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VF Corp revenues disappoint in second quarter

VF Corp revenues disappoint in second quarter

The Vans parent company has reported revenue of $3.2 billion for Q2, a figure representing a 23% increase from $2.6 billion in the prior-year period, but which came in under analysts’ expectations.
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Zalando shakes up creative photography with 'virtual location' technology

Zalando shakes up creative photography with 'virtual location' technology

​Zalando has announced an interesting development this week as it aims to “elevate the visual experience for customers” by piloting “virtual production” in a Designer category partnership with Orendt Studios.
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JD Sports acquires Greek retailer Cosmos Sport

JD Sports acquires Greek retailer Cosmos Sport

​Acquisition-hungry JD Sports Fashion has snapped up another business with the purchase of an 80% stake in Greek retailer Cosmos Sport SA. No terms were disclosed.
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Artsthread names winners of bigger 2021 Global Design Graduate Show

Artsthread names winners of bigger 2021 Global Design Graduate Show

​Artsthread, the operation that helps designers and artists launch their own businesses and gain employment worldwide, has named the winners of its 2021 Global Design Graduate Show contest.
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Uniqlo to open Beijing's first Global Flagship concept store next month

Uniqlo to open Beijing's first Global Flagship concept store next month

​Fast Retailing’s Uniqlo brand said its Beijing Sanlitun Global Flagship will open in China’s capital on November 6. It’s only the third of its Global Flagship format on China’s mainland and its very first in Beijing.
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AllyLikes is new fast-fashion platform from Alibaba, aims to take on Shein

AllyLikes is new fast-fashion platform from Alibaba, aims to take on Shein

E-tail giant Alibaba is seeking to dethrone Chinese rival Shein from its powerful position in fast-fashion online retail with the launch of its own value-focused, trend-responsive fashion platform AllyLikes.
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Zalando's Connected Retail expands to Italy

Zalando's Connected Retail expands to Italy

​Zalando continues to roll out its Connected Retail offer to new countries and Italy is the latest on its list.
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Victoria Beckham in sustainable knits collab with Woolmark

Victoria Beckham in sustainable knits collab with Woolmark

​An interesting collaboration launches this week with Victoria Beckham having linked up with The Woolmark Company to launch her first end-to-end traceable collection.
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Fashion businesses make progress on path to net zero, says WRAP

Fashion businesses make progress on path to net zero, says WRAP

​Despite frequent accusations that some companies’ eco efforts come perilously close to ‘greenwashing’, they’ve received a vote of confidence from UK-based campaign group WRAP.
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Matalan has good Q2 but supply chain issues hamper sales

Matalan has good Q2 but supply chain issues hamper sales

​Matalan revenues rose fast in Q2 but could have risen faster if not for supply chain issues. The company is staying cautious as logistics problems frustrate efforts to get the product customers want into its stores. 
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Very Group buoyant as sales and profits soar, fashion is strong

Very Group buoyant as sales and profits soar, fashion is strong

​Very Group reported its full-year results on Tuesday with sales surging and pre-tax profits leaping even faster at the owner of the Very.co.uk and Littlewoods brands.
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Laura Ashley is back as a fashion brand in Batsheva collaboration

Laura Ashley is back as a fashion brand in Batsheva collaboration

​The comeback of Laura Ashley in the fashion sector has begun as Batsheva Hay’s eponymous Batsheva label has linked up with the UK brand in a way makes the most of its heritage and targets the upscale shopper.
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Clarks workers continue to strike, company defends new contracts

Clarks workers continue to strike, company defends new contracts

A strike is continuing at the Clarks warehouse in Somerset, England with workers saying the struggling firm wants to fire and rehire them on contracts that will reduce their pay and worsen their conditions.
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Ego in sponshorship deal with Channel 4

Ego in sponshorship deal with Channel 4

​Another Manchester-based online fashion retailer is aiming to make a big impact via a TV sponsorship deal, with Ego having signed to sponsor the Channel 4 dating series The Love Trap that’s set to launch this week.
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Ex-Gucci boss lined up by Carlyle as End chairman

Ex-Gucci boss lined up by Carlyle as End chairman

​Patrizio di Marco, is believed to be teaming up with private equity giant Carlyle again with a report that he’s set to take over as chairman of UK luxury retailer End.
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The Egyptian modelling agency 'decolonising beauty standards'

The Egyptian modelling agency 'decolonising beauty standards'

Between the frenzied rush of wardrobe changes and photographers readying for shoots, Iman Eldeeb's agency is slowly breaking new ground for Egypt's fashion scene by hiring a diverse line-up of models.
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