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Clarks links with Zara for shoe collab

Clarks links with Zara for shoe collab

​Collaborations continue to be a sure way to give brands a refreshing buzz or a way to update a product line. The latest is a tie-up between retail fashion giant Zara and footwear brand Clarks for a style reboot.
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Hunter Boot seeks £8m cash boost, sale talks are progressing - report

Hunter Boot seeks £8m cash boost, sale talks are progressing - report

​More detail has emerged around Hunter Boot’s search for new funding with a report saying it's seeking £8 million of working capital and is in talks with financiers including Gordon Brothers.
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SMCP takes innovative approach to retailer training with 'Retail Lab'

SMCP takes innovative approach to retailer training with 'Retail Lab'

Retailer SMCP has launched an interesting idea to train fashion fans to be fashion retailers. It has welcomed the first class of its SMCP Retail Lab academy, linking with EMA SUP Paris and Institut Français de la Mode.
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StockX opens first authentication center in Mexico

StockX opens first authentication center in Mexico

Online resale platform StockX announced on Monday the opening of a new authentication center in Mexico City. 
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Australian fashion week to take place May 15

Australian fashion week to take place May 15

IMG announced on Tuesday its lineup of designer runway shows and programming for Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW): The Experience, taking place from May 15 – 19 at Sydney's Carriageworks. 
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Cult Gaïa opens its first store in Los Angeles before New York in February

Cult Gaïa opens its first store in Los Angeles before New York in February

Cult Gaïa, the brand founded by Jasmin Larian Hekmat in 2012, and whose bag sales have exploded in recent years, has just opened its first Los Angeles store on Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles. 
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Nike partners with FaZe Clan on new shoe design

Nike partners with FaZe Clan on new shoe design

Nike has tapped gaming organization FaZe Clan to create the latest Nike LeBron Nxxt Gen shoe, inspired by the world of competitive gaming.
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H&M's profit tumbles more than expected as costs bite

H&M's profit tumbles more than expected as costs bite

Sweden's H&M reported on Friday a much larger than expected drop in September-November profit, hit by weak consumer confidence and soaring costs that it did not fully pass on to price tags.
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Poundland to expand further in UK, increase Pep&Co presence

Poundland to expand further in UK, increase Pep&Co presence

​Pepco’s budget chain Poundland is continuing to invest heavily in its stores this year with the creation of hundreds of new jobs and opening/relocation plans that will also see expansion for the Pep&Co clothing line.
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ASOS names key finance exec to team

ASOS names key finance exec to team

ASOS is doubling down on its efforts to kickstart its recovery and has reportedly appointed a senior restructuring executive to its finance department, as it continues to talk to its syndicate of lenders.
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Mixed news from Superdry as Christmas is strong but wholesale lag dents profits

Mixed news from Superdry as Christmas is strong but wholesale lag dents profits

​Superdry reported “strong” Christmas trading on Friday and generally rising sales, but it scaled backs its profit forecast to "breakeven" and stayed cautious on its outlook for the rest of the year. 
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Foot Locker reveals staff cuts on wind down of Sidestep Europe ops, top exec departs

Foot Locker reveals staff cuts on wind down of Sidestep Europe ops, top exec departs

U.S. specialty footwear retailer Foot Locker announced in a regulatory filing on Thursday that Andrew Gray, EVP, global lockers and Champs Sports, had left the company, effective January 23.
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After the sales come the returns, and fashion tops list of most likely items

After the sales come the returns, and fashion tops list of most likely items

Returns season is upon us, and it’s going to be a particularly busy period, especially for the fashion and beauty sectors, a survey says. Gifts worth £232 million will be returned in the UK, a poll of 2,000 people shows,
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Castañer grew by 25% in 2022 to 24 million euros, driven by the wholesale channel

Castañer grew by 25% in 2022 to 24 million euros, driven by the wholesale channel

The Spanish footwear brand increased its sales by 41% in the wholesale channel and 22% online. In 2023 it plans to expand its network of shops with a new opening in Barcelona.
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News analysis: will it be a long road back to profit for Boohoo Group?

News analysis: will it be a long road back to profit for Boohoo Group?

Boohoo has fallen from grace spectacularly since the pandemic. But here's why we shouldn't write it off just yet, even though it might take some time for it to regain its former glory
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Primark: why its sales rose so strongly this festive season

Primark: why its sales rose so strongly this festive season

​After delivering a strong trading update for the latest quarter this week, Primark parent company ABF's finance chief has detailed just what made the company so strong in this key end-of-year shopping season.
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