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At Giorgio Armani, lush iridescence; at Sportmax, femme fatale fun

At Giorgio Armani, lush iridescence; at Sportmax, femme fatale fun

A study in contrasts on Saturday morning at Milan Fashion Week, as two key fashion marques played against their reputations. Giorgio Armani showing evening ideas but as daywear, Sportmax revolutionizing its DNA.
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Paris Fashion Week: 92 shows this March, a Tik Tok collab and a V&A linkup

Paris Fashion Week: 92 shows this March, a Tik Tok collab and a V&A linkup

Pandemic or not, Paris Fashion Week, which starts a 10-day season on Monday, March 1, can boast a schedule with 92 women’s ready-to-wear brands, almost a dozen newcomers and several important debuts.
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Margaret Zhang named editor-in-chief of Vogue China

Margaret Zhang named editor-in-chief of Vogue China

The 27-year-old Chinese-Australian fashion influencer has been appointed as editor-in-chief of Vogue China, becoming the youngest person to hold the position at any of the magazine’s international editions.
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Louis Vuitton drops out of Parisian calendar this season

Louis Vuitton drops out of Parisian calendar this season

LVMH's star label, which was set to show at the close of Paris Fashion Week, has postponed its virtual presentation by one day. The house will now unveil its collection for Fall/Winter 2021-22 on Wednesday, March 10. 
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U.S. consumer spending rebounds in January

U.S. consumer spending rebounds in January

U.S. consumer spending rebounded strongly in January as the government doled out additional pandemic relief money to low-income households and new Covid-19 infections dropped, setting up the economy for faster growth.
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Klarna transactions value jumps amid 'buy now, pay later' boom

Klarna transactions value jumps amid 'buy now, pay later' boom

Swedish “buy now, pay later” company Klarna on Thursday reported a jump in transactions using its platform and in net operating income in 2020, helped by its expansion in the United States and other markets.
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Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki launches new label, Hula

Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki launches new label, Hula

One of the most influential names in fashion of the last 60 years has launched a new label. Barbara Hulanicki – the founder of Biba – is unveiling a new wholesale brand that shows clear links to the Biba aesthetic.
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Allbirds launches plastic-free Plant Leather with Natural Fiber Welding investment

Allbirds launches plastic-free Plant Leather with Natural Fiber Welding investment

​Ethical footwear brand Allbirds has invested $2 million into a material innovation firm, Natural Fiber Welding, and the result is what it claims to be the world’s most sustainable leather alternative for fashion.
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Protecting cashmere’s future: John Lewis to fund Inner Mongolia wool programme

Protecting cashmere’s future: John Lewis to fund Inner Mongolia wool programme

John Lewis is upping its eco credentials with three years of support for a sustainable cashmere programme run by the Sustainable Fibre Alliance (SFA).
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Positive face of e-tail: eBay to spend millions on creating UK jobs

Positive face of e-tail: eBay to spend millions on creating UK jobs

E-tail took another socially positive step forward Thursday to improve its somewhat tarnished image with eBay announcing it’s planning to invest millions of pounds in creating jobs and opportunities in the UK.
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River Island, Mountain Warehouse sign Clipper Logistics deals, automation is key

River Island, Mountain Warehouse sign Clipper Logistics deals, automation is key

​The two major name retailers have signed deals with logistics specialist Clipper Logistics, with the details of the deals highlighting how important automation and omnichannel have become.
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PrettyLittleThing sees surging dress demand on lockdown-easing roadmap

PrettyLittleThing sees surging dress demand on lockdown-easing roadmap

​‘Going-out’ clothing may have tanked during the various lockdowns of the past year, but with the UK’s lockdown-easing roadmap now published, demand seems to be surging, a major fashion e-tailer said Thursday.
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N Brown chairman to leave, successor already lined up

N Brown chairman to leave, successor already lined up

Online retail group N Brown said Thursday that its chairman Matt Davies is stepping down from his post at the end of next month in order to “spend more time on his other business activities”.
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Latest lockdowns make £1.1bn dent in Primark sales

Latest lockdowns make £1.1bn dent in Primark sales

Primark will have lost around £1.1 billion worth of sales due to lockdowns and other restrictions in the 27 weeks up to the end of this month, the value retailer said on Thursday.
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Revolve earnings soar in fourth quarter

Revolve earnings soar in fourth quarter

The Los Angeles-based online fashion retailer reported Q4 net income of $19.0 million on Wednesday, representing a year-over-year increase of 126% compared to $8.4 million in the prior-year period.
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L Brands tops earnings expectations; revenues fall short on Victoria’s Secret weakness

L Brands tops earnings expectations; revenues fall short on Victoria’s Secret weakness

The Victoria’s Secret parent company reported fourth-quarter income of $860.3 million, or $3.03 per share, on Wednesday, beating analysts’ estimates of $2.91 per share.
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