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Inspecs has good 2021, despite still being loss-making, 2022 starts well

Inspecs has good 2021, despite still being loss-making, 2022 starts well

British eyewear specialist Inspecs had a good year in 2021 with the firm’s annual results on Wednesday showing revenue surging 420%.
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Shoe Zone trading update shows growing strength

Shoe Zone trading update shows growing strength

​Budget footwear retailer Shoe Zone issued what must be one of the shortest trading updates ever on Wednesday with just a few lines that nonetheless contained good news.
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H&M has strong first half but June sales will fall

H&M has strong first half but June sales will fall

​H&M’s first half and Q2 were all about its ongoing recovery as the retail giant benefited from “increased full-price sales and lower markdowns”. But there remain challenges and comparison periods are getting tougher.
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Mulberry strong despite global volatility, says it wants to reopen in Paris

Mulberry strong despite global volatility, says it wants to reopen in Paris

Mulberry was upbeat Wednesday as its reported annual results, with a slew of strong figures and a determination to eventually reopen in Paris. But it has predicted slower growth ahead due to the volatile global backdrop.
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Pinterest CEO steps down, Google executive to take over in e-commerce push

Pinterest CEO steps down, Google executive to take over in e-commerce push

Pinterest Inc said long-time Chief Executive Officer Ben Silbermann would step down, handing over the reins of the social media platform to Google commerce executive Bill Ready.
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St David's Cardiff adds Carvela, Mint Velvet to expanding fashion roster

St David's Cardiff adds Carvela, Mint Velvet to expanding fashion roster

The St David’s Cardiff mall is continuing to attract a raft of fashion brands. Joining the line-up at the Landsec operated mall will be women’s fashion label Mint Velvet and women’s footwear/accessories brand Carvela.
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UK's SportPursuit and France's Private Sport Shop to merge

UK's SportPursuit and France's Private Sport Shop to merge

​The sports market continues to grow and that means we’re seeing plenty of launches and deals at present with the latest deal being for a UK business and a French one that are combining to create a major sports group.
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Mango in major global expansion for Kids chain, also adds new Teen stores

Mango in major global expansion for Kids chain, also adds new Teen stores

​Mango is putting major support behind its kids’ and young adults’ offer with new stores under the Mango Kids banner and also the rollout of a new Mango Teen chain.
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New Scottish fund aims to boost textiles sustainability

New Scottish fund aims to boost textiles sustainability

The Scottish textiles industry is being funded by a £2 million injection to help “reduce its environmental burden”. Zero Waste Scotland and the Scottish government have launched their ‘Circular Textiles Fund’.
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Paul Smith and Officine Générale bring tailoring back

Paul Smith and Officine Générale bring tailoring back

Paris Fashion Week presented the collections of two lovers of precise and relaxed tailoring: Sir Paul Smith and his '80's-inspired pieces and a French chic lineup by Pierre Mahéo.  
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Australian retail giants named in facial recognition tech complaint

Australian retail giants named in facial recognition tech complaint

Three of Australia's biggest retail chains have been referred to the privacy regulator for alleged use of "unreasonably intrusive" facial recognition technology on customers. 
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Eyewear indie Kirk & Kirk predicts explosive growth, plans store expansion

Eyewear indie Kirk & Kirk predicts explosive growth, plans store expansion

​British indie eyewear brand Kirk & Kirk is targeting fast growth and has announced “major expansion plans after a boom in demand following the pandemic”.
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Paris menswear Sunday: Contrasting visions at Thom Browne and Celine

Paris menswear Sunday: Contrasting visions at Thom Browne and Celine

Paris menswear witnessed two contrasting visions on Sunday: Thom Browne posh demi-cross dressing in wool bouclé, and Hedi Slimane’s retro rocker statement amid thousands of millennial teeny boppers.
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Ukraine war robs India's 'Diamond City' of its sparkle

Ukraine war robs India's 'Diamond City' of its sparkle

Yogesh Zanzamera lays out his bed on the floor of the factory where he works and lives, one of around two million Indians polishing diamonds in an industry being hit hard by the Ukraine war.
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Paris menswear Saturday: Intensity and nonchalance at Craig Green, Loewe and Hermès

Paris menswear Saturday: Intensity and nonchalance at Craig Green, Loewe and Hermès

Menswear’s two most defiantly artistic designers – Craig Green and Jonathan Anderson – began Saturday with two strikingly unique visions in Paris, before Hermès presented a salutary lesson in nonchalant chic.
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Showroomprivé ex-CEO Thierry Petit sells his stake

Showroomprivé ex-CEO Thierry Petit sells his stake

After leaving his position as CEO of French event sales site Showroomprivé in December, Thierry Petit has sold his 17.61% stake in the company. Eric Sitruk, soon to own a 7.5% stake, is set to become a board member.
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