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Bollman buys majority share of Kangol from Frasers Group

Bollman buys majority share of Kangol from Frasers Group

Kangol has a new — but familiar — owner. Bollman Hat Company has entered into an agreement to acquire 51% of the UK heritage/streetwear hat brand from Frasers Group for an undisclosed sum.
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Owner of Yours Clothing, Long Tall Sally buys failed M&Co

Owner of Yours Clothing, Long Tall Sally buys failed M&Co

​Eight weeks after M&Co went into administration, it has been bought by AK Retail, which also owns Yours Clothing, BadRhino, Long Tall Sally, Bump It Up Maternity and PixieGirl. The purchase price wasn’t disclosed.
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Freemans reports buoyant Christmas, Julien Macdonald collab is "standout" success

Freemans reports buoyant Christmas, Julien Macdonald collab is "standout" success

​Freemans said on Friday that it had “a cracker of a Christmas” with sales in the eight weeks to the end of the year up as much as 23%. Its customer numbers also topped a million, which was up 65% from two years ago.
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Copenhagen Fashion Week: Stamm wins Zalando Sustainability Award

Copenhagen Fashion Week: Stamm wins Zalando Sustainability Award

​Stamm has won the AW23 Zalando Sustainability Award at Copenhagen Fashion Week with the brand having demonstrated “impressive craftsmanship as well as deep understanding and execution of more sustainable practices".
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Skechers post record quarterly sales for 18% surge in 2022 revenues

Skechers post record quarterly sales for 18% surge in 2022 revenues

Skechers U.S.A. Inc. announced on Thursday record quarterly sales of $1.88 billion for the fourth quarter, capping off a year of strong growth for the footwear brand, with annual sales up 18%. 
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PrettyLittleThing to open London showroom in heart of garment district

PrettyLittleThing to open London showroom in heart of garment district

Fashion retailer PrettyLittleThing has signed a deal to open new London West End offices and showrooms. The Boohoo Group-owned brand is to take 4,375 sq ft space on Great Portland Street.
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Cristina Betts bullish for Iguatemi, explains the Brazilian giant’s future M&A roadmap

Cristina Betts bullish for Iguatemi, explains the Brazilian giant’s future M&A roadmap

This past week in Paris, Brazil’s most important luxury retailer Iguatemi feted its rebound from the pandemic, as its CEO Cristina Betts explained its M&A plans and predicted double continued digit growth in 2023.
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GFG unveils leadership changes as Schmidt steps down

GFG unveils leadership changes as Schmidt steps down

Global Fashion Group has announced a co-CEO and leadership transition with Christoph Barchewitz to become sole CEO as Patrick Schmidt steps down as co-CEO after 10 years with the business and five years of co-leadership.
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Karl Lagerfeld celebrates 100 years of Disney

Karl Lagerfeld celebrates 100 years of Disney

The Karl Lagerfeld brand is celebrating Disney's 100-year anniversary with a capsule collection featuring the eponymous late designer's infamous sketch of Donald Duck.
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Superdry denies reports founder wants to take it private

Superdry denies reports founder wants to take it private

​There have been persistent rumours that founder and CEO Julian Dunkerton is planning to take Superdry private, but on Thursday he poured cold water on the speculation.
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Adidas unveils new label, just a day after Jenna Ortega is named its ambassador

Adidas unveils new label, just a day after Jenna Ortega is named its ambassador

That was quick. One day after naming Jenna Ortega as the face of a soon-to-launch new brand, Adidas has unveiled the label. And it’s significant that it’s more athleisure than active sports
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Prada tops Lyst Index for first time, Saint Laurent bag is top product

Prada tops Lyst Index for first time, Saint Laurent bag is top product

Prada hit something of a low just a few years ago due to the pandemic. But its impressive recovery was underlined on Thursday as the latest instalment of the Lyst Index showed it as the hottest brand in the world.
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New Era ties up with Formula E for headwear deal

New Era ties up with Formula E for headwear deal

Formula E and New Era announced on Thursday a multi-year global licensing deal for a range of fan headwear products with New Era supplying the official podium cap for the motorsport.
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Care & repair arrives at Net-A-Porter, Mr Porter and The Outnet in The Seam deal

Care & repair arrives at Net-A-Porter, Mr Porter and The Outnet in The Seam deal

​In another sign that repair is one of the key trends for 2023, YNAP said its in-season and off-price e-tailers Net-A-Porter, Mr Porter and The Outnet are launching their first dedicated customer care & repair offers.
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Next's Silverburn refit to add Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works

Next's Silverburn refit to add Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works

Silverburn is in for a busy 2023. Glasgow’s newest shopping centre has agreed new leases, upgrades and upscaling for existing tenancies -- including Next, Victoria’s Secret, Sunglasses Hut, Hobbs and The Body Shop. 
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New Adidas ambassador Jenna Ortega will front its new label

New Adidas ambassador Jenna Ortega will front its new label

​Jenna Ortega’s is not only the newest brand ambassador for Adidas but she's been signed up to front a soon-to-be-revealed new label for the sports giant.
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