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Alessandra Facchinetti named creative director of Harlan + Holden

Alessandra Facchinetti named creative director of Harlan + Holden

Alessandra Facchinetti has been named creative director of Harlan + Holden, an Asian fashion company that defines itself as the world’s first “time-saving” clothing brand.
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Hotter takes on new agency as it continues brand 'refresh'

Hotter takes on new agency as it continues brand 'refresh'

Comfort shoes brand Hotter is preparing for a publicity drive and has appointed an agency to handle its marketing as it puts support behind the brand.
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Nearly 10,000 UK retail jobs lost in just a month

Nearly 10,000 UK retail jobs lost in just a month

January may not be over yet but the under-pressure UK retail sector has already lost 10,000 jobs in 2020, the Centre for Retail Research (CRR) said on Monday.
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Reiss crushes rivals again as Christmas trading excels

Reiss crushes rivals again as Christmas trading excels

Fashion retailer Reiss has reported a strong Christmas trading period, both in the UK and internationally, and said the festive season continued a pattern it had seen throughout 2019. SS20 has started well too.
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New Balance partners with Superfeet for insoles license agreement

New Balance partners with Superfeet for insoles license agreement

As part of the partnership, Superfeet said it will expand its insole offering to include New Balance insoles in North America and parts of Asia, starting this year. 
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Athletics body reportedly tightening rules after Nike's Vaporfly helps records tumble

Athletics body reportedly tightening rules after Nike's Vaporfly helps records tumble

Athletics' ruling body World Athletics will tighten regulations governing shoe technology, two sources familiar with the matter said, after Nike's popular Vaporfly brand helped re-write running records.
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Sneakers Summit about to kick off in Paris

Sneakers Summit about to kick off in Paris

The first edition of the event celebrating sneaker culture, originally scheduled for last November, will finally take place at the Paris Event Centre in the French capital on January 25 and 26.
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Jacket Required changes get 'upbeat' response

Jacket Required changes get 'upbeat' response

Exhibitors and visitors to Jacket Required’s latest show this week welcomed the new curated layout and increased focus on premium and sustainable collections, the trade fair said.
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VF Corp’s sales growth comes in under expectations

VF Corp’s sales growth comes in under expectations

The Vans parent company announced a 5% increase in third-quarter revenue on Thursday, falling short of analysts’ expectations, despite strong growth in China and the group’s digital channel.
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Jigsaw to open new concept store in Shop at Bluebird's ex-home

Jigsaw to open new concept store in Shop at Bluebird's ex-home

A major landlord in London’s Covent Garden has announced a number of new openings in the area with one of the most interesting being a forthcoming flagship/concept store from Jigsaw.
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Asos comeback: e-tailer on track as peak period sales rise 20% globally

Asos comeback: e-tailer on track as peak period sales rise 20% globally

Asos said it delivered an “encouraging” start to its financial year when it issued a trading update on Thursday, with the four months to December 31 seeing both total group revenue and total group sales up 20%.
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Retailers feel unable to keep up with demands of hyperadoptive consumers

Retailers feel unable to keep up with demands of hyperadoptive consumers

According to a new study, although increasing numbers of retailers are prioritizing customer-centric initiatives, a vast majority believe that they are not effectively adapting to the demands of hyperadoptive consumers.
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M&S adds new retail and property roles as part of growth plan

M&S adds new retail and property roles as part of growth plan

M&S is focusing heavily on its retail operations and said that it has added two key new roles to the organisation to help it build “a store estate that’s fit for the future with industry-leading store operations”.
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Ted Baker inventory overstatement figure grows to £58m

Ted Baker inventory overstatement figure grows to £58m

In yet another blow to Ted Baker, in shock news on Wednesday, the retailer said a review has shown that its inventory overstatement wasn't the £25m it had estimated, but almost £60m.
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Reebok and Khalid partner up for global campaign

Reebok and Khalid partner up for global campaign

The Boston, Massachusetts-based sports and footwear brand announced the launch of its global partnership with the Grammy-nominated American singer-songwriter on Tuesday.
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TK Maxx to open at Queensgate shopping centre in 2021

TK Maxx to open at Queensgate shopping centre in 2021

TK Maxx has taken a 37,500 sq ft unit at Queensgate shopping centre and is to open a new store in mid 2021, Lendlease and Invesco Real Estate, the global real estate investment manager, have announced.
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