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British shoppers hit with extra charges due to Brexit

British shoppers hit with extra charges due to Brexit

The early cost of Brexit has begun to filter through to UK consumers' pockets and goods are increasingly being returned to EU-based online retailers due to unexpected charges.
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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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​MySale shift to 'ANZ First' reaps strong rewards with a return to profit

​MySale shift to 'ANZ First' reaps strong rewards with a return to profit

Good looking back, good looking forward. That’s pretty much the assessment of online fashion retailer MySales’ six-month trading update released Friday.
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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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John Lewis raises profit guidance, repays government Covid loan early

John Lewis raises profit guidance, repays government Covid loan early

​John Lewis Partnership said Friday that trading during the peak shopping season, which included Black Friday and the Christmas period, “held up better than anticipated”. 
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Jack & Jones biggest launch yet as womenswear debuts for AW21

Jack & Jones biggest launch yet as womenswear debuts for AW21

​Danish fashion giant Bestseller has announced what it says is its “biggest venture yet” with the planned October debut of JJXX — a new offer for young women as part of the Jack & Jones brand.
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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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American Eagle unveils ambitious growth plans for Aerie

American Eagle unveils ambitious growth plans for Aerie

The fashion retailer has revealed a new long-term growth strategy that aims to transform its Aerie brand into a $2 billion business over the next two to three years, while also reorganizing its brick-and-mortar network.
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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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HanesBrands names Joe Cavaliere to new role of group president, global innerwear

HanesBrands names Joe Cavaliere to new role of group president, global innerwear

In the newly created role, Cavaliere will oversee the company's apparel brands, including Hanes, Bonds, Maidenform, Playtex, Bali and DIM.
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Next walks away from Topshop bid, could Shein now win the prize?

Next walks away from Topshop bid, could Shein now win the prize?

The company seen as the frontrunner to win the Topshop auction surprised observers late on Thursday as it emerged Next had pulled out of bidding for the most valuable name in the Arcadia basket of brands.
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Bundled-up Bernie: 'anti-fashion' Sanders sparks inauguration meme storm

Bundled-up Bernie: 'anti-fashion' Sanders sparks inauguration meme storm

Standing out in a crowd of glamorously dressed guests, Bernie Sanders showed up for the US presidential inauguration in a heavy winter jacket and patterned mittens, spawning the first viral meme of the Biden era.
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Sessùn lands in Spain with opening of first Madrid store

Sessùn lands in Spain with opening of first Madrid store

The French mid-range womenswear label has opened a 200 m2 store at 13 calle Fernando VI in Madrid.
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