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Change at the top of Very Group, Lionel Desclée to become CEO

Change at the top of Very Group, Lionel Desclée to become CEO

​The Very Group is losing its CEO of four-and-a-half years, Henry Birch, but it’s gaining a big name with an impressive international background.
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Ray-Ban owner's close aide takes reins of business empire

Ray-Ban owner's close aide takes reins of business empire

Leonardo del Vecchio's right-hand man on Monday took the reins of the 27 billion euro ($28 billion) holding company left behind by the Italian eyewear billionaire who died last week.
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Gucci to boost footwear production with new Italian factory

Gucci to boost footwear production with new Italian factory

The luxury label is increasing its output capacity with a 10,000-m2 factory specialised in producing uppers, part of the facilities of the label’s footwear producer Pigini, in the central Italian region of Marche.
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Tokyo, London named best cities for shopping

Tokyo, London named best cities for shopping

The city of Tokyo has been named the best city for shopping lovers, according to a new study carried out by Hey Discount.
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Paris couture opens with Schiaparelli and Iris van Herpen

Paris couture opens with Schiaparelli and Iris van Herpen

Paris haute couture kicked off with a brilliant series of shows on a sunny Monday in the French capital, with notably organic twists in collections by Schiaparelli and Iris Van Herpen. 
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Christian Dior: Tree of Life couture

Christian Dior: Tree of Life couture

Folkloric couture at Christian Dior, in a show inspired by the idea of the Tree of Life, whose result was majestic mode, finished with technical wizardry and superlative embroidery.
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Revstance launches as marketplace for indie designers and jewellers

Revstance launches as marketplace for indie designers and jewellers

Revstance is a new digital marketplace launched as a sustainable platform to sell or rent out independent luxury fashion and jewellery brands. It also allows consumers “to make conscious and sustainable fashion choices”.
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66°North to open on Regent Street, will be Europe flagship

66°North to open on Regent Street, will be Europe flagship

​Icelandic clothing brand 66°North is to open a UK flagship store in London’s West End this autumn. It will be the outdoor heritage label's Europe flagship, marking its first venture outside of Iceland and Denmark.
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Adidas in new ongoing MrBailey collab for "unexpected" launches and content

Adidas in new ongoing MrBailey collab for "unexpected" launches and content

​Adidas Originals is linking up again with London-based MrBailey “to ignite the start of an ongoing partnership that will see the innovative designer reimagine the Trefoil’s futuristic Ozworld family of silhouettes”.
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Selfridges adds Formula One experience to London flagship

Selfridges adds Formula One experience to London flagship

​With the British Grand Prix having taken place at the weekend, and moving to Austria, France and Hungary later in July, Selfridges is aiming to tap into F1 frenzy and has opened a new experience as its London flagship.
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Burberry names new corporate responsibility VP

Burberry names new corporate responsibility VP

​As doing the right thing becomes ever more important to fashion companies, luxury giant Burberry has named a new vice-president for corporate responsibility with Caroline Laurie joining from DIY specialist Kingfisher.
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Online interest in fast fashion plummets as secondhand surges

Online interest in fast fashion plummets as secondhand surges

Despite predictions that the pandemic has changed fashion forever, normality is returning fast with UK searches for e-fashion falling as shoppers return to stores. But there's also an increased interest in pre-owned.
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IFM and Ami present their first entrepreneurship award

IFM and Ami present their first entrepreneurship award

A panel of art and culture experts, led by Alexandre Mattiussi and Nicolas Santi-Weil from Ami, awarded the first prize to the duo, Atxi X Sed Nove Studio, for their innovative work on leather.
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Hermès to open HermèsFit pop-up gym in Los Angeles

Hermès to open HermèsFit pop-up gym in Los Angeles

From July 21 to 24, the French luxury house Hermès is inaugurating its HermèsFit event in Los Angeles. Four days where fitness-meets-fun in a world that immerses visitors in fashion accessories and sports.
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Paris couture season opens with three ready-to-wear shows and a garden party

Paris couture season opens with three ready-to-wear shows and a garden party

Paris haute couture week begins officially Monday morning, but smart brands love to express themselves in its slipstream, as did Paco Rabanne, Patou and Alaïa with three highly accomplished shows on Sunday evening.
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Britons rein in online shopping as cost of living bites - report

Britons rein in online shopping as cost of living bites - report

As the cost-of-living crisis escalates, a “significant” section of the UK public has pulled back on online shopping in the last six months, a new report from research platform Attest finds.
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