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Net-A-Porter launches entertainment-first global campaign

Net-A-Porter launches entertainment-first global campaign

​Net-A-Porter has launched a new global campaign that not only marks a new season but also a reopening in large parts of the world as vaccinations allow tentative steps back to normality. 
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Fenwick expects good reopening but slow recovery, sees opportunities ahead

Fenwick expects good reopening but slow recovery, sees opportunities ahead

​As Fenwick prepares to reopen, its CEO has predicted “ a good opening, but a slow recovery as well”. Yet overall, he’s confident it's on the right track and can do well in the changed retail world of the future.
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Adidas and Stella McCartney launch Beach Defender collection and campaign

Adidas and Stella McCartney launch Beach Defender collection and campaign

The collection is heavily tech-based and the campaign pays homage to “today’s change-makers and the unique ways in which they move through the world”.
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Salvatore Ferragamo: Leonardo Ferragamo succeeds brother Ferruccio as president

Salvatore Ferragamo: Leonardo Ferragamo succeeds brother Ferruccio as president

The label has confirmed Micaela Le Divelec Lemmi and Michele Norsa in their roles as CEO and executive vice-president, while Ferruccio Ferragamo has relinquished the non-executive president role to his brother Leonardo.
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Hugo Boss faces wrath of Chinese netizens and celebs

Hugo Boss faces wrath of Chinese netizens and celebs

At least three Chinese celebrities on Saturday dropped German fashion house Hugo Boss, the latest foreign brand caught in a concerted boycott by Chinese consumers over Western accusations of forced labour in Xinjiang.
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Cole Haan makes European debut

Cole Haan makes European debut

Upscale footwear label Cole Haan is starting operations in Europe for the first time this week with a launch in Germany ahead of a rollout in other parts of the continent later this year.
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Farfetch and Gucci reveal year-long collab with creativity blitz

Farfetch and Gucci reveal year-long collab with creativity blitz

Farfetch has unveiled a year-long four-part collaboration with Gucci that was inspired by the label’s new Off The Grid collection.
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Mercer vegan sneaker brand opens first flagship

Mercer vegan sneaker brand opens first flagship

Mercer, the high-end sustainable sneaker brand, has opened a flagship brand store in Amsterdam. At Ferdinand Bolstraat 54 in De Pijp, it “immerses the consumer in the world of Mercer with its latest SS21 collection”. 
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China crisis for Burberry as brand feels heat of Xinjiang backlash

China crisis for Burberry as brand feels heat of Xinjiang backlash

​Burberry has become the first luxury brand to feel the backlash in China over its stance on accusations of abuses of Uighur Muslim minorities in Xinjiang.
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Cost cuts, China and digital helped SMCP in 2020, but times were still tough

Cost cuts, China and digital helped SMCP in 2020, but times were still tough

French premium fashion group SMCP did better than expected last year with the Sandro, Maje, Claudie Pierlot and De Fursac owner saying core annual profit beat expectations.
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Online shopping habits are here to stay, concierge services also key - Barclaycard study

Online shopping habits are here to stay, concierge services also key - Barclaycard study

The series of national lockdowns has resulted in significant changes to the way Britons consume goods, including what they buy, the channels they buy through and how they pay, according to new research.
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Carlyle Group takes majority END. stake, founders stay on

Carlyle Group takes majority END. stake, founders stay on

Following months of rumours of a possible stake sale of luxury, street and sports retailer END., The Carlyle Group has announced that it's buying control of the firm following recent exits from Golden Goose and Supreme.
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Luxury: 10 keys to understanding new global consumption trends

Luxury: 10 keys to understanding new global consumption trends

At the conference staged on Thursday by Business France, the NellyRodi agency mapped out the new global consumption patterns, identifying 10 trends that correspond to 10 winning internationalisation practices.
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Holli Rogers named Browns Chair as Brennan becomes MD

Holli Rogers named Browns Chair as Brennan becomes MD

​Holli Rogers is moving on from her role as CEO of Browns as she focuses on the Chief Brand Officer post as its owner, Farfetch, which she took on in 2019.
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Burberry opens virtual store with Elle Digital in Japan

Burberry opens virtual store with Elle Digital in Japan

​Burberry is continuing to focus on tech in the all-important Asia market and has just announced a new digital project. It has worked with Elle Digital Japan to create an “interactive virtual replica of its Ginza store”.
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J. M. Weston unveils haute couture collection in refreshed Marais gallery boutique

J. M. Weston unveils haute couture collection in refreshed Marais gallery boutique

J. M. Weston, the French shoe marque that defines Gallic preppy, has launched a haute couture footwear collection for women; along with a exhibition entitled Souvenir d’un Défilé inside Weston’s Marais boutique.
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