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The Vietnamese designer convincing the young to choose tradition

The Vietnamese designer convincing the young to choose tradition

Made from delicate silk, intricately embroidered and with vast, flared sleeves: Vietnamese 19th-century outfits do not seem a perfect fit for life in the country's hectic modern cities.
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Arcadia woes threaten JD Sports interest in Debenhams

Arcadia woes threaten JD Sports interest in Debenhams

​Arcadia’s expected administration filing could derail JD Sports’ plan to buy Debenhams as Arcadia’s brands are a huge presence in the department store chain via a large number of concessions. 
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Can't get to the shops? These boutiques come to you

Can't get to the shops? These boutiques come to you

While some brands launched free and flexible return policies for online shopping, other brands decided to go directly to their clients by launching fashion trucks.
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King’s Cross retailers launch pre-Christmas 'United We Shop' campaign

King’s Cross retailers launch pre-Christmas 'United We Shop' campaign

Over 30 retail brands from across the London’s King’s Cross and Coal Drops Yard retail destination have launched a combined ‘United We Shop’ campaign, supporting the area’s extensively redeveloped shopping streets.
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As Paris lockdown ends, Nobis opens a boutique, and founder Robin Yates recounts why

As Paris lockdown ends, Nobis opens a boutique, and founder Robin Yates recounts why

Remarkably, on the day the second lockdown in Paris ends, November 28, and clothing stores can open, Canada’s Nobis will debut a brand new store there. Its founder Robin Yates explains how it has defied the downturn.
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Hammerson names Grégoire Peureux to new COO role

Hammerson names Grégoire Peureux to new COO role

Retail property giant Hammerson has created a new senior role with Grégoire Peureux joining it as Chief Operating Officer. He will “focus on the delivery of strategic initiatives at a group level”.
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End Clothing considers stake sale, could be worth £700m

End Clothing considers stake sale, could be worth £700m

​End Clothing is in talks to sell a stake in the business that could value it at around £700 million, a report said on Friday. 
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Kim Jones' next artistic link-up for Dior will be with Kenny Scharf

Kim Jones' next artistic link-up for Dior will be with Kenny Scharf

Christian Dior’s menswear creative director Kim Jones, an inveterate fan of collaborations with fine artists, has a new design teammate for his next Dior collection, legendary New York street artist Kenny Scharf.
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Harvey Nichols owner Dickson Concepts in profit, despite tough H1

Harvey Nichols owner Dickson Concepts in profit, despite tough H1

​The six months to the end of September may have been a devastating time for retailers, but Dickson Concepts managed to turn a profit in the first half of its financial year, despite lower sales.
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Net-A-Porter MD Brandolese exits after streamlining

Net-A-Porter MD Brandolese exits after streamlining

​Net-A-Porter’s managing director Nicola Brandolese has left his role at the Richemont-owned luxury e-tailer after little over a year at the helm.
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Kenzo develops collab archive collection with Kansai Yamamoto

Kenzo develops collab archive collection with Kansai Yamamoto

The house of Kenzo has launched a new collection that combines the aesthetics and prints of two legendary designers – the brand’s founder Kenzo Takada and his famous fellow Japanese creator Kansai Yamamoto.
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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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