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Sephora returns to UK with e-tail debut ahead of physical store

Sephora returns to UK with e-tail debut ahead of physical store

​There's been lots of speculation about LVMH’s Sephora returning to the UK and now it's been confirmed. It debuts on 17 October with feelunique.com, the beauty retailer it acquired last year, rebranded as sephora.co.uk.
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Leeds cancels Christmas market, other events due to budget pressure

Leeds cancels Christmas market, other events due to budget pressure

Leeds has become the latest city to cancel its annual Christmas market, citing “significant budget pressures”, despite the event attracting a quarter of a million visitors annually.
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Tonic15 returns to Angel Central with new pop-up

Tonic15 returns to Angel Central with new pop-up

Korean beauty retailer Tonic15 has opened its second pop-up within North London’s Angel Central mall following its successful introduction earlier in the year during the centre’s ‘East in Angel’ festival.
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Paulette becomes Paul.e, appoints Pascal K. Douglas as editor-in-chief

Paulette becomes Paul.e, appoints Pascal K. Douglas as editor-in-chief

In parallel with its 13th anniversary, the French independent feminist magazine launched by Irène Olczak is changing its identity by renaming itself and adopting a biannual format.
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Positive Luxury launches Connected Butterfly Mark

Positive Luxury launches Connected Butterfly Mark

​Positive Luxury — the name behind the Butterfly Mark ESG certification — had updated it with the launch of the Connected Butterfly Mark, “enabling people to make conscious purchase decisions at a click”
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Philipp Plein debuts women's fragrance; toasts new sunglass NFT collab, watch model

Philipp Plein debuts women's fragrance; toasts new sunglass NFT collab, watch model

The designer held a lavish event at his private home in Cannes to celebrate the new products. 
Luxury
ByteDance losses triple to more than $7 billion: report

ByteDance losses triple to more than $7 billion: report

Chinese-owned TikTok parent ByteDance saw operating losses more than triple last year to more than $7 billion, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Thursday.  
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Selfridges opens biggest-ever Christmas shop

Selfridges opens biggest-ever Christmas shop

Talk of reduced consumer spending in the run-up to Christmas may not be a major concern for Selfridges. The high-end department store retailer has opened the biggest ever Christmas Shop at its London flagship.
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Click & collect "good for physical retail... is here to stay", says Barclays report

Click & collect "good for physical retail... is here to stay", says Barclays report

At least one aspect of physical retail is growing in these tough times. The value of click & collect to the UK economy is expected reach £42.4 billion in 2022 as integrating digital and in-store fast becomes standard.
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Grosvenor launches UK social impact strategy

Grosvenor launches UK social impact strategy

Grosvenor Property UK (GPUK) has launched a comprehensive social impact strategy in a bid to expand its ambitions in terms of doing good for the environment and its communities.
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September UK footfall growth continues to slow as high streets bear the brunt

September UK footfall growth continues to slow as high streets bear the brunt

When a report opens with ‘severity of the economic situation for UK households’ we all know what to expect. Springboard on Thursday talked of “diminishing customer activity” in September, although it wasn't all gloomy.
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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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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.
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U.S. shoppers set to spend more this Holiday season despite inflation woes: KPMG

U.S. shoppers set to spend more this Holiday season despite inflation woes: KPMG

U.S. shoppers are set to spend more this Holiday season, with a shopper's average spend increasing by 6% on last year, despite most shoppers worried about inflation leading up to the busy period. 
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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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Safiya Nygaard: the most successful beauty influencer on social media

Safiya Nygaard: the most successful beauty influencer on social media

Chiara Ferragni and Huda Kattan are among the stars of social networks. However, according to the British platform Cosmetify, Safiya Nygaard is the most successful beauty influencer on the web in 2022.
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