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Companies respond to U.S.-wide protests against racism and injustice

Companies respond to U.S.-wide protests against racism and injustice

Nordstorm, Target, Marc Jacobs and Virgil Abloh were among many to release statements in regard to the protests, receiving mixed responses from the public. 
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Icon Outlet mall to reopen before rest of leisure complex

Icon Outlet mall to reopen before rest of leisure complex

Icon Outlet at The O2 is to reopen on the first day that it can with a comeback planned for June 15 as part of a phased reopening approach for the destination leisure complex.
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Mr Porter launches sunglasses blitz as H&M links with Chimi for eyewear collab

Mr Porter launches sunglasses blitz as H&M links with Chimi for eyewear collab

As the SS20 season is all-but-cancelled globally, lockdown easing is seeing retailers launching products that they know are likely to sell, especially in the menswear market.
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A Common Thread names Bode, Rodarte, Brother Vellies and Rachel Comey among first round of grant recipients

A Common Thread names Bode, Rodarte, Brother Vellies and Rachel Comey among first round of grant recipients

The CFDA and Vogue's Covid-19 relief fund announced that $2.13 million will be distributed to 44 businesses in the fund's first round.
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LDC launches 'phygital' shoppable windows in London

LDC launches 'phygital' shoppable windows in London

The independent designer concept store has unveiled several shoppable windows on London’s South Molton Street allowing independent brands to showcase their products whilst observing social distancing.
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Famed Paris store Galeries Lafayette to reopen

Famed Paris store Galeries Lafayette to reopen

Paris's famed Galeries Lafayette department store, which receives some 37 million visitors every year, will reopen this weekend after being shuttered for nearly three months by the coronavirus pandemic, it said Friday.
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Prada sees 10%+ sales rise in China, but Europe will stay slow

Prada sees 10%+ sales rise in China, but Europe will stay slow

Prada has seen a double-digit increase in comparable sales in China this month, although there's still some way to go before the company can say its China business is back to full health following the lockdown.
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Nordstrom sales plunge nearly 40% on pandemic-led store closures

Nordstrom sales plunge nearly 40% on pandemic-led store closures

Upscale department store chain Nordstrom Inc on Thursday reported a nearly 40% slump in quarterly sales, as lockdowns to contain the Covid-19 pandemic shut stores.
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Capri announces phased re-openings of Versace, Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo boutiques

Capri announces phased re-openings of Versace, Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo boutiques

Capri Holdings Limited, the luxury group that controls Versace, Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo, has announced detailed plans for a steady rollout of boutique re-openings in its extensive global network.
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Italy's Intesa Sanpaolo to boost financing for Gucci supply chain

Italy's Intesa Sanpaolo to boost financing for Gucci supply chain

Italy's biggest retail bank Intesa Sanpaolo has signed an accord with Gucci to ease financing for the small businesses that supply the Florentine luxury goods group owned by France's Kering.
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French fashion federation to host virtual haute couture season online in July in Paris

French fashion federation to host virtual haute couture season online in July in Paris

Haute couture is back on - at least digitally. The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, the body which controls the Paris catwalk seasons, has announced that it will host a haute couture online season in July.
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Farfetch partners with Portuguese universities to develop ultimate chatbot

Farfetch partners with Portuguese universities to develop ultimate chatbot

Farfetch has launched a €2.3m project to create the next generation of chatbots in partnership with Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Instituto Superior Técnico.
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Tomorrow and Alessandro Dell’Acqua’s N21 form strategic partnership

Tomorrow and Alessandro Dell’Acqua’s N21 form strategic partnership

London-based consultancy Tomorrow has announced a “360-degree” partnership with Italian RTW brand N21. The strategic partnership will span distribution, events, strategy and a mentorship programme for emerging talent.
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Harrods Outlet to open in Westfield to thin out clearance sale crowds

Harrods Outlet to open in Westfield to thin out clearance sale crowds

Luxury department store Harrods will open a new Outlet branch in Westfield London for its clearance sale, relieving pressure on its flagship and allowing it to focus on new collections in the Knightsbridge store.
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Adidas and Allbirds race towards ultra-sustainable future in new sports shoe JV

Adidas and Allbirds race towards ultra-sustainable future in new sports shoe JV

Adidas and Allbirds are partnering “to push the boundaries of sustainability by setting out to accomplish something that has never been done before: a sports performance shoe with the lowest carbon footprint”.
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Salvatore Ferragamo rehires former CEO Michele Norsa

Salvatore Ferragamo rehires former CEO Michele Norsa

As the Ferragamo family steps down from its executive roles, the Florentine label has appointed Michele Norsa, who led the company from 2006 to 2016, as executive deputy chairman, alongside CEO Micaela le Divelec Lemmi.
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