sales rose in December but 2020 a disaster, NWEC urges more support

December’s official retail sales on Friday drew a line under what was a disastrous year for retailing and especially for fashion, although the month itself was relatively buoyant in the circumstances.
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Victoria Beckham pre-Covid losses grow, underlying progress in right direction

Victoria Beckham pre-Covid losses grow, underlying progress in right direction

Losses widened at Victoria Beckham’s fashion company, despite rising sales, in the year before the pandemic as it invested in its beauty launch, results due to be filed at Companies House have shown.
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Australian Fashion Week gains new title partner, announces schedule

Australian Fashion Week gains new title partner, announces schedule

Ahead of the 2021 fashion season, Australian Fashion Week has gained a new title sponsor as it evolves its mission to focus on accessibility, diversity and inclusion, and sustainability. 
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Kamala Harris’ inauguration looks boost buzz around Black-led brands

Kamala Harris’ inauguration looks boost buzz around Black-led brands

According to LaunchMetrics, the looks worn by the U.S.’s first female vice president at this week’s Presidential Inauguration stirred up significant interest around Christopher John Rogers, Sergio Hudson and Pyer Moss.
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Louis Vuitton: The new Black office culture

Louis Vuitton: The new Black office culture

Nice to finally see someone spending a ton of money on a fashion video, as Louis Vuitton unveiled an elegiac collection video on Thursday in Paris menswear week that addressed Black culture head on.
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Rick Owens: Fashionable heroes at a Venetian military shrine

Rick Owens: Fashionable heroes at a Venetian military shrine

President Joe Biden began his presidency honoring the fallen dead at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington on Wednesday. A day later, Rick Owens staged his  show at a Venetian shrine to soldiers lost in war.
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Mytheresa CEO Michael Kliger on taking fashion’s latest billion-dollar brand public

Mytheresa CEO Michael Kliger on taking fashion’s latest billion-dollar brand public

If anyone is enjoying a great January it has to be Michael Kliger, CEO of Mytheresa.com, who this month pulled off an IPO valuing the online retailer at $2.2 billion. We spoke with him three hours before going  public.
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Sunnei unveils second chapter of digital Canvas line

Sunnei unveils second chapter of digital Canvas line

The Italian ready-to-wear brand has launched the latest collection from Canvas, a digital line open to customisation by a selection of retailers, and now accessible to the public. 
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UK cross-border e-tail sales strong in 2020 says Global-e

UK cross-border e-tail sales strong in 2020 says Global-e

​The UK’s outbound cross-border e-commerce rose as much as 57% last year and the peak festive trading month, November, saw an increase of 42% year-on-year as well.
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Farfetch links with Clipper Logistics to boost European delivery

Farfetch links with Clipper Logistics to boost European delivery

​Clipper Logistics had big news on Thursday as it announced a deal with Farfetch that will extend Clipper’s European ops and boost Farfetch’s delivery capabilities.
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Selfridges gets through 2020 in good shape, pre-pandemic sales rose

Selfridges gets through 2020 in good shape, pre-pandemic sales rose

​Selfridges weathered the 2020 storm, despite enduring the toughest retail year in decades. That’s according to company chief Anne Pitcher who admitted that it was the “most difficult” period in its 113 years.
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The looks that marked the United States' 46th Presidential Inauguration

The looks that marked the United States' 46th Presidential Inauguration

Politicians, family and performers appeared for the inauguration of President Joe Biden wearing designers from Ralph Lauren and Schiaparelli, to Christopher John Rogers and Sergio Hudson.
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Luxury fashion platform Mytheresa valued at $2.2 billion in US listing

Luxury fashion platform Mytheresa valued at $2.2 billion in US listing

German online luxury retailer Mytheresa was valued at $2.2 billion in its initial public offering in New York on Wednesday.
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