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Kurt Geiger wins new customers, will open more UK stores

Kurt Geiger wins new customers, will open more UK stores

​Footwear retailer Kurt Geiger has ambitious plans to open more UK stores this year as the company continues to attract more new customers.
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Max Mara taking next cruise show to Lisbon

Max Mara taking next cruise show to Lisbon

Max Mara is taking its next resort show on the road again, as the Italian marque reveals plans to stage its next cruise collection in Lisbon, marking the latest foreign jaunt by the Italian luxury fashion marque.
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American Golf hails return of sport after strong Christmas trading

American Golf hails return of sport after strong Christmas trading

Golf looks to be climbing back up the leaderboard again as a sport of choice in the UK. Having spent a number of years in the doldrums, it’s now back in the swing, according to retailer American Golf.
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Sunday in Paris: Magnificent Alaïa, liberated Paco Rabanne

Sunday in Paris: Magnificent Alaïa, liberated Paco Rabanne

The Paris menswear season hadn’t quite ended, and the haute couture season has not begun. Nonetheless, the city witnessed two striking women’s ready-to-wear shows by Paco Rabanne and Alaïa on Sunday evening.
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Kenzo: Nigo debuts with flowers and finesse

Kenzo: Nigo debuts with flowers and finesse

This Paris menswear season’s big debut was by Nigo at Kenzo on Sunday morning, and the Japanese cult designer’s first collection for the Japanese-born house was certainly made with finesse and a floral flourish.
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Paris Menswear Day Five: Loewe, Vuarnet and Hermès

Paris Menswear Day Five: Loewe, Vuarnet and Hermès

All about breaking boundaries this Saturday in Paris in the menswear season, between clothes and accessories at Loewe; weekend and work chez Hermès; mountains and club at Vuarnet.
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Paris Menswear Day Four: Jil Sander, Paul Smith, Isabel Marant and Jeanerica

Paris Menswear Day Four: Jil Sander, Paul Smith, Isabel Marant and Jeanerica

Friday in Paris Menswear was a tour of the city from an evangelical cathedral, cut-stone mansion, Marais showroom and Place des Victoires townhouse. We caught up with Jil Sander, Paul Smith, Isabel Marant and Jeanerica.
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Real lawsuit over virtual Hermes Birkin bags

Real lawsuit over virtual Hermes Birkin bags

French luxury group Hermes has started legal proceedings against a US artist over virtual versions inspired by its iconic Birkin bags.
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Paris haute couture starts Monday, with over a dozen live shows, pandemic or not

Paris haute couture starts Monday, with over a dozen live shows, pandemic or not

Paris haute couture, the pinnacle of fashion, begins its next four-day runway season on Monday morning, and despite the pandemic, there will be no shortage of live shows.
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German sportswear retailer BSTN to open debut UK store

German sportswear retailer BSTN to open debut UK store

​Premium German sportswear retailer BSTN is to open its first first international store in the UK in April. It has signed a 10-year lease to open a 3,432 sq ft unit in Brixton, south London.
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December disaster for UK retail as Omicron and inflation dent sales

December disaster for UK retail as Omicron and inflation dent sales

The UK's ONS has issued its official December retail sales figures and they're fairly bleak. Clothing stores and department stores reported falls of 8% and 6.3%, and were also below levels in February 2020.  
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Paris Menswear Day Three: Rains, Rick Owens and Uniforme

Paris Menswear Day Three: Rains, Rick Owens and Uniforme

Scandi fashion, which has been all the rage this past decade, finally made it onto a Paris runway Thursday lunchtime, doing so with a power puffer, super-hero show by Rains. Elsewhere, we review Rick Owens and Uniforme.
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Sales dip, but N Brown's strength in clothing and footwear lifts Q3

Sales dip, but N Brown's strength in clothing and footwear lifts Q3

A “strong peak performance” in Clothing & Footwear underpinned by rising demand its core strategic brands and a return to growth in active customer numbers were the key positives in a busy Q3 for N Brown.
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Primark continues recovery but sales still below pre-Covid levels

Primark continues recovery but sales still below pre-Covid levels

​A trading update from Primark's parent company on Thursday showed the fashion retail chain is bouncing back from the pandemic, with the US business a standout performer. But city centre stores globally still struggle.
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American Exchange Group acquires Aerosoles

American Exchange Group acquires Aerosoles

American Exchange Group announced on Wednesday the acquisition of the assets of luxury comfort footwear brand, Aerosoles. 
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Paris menswear opens with Lukhanyo Mdingi, Bluemarble and Egonlab

Paris menswear opens with Lukhanyo Mdingi, Bluemarble and Egonlab

Paris menswear season – showing clothes for winter 2022 - opened Tuesday with an impressive trio of collections from three very disparate young designers, underlining the city's ability to attract dynamic, new talent.
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