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Brunello Cucinelli surfs on growth of 32% in first nine months of 2021

Brunello Cucinelli surfs on growth of 32% in first nine months of 2021

The Italian label brought in half a billion euros in the first nine months of the fiscal year, jumping more than 32% compared to the same period in the previous year, thanks to double-figure growth across all markets. 
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Harvey Nichols kicks off 25th anniversary in Leeds celebrations

Harvey Nichols kicks off 25th anniversary in Leeds celebrations

​Harvey Nichols Leeds is fast-approaching its 25th birthday. And to mark the Yorkshire department store’s silver anniversary, it’s hosting of series of special events on and around the key 23 October date.
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Little cheer in October as UK consumer confidence falls for third month - GfK

Little cheer in October as UK consumer confidence falls for third month - GfK

​It was all looking so much better in July. UK consumer confidence has since taken a battering with the financial pulse of the nation dropping for third month in a row in October, according to GfK’s latest figures.
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UK retail sales dipped last month, but fashion stays positive

UK retail sales dipped last month, but fashion stays positive

Retail sales failed to impress last month, official UK figures showed on Friday, but the under-pressure fashion sector came out of it relatively well compared to other product sectors.
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Ermenegildo Zegna revenues jump 50% in H1

Ermenegildo Zegna revenues jump 50% in H1

The Italian luxury group has turned profitable again, and was extremely buoyant in the first six months of the year, driven by China and Thom Browne, the label it acquired in 2018, whose sales doubled.
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Gucci’s next runway show will be on Hollywood Boulevard

Gucci’s next runway show will be on Hollywood Boulevard

The Italian brand has announced that “Gucci Love Parade,” the upcoming collection from creative director Alessandro Michele will be presented on one of the most iconic streets in the world: LA’s Hollywood Boulevard.
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Chanel's head of external communications leaves

Chanel's head of external communications leaves

After half a century of loyal and honourable service, Marie-Louise de Clermont-Tonnerre has left the Parisian label. She joined Chanel in 1971 and set up the PR department, notably overseeing brand communications.
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London's bouncing back as retail vacancies shrink says Shaftesbury

London's bouncing back as retail vacancies shrink says Shaftesbury

​The retail revival of London’s West End is gathering pace, major landlord Shaftesbury said on Thursday. Business is bouncing back post-lockdowns with the Carnaby Street owner citing a further reduction in available-to-let vacancies.
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Online, social and cross-border shopping now normal for young consumers, says ESW

Online, social and cross-border shopping now normal for young consumers, says ESW

​We've seen more evidence of how younger consumers have changed their shopping habits since the onset of the pandemic with a report saying that many continue the online behaviour they developed during lockdown.
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Saint Laurent stands out for all the right reasons at Kering

Saint Laurent stands out for all the right reasons at Kering

Gucci may have seen disappointing results in the third quarter, but that certainly wasn't the case at Saint Laurent, which continued to post strong growth, as did other Kering labels, including Balenciaga. 
Luxury
It's luxury's year as new Best Global Brands list shows power of key labels

It's luxury's year as new Best Global Brands list shows power of key labels

​Luxury is continuing its recovery from the pandemic and a new brand ranking released on Wednesday showed that luxury labels are among the world’s top performers.
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Farfetch launches own label with New Guards Group

Farfetch launches own label with New Guards Group

On October 20, the British luxury e-tailer is launching There Was One, a womenswear line of high-end, sustainable essentials developed with New Guards Group, the parent company of Palm Angels and Heron Preston.
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Burberry unveils latest campaign, hosts Anne Imhof event

Burberry unveils latest campaign, hosts Anne Imhof event

​Its new CEO wasn’t the only news Burberry had this week with the luxury brand having just unveiled its latest campaign. Called Burberry Open Spaces, it’s all about freedom.
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Balenciaga tops Q3 Lyst Index, Prada bag is hottest women's product

Balenciaga tops Q3 Lyst Index, Prada bag is hottest women's product

​The Q3 Lyst index has been released with Balenciaga the hottest brand, followed by Gucci in second place and Dior snapping at their heels at number three. 
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Versace's Jonathan Akeroyd is new Burberry CEO

Versace's Jonathan Akeroyd is new Burberry CEO

Burberry announced one of its most important appointments for years on Wednesday with news that Versace chief Jonathan Akeroyd will be its new CEO and executive director from April next year.
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Justine Picardie on writing Miss Dior, A Story of Courage and Couture

Justine Picardie on writing Miss Dior, A Story of Courage and Couture

A book surely destined to make a brilliant TV series is Miss Dior, A Story of Courage and Couture, the dark yet beautiful tale of Catherine Dior, muse and sister of Christian and a brave member of the French Resistance.
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