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River Island makes Canada debut in deal with The Bay

River Island makes Canada debut in deal with The Bay

​River island is boosting its presence abroad with the British fashion chain opening in Canada in a deal with major retailer The Bay that currently takes in the webstore but will be expanded to stores next year.
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The RealReal reports 51% GMV increase in November

The RealReal reports 51% GMV increase in November

The luxury resale marketplace announced on Thursday that gross merchandise value on its platform totaled approximately $146 million in November, with growth driven by shopping holidays such as Black Friday.
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Clarks strike ends as Somerset workers reach deal

Clarks strike ends as Somerset workers reach deal

​Clarks has negotiated a deal to end an eight-week strike at its warehouse in Somerset. The UK footwear manufacturer/retailer has settled a dispute with around 100 workers over a controversial ‘fire and rehire’ plan. 
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Gymshark to take over J Crew spot on Regent Street

Gymshark to take over J Crew spot on Regent Street

​In a further sign of just how big the Gymshark brand has become in just a short period of time, news emerged on Wednesday that the label is to open its first flagship store in a prime spot on Regent Street next summer.
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Adidas completes second share buyback program of 2021

Adidas completes second share buyback program of 2021

The German sportswear giant announced on Wednesday that it has completed its second share buyback program of the year, repurchasing 1,619,683 shares for a total of 450 million euros.
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Snipes acquires retailer Jimmy Jazz

Snipes acquires retailer Jimmy Jazz

Global sneaker and streetwear retailer Snipes announced on Wednesday the acquisition of American sneaker chain Jimmy Jazz. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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Perlie enters US, targets $25 million turnover in five years

Perlie enters US, targets $25 million turnover in five years

​Men’s footwear brand Perlie is targeting the US with a launch in the market following its “successful” debut in Europe. It has launched in the country via its own US website, as well through select stores and platforms.
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Asda launches 'inclusive' George Xmas ad as fashion sales edge upwards

Asda launches 'inclusive' George Xmas ad as fashion sales edge upwards

​Asda is putting support behind its George fashion brand for Christmas and on Wednesday launched a new campaign that “shines the spotlight on inclusivity over the festive period”.
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Allbirds Q3 is strong but losses widen as it invests in growth

Allbirds Q3 is strong but losses widen as it invests in growth

Allbirds enjoyed a “strong” Q3 with the three months to the end of September seeing net revenues surging 33% year-on-year. 
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Skechers launches new recycled collection, announces partnership with The Nature Conservancy

Skechers launches new recycled collection, announces partnership with The Nature Conservancy

The lifestyle company has announced the release of Our Planet Matters, a sustainable footwear collection for men, women and children, as well as a new commitment with environmental non-profit The Nature Conservancy.
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JD Sports appoints tech-savvy Sabetnia to board, as Jackson departs

JD Sports appoints tech-savvy Sabetnia to board, as Jackson departs

After announcing quite a few new arrivals to its executive board over the year, JD Sports Fashion on Tuesday had another to non-exec to welcome, alongside one departure.
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Inditex founder's daughter to become chairwoman, new CEO named

Inditex founder's daughter to become chairwoman, new CEO named

​Spanish fashion retail giant Inditex said Tuesday Marta Ortega, the daughter of its founder, will take over as chairwoman in April with a new CEO, as a last step of a generational handover started a decade ago.
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Fashion data app Margin Guardian gets new six-figure funding

Fashion data app Margin Guardian gets new six-figure funding

​A data insights specialist that helps fashion retailers make pricing strategy decisions has won a cash injection via the UK’s Northern Powerhouse Fund.
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Ebay acquires authentication business from Sneaker Con

Ebay acquires authentication business from Sneaker Con

As the online marketplace continues to build out its authentication services, it has acquired the New York-based event organizer and sneakerhead platform’s authentication business for an undisclosed sum.
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Skechers and Marcolin extend licensing agreement through 2024

Skechers and Marcolin extend licensing agreement through 2024

The American footwear and lifestyle company and the Italian glasses specialist have announced that they have renewed their licensing agreement for Skechers-branded eyewear until December 31, 2024.
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Boardriders appoints new COO

Boardriders appoints new COO

The California-based board sports equipment group has reportedly named Deborah Palmer Keiser as its new chief operating officer.
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