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The After Calendar: 2022, the post-ugly era, or how 'ugly' became the coveted aesthetic

The After Calendar: 2022, the post-ugly era, or how 'ugly' became the coveted aesthetic

The pandemic reshuffled the cards, reviving certain once reviled or mocked pieces, and spurring the luxury world to reinvent the codes of what was previously considered ugly.
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Puma tops quarterly forecasts despite supply chain problems

Puma tops quarterly forecasts despite supply chain problems

German sportswear maker Puma reported stronger-than-expected preliminary quarterly sales and core profit on Thursday, as strong global demand helped offset the effects of the pandemic and supply chain constraints.
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Sportswear brand K-Way targets retail expansion in Asia

Sportswear brand K-Way targets retail expansion in Asia

After making a foray in the luxury sector, via collaborations with Fendi and Comme des Garçons, K-Way is set to deploy a store opening plan in order to expand in Japan, China, Korea and Hong Kong.
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Amazon to open fashion store where algorithms suggest what to try on

Amazon to open fashion store where algorithms suggest what to try on

Amazon.com Inc's recipe for the department store of the future includes algorithmic recommendations and what one corporate director called "a magic closet" in the fitting room.
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Etudes Studio steps into cinema

Etudes Studio steps into cinema

The trio at the head of Etudes Studio presented their first short film this Tuesday at the Gaîeté Lyrique arts center. The film references the 20 collections created by Etudes Studio since the brand’s inception. 
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Balmain expands into fine jewelry

Balmain expands into fine jewelry

The Parisian luxury house enters the fine jewelry market, partnering with the Swiss group, Adorisa. The first collection, produced and crafted in France, will be released in August. 
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BGF leads £2.5m investment round into sustainable underwear brand Stripe & Stare

BGF leads £2.5m investment round into sustainable underwear brand Stripe & Stare

​Sustainable intimates brand Stripe & Stare has secured £2.5 million in extra funding from BGF and a consortium of investors. The investment will be used “to drive UK and international sales”, S&S said.
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Sales dip, but N Brown's strength in clothing and footwear lifts Q3

Sales dip, but N Brown's strength in clothing and footwear lifts Q3

A “strong peak performance” in Clothing & Footwear underpinned by rising demand its core strategic brands and a return to growth in active customer numbers were the key positives in a busy Q3 for N Brown.
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Emma Raducanu boosts Nike demand, Euphoria drives plaid dress searches - report

Emma Raducanu boosts Nike demand, Euphoria drives plaid dress searches - report

​Sales aggregator website Lovethesales.com has been seeing some notable spikes in interest following key celebrity and TV moments in the past week.
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CFW links with Swedish Fashion Council to support new talent

CFW links with Swedish Fashion Council to support new talent

​Copenhagen Fashion Week and the Swedish Fashion Council are linking up to support and incubate emerging designer talent. Sweden's Jade Cropper has been named as the AW22 'Talent'.
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Yoox launches marketplace model in Europe, plans to roll out globally

Yoox launches marketplace model in Europe, plans to roll out globally

​Yoox has announced the launch of its Yoox Marketplace in Europe, giving its customers "instant access to a wider product assortment including over 700 brands and 150,000 new items" across multiple categories.
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Superdry sees "clear" improvement, but turnaround is still work-in-progress

Superdry sees "clear" improvement, but turnaround is still work-in-progress

​Superdry’s Christmas trading update and results for the first half showed “clear signs of brand and financial recovery” on Thursday, although the company isn’t yet where it would like to be, with sales still lagging.
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Primark continues recovery but sales still below pre-Covid levels

Primark continues recovery but sales still below pre-Covid levels

​A trading update from Primark's parent company on Thursday showed the fashion retail chain is bouncing back from the pandemic, with the US business a standout performer. But city centre stores globally still struggle.
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Brady launches at Nordstrom in retail exclusive

Brady launches at Nordstrom in retail exclusive

Nordstrom was selected as the brand’s retail partner of choice and will be the only place where customers can shop the brand in a physical location.
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American Exchange Group acquires Aerosoles

American Exchange Group acquires Aerosoles

American Exchange Group announced on Wednesday the acquisition of the assets of luxury comfort footwear brand, Aerosoles. 
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Forever 21 names Winnie Park as CEO

Forever 21 names Winnie Park as CEO

U.S. fashion retailer Forever 21 announced on Wednesday the appointment of Winnie Park to the role of chief executive officer, effective immediately. 
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