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Historic Arthur Beale set to ship out of central London as pandemic devastates business

Historic Arthur Beale set to ship out of central London as pandemic devastates business

Arthur Beale, one of the oldest stores in London, is to close permanently next month. The storied yacht chandler on Shaftesbury Avenue, adjacent to Covent Garden, is to shut its doors after 150 years in the location.
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VIA Outlets reopens complete portfolio across Europe

VIA Outlets reopens complete portfolio across Europe

VIA Outlets has reopened its entire 11-centre portfolio after Covid-19 restrictions were lifted in various markets. And it's seen encouraging trading, new services added and a host of new brands joining the portfolio.
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Cotton On launches UK webstore, opts for digital-only in Britain

Cotton On launches UK webstore, opts for digital-only in Britain

​Australia’s Cotton On is entering the UK via a digital-only offer that it hopes will help it make the most of the biggest growth channel in British retail. 
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John Lewis opens revamped Edinburgh store

John Lewis opens revamped Edinburgh store

​John Lewis unveils its revamped Edinburgh store on Friday after a major refurbishment. The focus is on making the store a must-visit destination, with experiences and expertise that can’t be replicated online.
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ITS competition opens entries for 2021 edition

ITS competition opens entries for 2021 edition

Registrations have opened for ITS 2021, a competition dedicated to young design, based in Trieste. Scheduled for October, the contest will feature a new digital prize this year. Registrations close on June 24.
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UK online sales growth slows, but stays in double-digits, fashion is strong

UK online sales growth slows, but stays in double-digits, fashion is strong

​UK consumers may have rushed back to physical stores last month, but the reopening of non-essential shops in Britain didn't appear to send online spending's trajectory into reverse, despite speculation that it would.
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Secondhand fashion e-tailer Vinted raises €250 million from investors

Secondhand fashion e-tailer Vinted raises €250 million from investors

Vinted is minted and is about to embark on a major growth initiative. The business, which claims to be the largest online C2C marketplace in secondhand fashion across Europe, has secured €250 million in new funding.
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Global Fashion Group continues to power ahead in Q1

Global Fashion Group continues to power ahead in Q1

Global Fashion Group saw a strong Q1 as it attracted more customers to its websites and enjoyed a solid recovery in repeat customers. It also attracted more brands and marketplace net merchandise value almost doubled.
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Copenhagen Fashion week plans physical return in August

Copenhagen Fashion week plans physical return in August

​Copenhagen Fashion Week is to return physically for SS22 in August. It will run at the same time as tradeshows CIFF and Revolver as fashion events across Europe start their physical comeback.
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UK spending rises, fashion is key for younger shoppers

UK spending rises, fashion is key for younger shoppers

Young consumers are keen to get out and socialise and they boosted their fashion spend last month, the latest Barclaycard spending report has shown. 
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Debenhams Bournemouth exit gives opportunity for indie replacement

Debenhams Bournemouth exit gives opportunity for indie replacement

​As Debenhams exits the high street, many of its former stores are being converted to non-retail uses. But there appears to be an opportunity opening up for the return of smaller department store operators. 
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Joules recovery continues in stores and online

Joules recovery continues in stores and online

​Joules Group had good news on Tuesday as it’s expecting a “positive performance” across all retail channels for the financial year that ends in a few weeks, with revenue and pre-tax profit ahead of expectations. 
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Ralph Lauren partners up with Major League Baseball for 3-part collab

Ralph Lauren partners up with Major League Baseball for 3-part collab

The American fashion company has joined forces with MLB to launch three collaborative collections featuring iconic teams including the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals.
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Landlords lose court fight against New Look CVA

Landlords lose court fight against New Look CVA

​New Look has won a crucial court fight, defeating a landlord challenge to its company voluntary arrangement with the landlords feeling they were unfairly treated by last year's CVA process for the retailer.
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Kurt Geiger's Shoeaholics opens giant Westfield store

Kurt Geiger's Shoeaholics opens giant Westfield store

​Kurt Geiger’s discount Shoeaholics retail brand has opened the biggest shoe shop in the UK at Westfield London, the brand having taken over a massive 25,0000 sq ft space.
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JD Sports buys Oi Polloi, speculation that Cowgill to step down as JD CEO

JD Sports buys Oi Polloi, speculation that Cowgill to step down as JD CEO

JD sports has been on the acquisition trail again with news that it's bought menswear retailer Oi Polloi. It's also been reported that CEO Peter Cowgill could step back from day-to-day control of JD this year.
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