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French Federation planning live Paris menswear shows this summer

French Federation planning live Paris menswear shows this summer

The Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode confirmed Friday that it is planning to host live catwalk shows in Paris this summer, during the upcoming menswear season in June.
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Selfridges offers designer label rental service online for first time

Selfridges offers designer label rental service online for first time

​Selfridges has dived deeper into the rental market with the debut of Selfridges Rental online, moving it from an exclusively store-based offer previously.
Luxury
Mango uses 3D printing for new accessories, shoes collection

Mango uses 3D printing for new accessories, shoes collection

After launching a collection of sustainable jewellery in 2020, Mango has again turned to 3D printing technology to create a seven-item TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) capsule collection.
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Stockmann revenue falls, but losses narrow

Stockmann revenue falls, but losses narrow

Stockmann, the Finnish retail group that also owns the Lindex chain, said its consolidated revenue fell 7.1% currency-neutral in the first three months of the year, dropping to €155.7 million.
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Hugo Boss Q1 boosted by China, online and casualwear

Hugo Boss Q1 boosted by China, online and casualwear

​Hugo Boss said that it's seen a solid start to the year as it revealed its first-quarter sales. Not that those sales rose. In fact they were down 8% currency-adjusted, or 10% in total to €497 million.
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Billie Eilish and Timothee Chalamet among young Met Gala co-chairs

Billie Eilish and Timothee Chalamet among young Met Gala co-chairs

New York's star-studded Met Gala will focus on youth and diversity this year, with four co-chairs under the age of 30 -- actor Timothee Chalamet, poet Amanda Gorman, singer Billie Eilish and tennis player Naomi Osaka.
Luxury
Keeping it real: appraisers sift China second-hand luxury market for fakes

Keeping it real: appraisers sift China second-hand luxury market for fakes

It's the world's biggest market for luxury goods -- and their counterfeits -- so an expert eye for telling a bona fide Chanel handbag from a bogus one is a skill set in hot demand across China.
Luxury
Hermès unveils new Beijing flagship

Hermès unveils new Beijing flagship

​Ultra-luxe label Hermès has unveiled a newly transformed flagship in Beijing's China World Trade Centre. It covers two floors and more than 900 sqm with an “eye-catching façade that beckons from afar”.
Luxury
MCM stages Pauli live gig at London store

MCM stages Pauli live gig at London store

​MCM found an interesting way of attracting consumers back to its stores with its London location having hosted DJ and musician Pauli for a live performance at the Mayfair boutique.
Luxury
Boss names Szasz as Business Director at Boss Womenswear

Boss names Szasz as Business Director at Boss Womenswear

​Hugo Boss has made a key appointment at its Boss brand with Kristina Szasz named as Director Business Unit at Boss Womenswear with effect from September 1.
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Steve Madden revenues creep back into growth in Q1

Steve Madden revenues creep back into growth in Q1

The American footwear and accessories group announced on Wednesday that its revenues for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2021, totaled $361.0 million, an increase of 0.5% from $359.2 million in the prior-year period.
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Luxury: Multibrand e-tailers the winning proposition

Luxury: Multibrand e-tailers the winning proposition

Covid-19 has boosted e-tail, especially for multibrand sites and leading luxury labels, according to a study by Bernstein for Altagamma. An evolution that means other labels need to rethink their commercial strategy.
Luxury
Gucci tops Lyst Index again, but Nike and Dior snap at its heels

Gucci tops Lyst Index again, but Nike and Dior snap at its heels

Gucci, Nike and Dior were the hottest names in fashion in Q1 while designer collabs, resale, and consumers getting ready for a return to nromal life also impacted the latest Lyst Index.
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Frasers opens upgraded Cruise luxury store in Glasgow

Frasers opens upgraded Cruise luxury store in Glasgow

​Frasers Group continues to be one of the most active UK retailers in terms of new store openings and on Monday – as Scottish non-essential stores were allowed to reopen – it unveiled its newly refurbished Cruise store.
Fashion
LVMH raises Tod's stake to 10%

LVMH raises Tod's stake to 10%

French luxury goods group LVMH will increase its stake in fashion company Tod’s to 10%, Tod’s said, in a move which sources described as “friendly support” for the Italian struggling leather goods maker.
Luxury
Pandemic impact: Farfetch says consumers shop more sustainably now

Pandemic impact: Farfetch says consumers shop more sustainably now

​Farfetch has just published its first annual Conscious Luxury Trends Report, examining how luxury consumers are shopping more responsibly.
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