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Lids opens first stores in Germany

Lids opens first stores in Germany

U.S. retailer Lids announced it has opened its first stores in Germany last month, as the licensed sports chain expands further into Europe following its UK debut in 2021.
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Metaverse years from being global phenomenon, says pioneer

Metaverse years from being global phenomenon, says pioneer

Big brands are rushing to the metaverse but the path to profit is still unclear and mass adoption may be years away, one of the sector's biggest players, Sebastien Borget, told AFP in an interview.
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Could indie sports shoe brands Hoka and APL become the next Nike?

Could indie sports shoe brands Hoka and APL become the next Nike?

Indie athletic performance sport brands Hoka and APL, launched in 2009, have each grown a following of devotees who swear by both the technical abilities and look of these athletic shoes.  
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Allbirds enlists Lindsay Lohan for its new "Unexpected Athlete" campaign

Allbirds enlists Lindsay Lohan for its new "Unexpected Athlete" campaign

Buoyed by strong growth in the U.S. market, the San Francisco, California-based sneaker brand has enlisted Lindsay Lohan as the face of its new limited edition running shoe, the Tree Flyer. 
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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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Puma to make a physical and digital comeback at New York Fashion Week

Puma to make a physical and digital comeback at New York Fashion Week

The German sportswear brand is set to present a show in New York and the metaverse on September 13. The collection designed by creative director June Ambrose will include a mix of Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 pieces. 
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Skechers opens superstore in New Jersey

Skechers opens superstore in New Jersey

Skechers announced on Tuesday the opening of its biggest East Coast retail destination in New Jersey.
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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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END and Stepney Workers Club expand animal themed collab with ‘Predator & Prey’

END and Stepney Workers Club expand animal themed collab with ‘Predator & Prey’

Stepney Workers Club is on a further expedition into the influence of the animal kingdom and the natural world on fashion, presenting its ‘Predator & Prey’ collaborative sneaker capsule.
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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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Puma launches web3 collaboration with 10KTF Shop

Puma launches web3 collaboration with 10KTF Shop

Global sportswear brand Puma is expanding its presence into the Metaverse via a new partnership with 10KTF Shop and its virtual city, New Tokyo.
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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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Nike revenue beats as Europe demand overshadows China sales slump

Nike revenue beats as Europe demand overshadows China sales slump

Nike beat estimates for quarterly revenue on Monday, as strong demand for its athletic apparel and sneakers in Europe helped the company counter lower sales in China following pandemic-related lockdowns in the country.
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Empty shelves, huge discounts as Russia's Decathlon stores close

Empty shelves, huge discounts as Russia's Decathlon stores close

Empty shelves and prices discounted by as much as 70% greeted shoppers who visited Decathlon stores in Russia over the weekend before the retailer closed its stores on Monday, hampered by supply constraints.
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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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Marine Serre stages Olympics-style show in Paris

Marine Serre stages Olympics-style show in Paris

On Saturday evening, the French designer fêted her label’s sixth anniversary by celebrating upcycled fashion with a major Olympics-style show held in a stadium in Vanves, near Paris, followed by a party.
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