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Farfetch and Gucci reveal year-long collab with creativity blitz

Farfetch and Gucci reveal year-long collab with creativity blitz

Farfetch has unveiled a year-long four-part collaboration with Gucci that was inspired by the label’s new Off The Grid collection.
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Mercer vegan sneaker brand opens first flagship

Mercer vegan sneaker brand opens first flagship

Mercer, the high-end sustainable sneaker brand, has opened a flagship brand store in Amsterdam. At Ferdinand Bolstraat 54 in De Pijp, it “immerses the consumer in the world of Mercer with its latest SS21 collection”. 
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China crisis for Burberry as brand feels heat of Xinjiang backlash

China crisis for Burberry as brand feels heat of Xinjiang backlash

​Burberry has become the first luxury brand to feel the backlash in China over its stance on accusations of abuses of Uighur Muslim minorities in Xinjiang.
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Positive Pittards ready for stronger 2021 after robust 2020

Positive Pittards ready for stronger 2021 after robust 2020

After spending 2020 “honing” and “reshaping” its business, leather producer and supplier Pittards has talked of "acquitting itself robustly” and has “entered 2021 stronger, with a more diverse and flexible business”.
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Cost cuts, China and digital helped SMCP in 2020, but times were still tough

Cost cuts, China and digital helped SMCP in 2020, but times were still tough

French premium fashion group SMCP did better than expected last year with the Sandro, Maje, Claudie Pierlot and De Fursac owner saying core annual profit beat expectations.
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Hackett continues Aston Martin link into F1 comeback year

Hackett continues Aston Martin link into F1 comeback year

​Hackett London has renewed its long-term partnership with Aston Martin as the luxury car marque returns to Formula One.
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Online shopping habits are here to stay, concierge services also key - Barclaycard study

Online shopping habits are here to stay, concierge services also key - Barclaycard study

The series of national lockdowns has resulted in significant changes to the way Britons consume goods, including what they buy, the channels they buy through and how they pay, according to new research.
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Carlyle Group takes majority END. stake, founders stay on

Carlyle Group takes majority END. stake, founders stay on

Following months of rumours of a possible stake sale of luxury, street and sports retailer END., The Carlyle Group has announced that it's buying control of the firm following recent exits from Golden Goose and Supreme.
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Luxury: 10 keys to understanding new global consumption trends

Luxury: 10 keys to understanding new global consumption trends

At the conference staged on Thursday by Business France, the NellyRodi agency mapped out the new global consumption patterns, identifying 10 trends that correspond to 10 winning internationalisation practices.
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Burberry takes another step forward in luxury gaming with Tencent

Burberry takes another step forward in luxury gaming with Tencent

​Another day, another story about Burberry innovating in the technology area. After news of its virtual digital store in Japan, on Monday we heard that it's diving deeper into gaming in a China-focused development.
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Hermès Birkin and Kelly are most Instagrammed bags - report

Hermès Birkin and Kelly are most Instagrammed bags - report

​The Hermès Birkin bag is the most Instagrammed designer bag with over 5.9 million posts, a new study has shown. And Hermès also scores strongly with its Kelly bag as that’s in second place with 5.45 million+ posts.
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Holli Rogers named Browns Chair as Brennan becomes MD

Holli Rogers named Browns Chair as Brennan becomes MD

​Holli Rogers is moving on from her role as CEO of Browns as she focuses on the Chief Brand Officer post as its owner, Farfetch, which she took on in 2019.
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Burberry opens virtual store with Elle Digital in Japan

Burberry opens virtual store with Elle Digital in Japan

​Burberry is continuing to focus on tech in the all-important Asia market and has just announced a new digital project. It has worked with Elle Digital Japan to create an “interactive virtual replica of its Ginza store”.
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G-III's annual revenue declines 35%

G-III's annual revenue declines 35%

The NYC-based owner of brands including DKNY and Donna Karan reported net sales of $2.06 billion for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2021, on Thursday, a decrease of 35.0% from $3.16 billion in the previous year.
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Marketing to men helps drive Cudoni sales higher

Marketing to men helps drive Cudoni sales higher

​Luxury resale site Cudoni said this week that its promotion of the channel for menswear has helped drive sales higher and increase engagement among men.
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'Repair' and 'resale' rather than 'replace' can yield rewards says new report

'Repair' and 'resale' rather than 'replace' can yield rewards says new report

​Retailer-linked repair services — rather than constantly encouraging consumers to replace older items — can reap rewards, a new report said this week. 
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