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The 38th Hyères Festival will be chaired by Charles de Vilmorin and Alan Crocetti

The 38th Hyères Festival will be chaired by Charles de Vilmorin and Alan Crocetti

This year's competition is aimed at young people, with Charles de Vilmorin presiding over the jury for fashion, Alan Crocetti for accessories and Luis Alberto Rodriguez for photography.
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Retail footfall improved in 2022, but pre-pandemic gap is "long-term trend"

Retail footfall improved in 2022, but pre-pandemic gap is "long-term trend"

​Following an increasingly tough 2022 for UK retail, footfall this year won’t return to pre-pandemic levels and the gap from 2019 and will settle at between -5% and -10%, according to retail experts Springboard.
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Lucy & Yak launches buyback scheme

Lucy & Yak launches buyback scheme

‘Conscious’ clothing brand Lucy & Yak is developing its sustainability credentials with the launch of ‘Re:Yak Buyback’, offering vouchers of up to £20 off future purchases when returning any pre-loved items.
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Two UK shopping centres are first to achieve net zero carbon status

Two UK shopping centres are first to achieve net zero carbon status

Sustainability hats off to two retail destinations. Quayside MediaCity in Salford and Gloucester Quays have become the first shopping centres to achieve ‘Net Zero Carbon – Operational Energy’.
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Liverpool One launches local indies pop-up

Liverpool One launches local indies pop-up

Liverpool One is building on its commitment to creating a difference for its visitors via independent brands and innovative concepts. So the mall has introduced a MerseyMade pop-up of local artisans’ and artists’ work. 
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Crew Clothing's big-name retailer links drive strong Christmas, January looks good

Crew Clothing's big-name retailer links drive strong Christmas, January looks good

​There’s a key trend being seen in UK retail with brand after brand reporting strong Christmas trading on the back of their link-ups with John Lewis, Next, M&S and Very.
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Kohl's close to naming Tom Kingsbury as permanent CEO: report

Kohl's close to naming Tom Kingsbury as permanent CEO: report

Department store chain Kohl's Corp is in late-stage talks to name Tom Kingsbury as its permanent chief executive, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing two people familiar with the situation.
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Art and creativity in support of Ukraine

Art and creativity in support of Ukraine

From launching MBFW Tbilisi in 2014, supporting local fashion to becoming a promoter of Ukrainian and Georgian culture, entrepreneur Sofia Tchkonia is diversifying her events to address the war in Ukraine. 
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Inditex plan to double number of disabled employees in 2 years, up to 1500 people

Inditex plan to double number of disabled employees in 2 years, up to 1500 people

The Spanish fashion group's commitment concerns its network of stores, logistics centres, warehouses and offices around the world.
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News analysis: will it be a long road back to profit for Boohoo Group?

News analysis: will it be a long road back to profit for Boohoo Group?

Boohoo has fallen from grace spectacularly since the pandemic. But here's why we shouldn't write it off just yet, even though it might take some time for it to regain its former glory
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DMIx launches photo-realistic virtual models

DMIx launches photo-realistic virtual models

It’s billed as “groundbreaking” in the world of digitalisation. Germany’s ColorDigital is launching DMIx StudioAvatars and DMIx 3D-Studio “for a full end-to-end digital product development workflow”.
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Pakistan: Inditex, H&M, Bestseller and C&A join Factory Safety Agreement

Pakistan: Inditex, H&M, Bestseller and C&A join Factory Safety Agreement

Bestseller, C&A, H&M, Inditex, Otto and PVH will represent the brands on the board of the Pakistan Textile Factory Safety Agreement and invite other brands to join the initiative.
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Primark: why its sales rose so strongly this festive season

Primark: why its sales rose so strongly this festive season

​After delivering a strong trading update for the latest quarter this week, Primark parent company ABF's finance chief has detailed just what made the company so strong in this key end-of-year shopping season.
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Pitti Filati 92 returns to Florence with numbers close to its pre-pandemic level

Pitti Filati 92 returns to Florence with numbers close to its pre-pandemic level

From January 25 to 27, 105 exhibitors (including 13 international exhibitors) will present their collections for spring-summer 2024 at Pitti Filati: numbers that are reaching pre-pandemic levels again.
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Boss unveils Perfect Moment skiwear collab

Boss unveils Perfect Moment skiwear collab

​Hugo Boss’s youthful Boss label has returned to the slopes as Presenting Partner of the Hahnenkamm Races in Kitzbühel, Austria, and also unveiled its new collab with specialist skiwear brand Perfect Moment.
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Mango launches circular denim capsule

Mango launches circular denim capsule

​Resurgent Spanish retail giant Mango is launching its first denim collection “designed with circularity criteria to promote a second life for garments”.
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