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Watches of Switzerland adds more monobrand stores

Watches of Switzerland adds more monobrand stores

​High-flying omnichannel retailer Watches of Switzerland  is continuing to grow its UK monobrand boutique strategy with a difference. It’s opening another three destinations side-by-side in one shopping centre.
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Ted Baker heads new premium brands line-up at Highcross

Ted Baker heads new premium brands line-up at Highcross

​Ted Baker is the headline addition for Hammerson as the property giant welcomes four new brands to its Highcross flagship destination in Leicester this autumn.
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In Kyoto, a fashion brand is turning kimonos into couture dresses

In Kyoto, a fashion brand is turning kimonos into couture dresses

In a bid to tackle overproduction and waste, Japanese company Kien has turned to upcycling, transforming kimonos once left in the closet into couture dresses.
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UK e-shoppers browsing but not buying, yet fashion is buoyant - report

UK e-shoppers browsing but not buying, yet fashion is buoyant - report

​UK shoppers are browsing online but not buying, the latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index showed on Thursday. But at least they still seem to be focused on fashion with the category staying strong
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Jordan 1 Mids demand surges, women drive trend says StockX

Jordan 1 Mids demand surges, women drive trend says StockX

​Jordan 1 Mid sneakers are seeing “huge growth” in demand on resale market platform StockX with women proving to be big fans of the style, it said in a new report on Thursday.
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Gen X drive biggest shift in sustainable shopping - report

Gen X drive biggest shift in sustainable shopping - report

As over a third of Britons change their buying behaviour, it’s not Gen Z who are driving the biggest shift in shopping sustainably, but older shopping groups.
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Free pop-up space to house fashion designers on Oxford Street

Free pop-up space to house fashion designers on Oxford Street

​A former New Look flagship store on Oxford street is set to house fashion labels for free as Westminster Council invests in the revival of what was London’s and Europe’s premier shopping street pre-pandemic.
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Fast Retailing bounces back as Uniqlo and Theory improve

Fast Retailing bounces back as Uniqlo and Theory improve

Japanese giant Fast Retailing has reported operating profit above analysts’ expectations and expects the figure to climb further in the year ahead.
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Montblanc and Public School launch eco collection

Montblanc and Public School launch eco collection

Montblanc has teamed up with Public School New York (PSNY) to launch an environmentally conscious collection inspired by streetwear. 
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Brioni opens shop on Rodeo Drive

Brioni opens shop on Rodeo Drive

The new boutique replaces its Beverly Hills store and houses the ready-to-wear and accessories collections, as well as its exclusive bespoke service with a Brioni master tailor. 
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Canada Goose brings nature indoors with Manchester pop-up installation

Canada Goose brings nature indoors with Manchester pop-up installation

It’s a European first and it’s landed in Manchester. Canada Goose has taken the pop-up store route to launch a “unique outdoor experience” with an installation taking temporary space in the city’s New Cathedral Street.
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Christmas stock worries mount as port turns away ships

Christmas stock worries mount as port turns away ships

The UK government is attempting to allay fears of Christmas product shortages after container ships were being turned away at a key UK port due to over-capacity.
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Desperate Indians sell family gold to survive Covid cash crunch

Desperate Indians sell family gold to survive Covid cash crunch

Asia's third-largest economy is rebounding from the economic crisis unleashed by Covid-19, but there is no end yet to the financial pain for many Indians.
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LVMH shares flat after its Q3 revenues

LVMH shares flat after its Q3 revenues

Shares in LVMH were flat in early trading on Wednesday after the French luxury giant posted a strong rise in sales in its fashion and leather goods division in the third quarter.
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Flannels set to open in Romford - report

Flannels set to open in Romford - report

​Flannels is continuing to grow its store portfolio. The Frasers Group-owned high-end fashion brand has signed a 15-year lease to open a flagship store at the Liberty Shopping Centre in Romford, Essex.
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Grosvenor fast-tracks climate strategy

Grosvenor fast-tracks climate strategy

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland (GBI) wants to become the UK’s first carbon-neutral property company. The commercial property giant is fast-tracking its climate strategy to be completed five years earlier than planned.
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