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Ginori 1735 names Jake Gyllenhaal as face of its 2023 campaign

Ginori 1735 names Jake Gyllenhaal as face of its 2023 campaign

The Kering-owned brand has tapped actor Jake Gyllenhaal to front its 2023/2024 global advertising campaign, shot by Gray Sorrenti and set to be released in May. 
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Matalan chair is out as leadership shake-up begins

Matalan chair is out as leadership shake-up begins

A new broom is expected to sweep in at Matalan following the acquisition of the fashion and lifestyle retailer last month, with interim chairman Tim Isaacs the first casualty.
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Landlord Shaftesbury links with Good On You for West End sustainability drive

Landlord Shaftesbury links with Good On You for West End sustainability drive

Central London commercial property landlord Shaftesbury is to partner with Good On You, fashion’s source for brand sustainability ratings.
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Mallet links with Transport for London on footwear capsule

Mallet links with Transport for London on footwear capsule

Some fashion collaborations aren’t that immediately obvious. Take premium British brand Mallet London which has partnered with Transport for London (TfL), to produce a limited edition capsule footwear collection.
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THG partners And Digital to scale and accelerate Ingenuity offer

THG partners And Digital to scale and accelerate Ingenuity offer

​THG Ingenuity has inked a strategic alliance with And Digital, the software engineering firm, “to accelerate digital transformation, help brands bridge the digital skills gap and unlock the potential of commerce tech”.
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Shop price inflation rises again but fashion is down due to clearance sales

Shop price inflation rises again but fashion is down due to clearance sales

​Shop price inflation continues to rise, despite hopes that it would begin to ease soon. The latest BRC-NielsenIQ Shop price Index for January showed it acerbating to 8% from 7.3% in December.
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Frasers set to launch own-brand BNPL app - report

Frasers set to launch own-brand BNPL app - report

Frasers Group is understood to be rolling out its own buy-now/pay-later (BNPL) offer as part of an own-brand, standalone financial package scheme. 
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Tesco buys failed Paperchase brand, stores to close

Tesco buys failed Paperchase brand, stores to close

​Supermarkets giant Tesco said on Tuesday it had purchased the Paperchase brand and its intellectual property following the gifts and stationery retailer going into administration.
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Farfetch, Outlier Ventures accept entries for next Dream Assembly Base Camp

Farfetch, Outlier Ventures accept entries for next Dream Assembly Base Camp

Farfetch said this week that it — along with partner Outlier Ventures (a global Web3 accelerator and investor) — has opened applications for Dream Assembly Base Camp Cohort Two taking place from April
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London's Oxford Street saw major revival over festive period

London's Oxford Street saw major revival over festive period

​The festive shopping season in the UK saw a noticeable revival of consumers visiting physical stores as they discovered the joys of shopping face-to-face. And that seems to have benefited London's Oxford Street. 
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London-based Emperia gets £10m to boost metaverse e-tail

London-based Emperia gets £10m to boost metaverse e-tail

​London-based software start-up Emporia has raised over £10 million of expansion funding “to reimagine the e-commerce space”. It’s aiming to bring retail into the metaverse by providing the tech to build virtual stores.
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London's West End success give Shaftesbury a Christmas boost

London's West End success give Shaftesbury a Christmas boost

When central London retail performs, so too does commercial property giant Shaftesbury. After all, it does own a 6.4-acre, 600-building portfolio in the heart of London's West End.
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UK store vacancies shrink but are still high - report

UK store vacancies shrink but are still high - report

UK retail vacancy rates improved in the final quarter of 2022 to 13.8%. But before you get too excited, it was only better by 0.1% on Q3 and 0.6 percentage points better than the same period last year.
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VF Corporation launches new design collective in Tokyo

VF Corporation launches new design collective in Tokyo

US-based VF Corporation has launched the Tokyo Design Collective and new regional office in Tokyo’s Harajuku district, internationally recognised as a centre of Japanese youth culture and fashion.
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Visa, Mastercard pin hopes on China reopening as travel boom fades  

Visa, Mastercard pin hopes on China reopening as travel boom fades  

Mastercard Inc and Visa Inc will rely on China reopening to give travel spending a boost, Wall Street analysts said, as the pace of growth in other parts of the world eases from a post-pandemic boom.
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Discounts not enough? CBI cites early signs that January retail has been weak

Discounts not enough? CBI cites early signs that January retail has been weak

What did Friday’s CBI survey report show for January? Lower sales volumes as retail got off to a slow start despite the clearance sales. They're expected to decline again next month too, “but at a slightly slower pace”.
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