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Signet to acquire Diamonds Direct, raises full-year guidance

Signet to acquire Diamonds Direct, raises full-year guidance

The international jewelry retailer announced on Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Charlotte, North Carolina-based Diamonds Direct for $490 million in an all-cash transaction.
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Luxury giant LVMH says third quarter sales grew by 20%

Luxury giant LVMH says third quarter sales grew by 20%

Sales at French luxury group LVMH's fashion and leather goods division rose strongly in the third quarter even though overall revenue growth in Asia and the United States eased from their stellar first-half performance.
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Alexander McQueen: Storm chasers in a giant dome

Alexander McQueen: Storm chasers in a giant dome

Alexander McQueen and Sarah Burton returned to London with a rooftop runway show at lunchtime on Tuesday, a visual fashion storm after the eerie calm of the lockdown.
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LVMH names Matteo de Rosa head of Métiers d’Art division

LVMH names Matteo de Rosa head of Métiers d’Art division

New managing director Matteo de Rosa has joined the French luxury giant to lead the division that controls the group’s supply chain for high-grade raw materials, replacing Daniel Peterlin.
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Expect stronger Black Friday footfall than final Christmas week, predicts Springboard

Expect stronger Black Friday footfall than final Christmas week, predicts Springboard

With supply chain issues to the fore, if you want to know what the footfall forecasts are for UK retail in the critical six-week period covering Black Friday, Christmas, and post-Christmas periods, read on.
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A Cold Wall links with Beats for limited edition collab

A Cold Wall links with Beats for limited edition collab

​Samuel Ross’s A Cold Wall has linked up with Beats on a headphone collab with the launch of Beats Studio3 Wireless in ACW Concrete. 
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Boss scores social media success with digital-first event for Russell Athletic capsule

Boss scores social media success with digital-first event for Russell Athletic capsule

Hugo Boss has claimed a social media marketing coup, saying that its new growth strategy of targeting younger customers is paying off big time. It saw huge success for a Boss x Russell Athletic mega-event late last week
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UK retail sales growth weakened in September

UK retail sales growth weakened in September

Clothing spend rose last month but the UK retail sector remains on a knife-edge with consumer confidence weak and supply chain issues a big worry, the monthly Barclaycard and BRC reports showed on Tuesday.
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Bottega Veneta names Alejandra Rositto as CEO of the Americas

Bottega Veneta names Alejandra Rositto as CEO of the Americas

The executive, who has two decades of experience in the sector, joins the Kering-owned luxury brand from Fendi, where she most recently served as VP for U.S. retail and retail corporate functions in the Americas.
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Virgil Abloh teams up with Mercedes-Benz for electric Maybach project

Virgil Abloh teams up with Mercedes-Benz for electric Maybach project

The designer behind the Off-White label is building on the partnership he began with the luxury car manufacturer last year through the collaborative creation of an electric show car under the Mercedes-Maybach brand.
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Why visiting Thierry Mugler: Couturissime is essential

Why visiting Thierry Mugler: Couturissime is essential

Ever since it opened during last month fashionistas, fans and tourists have chorused that the retrospective Thierry Mugler: Couturissime inside the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris is essential viewing.
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Moncler aims high with projects including new headquarters

Moncler aims high with projects including new headquarters

Buoyed by the Mondogenius project's record results and the recent entry on the perfume market, Moncler has announced it will move into 38,000 m2 new Milanese headquarters not far from those of Prada and LVMH.
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Max Mara Fashion Group partners with Margherita Maccapani Missoni in new Max&Co collab

Max Mara Fashion Group partners with Margherita Maccapani Missoni in new Max&Co collab

Max Mara's Max&Co has teamed up with Margherita Maccapani Missoni in the first of a new series of of design partnerships entitled &Co.llaboration, as the Italian creator returns to design after a six-month hiatus.
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Balmain's Olivier Rousteing reveals on Instagram he suffered shocking burns

Balmain's Olivier Rousteing reveals on Instagram he suffered shocking burns

Balmain’s creative director Olivier Rousteing took to Instagram this weekend to reveal in a post that he had suffered shocking burns from an explosion in a fireplace in his Paris apartment.
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Fosun Fashion rebrands to Lanvin Group as Itochu, Stella International invest

Fosun Fashion rebrands to Lanvin Group as Itochu, Stella International invest

​Chinese fashion business Fosun Fashion Group is renaming itself to reflect its highest-profile acquisition and will now be known as Lanvin Group.
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'I've always been a feminist': Jean-Paul Gaultier becomes curator

'I've always been a feminist': Jean-Paul Gaultier becomes curator

The former "enfant terrible" of French fashion has curated an exhibition in Paris on the power of women, taking in screen icons from Marilyn Monroe to this year's shocking Palme d'Or winner "Titane".
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