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Zalando move makes eco and ethical commitment mandatory for partner brands

Zalando move makes eco and ethical commitment mandatory for partner brands

European e-tailer Zalando has taken a major step forward in driving a more sustainability-focused retail sector post-pandemic, making sustainability assessment mandatory for its private labels and partner brands.
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Camden Market to partially reopen on Monday

Camden Market to partially reopen on Monday

Camden Market owner LabTech said that the market will partially reopen at the earliest possible opportunity, on June 1, following the government’s latest announcement on the easing of the lockdown.  
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Debenhams to cut 1,000+ jobs as 17 stores to shut forever

Debenhams to cut 1,000+ jobs as 17 stores to shut forever

Debenhams is cutting more than 1,000 HQ and store jobs as 17 branches are set to close, with the firm hoping to emerge from administration as a more flexible entity that can meet the challenges of the new retail world. 
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Steve Madden swings to loss on coronavirus closures

Steve Madden swings to loss on coronavirus closures

The footwear group announced a net loss of $17.5 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, for the first quarter on Thursday, as the company’s sales suffered from the negative effects of Covid-19-related store closures.
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Monsoon Accessorize 'on brink of administration' - report

Monsoon Accessorize 'on brink of administration' - report

Fashion retailer Monsoon Accessorize is reportedly close to an administration filing due to the UK retail lockdown. As many as 3,500 jobs could be at risk if it goes under, but it's likely to survive in some form.
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Quarantining clothing not best way to halt virus spread says scientist

Quarantining clothing not best way to halt virus spread says scientist

With fitting rooms having to remain closed when stores reopen and widespread ‘quarantining’ of garments that have been handled by shoppers being planned, doubt is being cast on the effectiveness of such measures.
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Boohoo buys full ownership of PrettyLittleThing for nearly £270m

Boohoo buys full ownership of PrettyLittleThing for nearly £270m

Boohoo has just splashed out £269.8 million to buy the 34% of PrettyLittleThing it didn't already own with the firm now in full control of a brand that's nearly 10 times larger than when it first bought a stake in 2017.
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Walmart launches into fashion resale with ThredUp

Walmart launches into fashion resale with ThredUp

As part of the partnership, Walmart will offer nearly 750,000 pre-owned items of women’s and children’s clothing, accessories, footwear and handbags on Walmart.com.
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Harrogate Fashion Week postponed to August

Harrogate Fashion Week postponed to August

Organisers of Harrogate Fashion Week announced this week that the trade show will be postponed to 23-24 August because of the coronavirus crisis and disruptions to the buying season. 
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JOOR links with London Fashion Week and Premium for virtual shows

JOOR links with London Fashion Week and Premium for virtual shows

Digital wholesale platform JOOR said on Wednesday that it will power key fashion industry events London Fashion Week next month and Premium Berlin in July, as well as a number of autumn fashion events.
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Britons reach e-tail tipping point, many to e-shop for fashion more often

Britons reach e-tail tipping point, many to e-shop for fashion more often

More Britons plan to buy fashion online this year, not only due to virus fears, but because they've discovered how easy it is. So e-shopping could have reached a key tipping point faster than without the coronavirus.
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Boohoo hits back as short-seller drives share price lower over cash flow claims

Boohoo hits back as short-seller drives share price lower over cash flow claims

Boohoo has defended its accounting process after its share price plummeted on Tuesday following claims by a ‘short-seller’ that the cash flow going through its books wasn't as high as it said.
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Morrisons to open first standalone Nutmeg fashion and homewares store

Morrisons to open first standalone Nutmeg fashion and homewares store

Ssupermarkets have come out as the retail winners from the coronavirus crisis. They’re now looking to the post-lockdown period and Morrisons will use the opportunity to boost sales of its Nutmeg fashion and home label.
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Frasers exec slams government, says reopening delay could ruin some retailers

Frasers exec slams government, says reopening delay could ruin some retailers

Frasers Group finance chief Chris Wootton has slammed the UK government for its handling of the coronavirus crisis and store reopening plans from a business viewpoint as a two-week opening delay means more lost sales.
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Louis Vuitton names Johnny Coca director of women's fashion leather goods

Louis Vuitton names Johnny Coca director of women's fashion leather goods

The Spanish designer, former creative director of Mulberry, was recently put in charge of women’s fashion leather goods, working alongside Nicolas Ghesquière.
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Changing rooms: will government order their closure when stores reopen?

Changing rooms: will government order their closure when stores reopen?

Fashion shops can open next month, but a senior minister has suggested  that changing rooms could be off limits. And footwear chain Kurt Geiger has already said it will quarantine shoes that have been tried on.
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