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French Connection reveals 30p-a-share takeover approach

French Connection reveals 30p-a-share takeover approach

Under-pressure fashion retailer French Connection said on Wednesday that it had received a takeover approach as part of the formal sale process it kicked off back in March.
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Tommy Hilfiger to radically upsize at London Designer Outlet

Tommy Hilfiger to radically upsize at London Designer Outlet

Wembley’s London Designer Outlet said on Wednesday that Tommy Hilfiger is set to “significantly upsize in the centre following the success of its pop-up store in LDO one year after it opened its doors”.
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Marimekko improves earnings guidance

Marimekko improves earnings guidance

Finland’s Marimekko said on Wednesday that it has upgraded its profit guidance for the full year as pandemic uncertainties reduce, although they haven't gone away and supply chain disruption could still cause problems.
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Claire's dives into world of subscription boxes with launch of Cdrop

Claire's dives into world of subscription boxes with launch of Cdrop

The youth-focused accessories retailer has announced the debut of Cdrop, its first-ever subscription service, which launches with three different style choices and two subscription models.
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Milan Fashion Week opens with Fendi and Del Core

Milan Fashion Week opens with Fendi and Del Core

Once, certain fashion designers created to empower women. Others to exalt them or make them beautiful. Today, many creators seem to have a new target in mind – pleasing the personal shopper.
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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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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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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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LFW: Simone Rocha, Roksanda, Paul & Joe and Osman

LFW: Simone Rocha, Roksanda, Paul & Joe and Osman

London Fashion Week’s final day of major shows on Monday was the latest tour around the capital, from outdoor Hyde Park art centre to East End church with stops in Mayfair, from gentleman’s club to concept restaurant.
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Sainsbury's aims to grow sales via personalised loyalty discounts

Sainsbury's aims to grow sales via personalised loyalty discounts

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s — owner of the Tu Clothing brand — is aiming to drive sales higher by offering regular shoppers who have a Nectar loyalty card personalised discounts “on Sainsbury’s products and groceries”.
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Queen to open experiential Carnaby store, features fashion collabs

Queen to open experiential Carnaby store, features fashion collabs

First it was a Rolling Stones store, now mega-band Queen is to open a space on Carnaby Street with an experiential pop-up shop celebrating five decades of its music and featuring fashion collabs, among other items.
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UK department stores struggled last month but clothing sector stayed positive

UK department stores struggled last month but clothing sector stayed positive

August retail sales volumes surprisingly fell, on a month-on-month basis, in Britain the ONS said Friday. Volumes were down by 0.9%, with non-food store sales volumes down 1%, driven by a 3.7% fall at department stores
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Rimowa calls on Rihanna, Patti Smith for star-studded campaign

Rimowa calls on Rihanna, Patti Smith for star-studded campaign

The luggage brand has enlisted global superstar Rihanna, legendary artist Patti Smith, pro basketballer LeBron James and top tennis player Roger Federer for its latest campaign, as the label seeks to expand its horizons.
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John Lewis sales improve but profits remain muted

John Lewis sales improve but profits remain muted

John Lewis Partnership’s half-year report on Thursday showed an improvement on the prior-year period but its results were still far below some of the figures it produced just a few years ago.
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