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Vestiaire Collective links with Alexander McQueen for sustainable luxe resale deal

Vestiaire Collective links with Alexander McQueen for sustainable luxe resale deal

Alexander McQueen and Vestiaire Collective have unveiled the first designer partnership for the resale site's pioneering new luxury label Brand Approved programme.
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UK should prepare for spending boom, fashion will get a slice of the cake - report

UK should prepare for spending boom, fashion will get a slice of the cake - report

​The UK needs to prepare for a spending boom once restrictions on consumer behaviour are loosened, according to a new report, and fashion will be among the beneficiaries.
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New York Fashion Week Day Two: Pride and Volume

New York Fashion Week Day Two: Pride and Volume

No one could fault the latest crop of designer showing, in New York, for effort. In a busy Monday, with almost 30 collections, their arty videos and polished ideas were a reminder of how hard  people have been working.
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UK footfall edges up again, hints at pent-up demand post-lockdown

UK footfall edges up again, hints at pent-up demand post-lockdown

​The weather may not have been great last week and non-essential shops may have stayed closed, but footfall to retail destinations continued to rise, having done so steadily in recent weeks. 
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Weston family may need to pump cash into Selfridges and other department stores

Weston family may need to pump cash into Selfridges and other department stores

The Weston family may need to pump some money into its European department stores business that includes Selfridges, Brown Thomas, Arnotts, and De Bijenkorf. 
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Buoyant Burberry hands back government cash

Buoyant Burberry hands back government cash

​Burberry has become the latest British company to pay back government money it used during the Covid crisis last year. The company has reportedly repaid a £300 million Bank of England loan earlier than it needed to. 
Luxury
Jason Wu and Imitation of Christ open New York Fashion Week

Jason Wu and Imitation of Christ open New York Fashion Week

Jason Wu opened this month’s New York Fashion Week on the Sunday night of Valentine’s Day, with a nostalgic ode to Coca Cola capitalism. Imitation of Christ followed him with pure whimsicality.
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Belstaff losses narrowed and sales rose pre-pandemic

Belstaff losses narrowed and sales rose pre-pandemic

Belstaff has filed its annual accounts for the year ended December 31 2019 and that bad news is that it still made a big loss. But turnover rose and its parent company remains supportive.
Luxury
Armani appoints Alan Prada to new role of deputy creative director of image

Armani appoints Alan Prada to new role of deputy creative director of image

The Italian fashion group has created a new managerial position charged with leading its on and offline image, a role that the company has confided to Alan Prada, who is best known for his experience in the press. 
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Tanya Golesic becomes president of Michael Kors women's division

Tanya Golesic becomes president of Michael Kors women's division

Current Jimmy Choo North America president and fashion industry vet Tanya Golesic has been appointed president of the women's division of iconic New York-based brand Michael Kors.
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Covid impact: UK e-tail saw five years' worth of growth in just a year

Covid impact: UK e-tail saw five years' worth of growth in just a year

Retailers had been expecting a steady shift towards online shopping for some time, but the impact of the pandemic changed retail fast and the UK saw the equivalent of five years of e-tail sales growth in only a year.
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Luxury giant Kering reportedly made offshore payments to managers

Luxury giant Kering reportedly made offshore payments to managers

The owner of Gucci, Balenciaga and Saint Laurent reportedly used subsidiaries in Luxembourg to make offshore payments to certain managers over a period of several years. 
Luxury
Opening Ceremony: Humberto and Carol on going to the mattresses

Opening Ceremony: Humberto and Carol on going to the mattresses

Opening Ceremony may have closed down its destination boutique in Soho last spring, but the brand is very much alive and kicking, as the latest collection from its founders – Carol Lim and Humberto Leon - trumpets.
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Wanna, with Natalia Vodianova as angel investor, lures luxe partners with unique AR

Wanna, with Natalia Vodianova as angel investor, lures luxe partners with unique AR

As many luxury brands  struggle, we spoke to Sergey Arkhangelskiy, boss of Reality technology start-up Wanna – which is working with the likes of Gucci, Farfetch and Puma – and aiming for a 200% growth rate this year. 
Luxury
Tommy Hilfiger launches virtual shopping at Regent Street flagship

Tommy Hilfiger launches virtual shopping at Regent Street flagship

If customers can’t come to the store, why not dial up the online performance? That’s what Tommy Hilfiger’s flagship Regent Street, London, store has done with the introduction of a virtual shopping service.
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Westfield owner to slash US presence, is committed to "best assets" in UK

Westfield owner to slash US presence, is committed to "best assets" in UK

​The owner of London’s Westfield shopping centres said on Wednesday it would massively trim down its US presence and complete a remaining €3.2 billion-worth of European asset disposals before the end of 2022.
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