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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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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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Reese Cooper X Levi’s: a global launch from Paris

Reese Cooper X Levi’s: a global launch from Paris

The Californian designer has presented his Spring/Summer 2023 collection in the French capital, featuring also looks from his collaboration with the denim giant, all immediately available in Paris and worldwide.
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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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Lee Jeans and The Hundreds launch second capsule collection

Lee Jeans and The Hundreds launch second capsule collection

Lee Jeans has teamed up with streetwear brand The Hundreds for the launch of a second capsule collection. 
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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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The Japanese beer-maker turning brewing waste into jeans

The Japanese beer-maker turning brewing waste into jeans

Hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, Japan's Sapporo Breweries is trying to win over new customers, not by launching a new beer, but by selling its own next-generation jeans.
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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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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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Scotch & Soda opens first directly operated Italian store, plans Covent Garden flagship

Scotch & Soda opens first directly operated Italian store, plans Covent Garden flagship

​Scotch & Soda is continuing its European expansion plans and has just opened its first directly operated store in Italy. It’s located on Milan’s Via Alessandro Manzoni, one of the main fashion destinations in the city. 
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Matalan makes strides in turnaround, new in-house womenswear labels strong

Matalan makes strides in turnaround, new in-house womenswear labels strong

​Matalan has filed its accounts for its latest financial year and also updated on the first quarter of this year with the company clearly making progress in its turnaround.
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Astrid & Miyu opens first US store with NYC debut

Astrid & Miyu opens first US store with NYC debut

London-based jewellery brand Astrid & Miyu has marked its 10th anniversary with the debut of its first permanent international store in New York. The opening follows a number of pop-ups in the city in previous years.
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Ebay acquires NFT marketplace KnownOrigin

Ebay acquires NFT marketplace KnownOrigin

Ebay Inc. announced on Wednesday it has acquired non-fungible token marketplace KnownOrigin for an undisclosed amount, as the U.S. e-commerce marketplace looks to strengthen its product offering for digital collectors.
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Denim Tears launches rhinestone capsule at Dover Street Market

Denim Tears launches rhinestone capsule at Dover Street Market

July 7 will see the debut of Tremaine Emory’s Denim Tears label launching into physical retail with an exclusive at Dover Street Market stores globally and via its webstores.
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END links with Porter-Yoshida for another bag capsule

END links with Porter-Yoshida for another bag capsule

​This weekend sees the launch of the latest END and Porter-Yoshida & Co collab with the second instalment of their Bandana bag collection.
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