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Post-pandemic retail more focused than ever on prime space

Post-pandemic retail more focused than ever on prime space

​There’s been much talk in recent years about the polarisation of physical retail as ‘supermalls’ and other top destinations draw the best tenants while the rest goes into decline. Now a new report seems to confirm that.
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Karl Lagerfeld and Jared Leto team up for film about the designer

Karl Lagerfeld and Jared Leto team up for film about the designer

​The house of Karl Lagerfeld and Jared Leto have announced plans for a film about the designer with Leto to star in and produce it, alongside his partner Emma Ludbrook, through their production company Paradox
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Hugo links with Imaginary Ones for NFTs and with Replay for denim

Hugo links with Imaginary Ones for NFTs and with Replay for denim

​Hugo Boss’s Hugo brand is busy at the moment, announcing that it will collaborate with Web 3.0 company, Imaginary Ones on a holistic, 360-degree metaverse experience, just after unveiling a denim collab with Replay. 
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Farfetch now accepts crypto payments in 37 countries

Farfetch now accepts crypto payments in 37 countries

​Farfetch said on Thursday that it now accepts payment in cryptocurrency for its marketplace customers in 37 countries. It follows news in June that it would begin to accept such payments in several markets by year-end.
Luxury
Battersea Power Station takes wraps off as mall prepares to open

Battersea Power Station takes wraps off as mall prepares to open

​The developers behind the transformed Battersea Power Station ramped up their publicity campaign this week as they prepare for the location’s grand reopening as a giant shopping mall on 14 October.
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Lights out for Paris with Miu Miu, Xuly.Bët and Ungaro

Lights out for Paris with Miu Miu, Xuly.Bët and Ungaro

On the last day of the Paris fashion shows on Tuesday, the designers translated their views into real manifesto collections; Miu Miu, Xuly.Bët and Ungaro in particular.
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Online meets in-store as 70% of consumers prefer omnichannel shopping - report

Online meets in-store as 70% of consumers prefer omnichannel shopping - report

Choosing between physical and online retail isn't an issue for global consumers with most choosing omnichannel and actively combining the physical with the virtual, using phones in-store for research and for e-shopping.
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Hyve fast-tracking to post-Covid recovery, sells Turkish events arm

Hyve fast-tracking to post-Covid recovery, sells Turkish events arm

Within days of issuing a positive trading update to shareholders, Hyve Group was back with further details of its progression, with trading for the year ended 30 September showing a “full revenue recovery”.
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Cash-strapped shoppers target price over sustainability, but want retailers to offer both

Cash-strapped shoppers target price over sustainability, but want retailers to offer both

​Looking for cost savings, or saving the planet. In normal times that might not be a difficult choice. But in today’s harsh economic climate, it increasingly becomes something of a dilemma, a new survey reveals..
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Footfall tracker Springboard acquired by MRI Software

Footfall tracker Springboard acquired by MRI Software

UK retail footfall specialist Springboard has a new owner. US-based real estate software specialist MRI Software has bought the business for an undisclosed sum.
Fashion
Bazaarvoice launches new Influenster app for UGC and authentic reviews

Bazaarvoice launches new Influenster app for UGC and authentic reviews

​Bazaarvoice’s Influenster has launched a new mobile app to match shoppers with brands “seeking honest feedback on their products through authentic reviews, photos, and videos”.
Fashion
Balenciaga results: The truth about the Kering group's cherished brand

Balenciaga results: The truth about the Kering group's cherished brand

Every year, François-Henri Pinault, CEO of luxury giant Kering, boasts about the house's performance without ever getting into detail. We take a look at the real figures.
Luxury
Resale market value surges, isn't slowing down says Vestiaire Collective/BCG report

Resale market value surges, isn't slowing down says Vestiaire Collective/BCG report

We all know that resale is growing, but the pace of growth is picking up fast and the potential is huge, a new study from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and resale specialist Vestiaire Collective claimed on Wednesday.
Fashion
Mind to open Carnaby's first permanent charity shop, with designer fashion focus

Mind to open Carnaby's first permanent charity shop, with designer fashion focus

​The Carnaby area of London continues to encourage an interesting mix of retailers with the latest arrival being mental health charity Mind. It’s set to open a permanent pre-loved vintage fashion shop on 12 October. 
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Paris Fashion Week final day: Chanel, A.W.A.K.E. Mode, Louis Vuitton

Paris Fashion Week final day: Chanel, A.W.A.K.E. Mode, Louis Vuitton

The final day of the catwalk season: Chanel staged a magnificent homage show to Last Year at Marienbad; Nicolas Ghesquière pulls off an agenda-setting collection at Vuitton and A.W.A.K.E. Mode experiments brio.
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Coperni's spray-on dress is a viral hit on social media

Coperni's spray-on dress is a viral hit on social media

In a standout moment from this Paris Fashion Week, the Coperni label ended its runway show by unveiling a dress of a whole new kind, literally painted live on Bella Hadid in front of a captivated audience.
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