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Adidas to grow London Designer Outlet presence, Radley also signs up

Adidas to grow London Designer Outlet presence, Radley also signs up

​Outlet malls remain among the key retail growth destinations in Britain (and beyond) so it’s no surprise that Adidas is to upsize its location in the successful London Designer Outlet at Wembley Park.
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Karl Lagerfeld creates eco-conscious accessory line with Amber Valletta

Karl Lagerfeld creates eco-conscious accessory line with Amber Valletta

The house of Karl Lagerfeld has announced plans for a new eco-friendly accessories collection made in collaboration with iconic model and actress Amber Valletta and focused on green-conscious designs.
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PETA hails McCartney, Telfar, and Dr Martens in its 2020 Fashion Awards

PETA hails McCartney, Telfar, and Dr Martens in its 2020 Fashion Awards

​PETA in the UK has called out the brands and people that “have made big statements for animals in 2020” via its Fashion Awards, with it also highlighting the progress made by some major retail names.
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Liberty using store staff to energise digital offer

Liberty using store staff to energise digital offer

​With its flagship department closed for now, Liberty London is aiming to make the best of the festive shopping season by putting its store staff in front of online shoppers.
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YNAP publishes major new sustainability strategy

YNAP publishes major new sustainability strategy

​Yoox Net-A-Porter has unveiled a new sustainability strategy called Infinity that’s “designed to bring luxury and fashion back into balance with our planet”.
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Mulberry upbeat as losses narrow, Asia outperforms

Mulberry upbeat as losses narrow, Asia outperforms

Mulberry is in the news because of Frasers Group’s potential takeover bid at present, but on Thursday, it also hit the headlines with its half-year results… and they made for encouraging reading.
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Dolce & Gabbana introduces virtual shopping format

Dolce & Gabbana introduces virtual shopping format

The Italian luxe label has launched its Virtual Boutique Experience, a site enabling customers to virtually visit D&G stores as if in person. A selection of stores in key cities, including Paris, are already featured.
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Maison Alaïa's new Editions collection makes digital debut in La Gaîté Lyrique

Maison Alaïa's new Editions collection makes digital debut in La Gaîté Lyrique

The house of Azzedine Alaïa's new collection made its digital debut on Wednesday with a performance inside the La Gaîté Lyrique theater in Paris, which was as succinct as one of the designer’s razor-sharp jackets.
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Alexander McQueen introduces seamless omnichannel strategy

Alexander McQueen introduces seamless omnichannel strategy

​Alexander McQueen has embarked on a new omnichannel strategy having spent the last two years (and especially the last few months) preparing its stores for the new seamless physical-to-digital world.
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LVMH sets new market capitalisation record on Paris Stock Exchange

LVMH sets new market capitalisation record on Paris Stock Exchange

On Monday, the luxury giant set a new Paris Stock Exchange record by topping a market capitalisation of €250 billion for the first time, its share price having surged by nearly 20% since the start of the year.
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LVMH commits to campaign to stop violence against women

LVMH commits to campaign to stop violence against women

LVMH has announced plans to enhance its commitment to the campaign to prevent violence against women. The luxury group revealed it will donate funds to cover 1,000 hotel nights for the non-profit “Fondation des Femmes." 
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Harvey Nichols confirms plan to reopen Dundrum Dublin store

Harvey Nichols confirms plan to reopen Dundrum Dublin store

Luxury retailer Harvey Nichols has confirmed its commitment to its Dundrum Town Centre store in Dublin saying that the location will definitely reopen once the current Irish lockdown ends.
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Rolling Stones launch 360​° virtual experience​ to support new store

Rolling Stones launch 360​° virtual experience​ to support new store

Following their store debut on Carnaby Street, the Rolling Stones have unveiled a global e-commerce shop equipped with a 360° virtual experience “so customers can shop inside the store from anywhere in the world”.
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Claudia Plant takes over as CMO at Hunter

Claudia Plant takes over as CMO at Hunter

​Hunter has named a retail heavyweight to its chief marketing role as it continues to renew its top management team. It said that Claudia Plant, a luxury retail veteran who was a Net-A-Porter co-founder, has joined. 
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UK Christmas spending to dip only 0.4% - Mintel report

UK Christmas spending to dip only 0.4% - Mintel report

​There may be a lot of talk about the Christmas shopping season in 2020 being something of a write-off for many retailers, but a new report suggests that overall spending will fall only marginally. 
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Up to 60 Debenhams stores could close even with JD Sports rescue deal

Up to 60 Debenhams stores could close even with JD Sports rescue deal

​Analysts believe that up to 60 Debenhams stores could still close next year despite JD Sports reportedly being in exclusive talks to acquire the entire business.
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