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Shoppers flocking back to stores boost Target sales, outlook

Shoppers flocking back to stores boost Target sales, outlook

U.S. shoppers returning to stores ahead of the back-to-school season helped Target forecast higher same-store sales growth after beating quarterly estimates, even as online demand sharply dropped from pandemic highs.
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Fast fashion spurs bleach-like pollution of Africa's rivers - report

Fast fashion spurs bleach-like pollution of Africa's rivers - report

​Global fast fashion brands are helping drive pollution that has dyed African rivers blue or turned their waters as alkaline as bleach, according to a report published on Tuesday.
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US retailer JCPenney joins sustainability programme The Jeans Redesign

US retailer JCPenney joins sustainability programme The Jeans Redesign

American retailer JCPenney has joined The Jeans Redesign to reduce its environmental impact and offer sustainable products to its customers.
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New Look recovery underway in Q1 after tough year

New Look recovery underway in Q1 after tough year

​Value fashion specialist New Look issued a trading update and its annual results on Tuesday and said it had made a “solid start to FY22 trading following store reopenings after [a] resilient FY21 performance”.
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Columbia Sportswear April-June sales exceed pre-pandemic levels

Columbia Sportswear April-June sales exceed pre-pandemic levels

Columbia Sportswear Company, a specialist in active outdoor lifestyle apparel and footwear, has exceeded its expectations with 79% sales growth to $566.4m in Q2 of FY21 compared to same period of 2020.
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Nicky Zimmermann on 'The Postcard' resort 2022; opening in Cannes and making it from Australia

Nicky Zimmermann on 'The Postcard' resort 2022; opening in Cannes and making it from Australia

Australia, a country known for punching above its weight in sport, literature, cinema, media, wine and the pursuit of happiness, has tended to underperform when it comes to fashion. One major exception is Zimmermann. 
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Superdry to take former Forever 21 Oxford Street flagship

Superdry to take former Forever 21 Oxford Street flagship

​Just a short while after we heard that Uniqlo and Theory will be taking over the former Superdry flagship on Regent Street, London, it has emerged that the label has signed up for a brand new flagship.
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Kontoor Brands appoints EVP global communications and public affairs

Kontoor Brands appoints EVP global communications and public affairs

Kontoor Brands, Inc. announced on Thursday the appointment of Mame Annan-Brown as executive vice president of global communications and public affairs. 
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Giorgio Armani announces environmental goals

Giorgio Armani announces environmental goals

Italian luxury brand Giorgio Armani has committed to reducing its direct greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030 in line with the objectives set out in the Paris Agreement.
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AllSaints loses creative director as he focuses on Shoreditch Ski Club

AllSaints loses creative director as he focuses on Shoreditch Ski Club

​AllSaints needs to find a new creative director with the long-term incumbent, Wil Beedle, leaving the business to focus on his own Shoreditch Ski Club (SSC) label.
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Wrangler and Billabong mix classic western with vintage surf

Wrangler and Billabong mix classic western with vintage surf

The two brands have released their first collaboration, a collection for men and women which reinterprets classic pieces from the labels' respective cultures, all while using sustainable materials. 
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Next smashes forecasts as Q2 sales surge

Next smashes forecasts as Q2 sales surge

​Fast-growing fashion retail giant Next said on Wednesday that it had easily beaten its own expectations for full-price sales, with the last 11 weeks seeing an 18.6% surge compared to the same period in 2019.
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Madewell launches dedicated denim resale platform

Madewell launches dedicated denim resale platform

The J.Crew Group-owned denim brand announced on Tuesday that it is expanding its existing partnership with secondhand specialist ThredUp through the launch of its own resale platform, Madewell Forever.
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Uniqlo and GU shine for Fast Retailing, Theory stronger in Q3

Uniqlo and GU shine for Fast Retailing, Theory stronger in Q3

Fast Retailing has cut its annual profit outlook as extra Covid restrictions in Japan and elsewhere dented footfall. But its nine-month and Q3 performances were broadly strong and Theory improved in the latest quarter.
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Levi Strauss beats quarterly revenue estimates on rebound in apparel demand

Levi Strauss beats quarterly revenue estimates on rebound in apparel demand

Levi Strauss & Co beat quarterly revenue estimates on Thursday as the company benefited from higher demand for its jeans, tops, and jackets from customers returning to their normal routines.
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Paris Couture Day Two: Alexandre Vauthier, Ronald van der Kemp and Viktor & Rolf

Paris Couture Day Two: Alexandre Vauthier, Ronald van der Kemp and Viktor & Rolf

Paris couture is not just about dressing billionaires' wives. It’s also about experimentation, and fashionable irony, as seen in three collections Tuesday: Alexandre Vauthier, Viktor & Rolf and Ronald van der Kemp.
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