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Piñatex creator Ananas Anam plans expansion

Piñatex creator Ananas Anam plans expansion

London-based sustainable textile brand Ananas Anam is looking to expand after securing a £250,000 investment that should help it add more staff and further develop its offer.
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Kering says it will be going entirely fur free

Kering says it will be going entirely fur free

France's Kering said it had decided to stop using animal fur for all of its brands, in the fashion industry's latest response to concerns over animal treatment and the environment.
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J.C. Penney partners with Juicy Couture on new brand expansion

J.C. Penney partners with Juicy Couture on new brand expansion

The department store chain has joined forces with the pioneering athleisure label to launch Juicy by Juicy Couture, an exclusive brand expansion offering an affordable and inclusive take on the label’s signature styles.
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Sonia Rykiel to be acquired by G-III

Sonia Rykiel to be acquired by G-III

Having been purchased by Eric and Michaël Dayan in 2019, the Sonia Rykiel brand is set to change hands again, joining the portfolio of American fashion group G-III Apparel, owner of labels including Donna Karan. 
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MFW Day Two: Max Mara's Bonjour Tristesse in Bocconi

MFW Day Two: Max Mara's Bonjour Tristesse in Bocconi

Day Two at Milan Fashion Week opened with a smooth and subtle collection of post-lockdown clothes at Max Mara, inspired by the great feminist and existentialist novel Bonjour Tristesse.
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Cocoon boosts subscription package

Cocoon boosts subscription package

​Luxury handbag subscription business Cocoon has launched a new service “in response to growing consumer demand”. The new Flexi Membership will allow subscribers to tap into Cocoon's collection for a week at a time.
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Milan Fashion Week: Alberta Ferretti and Cavalli from Fausto Puglisi

Milan Fashion Week: Alberta Ferretti and Cavalli from Fausto Puglisi

Alberta Ferretti and Fausto Puglisi for Cavalli showed contrasting visions of femininity; one based on crochet and craftsmanship, the other on posh-punk rebellion, as Milan Fashion Week suddenly gathers major momentum.
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Shang Xia names Yang Li creative director, will show in Paris

Shang Xia names Yang Li creative director, will show in Paris

The understated Chinese luxury label, bought by the Exor holding company at the end of 2020, has taken a more directional turn by naming young designer Yang Li as creative director, and will show in Paris on October 4.
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VIA Outlets unveils new branding with big digital focus

VIA Outlets unveils new branding with big digital focus

European outlet malls operator VIA Outlets has unveiled a new corporate look and feel “following an extensive rebranding undertaking”.
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Tommy Hilfiger to radically upsize at London Designer Outlet

Tommy Hilfiger to radically upsize at London Designer Outlet

Wembley’s London Designer Outlet said on Wednesday that Tommy Hilfiger is set to “significantly upsize in the centre following the success of its pop-up store in LDO one year after it opened its doors”.
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Jaden Smith opens Selfridges pop-ups for MSFTSrep

Jaden Smith opens Selfridges pop-ups for MSFTSrep

Jaden Smith has just launched a pop-up at Selfridges in London via the his MSFTSrep label. The products are also available via the Selfridges webstore and pop-ups at its branches in Birmingham and Manchester.
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Marimekko improves earnings guidance

Marimekko improves earnings guidance

Finland’s Marimekko said on Wednesday that it has upgraded its profit guidance for the full year as pandemic uncertainties reduce, although they haven't gone away and supply chain disruption could still cause problems.
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Milan Fashion Week opens with Fendi and Del Core

Milan Fashion Week opens with Fendi and Del Core

Once, certain fashion designers created to empower women. Others to exalt them or make them beautiful. Today, many creators seem to have a new target in mind – pleasing the personal shopper.
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LVMH seeks 25,000 young staff in recruitment drive

LVMH seeks 25,000 young staff in recruitment drive

LVMH aims to hire 25,000 people under 30 years of age by the end of 2022, the French luxury behemoth said on Wednesday, as it accelerates recruitment to meet brisk demand for high-end goods.
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Fenwick losses rise as lockdowns hit hard

Fenwick losses rise as lockdowns hit hard

​Higher-end department store group Fenwick was hit particularly hard during the pandemic, its latest set of results to the end of January show.
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Cash no longer king, but £1.3 billion cost of digital transactions hits UK retailers

Cash no longer king, but £1.3 billion cost of digital transactions hits UK retailers

Covid-19 was no friend to cash. The pandemic saw retail transactions via payment cards rocket in 2020, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Cash now accounts for just 15% of total spending in retail.
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