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H&M Group sales rise in Q2, but pandemic restrictions are still an issue

H&M Group sales rise in Q2, but pandemic restrictions are still an issue

​H&M Group’s net sales rose as much as 75% in local currencies during Q2 (the March to May period), although given the strengthening Swedish Krona, its revenues translated into ‘only’ a 62% rise on a total basis.
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Boohoo sales surge in Q1, but some markets are challenged

Boohoo sales surge in Q1, but some markets are challenged

Boohoo’s trading update on Tuesday showed that the pureplay e-tailer continued to prosper in Q1, even after UK physical stores reopened in April, although there were challenges in some markets and margins were squeezed.
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Mr Porter launches vibrant summer collab with Tom Ford

Mr Porter launches vibrant summer collab with Tom Ford

The online men’s fashion destination has released the second installment of its “Hosted by” initiative, teaming up with iconic American luxury brand Tom Ford for an exclusive collection inspired by 1970s Los Angeles.
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Premium rental brand Rotaro opens on Carnaby Street

Premium rental brand Rotaro opens on Carnaby Street

The onward march of rental is continuing with landlord Shaftesbury announcing the arrival of Rotaro, a premium womenswear rental pop-up at 45 Carnaby Street. 
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LK Bennett makes loss, but is upbeat for future

LK Bennett makes loss, but is upbeat for future

​LK Bennett has filed its latest results at Companies House and while they only cover the 12 months to February last year, they did include some information about how it has fared in the Covid-hit environment since then.
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John Lewis widens fashion brand offer via webstore

John Lewis widens fashion brand offer via webstore

​John Lewis has big plans to increase its fashion sales and is to add 100 new third-party fashion brands to its line-up over the next year as labels supply their products directly on johnlewis.com for the first time.
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Ted Baker hit hard by lockdowns but is now "in a much stronger place"

Ted Baker hit hard by lockdowns but is now "in a much stronger place"

​Ted Baker’s twice-delayed full-year results looked grim on Monday as the fashion retailer announced a 44%+ drop in revenue and a pre-tax loss that widened by almost 39%. But its CEO was upbeat about its prospects.
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Ferrari debuts in fashion with a Generation-Z collection

Ferrari debuts in fashion with a Generation-Z collection

Ferrari, with its prancing stallion symbol, may be the ultimate masculine luxury symbol of Italy. But when it launched its first fashion collection this weekend there were more girls than guys on its catwalk.
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London Fashion Week opens with Bethany Williams, Auroboros, Qasimi and eco-responsibility

London Fashion Week opens with Bethany Williams, Auroboros, Qasimi and eco-responsibility

An almost entirely digital London Fashion Week opened Saturday with humanitarian and eco-responsible visions, best exemplified by Bethany Williams, the socially engaged designer who has long used recycled garments.
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Daniel Wellington debuts new Quadro collection, unveils ambassador Tina Kunakey

Daniel Wellington debuts new Quadro collection, unveils ambassador Tina Kunakey

Daniel Wellington this week debuted its new Quadro collection, as it unveiled a brand-new ambassador, Tina Kunakey, for its watches in the latest moves from one of Scandinavia’s fastest growing accessories marques.
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Stella McCartney heads to G7, at BFC Forum says eco is "the future of fashion"

Stella McCartney heads to G7, at BFC Forum says eco is "the future of fashion"

One of fashion’s biggest names has issued a warning to the fashion sector not to get too complacent about current green drives as there’s a lot more work to be done, with legislation also needed. 
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Fast fashion still uses too many virgin synthetics - report

Fast fashion still uses too many virgin synthetics - report

Must do better. Nearly half the women's clothes being sold by leading UK-based online retailers are still made entirely from new plastics, according to a Royal Society for the Arts (RSA) report. 
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Signa Sports to buy Wiggle via SPAC deal

Signa Sports to buy Wiggle via SPAC deal

​Online sporting goods retailer Signa Sports United is taking over UK-based cycling and outdoors business Wiggle, according to reports.
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H&M Foundation launches virtual collection to help fund innovative start-ups

H&M Foundation launches virtual collection to help fund innovative start-ups

​An interesting development from H&M. The Swedish fashion retail giant said on Thursday that the non-profit H&M Foundation has launched a “virtual collection designed to make the planet last”.
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Fashion must be change influencer say speakers at BFC's Positive Fashion Forum

Fashion must be change influencer say speakers at BFC's Positive Fashion Forum

The fashion sector's trend-setting status can help influence change in other industries, but fashion companies also need to ensure that eco and ethical thinking are front of mind for their own commercial health.
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Craghoppers opens first Edinburgh flagship

Craghoppers opens first Edinburgh flagship

​Outdoor specialist brand Craghoppers has opened its first flagship store on Edinburgh’s prestigious George Street offering “kit and inspiration for everything from weekend hikes to camping staycations”.
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