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M&S to move into new Lakeside flagship, takes ex-Debenhams space

M&S to move into new Lakeside flagship, takes ex-Debenhams space

M&S is continuing to open statement new stores as the UK retail giant enjoys a turnaround in its fortunes. It’s set to take over another former Debenhams site, at the Lakeside mall in Essex.
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ASOS chairman Dyson takes same job at Currys, but stays with ASOS for now

ASOS chairman Dyson takes same job at Currys, but stays with ASOS for now

ASOS Chairman as Ian Dyson is to take up the same post at electricals retailer Currys. He'll remain with ASOS for now and the firm will replace him once it has appointed a new CEO, with its CEO search still under way.
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Hirestreet and My Wardrobe HQ announce new brands on their platforms

Hirestreet and My Wardrobe HQ announce new brands on their platforms

​Rental platforms are continuing to expand their branded offers with Hirestreet saying this week that it has added Miss Pap and Little Mistress to its line-up in time for summer events season.
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British brand Pip & Henry aims to create expandable shoes

British brand Pip & Henry aims to create expandable shoes

UK-based Pip & Henry is currently working on an expandable shoe system. The project, which has just received a £250,000 boost, aims to reduce the waste inherent in children's fashion.
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Private equity firm buys luxe retailer Hervia, has big growth plans

Private equity firm buys luxe retailer Hervia, has big growth plans

​Luxury retailer Hervia has been acquired by Parabellum — the private equity operation controlled by Rami Cassis — for an undisclosed sum, marking its first move outside of B2B investments and into luxe fashion.
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N Brown upbeat as strategic brands focus pays off

N Brown upbeat as strategic brands focus pays off

​Battered N Brown group saw its share price rising early on Wednesday on the announcement of a new sub-brand being launched by the company and also its full-year results update.
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Lvir inaugurates its men's counterpart, Le Vin at Row DTLA

Lvir inaugurates its men's counterpart, Le Vin at Row DTLA

LA shopping district The Row DTLA has witnessed the opening of the Le Vin shop, the men's counterpart of Korean brand Lvir. Designed by Benji Huang, Le Vin puts a pure and modern spin on men’s basics. 
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Itochu acquires marketing, license rights to Reebok in Japan

Itochu acquires marketing, license rights to Reebok in Japan

Trading house Itochu has entered into an agreement with Authentic Brands Group for the rights to distribute, market and license Reebok in Japan. 
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Dune expands again in Scotland, opens in Glasgow

Dune expands again in Scotland, opens in Glasgow

​Dune London is continuing its UK retail expansion spree with the latest opening of a new store in the heart of Buchanan Street, one of Glasgow’s key shopping districts.
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EBIT unveils special metaverse shoe collection to raise mental health awareness

EBIT unveils special metaverse shoe collection to raise mental health awareness

EBIT is boosting awareness of mental health issues, with an NFT shoe launch that see 10% of sales revenue going to charity and the core message being interwoven into the virtual products.
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Russell & Bromley to open first non-UK store with Dublin debut

Russell & Bromley to open first non-UK store with Dublin debut

​Russell & Bromley is to open its first store outside of its domestic UK market with a deal signed for key Dublin shopping thoroughfare Grafton street.
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Shoe Zone recovers in latest half-year as omnichannel strategy pays off

Shoe Zone recovers in latest half-year as omnichannel strategy pays off

​Value-focused footwear retailer Shoe Zone appears to be recovering from the pandemic and making the most of consumer interest in budget ranges.
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Tom Ford stepping down as Chairman of the CFDA

Tom Ford stepping down as Chairman of the CFDA

Tom Ford is stepping down as Chairman of the CFDA, bringing down the curtains on a three-year term at the organization, American fashion’s governing body, in a major suprise.  
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Clarks enters the metaverse for first time

Clarks enters the metaverse for first time

​UK footwear brand Clarks announced on Monday that its taking its “pioneering approach to the next level” as it enters “a brand-new era in the metaverse”.
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Allbirds Q1 sales boosted by U.S. market, international growth slows

Allbirds Q1 sales boosted by U.S. market, international growth slows

Allbirds announced last week total revenues for its first quarter increased 26%, on the back of double-digit growth in the U.S. which offset sales lags in its international market.  
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Weekend Max Mara: Have bag, will travel, with Pasticcino

Weekend Max Mara: Have bag, will travel, with Pasticcino

Have bag, will travel, especially with the Pasticcino, the freshly edited Weekend Max Mara handbag which began a global jaunt this week in Venice.
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