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Online, social and cross-border shopping now normal for young consumers, says ESW

Online, social and cross-border shopping now normal for young consumers, says ESW

​We've seen more evidence of how younger consumers have changed their shopping habits since the onset of the pandemic with a report saying that many continue the online behaviour they developed during lockdown.
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Uniqlo to open Beijing's first Global Flagship concept store next month

Uniqlo to open Beijing's first Global Flagship concept store next month

​Fast Retailing’s Uniqlo brand said its Beijing Sanlitun Global Flagship will open in China’s capital on November 6. It’s only the third of its Global Flagship format on China’s mainland and its very first in Beijing.
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Royal Quays shopping centre rebrands to reflect indies joining line-up

Royal Quays shopping centre rebrands to reflect indies joining line-up

Small independent brands are clearly important for the future of retail and nowhere more so than in North Tyneside. It’s been enough to warrant a rebrand at the Royal Quays Outlet Centre in North Shields.
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Victoria Beckham launches sustainable capsule with The Outnet

Victoria Beckham launches sustainable capsule with The Outnet

​Victoria Beckham is very busy on the collaboration front at the moment. At the same time as she launches a knitwear link-up with Woolmark, she's also launched an online exclusive collection with The Outnet.
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Blackstone takes controlling stake in Spanx, founder Blakely to stay at helm

Blackstone takes controlling stake in Spanx, founder Blakely to stay at helm

​Spanx, the “mission-driven” women’s shapewear brand founded by Sara Blakely in 2000, has announced a "definitive agreement for a majority investment from funds managed by Blackstone”.
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CFDA to honour Zendaya with fashion icon award, Anya Taylor-Joy face of the year

CFDA to honour Zendaya with fashion icon award, Anya Taylor-Joy face of the year

The CFDA has announced that Zendaya will be crowned the 2021 Fashion Icon at the CFDA Fashion Awards on November 10 for her global impact on fashion.
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Daniel Kulle resigns as CEO of Forever 21

Daniel Kulle resigns as CEO of Forever 21

Kulle revealed in an email to his contacts this week that he has resigned from his role and will be “taking some time off to find out my next move.”
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PayPal in $45 billion bid for Pinterest

PayPal in $45 billion bid for Pinterest

PayPal has offered to buy Pinterest for $45 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, a combination that could herald more tie-ups between financial technology and social media companies in e-commerce.
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Highsnobiety might be considering a sale

Highsnobiety might be considering a sale

The premium streetwear-focused online magazine is reportedly weighing up a possible sale, having received interest from potential buyers.
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As office workers return, Zara opens in heart of City of London

As office workers return, Zara opens in heart of City of London

​In a boost that could help get the City of London, the capital’s key financial district, back up and running at strength, fashion retail giant Zara has opening a major flagship store there.
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Hammerson to chase rent arrears as mall collections, footfall improve

Hammerson to chase rent arrears as mall collections, footfall improve

​Life’s going to get tougher for Hammerson retail tenants still in rent arrears. While the property giant said it has seen a “significant” improvement in collection rates, it now remains “focused on collecting arrears”.
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Missguided names Thomas new digital chief

Missguided names Thomas new digital chief

​Missguided has finally filled the long-vacant key post of chief digital officer. The UK-based online fast-fashion retailer has reportedly poached Nick Thomas from UK health supplements retailer Holland & Barrett.
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​Outdoor/activewear growth inspires Hotter to launch expanded AW21 range

​Outdoor/activewear growth inspires Hotter to launch expanded AW21 range

Hotter has been super-busy with its autumn/winter 2021 range. The UK retail footwear brand has added an impressive 34 new styles to its line-up, inspired by stellar growth in outdoor pursuits in the past 18 months.
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The world tour of Q3 sneaker trends

The world tour of Q3 sneaker trends

In just a few years, sneakers have risen to become the most coveted shoes in the world. Here's a rundown of the most popular sneakers and streetwear items globally in the last three months.
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AllyLikes is new fast-fashion platform from Alibaba, aims to take on Shein

AllyLikes is new fast-fashion platform from Alibaba, aims to take on Shein

E-tail giant Alibaba is seeking to dethrone Chinese rival Shein from its powerful position in fast-fashion online retail with the launch of its own value-focused, trend-responsive fashion platform AllyLikes.
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BBFW puts bridal wear centre-stage in shows bonanza, prepares 2022 edition

BBFW puts bridal wear centre-stage in shows bonanza, prepares 2022 edition

The bridal wear event has finally returned to Barcelona in physical format with a special gala edition, featuring 20 catwalk shows by labels and designers. BBFW will officially resume in April 2022.
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