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Hotter owner Unbound names brand partners for new platform, Birkenstock, Geox are on the list

Hotter owner Unbound names brand partners for new platform, Birkenstock, Geox are on the list

Unbound Group on Thursday unveiled the first raft of brands that will be part of the new curated multibrand platform to be launched by the owner of the Hotter Shoes brand.
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Frasers Group buys major MySale stake to help with clearance activities

Frasers Group buys major MySale stake to help with clearance activities

​Frasers Group has acquired a big stake in Australian fashion marketplace, MySale. It sees it as "an opportunity for a strategic partnership" to sell end-of-line group products via an established clearance channel.
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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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Cath Kidston sold to Hilco, plans expansion at home and abroad

Cath Kidston sold to Hilco, plans expansion at home and abroad

​It's official. After several days of speculation, restructuring specialist Hilco Capital has acquired the Cath Kidston brand from its previous owner Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA). 
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H&M links with Google Cloud to boost customer experience, internal functions

H&M links with Google Cloud to boost customer experience, internal functions

​Fresh from delivering its latest results this week, on Thursday H&M had another big announcement with the debut of a new partnership with Google Cloud.
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BFC reveals schedule for second annual IPF Forum

BFC reveals schedule for second annual IPF Forum

The British Fashion Council (BFC) is to stage its second annual Institute of Positive Fashion (IPF) Forum with an extensive day-long programme on 30 June. It will take place at 180 Studios, 180 The Strand, London.
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Hilco could become new Cath Kidston owner - report

Hilco could become new Cath Kidston owner - report

UK lifestyle retailer Cath Kidston’s new owner could be investor Hilco. It’s close to buying the brand and wholesale operations, having held “detailed talks” with owner Baring Private Equity Asia, a report says.
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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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Shoe Zone trading update shows growing strength

Shoe Zone trading update shows growing strength

​Budget footwear retailer Shoe Zone issued what must be one of the shortest trading updates ever on Wednesday with just a few lines that nonetheless contained good news.
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H&M has strong first half but June sales will fall

H&M has strong first half but June sales will fall

​H&M’s first half and Q2 were all about its ongoing recovery as the retail giant benefited from “increased full-price sales and lower markdowns”. But there remain challenges and comparison periods are getting tougher.
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Mulberry strong despite global volatility, says it wants to reopen in Paris

Mulberry strong despite global volatility, says it wants to reopen in Paris

Mulberry was upbeat Wednesday as its reported annual results, with a slew of strong figures and a determination to eventually reopen in Paris. But it has predicted slower growth ahead due to the volatile global backdrop.
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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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St David's Cardiff adds Carvela, Mint Velvet to expanding fashion roster

St David's Cardiff adds Carvela, Mint Velvet to expanding fashion roster

The St David’s Cardiff mall is continuing to attract a raft of fashion brands. Joining the line-up at the Landsec operated mall will be women’s fashion label Mint Velvet and women’s footwear/accessories brand Carvela.
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UK's SportPursuit and France's Private Sport Shop to merge

UK's SportPursuit and France's Private Sport Shop to merge

​The sports market continues to grow and that means we’re seeing plenty of launches and deals at present with the latest deal being for a UK business and a French one that are combining to create a major sports group.
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Mango in major global expansion for Kids chain, also adds new Teen stores

Mango in major global expansion for Kids chain, also adds new Teen stores

​Mango is putting major support behind its kids’ and young adults’ offer with new stores under the Mango Kids banner and also the rollout of a new Mango Teen chain.
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New Scottish fund aims to boost textiles sustainability

New Scottish fund aims to boost textiles sustainability

The Scottish textiles industry is being funded by a £2 million injection to help “reduce its environmental burden”. Zero Waste Scotland and the Scottish government have launched their ‘Circular Textiles Fund’.
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