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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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​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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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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Havaianas makes NFT debut with artist Adhemas Batista

Havaianas makes NFT debut with artist Adhemas Batista

The iconic Brazilian flipflop brand has made its first foray into NFTs with the São Paulo-born, Los Angeles-based artist, who has created five digital art pieces commemorating his relationship with the company.
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UK online sales growth slows, but stays in double-digits, fashion is strong

UK online sales growth slows, but stays in double-digits, fashion is strong

​UK consumers may have rushed back to physical stores last month, but the reopening of non-essential shops in Britain didn't appear to send online spending's trajectory into reverse, despite speculation that it would.
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Secondhand fashion e-tailer Vinted raises €250 million from investors

Secondhand fashion e-tailer Vinted raises €250 million from investors

Vinted is minted and is about to embark on a major growth initiative. The business, which claims to be the largest online C2C marketplace in secondhand fashion across Europe, has secured €250 million in new funding.
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Global Fashion Group continues to power ahead in Q1

Global Fashion Group continues to power ahead in Q1

Global Fashion Group saw a strong Q1 as it attracted more customers to its websites and enjoyed a solid recovery in repeat customers. It also attracted more brands and marketplace net merchandise value almost doubled.
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UK spending rises, fashion is key for younger shoppers

UK spending rises, fashion is key for younger shoppers

Young consumers are keen to get out and socialise and they boosted their fashion spend last month, the latest Barclaycard spending report has shown. 
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Debenhams Bournemouth exit gives opportunity for indie replacement

Debenhams Bournemouth exit gives opportunity for indie replacement

​As Debenhams exits the high street, many of its former stores are being converted to non-retail uses. But there appears to be an opportunity opening up for the return of smaller department store operators. 
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Joules recovery continues in stores and online

Joules recovery continues in stores and online

​Joules Group had good news on Tuesday as it’s expecting a “positive performance” across all retail channels for the financial year that ends in a few weeks, with revenue and pre-tax profit ahead of expectations. 
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Landlords lose court fight against New Look CVA

Landlords lose court fight against New Look CVA

​New Look has won a crucial court fight, defeating a landlord challenge to its company voluntary arrangement with the landlords feeling they were unfairly treated by last year's CVA process for the retailer.
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Kurt Geiger's Shoeaholics opens giant Westfield store

Kurt Geiger's Shoeaholics opens giant Westfield store

​Kurt Geiger’s discount Shoeaholics retail brand has opened the biggest shoe shop in the UK at Westfield London, the brand having taken over a massive 25,0000 sq ft space.
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JD Sports buys Oi Polloi, speculation that Cowgill to step down as JD CEO

JD Sports buys Oi Polloi, speculation that Cowgill to step down as JD CEO

JD sports has been on the acquisition trail again with news that it's bought menswear retailer Oi Polloi. It's also been reported that CEO Peter Cowgill could step back from day-to-day control of JD this year.
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ABG and SPARC to acquire Eddie Bauer

ABG and SPARC to acquire Eddie Bauer

Authentic Brands Group (ABG) and the SPARC Group announced on Friday the acquisition of Eddie Bauer.
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Vans co-founder Paul Van Doren dies

Vans co-founder Paul Van Doren dies

The Boston-born businessman who helped found the iconic Californian sneaker company in the mid-1960s has passed away at the age of 90.
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Maya Lakis in collab boot project with Melanie Huynh for charity

Maya Lakis in collab boot project with Melanie Huynh for charity

Shoe designer Maya Lakis has teamed up with her good friend Melanie Huynh, the noted stylist and founder of beauty brand Holidermie, to create a capsule boot collection for a Cambodian girls' charity.
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