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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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Telfar and Ugg unveil collaborative collection

Telfar and Ugg unveil collaborative collection

Telfar, the Brooklyn-based fashion label founded by designer Telfar Clemens, and Decker Brands-owned footwear and lifestyle brand, Ugg, launched on Monday their long anticipated collaborative collection. 
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​Jihee Ahn is 2021 Cordwainers Footwear Awards winner

​Jihee Ahn is 2021 Cordwainers Footwear Awards winner

​Jihee Ahn is The Cordwainers Footwear Awards 2021 winner. The De Montfort University student beat Kamile Peleckyte and Reuben Crabbe, both from the London College of Fashion, who were placed second and third.
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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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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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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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Kikikickz: A kicky French concept expands

Kikikickz: A kicky French concept expands

Beneath the office space of Emily in Paris, the trend-setting series, one finds another new French concept; rare sneaker store Kikikickz, the brainchild of two entrepreneurs taking sneaker trading to new heights.
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French retailer Spartoo looking to raise €30 million, says CEO Boris Saragaglia

French retailer Spartoo looking to raise €30 million, says CEO Boris Saragaglia

French fashion retailer Spartoo applied for a stock market listing with France’s financial markets authority (AMF) on Monday. Its CEO has offered further insight into the decision and the group's plans.
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Gap to close 19 UK and Irish stores

Gap to close 19 UK and Irish stores

​Gap has confirmed that it’s to close 19 UK and Republic of Ireland stores this summer. It follows a bruising pandemic period and news backs in October that the US firm was launching a review of its European business.
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Lockdown end means UK online sales drop, but fashion is still on a high

Lockdown end means UK online sales drop, but fashion is still on a high

​Online sales in the UK fell 9.1% year-on-year last month, although this was against a 61% increase in May 2020. And even with the fall, spend remain strong with sales volumes rising 46% compared to May 2019.
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