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Aritzia sales continue to slip in Q2

Aritzia sales continue to slip in Q2

As Covid-19 continues to take its toll on retailers, the Canadian womenswear brand has announced a decline of 17% in its second-quarter sales, with strong e-commerce gains limiting the damage inflicted by the pandemic.
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Joseph unveils two co-creative chiefs as Dyhr duo take the helm

Joseph unveils two co-creative chiefs as Dyhr duo take the helm

​British contemporary label Joseph has announced the arrival of two co-creative directors with Anna Lundbäck Dyhr and Frederik Dyhr taking the creative helm of the upscale brand.
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Theory and Comptoir des Cotonniers to open in Uniqlo Tokyo

Theory and Comptoir des Cotonniers to open in Uniqlo Tokyo

​Fast Retailing is doing all it can to maximise sales opportunities for its brands and said Thursday that it’s adding sales space for its Theory and Comptoir des Cotonniers labels inside its Uniqlo Tokyo global flagship.
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Hugo Boss accelerates  digital move with development of latest collection

Hugo Boss accelerates digital move with development of latest collection

Hugo Boss is the latest company to speed up its transformation to a more digital operation as the need to put plans that were already in place into full operation becomes more urgent.
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Matalan hit by need for extra discounts

Matalan hit by need for extra discounts

​Matalan’s latest quarter was hurt by the need to discount more deeply than usual as it worked to clear the spring product that had been stuck in stores during lockdown.
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Asos has another stellar year, takes starring role in lockdown

Asos has another stellar year, takes starring role in lockdown

​The Asos final results report Wednesday was another confirmation of just how important pureplay e-tailers have been in the unusual circumstances of 2020. As store-based rivals struggled, its sales and profits soared.
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Urban Outfitters announces departure of COO and flurry of promotions

Urban Outfitters announces departure of COO and flurry of promotions

The parent company of Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and Free People has announced the departure of chief operating officer Calvin Hollinger and revealed a slew of promotions in its senior management team.
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VF Corp appoints new The North Face president, revises management structure

VF Corp appoints new The North Face president, revises management structure

The apparel and footwear company announced on Tuesday that it has named former Dr Martens CEO Steve Murray as the new global brand president of The North Face and implemented broader organizational changes.
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BRC says UK retail rises are linked to early Christmas shopping

BRC says UK retail rises are linked to early Christmas shopping

​Consumers shopping early for Christmas were partly behind rising retail sales last month, the regular monthly survey from the British Retail Consortium claimed.
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Fashion rises in latest Barclaycard consumer spending figures

Fashion rises in latest Barclaycard consumer spending figures

​The most extreme back-to-school season ever, plus higher food and home improvement sales drove UK consumer spending higher last month, Barclaycard said on Tuesday.
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French Connection struggles in pandemic-hit first half

French Connection struggles in pandemic-hit first half

​French Connection’s interim results on Tuesday didn't make happy reading as the six months ending July 31 saw the majority of its trading period impacted by the pandemic and sales plunged, although e-tail was up.
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Adidas launches first Creators Club Week with exclusive drops and more

Adidas launches first Creators Club Week with exclusive drops and more

It has kicked off a seven-day “digital festival”, linked to its loyalty programme, that’s “the biggest ever celebration of our global member community" and features exclusives, unveilings and celebrity appearances.
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Michael Kors unveils 2020 Watch Hunger Stop campaign

Michael Kors unveils 2020 Watch Hunger Stop campaign

All profits made from the sale of each 2020 campaign t-shirt and tote will be donated to the United Nations World Food Programme, and used to provide school meals to children in food-insecure regions of the world.
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Fashion stores avoid closures in new England lockdown rules

Fashion stores avoid closures in new England lockdown rules

​Retail has avoided another wave of enforced closures for now as the UK government has announced a new set of lockdown rules for England. But those rules are likely to suppress interest in shopping.
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Six and Sons to open Mayfair pop-up

Six and Sons to open Mayfair pop-up

Amsterdam-based concept store Six and Sons is to open a very-short-term London branch at the end of this month with a three-day pop-up. The store will open “prior to selecting a permanent space in London”.
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Marcolin opens Australian subsidiary

Marcolin opens Australian subsidiary

​Eyewear giant Marcolin Group is expanding its global presence through the opening of a new branch in Sydney. 
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