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Virgil Abloh to speak at BFC's first IPF Forum

Virgil Abloh to speak at BFC's first IPF Forum

True to its word, The British Fashion Council is building a strong line-up for its inaugural Institute of Positive Fashion Forum, to be presented digitally on 10 June.
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Retailers risk customer loyalty through online and store "disconnect" - study

Retailers risk customer loyalty through online and store "disconnect" - study

Be warned. Brands are putting customer loyalty at risk due to a disconnect between their physical and e-commerce experiences, new research claims, with Gen Z consumers now expecting in-store 'experientialism'.
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Selfridges offers designer label rental service online for first time

Selfridges offers designer label rental service online for first time

​Selfridges has dived deeper into the rental market with the debut of Selfridges Rental online, moving it from an exclusively store-based offer previously.
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Coach owner Tapestry bets on summer shopping comeback as sales rebound

Coach owner Tapestry bets on summer shopping comeback as sales rebound

Tapestry Inc returned to quarterly sales growth and forecast full-year numbers above analysts’ estimates as the Coach handbag maker benefits from a strong rebound in demand for luxury goods in North America and China.
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Burberry launches international pop-ups for Olympia bag, starts with Harrods

Burberry launches international pop-ups for Olympia bag, starts with Harrods

Burberry has opened the first of a series of global pop-ups to celebrate its signature Olympia bag, with the debut space being in Harrods, London until May 30. It comes with an AR experience and limited editions.
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Browns Focus incubator relaunched as "collaboration platform" with new collections

Browns Focus incubator relaunched as "collaboration platform" with new collections

Browns relaunched its incubator Browns Focus brand on Thursday with a series of unique collections by emerging talent being marked with an installation in the Focus area at Browns Brook Street and Browns East.
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Profits, sales surges and new logistics hubs underline Zalando's stellar Q1

Profits, sales surges and new logistics hubs underline Zalando's stellar Q1

E-tail giant Zalando swung to a profit in Q1 and is expecting general merchandise value growth of up to 36% this financial year after a stellar start to 2021 in which GMV grew as much as 55.6% to €3.2 billion.
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'Making the Cut' season 2 debuts date, designers revealed

'Making the Cut' season 2 debuts date, designers revealed

Amazon Studios announced on Wednesday the 10 designers and entrepreneurs who will compete to take their brands to the next level on season two of its fashion competition series 'Making the Cut’. 
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Mango uses 3D printing for new accessories, shoes collection

Mango uses 3D printing for new accessories, shoes collection

After launching a collection of sustainable jewellery in 2020, Mango has again turned to 3D printing technology to create a seven-item TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) capsule collection.
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Will Vetements rename itself VTMNTS?

Will Vetements rename itself VTMNTS?

Vetements has increased its number of trademark applications for using ‘VTMNTS’. The information, released by The Fashion Law, reignited debates on the evolution of the ‘street couture’ brand, which is seeking a renewal.
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The RealReal unveils upcycled line in collaboration with top designers

The RealReal unveils upcycled line in collaboration with top designers

The American luxury resale platform has teamed up with brands including Jacquemus and Stella McCartney to launch ReCollection, an upcycling project repurposing defective items or dead stock from these labels. 
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‘Marvel’ Bethany Williams wins 2021 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund award

‘Marvel’ Bethany Williams wins 2021 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund award

Bethany Williams is a star in the making. She’s the winner of the 2021 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund, meaning Williams wins a £200,000 cash prize and bespoke mentoring to take her fledgling business to the next level.
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Pandora in game-changing switch to lab-grown diamonds

Pandora in game-changing switch to lab-grown diamonds

​In a move that could influence a number of other companies in the jewellery space, the world’s largest jeweller has said it will only sell lab-grown diamonds in future.
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Last Debenhams stores to shut on May 15

Last Debenhams stores to shut on May 15

​Debenhams will exit the UK high street for good on May 15 as the administrators close its remaining stores. The closures will end more than 200 years in which the company has been a major name in UK retail.
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Stockmann revenue falls, but losses narrow

Stockmann revenue falls, but losses narrow

Stockmann, the Finnish retail group that also owns the Lindex chain, said its consolidated revenue fell 7.1% currency-neutral in the first three months of the year, dropping to €155.7 million.
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L’Estrange menswear opens permanent store after Seven Dials pop-up

L’Estrange menswear opens permanent store after Seven Dials pop-up

​Cult menswear label L’Estrange has opened a permanent store in London’s Seven Dials at number 19 Earlham Street. The opening follows a stint in nearby Neal Street, in a pop-up that opened in November 2019.
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