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Next promotes Lipsy co-founder to senior acquisitions role

Next promotes Lipsy co-founder to senior acquisitions role

​Next has been one of the most active major names on the acquisition front in UK retail of late and it doesn't look like it's about to slow down any time soon with news on Wednesday of a key promotion to its board.
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BFC reveals London Fashion Week City Wide Celebration details

BFC reveals London Fashion Week City Wide Celebration details

Some 450 public-focused events over five days. That’s the ‘City Wide Celebration’ programme organised by The British Fashion Council (BFC) to take place across the capital during London Fashion Week, 17-21 February.
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Matchesfashion names John Mooney its creative director

Matchesfashion names John Mooney its creative director

​Luxury retailer Matchesfashion has continued to boost its top team, and has named a new executive creative director, finding him – like current Matches CEO Nick Beighton – among the ranks of ASOS execs.
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Luxury leather goods brand GRAF PARIS finds a home at Paris's Four Seasons Hotel

Luxury leather goods brand GRAF PARIS finds a home at Paris's Four Seasons Hotel

Luxury leather goods brand GRAF PARIS, designed by illustrious architect and decorator François-Joseph Graf, has opened a boutique within Paris's Four Seasons hotel. 
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Klarna unveils Paris Hilton as its global face

Klarna unveils Paris Hilton as its global face

​Klarna has unveiled Paris Hilton as its new global face with an upcoming campaign featuring the “Y2K icon” that’s been created in collaboration with Hilton’s next-gen media company, 11:11 Media.
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UK online sales weak in January, footwear is best performer in fashion

UK online sales weak in January, footwear is best performer in fashion

​Online retail has endured a couple of difficult years post-pandemic and January’s figures that have just come out show no signs of a change in the trend.
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Fashion clearance sales boost January UK retail, but consumers stay cautious

Fashion clearance sales boost January UK retail, but consumers stay cautious

January sales reports on Tuesday were far from buoyant, although the fashion sector continued to see growth, presumably boosted by easy comparisons, high inflation and clearance sales. 
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Amazon to shed unused UK warehouse space - report

Amazon to shed unused UK warehouse space - report

There was a time when warehousing in the UK was in short supply as the e-commerce boom shifted up several gears. No longer, it seems.
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Seven Dials start-up winner Kati Kaia opens pop-up store

Seven Dials start-up winner Kati Kaia opens pop-up store

London-centric property giant Shaftesbury has announced wellbeing brand Kati Kaia has opened a five-month pop up store in its successful Seven Dials region of Covent Garden. 
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Studio Retail CEO exits, insider becomes MD

Studio Retail CEO exits, insider becomes MD

​Studio Retail’s CEO has exited the business almost a year after it was snapped up by Frasers Group in a rescue deal.
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Hong Kong retail sales rise in Dec, inbound tourism brightens outlook

Hong Kong retail sales rise in Dec, inbound tourism brightens outlook

Hong Kong's retail sales rose in December as economic sentiment improved alongside further relaxation of social distancing measures, the government said on Friday.
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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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UK retail footfall recovery continues as office workers boost high streets on weekdays

UK retail footfall recovery continues as office workers boost high streets on weekdays

​Footfall to UK retail destinations was up 12.5% in January, according to the latest BRC-Sensormatic IQ data. But while it rose, it was 2.6 percentage points down on December.
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Big change at John Lewis sees customer director stepping down

Big change at John Lewis sees customer director stepping down

​There are big changes happening in John Lewis Partnership’s customer service capability, with the UK retail giant announcing new investment in its brands, data and technology “to give even more value to customers”.
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H&M to close four regional UK stores

H&M to close four regional UK stores

Global fashion giant H&M is planning to shutter four of its regional UK stores, citing a “rapid change” in customer behaviour. Stores in Hartlepool, Maidenhead, Newport on the Isle of Wight and Burton are set to close.
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Very expands Everyday own brand with 900 more products

Very expands Everyday own brand with 900 more products

How successful has The Very Group’s Everyday range been? Enough to expand the collection with more than 900 new fashion and home products “following strong customer demand since it launched in summer 2022”.
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