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New Valentino eyewear under Akoni deal to launch in July

New Valentino eyewear under Akoni deal to launch in July

​Valentino is entering what it says is “a new chapter” for its eyewear offer with the July launch of its first products under the exclusive deal it signed with Switzerland-based Akoni Group late last year.
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Inspecs has good 2021, despite still being loss-making, 2022 starts well

Inspecs has good 2021, despite still being loss-making, 2022 starts well

British eyewear specialist Inspecs had a good year in 2021 with the firm’s annual results on Wednesday showing revenue surging 420%.
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Pinterest CEO steps down, Google executive to take over in e-commerce push

Pinterest CEO steps down, Google executive to take over in e-commerce push

Pinterest Inc said long-time Chief Executive Officer Ben Silbermann would step down, handing over the reins of the social media platform to Google commerce executive Bill Ready.
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Paul Smith and Officine Générale bring tailoring back

Paul Smith and Officine Générale bring tailoring back

Paris Fashion Week presented the collections of two lovers of precise and relaxed tailoring: Sir Paul Smith and his '80's-inspired pieces and a French chic lineup by Pierre Mahéo.  
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Australian retail giants named in facial recognition tech complaint

Australian retail giants named in facial recognition tech complaint

Three of Australia's biggest retail chains have been referred to the privacy regulator for alleged use of "unreasonably intrusive" facial recognition technology on customers. 
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Del Vecchio rose from poverty to billions by adding style to spectacles

Del Vecchio rose from poverty to billions by adding style to spectacles

Businessman Leonardo del Vecchio, who has died aged 87, created the glasses company that owns brands including Ray-Ban and used his billions to become one of the most influential figures in Italian finance.
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Eyewear indie Kirk & Kirk predicts explosive growth, plans store expansion

Eyewear indie Kirk & Kirk predicts explosive growth, plans store expansion

​British indie eyewear brand Kirk & Kirk is targeting fast growth and has announced “major expansion plans after a boom in demand following the pandemic”.
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Luxottica founder Leonardo Del Vecchio has died

Luxottica founder Leonardo Del Vecchio has died

​Leonardo Del Vecchio, the billionaire founder of eyewear giant Luxottica and president of EssilorLuxottica, has died aged 87. 
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Paris menswear Sunday: Contrasting visions at Thom Browne and Celine

Paris menswear Sunday: Contrasting visions at Thom Browne and Celine

Paris menswear witnessed two contrasting visions on Sunday: Thom Browne posh demi-cross dressing in wool bouclé, and Hedi Slimane’s retro rocker statement amid thousands of millennial teeny boppers.
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Paris menswear Saturday: Intensity and nonchalance at Craig Green, Loewe and Hermès

Paris menswear Saturday: Intensity and nonchalance at Craig Green, Loewe and Hermès

Menswear’s two most defiantly artistic designers – Craig Green and Jonathan Anderson – began Saturday with two strikingly unique visions in Paris, before Hermès presented a salutary lesson in nonchalant chic.
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Showroomprivé ex-CEO Thierry Petit sells his stake

Showroomprivé ex-CEO Thierry Petit sells his stake

After leaving his position as CEO of French event sales site Showroomprivé in December, Thierry Petit has sold his 17.61% stake in the company. Eric Sitruk, soon to own a 7.5% stake, is set to become a board member.
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Scotch & Soda opens first directly operated Italian store, plans Covent Garden flagship

Scotch & Soda opens first directly operated Italian store, plans Covent Garden flagship

​Scotch & Soda is continuing its European expansion plans and has just opened its first directly operated store in Italy. It’s located on Milan’s Via Alessandro Manzoni, one of the main fashion destinations in the city. 
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Astrid & Miyu opens first US store with NYC debut

Astrid & Miyu opens first US store with NYC debut

London-based jewellery brand Astrid & Miyu has marked its 10th anniversary with the debut of its first permanent international store in New York. The opening follows a number of pop-ups in the city in previous years.
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Ebay acquires NFT marketplace KnownOrigin

Ebay acquires NFT marketplace KnownOrigin

Ebay Inc. announced on Wednesday it has acquired non-fungible token marketplace KnownOrigin for an undisclosed amount, as the U.S. e-commerce marketplace looks to strengthen its product offering for digital collectors.
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END links with Porter-Yoshida for another bag capsule

END links with Porter-Yoshida for another bag capsule

​This weekend sees the launch of the latest END and Porter-Yoshida & Co collab with the second instalment of their Bandana bag collection.
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Ebay deploys live shopping platform

Ebay deploys live shopping platform

With Ebay Live, whose test phase is now drawing to a close, the group intends to take advantage of the growing appetite shown by brands and consumers for live shopping sessions.
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