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Clogs, wicker bags and 70s shades are key summer trends says Stylight

Clogs, wicker bags and 70s shades are key summer trends says Stylight

​A new report has shown that clogs and platform slides are the key shoes of the summer with wicker bags and retro sunglasses also riding high.
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Dune London opens in Edinburgh's new St James Quarter

Dune London opens in Edinburgh's new St James Quarter

Footwear may have had a tough year in 2020, but it’s bouncing back and Dune London is expanding. The retailer has opened a new store in Edinburgh’s new lifestyle district, St James Quarter.
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Moda adds extra day for autumn event

Moda adds extra day for autumn event

​Moda is back with an extra day bolted on as this year’s premier UK fashion trade show will run alongside the gift-focussed Autumn Fair. Dates have been set for 5-8 September at the NEC Birmingham.
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Pep&Co owner sees rising sales and profits as new stores open

Pep&Co owner sees rising sales and profits as new stores open

Poundland, Pepco and Dealz owner Pepco Group has seen a 16.8% increase in core earnings, as revenue growth from new store openings offset pandemic closures. The company also operates the budget Pep&Co fashion brand.
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Kering takes stake in London bag rental business Cocoon

Kering takes stake in London bag rental business Cocoon

​Kering has stepped into the rental market via an investment in London-based handbag rental specialist Cocoon, which will use the cash to expand its business.
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Paris Fashion Week Men: Mash-up Instagram mode rules

Paris Fashion Week Men: Mash-up Instagram mode rules

Paris Fashion Week Men actually had two live runway shows on Wednesday, the second of the six-day season, as the fashion capital cautiously emerges from the lockdown.
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Decathlon opens first store in Wales via Tesco concessions

Decathlon opens first store in Wales via Tesco concessions

​Decathlon UK is continuing to expand its presence across the country with its first Welsh store. It has opened a concession store near Cardiff after its online sales in Wales soared to almost £2.5million in 2020.
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Poundland converts two 'hibernated' stores to Pep&Co standalones

Poundland converts two 'hibernated' stores to Pep&Co standalones

Pep&Co continues to be a strong retail pillar for Poundland.The UK discount giant is backing the success of its budget clothing brand, opening two standalone stores in the Midlands as part of wider growth plans.
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New shoe industry research shows Covid effects on leather

New shoe industry research shows Covid effects on leather

​With an element of confusion remaining around just how manufacturers and retailers should ‘quarantine’ products due to potential Covid transmission, a report has been released could help footwear makers and sellers.
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Joules progress continues, reopening sales beat forecasts

Joules progress continues, reopening sales beat forecasts

Joules seems happy with its progress in the year to the end of May, despite the pandemic. It saw continued strong digital momentum and said that since reopening in April, store sales have been ahead of expectations. 
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Leandra Medine Cohen to launch collaborative capsule with Closed

Leandra Medine Cohen to launch collaborative capsule with Closed

The American fashion writer has teamed up with the contemporary Hamburg-based ready-to-wear, footwear and accessories brand to create a six-piece capsule collection for Fall 2021.
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Paris menswear season; six shows and over 20 live presentations

Paris menswear season; six shows and over 20 live presentations

With Paris finally exiting the lockdown, and Parisians enjoying their city without masks, the international menswear runway season climaxes with six days of Paris shows this week, albeit within the penumbra of Covid.
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Brand values soar in pandemic, Nike, ASOS, Uniqlo and Vuitton all prosper

Brand values soar in pandemic, Nike, ASOS, Uniqlo and Vuitton all prosper

The world's most valuable apparel and luxury labels saw their values surging during the pandemic, according to Kantar’s BrandZ Most Valuable Global Brands 2021 report released Monday. 
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John Lewis slammed over fees charged to third-party brands

John Lewis slammed over fees charged to third-party brands

Employee-owned retailer John Lewis Partnership has been criticised by a number of brands because of fees it charges labels to sell through John Lewis.
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Nutmeg owner Morrisons could see bid frenzy

Nutmeg owner Morrisons could see bid frenzy

​One of the the ‘Big Four’ UK supermarket chains, Morrisons, has received an unsolicited bid approach valuing it at £5.5bn. But it has rejected the offer, despite it being above its closing share price as of Friday.
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Prada: Logo light on a Mediterranean beach

Prada: Logo light on a Mediterranean beach

Light-hearted logomania at Prada in its Spring/Summer 2022 menswear collection, where the arrival of Raf Simons alongside Miuccia Prada has led to multiple expressions of the brand’s signature crest.
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