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New York Fashion Week prepares for full-on physical comeback in September

New York Fashion Week prepares for full-on physical comeback in September

Following two seasons with barely any in-person runways, the fashion week is set to make a spectacular comeback in September, with shows from brands including Rodarte and Altuzarra and the return of the Met Gala.
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Walmart acquires virtual fitting startup Zeekit

Walmart acquires virtual fitting startup Zeekit

Walmart announced on Thursday the acquisition of startup Zeekit, which offers a virtual fitting room platform allowing for a significantly enhanced customer and social experience.
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IMG launches new Fashion Alliance

IMG launches new Fashion Alliance

IMG announced on Wednesday the launch of the IMG Fashion Alliance, which includes designer launch partners that will form the bedrock of New York Fashion Week’s revitalization. 
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Frankfurt Fashion Week to take place online only

Frankfurt Fashion Week to take place online only

The health situation makes it impossible to hold a physical event in acceptable circumstances, said the organisers of Frankfurt Fashion Week, who are launching a replacement digital edition called FFW Studio.
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Tod's sees possible venture with LVMH, but no talks ongoing

Tod's sees possible venture with LVMH, but no talks ongoing

Italy's Tod’s could further strengthen its ties with LVMH but there are no ongoing talks and no decision has been made, a top Tod’s executive said after the French giant increased its stake in the group.
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OTB appoints two top executives to board

OTB appoints two top executives to board

Italian fashion group OTB has added two new members to its board of directors. They are Arabella Ferrari of Intercos and Carlo Purassanta of Microsoft, who will contribute their know-how in the beauty and IT sectors.
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​Kick Game opens Birmingham store, inks ‘ground-breaking’ deal with rapper Fredo

​Kick Game opens Birmingham store, inks ‘ground-breaking’ deal with rapper Fredo

UK premium sneaker and streetwear specialist Kick Game has a double celebration, it opened its first store outside London in Birmingham and signed rapper and entrepreneur Fredo to a multi-million pound promotion deal.
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Secret Sales attracts 700 brands to the platform in year one, 200 more in pipeline

Secret Sales attracts 700 brands to the platform in year one, 200 more in pipeline

​A growing number of fashion brands and retailers are switching from traditional clearance channels to its premium e-commerce marketplace for fashion and beauty, Secret Sales claims after its first year in business.
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Oliver Bonas to open first Essex store this summer

Oliver Bonas to open first Essex store this summer

​Independent lifestyle brand Oliver Bonas is to open its first store in Essex, with the 70-store retailer securing a 4,000 sq ft regional flagship at Aquila Holdings-owned and operated Bond Street mall in Chelmsford.
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Ben Sherman launches Team GB collection and Rankin campaign

Ben Sherman launches Team GB collection and Rankin campaign

​Ben Sherman has launched its Team GB capsule collection at retail as the sports world gears up for an Olympic Games that it expects to still go ahead. It comes with a campaign shot by Rankin.
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Cotton On launches UK webstore, opts for digital-only in Britain

Cotton On launches UK webstore, opts for digital-only in Britain

​Australia’s Cotton On is entering the UK via a digital-only offer that it hopes will help it make the most of the biggest growth channel in British retail. 
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Beauty and fashion are top-performing categories on TikTok

Beauty and fashion are top-performing categories on TikTok

Small businesses in the beauty and fashion sectors are outperforming on TikTok, new research shows, with consumers responding to a wide variety of content.
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John Lewis opens revamped Edinburgh store

John Lewis opens revamped Edinburgh store

​John Lewis unveils its revamped Edinburgh store on Friday after a major refurbishment. The focus is on making the store a must-visit destination, with experiences and expertise that can’t be replicated online.
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Aritzia sales buoyed by strong progress in e-commerce

Aritzia sales buoyed by strong progress in e-commerce

The Vancouver-based fashion retailer reported an 81.1% rise in its e-commerce sales in Q4, progress which helped limit the decline in the company’s total revenues to 2.9%, despite Covid-19-related store closures.
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Lone Design Club expands links with landlords for pop-ups in empty stores

Lone Design Club expands links with landlords for pop-ups in empty stores

Empty stores are an eyesore for any UK high street. So the retail industry is embracing the efforts of the Lone Design Club which is connecting hard-pressed independent designers and brands to landlords' vacant lots. 
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Pandemic hurts Wolford, but debt-free firm is on recovery trail

Pandemic hurts Wolford, but debt-free firm is on recovery trail

Wolford released its delayed results for its shorter fiscal year late on Wednesday and while it swung  to a profit, the upscale hosiery and bodywear firm also talked of “significant business losses” due to the pandemic.
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