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Tophsop founder and ex-Debenhams chief Halpern dies

Tophsop founder and ex-Debenhams chief Halpern dies

​British retail titan Sir Ralph Halpern has died at the age of 83. The executive, who launched the Topshop chain and once ran Debenhams, was one of the highest-profile retailers during the Thatcher era in the 1980s.
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France plans fashion revolution with climate-impact labels

France plans fashion revolution with climate-impact labels

Next year, France will pass a decree that will require every item of clothing sold in the country to carry a label detailing its precise climate impact.
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Prada seeks $1 billion valuation in Milan listing - Bloomberg News

Prada seeks $1 billion valuation in Milan listing - Bloomberg News

Italian luxury group Prada SpA is considering seeking at least $1 billion from a second listing in Milan and is working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc on early preparations, Bloomberg News reported on August 12.
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India’s apparel retailers to earn 21-23% more revenue in FY 2023

India’s apparel retailers to earn 21-23% more revenue in FY 2023

A combination of strong same-store sales, new store launches, and higher contribution from online channels will add 21-23% revenue growth for apparel retailers in India in fiscal 2023.
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Canada Goose results thrive as luxury demand defies inflation

Canada Goose results thrive as luxury demand defies inflation

​Canada Goose Holdings Inc has surpassed Wall Street targets for quarterly results after affluent consumers undeterred by decades-high inflation snapped up its luxury parkas and jackets.
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Ferragamo partners with Farfetch to grow online, reach younger shoppers

Ferragamo partners with Farfetch to grow online, reach younger shoppers

​Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo has announced that it has struck a partnership with online luxury shopping retailer Farfetch to expand its digital presence, targeting younger shoppers.
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US textile and apparel imports up 30%+ in first half

US textile and apparel imports up 30%+ in first half

The import of textiles and apparel by the US continues to grow fast, rising by 30.97 per cent to $66.308 billion in the first six months of 2022, compared to $50.626 billion in the same period of 2021. 
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UK’s Edit LDN makes metaverse debut with sneaker digital wearables

UK’s Edit LDN makes metaverse debut with sneaker digital wearables

UK-based retail brand Edit LDN has officially joined the virtual world with its own premium store at Bloktopia, a virtual reality metaverse.
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Capri Holdings and Ralph Lauren see strong Q1 demand, but profits are hit

Capri Holdings and Ralph Lauren see strong Q1 demand, but profits are hit

​Results on August 9 showed Ralph Lauren and Capri Holdings (owner of Michael Kors, Versace and Jimmy Choo) beating Q1 earnings estimates on buoyant demand for luxury as affluent shoppers shrugged off inflation.
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Fashion innovator Issey Miyake dies at 84

Fashion innovator Issey Miyake dies at 84

Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake, whose global career spanned more than half a century, has died aged 84 of cancer, it emerged on August 9.
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UK shoppers surprisingly ready to spend during heatwave, fashion stays strong

UK shoppers surprisingly ready to spend during heatwave, fashion stays strong

Hot weather drove Britons to buy summer fashion, as well as outdoor goods, in July. But they also reined-in spending on foreign travel and eating out as the cost-of-living squeeze made itself felt, two surveys show.
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Shopify merchant growth falters as weak consumer spending hits businesses

Shopify merchant growth falters as weak consumer spending hits businesses

​Businesses stung by rising costs and lower consumer spending are shying away from Shopify's platform, creating a roadblock in its plan to fix past missteps in overestimating e-commerce demand.
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Richemont recommends shareholders vote against board candidate Trapani

Richemont recommends shareholders vote against board candidate Trapani

Richemont has asked shareholders to reject a candidate from Bluebell Capital Partners as a representative of ordinary shareholders and vote against his election to the luxury group's board at its upcoming AGM.
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Holzweiler gets Sequoia Capital investment boost, targets China, US and UK growth

Holzweiler gets Sequoia Capital investment boost, targets China, US and UK growth

​Norwegian fashion and lifestyle label Holzweiler has entered a “strategic partnership” with Sequoia Capital China, the latter having made a “significant investment” in the family-owned firm.
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Tapestry names Scott Roe to dual role of CFO and COO

Tapestry names Scott Roe to dual role of CFO and COO

Tapestry, the owner of Coach, Kate Spade, and Stuart Weitzman, has given Scott Roe, its current chief financial officer (CFO), additional responsibility as chief operating officer (COO) of the company.
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Gucci now accepts ApeCoin cryptocurrency in select US stores

Gucci now accepts ApeCoin cryptocurrency in select US stores

Italian fashion house Gucci has announced on Twitter that it will now accept ApeCoin — the Bored Ape Yacht Club’s proprietary cryptocurrency — for purchases at select stores in the US.
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