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Fenwick losses rise as lockdowns hit hard

Fenwick losses rise as lockdowns hit hard

​Higher-end department store group Fenwick was hit particularly hard during the pandemic, its latest set of results to the end of January show.
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Cash no longer king, but £1.3 billion cost of digital transactions hits UK retailers

Cash no longer king, but £1.3 billion cost of digital transactions hits UK retailers

Covid-19 was no friend to cash. The pandemic saw retail transactions via payment cards rocket in 2020, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Cash now accounts for just 15% of total spending in retail.
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Asda launches AW21 collection with London Fashion Week film

Asda launches AW21 collection with London Fashion Week film

LFW may not be what’s normally associated with the George at Asda brand, but the value-priced  label chose the event to launch its  AW21 collection with a short film that pushes sustainability and its exclusive designs.
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Jon Richard launches jewellery concessions in UK Next branches

Jon Richard launches jewellery concessions in UK Next branches

Jon Richard has announced a major development as the independent jewellery specialist launches concessions in selected Next branches across Britain.
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BALR relaunches in UK and Ireland for AW21

BALR relaunches in UK and Ireland for AW21

Luxury lifestyle brand BALR is relaunching in Britain and Ireland this season and has appointed Start agency as its UK sales partner. The label launches in lHarvey Nichols, Selfridges, and the expanding Flannels chain.
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Neiman Marcus and Hypebeast launch first virtual showroom

Neiman Marcus and Hypebeast launch first virtual showroom

Neiman Marcus has partnered with Hypebeast to launch the first-ever shoppable, virtual showroom featuring exclusive footwear from 11 luxury brands.
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Lids promotes Britten Maughan to role of president

Lids promotes Britten Maughan to role of president

The licensed sportswear retailer has announced the appointment of the executive, who first joined the company as SVP of marketing and partnerships in 2019, to the position of president.
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Stitch Fix posts 29% rise in revenue, launches new Freestyle option

Stitch Fix posts 29% rise in revenue, launches new Freestyle option

The San Francisco-based online styling service reported net revenue of $571.2 million for the fourth quarter on Tuesday and also announced the launch of its new Stitch Fix Freestyle shopping experience.
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Tennis star Emma Raducanu lands Tiffany contract

Tennis star Emma Raducanu lands Tiffany contract

Emma Raducanu is fast becoming one of fashion’s favourite sports stars. Only a week after appearing as a last-minute addition to the Met Gala red carpet in a Chanel dress, she’s been confirmed as a Tiffany ambassador.
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New webstore The Cøded launches, celebrates the manufacturers

New webstore The Cøded launches, celebrates the manufacturers

A former Ted Baker executive has launched The Cøded, a new “transparent” online shopping platform that he says “puts clothing manufacturers at the heart of what we do”.
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Carvela Bluewater store opens with extended range

Carvela Bluewater store opens with extended range

Carvela has opened the standalone store at Bluewater that was announced earlier this year as Kurt Geiger continues to roll out solo spaces for its more affordable Carvela brand in the UK.
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UK's Johnson discussed taxation with Amazon's Bezos

UK's Johnson discussed taxation with Amazon's Bezos

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed the issue of taxation when he met Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos in New York, Downing Street said.
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David Gandy launches signature fashion athleisure line

David Gandy launches signature fashion athleisure line

​The name gives it away: David Gandy Wellwear. The former British supermodel and now entrepreneur is to launch a signature fashion and lifestyle brand next month with an athleisure difference.
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Berghaus ups eco credentials with Good Wood Project link

Berghaus ups eco credentials with Good Wood Project link

Berghaus has upped its already strong commitment to sustainability, launching its Good Wood Project “to celebrate all trees, while also growing new ones”. The outdoor-wear specialist is to plant 2 million trees a year.
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Hackett links with Jenson Button for new campaign

Hackett links with Jenson Button for new campaign

Hackett London has a new force to drive its AW21 collection campaign. The heritage/fashion menswear brand has hired British racing driver and former Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button to front the new campaign.
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Victoria Beckham: Continental cruisin’ in Spring 2022

Victoria Beckham: Continental cruisin’ in Spring 2022

No show from Victoria Beckham, but at least a collection presented in digital form - in a lookbook embargoed until noon on Tuesday, the last day of London Fashion Week.
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