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Online shoppers: 35% shun brands not acting 'responsibly'

Online shoppers: 35% shun brands not acting 'responsibly'

​Any brand or retailer still thinking that ethical issues don't matter should look at a new report. The study says that as many as 35% of online shoppers in the UK will only associate with "responsible" brands. 
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Rolex tops list of most searched for fakes

Rolex tops list of most searched for fakes

​UK consumers are continuing to search for fake luxury brands in large numbers and some have more appeal to label-hungry shoppers than others. In fact, Rolex is the most wanted label for those seeking fakes online.
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Versace opens new SoHo boutique

Versace opens new SoHo boutique

Italian luxury fashion house Versace inaugurated this month a new boutique in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood. 
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New York Fashion Week gears up for physical come-back in September

New York Fashion Week gears up for physical come-back in September

The CFDA has unveiled the schedule for this September’s New York Fashion Week, revealing a five-day program of in-person shows and presentations from 91 national and international brands.
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LVMH first-half profits soar on rebound from pandemic

LVMH first-half profits soar on rebound from pandemic

LVMH, the world's leading maker of luxury goods, said Monday that sales and profits had bounced back strongly in the first six months of 2021 as demand soared after the pandemic-induced slump last year.
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LVMH keen to boost appeal of craftsmanship excellence with ‘WE for ME’ pact

LVMH keen to boost appeal of craftsmanship excellence with ‘WE for ME’ pact

At a time when the French luxury industry’s craft trades need to hire over 8,000 new artisans each year, the luxury giant has involved its 75 labels in a drive to promote craftsmanship skills and attract talent.
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Bally is latest arrival on Regent Street with new concept

Bally is latest arrival on Regent Street with new concept

Bally has gone for big and bold with its new London flagship store. Situated on Regent Street, the latest Bally Haus concept store comes with a high degree of historical and contemporary artistic content.
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UK footfall up in heatwave, but shoppers cautious as Covid cases grow

UK footfall up in heatwave, but shoppers cautious as Covid cases grow

​Footfall across the UK rose 3.3% last week (compared to the previous seven days) with a “staggering” 16.5% uplift on Freedom Day last Monday, although from Tuesday onwards the rise was only 1.7%.
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NWEC says West End footfall on encouraging path

NWEC says West End footfall on encouraging path

​Visitors have been returning to the West End of London in large numbers in the past week since so-called Freedom Day last Monday when just about all lockdown restrictions were eased in England.
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Emanuele Farneti quitting Vogue Italia

Emanuele Farneti quitting Vogue Italia

And another Vogue editor-in-chief bites the dust. Emanuele Farneti, the editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia, has announced he is leaving the title after four years at the helm.
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LK Bennett launches fashion rental, targets new and existing customers

LK Bennett launches fashion rental, targets new and existing customers

​LK Bennett is launching the fashion rental service that was flagged earlier in the year. LK Borrowed, its first monthly subscription rental service, lets shoppers “rent some of our most popular pieces”, it said. 
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Selfridges is up for sale, offers over £4bn sought

Selfridges is up for sale, offers over £4bn sought

Selfridges is for sale with a formal auction process about to start. It hasn’t been announced by its owners, the Westons, but a news report said Credit Suisse will be canvassing prospective buyers “imminently”.
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Ganni opens latest US store in Brooklyn

Ganni opens latest US store in Brooklyn

The Copenhagen-based fashion label has opened its sixth U.S. store, bringing its distinctive brand of Scandi chic to Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood.
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Dolce & Gabbana to launch a series of projects in Venice in August

Dolce & Gabbana to launch a series of projects in Venice in August

Italian brand Dolce & Gabbana will present its latest couture collection in Venice from August 28 to 30. On the occasion, the brand will also unveil its first homeware line and unprecedented digital collection of NFTs.
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UK consumer confidence remains buoyant

UK consumer confidence remains buoyant

UK consumer confidence finally edged ahead of its March 2020 pre-lockdown score in July, with shoppers in a spending frame of mind. It was still negative (at -7), but it's held firm or improved for six months in a row.
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Vetements introduces VTMNTS to redefine traditional luxury

Vetements introduces VTMNTS to redefine traditional luxury

The brand made its debut with a Spring 2022 menswear collection featuring an impressive 100 looks. 
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