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Frasers set to launch own-brand BNPL app - report

Frasers set to launch own-brand BNPL app - report

Frasers Group is understood to be rolling out its own buy-now/pay-later (BNPL) offer as part of an own-brand, standalone financial package scheme. 
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Brand Machine Group buys London tailor Peckham Rye

Brand Machine Group buys London tailor Peckham Rye

BMG has illustrated the importance of its developing menswear ops with news that it has acquired the Peckham Rye label. And it willl make the most of its "strong sense of old-school south London cockiness".
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Mazarine Group partners with strong investment players

Mazarine Group partners with strong investment players

The communication and events group, founded thirty years ago by Paul-Emmanuel Reiffers, has seen LBO France and FG Bros and another partner take a 38% stake in its capital. 
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Hunter Boot seeks £8m cash boost, sale talks are progressing - report

Hunter Boot seeks £8m cash boost, sale talks are progressing - report

​More detail has emerged around Hunter Boot’s search for new funding with a report saying it's seeking £8 million of working capital and is in talks with financiers including Gordon Brothers.
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Farfetch, Outlier Ventures accept entries for next Dream Assembly Base Camp

Farfetch, Outlier Ventures accept entries for next Dream Assembly Base Camp

Farfetch said this week that it — along with partner Outlier Ventures (a global Web3 accelerator and investor) — has opened applications for Dream Assembly Base Camp Cohort Two taking place from April
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London's Oxford Street saw major revival over festive period

London's Oxford Street saw major revival over festive period

​The festive shopping season in the UK saw a noticeable revival of consumers visiting physical stores as they discovered the joys of shopping face-to-face. And that seems to have benefited London's Oxford Street. 
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Proenza Schouler introduces the Bar Bag in spring 2023 campaign

Proenza Schouler introduces the Bar Bag in spring 2023 campaign

Proenza Schouler launched on Monday a spring/summer 2023 campaign, featuring models Kendall Jenner and Selena Forrest, as well as the musician, Arca. 
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StockX opens first authentication center in Mexico

StockX opens first authentication center in Mexico

Online resale platform StockX announced on Monday the opening of a new authentication center in Mexico City. 
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Australian fashion week to take place May 15

Australian fashion week to take place May 15

IMG announced on Tuesday its lineup of designer runway shows and programming for Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW): The Experience, taking place from May 15 – 19 at Sydney's Carriageworks. 
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Gucci's challenge: reigniting heat while boosting timeless appeal

Gucci's challenge: reigniting heat while boosting timeless appeal

Sabato De Sarno needs to spark heat with a new direction at Guicci, analysts say - a delicate task, given the emphasis executives have also put on the label's timeless appeal.
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London-based Emperia gets £10m to boost metaverse e-tail

London-based Emperia gets £10m to boost metaverse e-tail

​London-based software start-up Emporia has raised over £10 million of expansion funding “to reimagine the e-commerce space”. It’s aiming to bring retail into the metaverse by providing the tech to build virtual stores.
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Matchesfashion gets £60m cash injection from owner

Matchesfashion gets £60m cash injection from owner

​Matchesfashion’s owner Apax partners has agreed a £60m funding package for the luxury retailer as it continues to work on its turnaround. The new package comprises £40m of equity and £20m of additional debt.
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Pure London announces new brands for February, Pure Edge sponsor

Pure London announces new brands for February, Pure Edge sponsor

Hyve Group is hailing next month’s Pure London trade show as “the most pioneering exhibition of international fashion talent yet”. 
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London's West End success give Shaftesbury a Christmas boost

London's West End success give Shaftesbury a Christmas boost

When central London retail performs, so too does commercial property giant Shaftesbury. After all, it does own a 6.4-acre, 600-building portfolio in the heart of London's West End.
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UK store vacancies shrink but are still high - report

UK store vacancies shrink but are still high - report

UK retail vacancy rates improved in the final quarter of 2022 to 13.8%. But before you get too excited, it was only better by 0.1% on Q3 and 0.6 percentage points better than the same period last year.
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Louis Vuitton launches baby collection

Louis Vuitton launches baby collection

The Parisian luxury label has taken its first steps into childrenswear with a collection for new-born babies up to 12 months of age, which will be available at select Louis Vuitton stores from March 3.
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