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PrettyLittleThing opens Saudi Arabia webstore

PrettyLittleThing opens Saudi Arabia webstore

​Boohoo Group’s PrettyLittleThing (PLT) label has just launched a new webstore in Saudi Arabia targeting the same 16-to-35-year-old customer that its core UK site reaches out to.
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Mr Porter's Mr P is latest brand to add plant leather shoes

Mr Porter's Mr P is latest brand to add plant leather shoes

​The move to using plant-based Materials in place of leather by high-end labels is accelerating and the latest to join an expanding group of brands doing so is Mr P. That’s the in-house brand of the Mr Porter e-store.
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Steve Madden acquires remainder of European joint venture

Steve Madden acquires remainder of European joint venture

The American footwear, accessories and apparel group announced on Wednesday that it has completed the acquisition of the 49.9% share that it did not previously own of its European joint venture.
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Kohl's settles with activist group, adds three new directors

Kohl's settles with activist group, adds three new directors

Department store chain Kohl’s Corp said on Wednesday it has reached a deal with a group of activist investors to avoid a proxy fight, agreeing to add two of the group’s nominees to its board as independent directors.
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Selfridges and Primark magnate W. Galen Weston dies

Selfridges and Primark magnate W. Galen Weston dies

​W. Galen Weston, patriarch of one of Canada’s wealthiest families and retail titan, has died at age 80, according to a statement by the family on Tuesday.
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Sales and profits are impressive at JD Sports, despite pandemic

Sales and profits are impressive at JD Sports, despite pandemic

JD Sports continued its long run of powerful results reports on Tuesday. And the theme was ‘retention’ as it retained most of the sales and profits that would have happened in stores when it was trading online only.
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Shoppers in England and Wales flock to physical stores on reopening day

Shoppers in England and Wales flock to physical stores on reopening day

They’re back! Shoppers were out in full force up and down the high streets and shopping centres of England and Wales for the grand reopening of non-essential retail on Monday (12 April).
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McArthurGlen opens Designer Outlet West Midlands

McArthurGlen opens Designer Outlet West Midlands

​April 12 sees the opening of McArthurGlen’s latest outlet centre with the debut of the £160m Designer Outlet West Midlands. The company said it’s the only standalone shopping centre to open in the UK this year.
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Monsoon opens new concept store, will be first of many

Monsoon opens new concept store, will be first of many

​Monsoon has chosen the big reopening day for much of the UK to unveil its new store concept, which will be the first of a new chain of boutique stores. 
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Game-changing new Frasers store set for for Monday debut

Game-changing new Frasers store set for for Monday debut

​As shops in England return on Monday, Frasers Group will open a milestone development. It’s the first brand-new Frasers store in the UK with a debut in Wolverhampton. 
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StockX valued at $3.8 billion after latest funding round

StockX valued at $3.8 billion after latest funding round

The Detroit-based online resale platform announced on Thursday that it has completed a new funding round, bringing the company’s total valuation up to $3.8 billion.
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Atterley gets new investment for US growth as sales rise fast

Atterley gets new investment for US growth as sales rise fast

​Fashion retailer Atterley.com, which counts Alexandra Shulman as an advisor, has raised £3 million through a funding round backed by Maven Capital Partners, by Scottish Enterprise and existing shareholders.
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Fast Retailing's Uniqlo strong in H1 and March, but Theory struggles

Fast Retailing's Uniqlo strong in H1 and March, but Theory struggles

​Fast Retailing released H1 results on Thursday, plus its Japanese Uniqlo performance for March. Both reports showed the business is doing well in general, even if the H1 figures showed some smaller brands struggling.
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Gap plans Westfield London pop-up from reopening day

Gap plans Westfield London pop-up from reopening day

​Gap may be exiting the UK market as far as company-operated shops are concerned, but it wants to make the most of the reopening in England. It will launch a kidswear pop-up in the Westfield London mall on April 12.
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Monki launches new app with omnichannel and sustainability features

Monki launches new app with omnichannel and sustainability features

H&M Group’s Monki brand has this month launched a new app as part of its “ongoing work to engage with its community and offer ways of interacting with the brand and each other”. 
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US teens still love Nike, embrace 90s trends and clean skincare - report

US teens still love Nike, embrace 90s trends and clean skincare - report

​American teens have been increasing their spending slightly in the past year as the emergence of a female-led spending cycle driven by apparel has made an impact.
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