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Tomorrow invests in Molly Molloy and Lucinda Chambers' Colville

Tomorrow invests in Molly Molloy and Lucinda Chambers' Colville

​Tomorrow Ltd, the London-based brand consultancy, has announced a major new link-up with Colville, the brand founded by former Marni design director Molly Molloy and ex-British Vogue fashion director Lucinda Chambers.
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America's wealthy likely to power pandemic-hit U.S. holiday sales: Deloitte

America's wealthy likely to power pandemic-hit U.S. holiday sales: Deloitte

The wealthy in America are expected to splurge online for gifts and home decorations this holiday season, even as the Covid-19 pandemic erodes sales growth to the slowest in at least a decade, according to a forecast.
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Retail and design visionary Terence Conran dies

Retail and design visionary Terence Conran dies

​Terence Conran, a renowned designer and restaurateur credited with modernising British retail and decor, has died aged 88, his family said on Saturday.
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Amanda Forastieri wins 2020 Supima Design Competition

Amanda Forastieri wins 2020 Supima Design Competition

Amanda Forastieri of Drexel University has won the 2020 Supima Design Competition, one of fashion’s leading prizes for student designers. She has received a $10,000 prize from Supima to kick-start her design career.
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Giorgio Armani opens new boutique in Monte Carlo

Giorgio Armani opens new boutique in Monte Carlo

Giorgio Armani Group has opened his first signature boutique in Monte Carlo, Monaco, in the latest retail expansion by the legendary Italian designer and empire builder.
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Kim Jones to design Fendi women’s wear and couture, stay at Dior Men

Kim Jones to design Fendi women’s wear and couture, stay at Dior Men

Kim Jones has added another impressive title to his CV. Jones has been named Artistic Director of haute couture, ready-to-wear and fur collections for women of Fendi, in a remarkable ascension for the British designer.
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No pandemic pause in Ikea's U.S. shopping mall plans

No pandemic pause in Ikea's U.S. shopping mall plans

Ikea's shopping centres business hopes to open the doors of its first mall in the United States, in the centre of San Francisco, within a year, pushing ahead with its expansion plans despite the coronavirus crisis.
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Ikea stores owner Ingka plans 600 million euros in sustainability investment

Ikea stores owner Ingka plans 600 million euros in sustainability investment

Ingka Group, the owner of most IKEA stores, plans 600 million euros (532.98 million pounds)in sustainability-related investments over the next 12 months. 
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Etsy India launches digital initiative to promote Indian artisans

Etsy India launches digital initiative to promote Indian artisans

Multi-brand craft-based e-commerce platform Etsy’s Indian arm has launched a digital initiative to promote Indian heritage crafts in India and abroad titled ‘Desi for Pardesi’.
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Eileen Fisher unveils home collection with West Elm

Eileen Fisher unveils home collection with West Elm

Fashion brand Eileen Fisher and West Elm launched on Tuesday a sustainable collection of home decor and furniture designed with upcycled Eileen Fisher materials. 
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Marimekko says Q2 sales dropped 20% to €23m

Marimekko says Q2 sales dropped 20% to €23m

Marimekko, a Finnish lifestyle design company, has announced its second quarter (Q2) financial results for fiscal 2020. The company’s net sales fell 20 per cent to €23.3 million.
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Fine art and face masks: London's Victoria and Albert Museum reopens

Fine art and face masks: London's Victoria and Albert Museum reopens

​Five thousand years of art and design history will be joined by some more modern items when London’s Victoria and Albert (V&A) museum reopens on Thursday - hand sanitiser dispensers and protective screens.
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Britain's Selfridges to axe jobs on virus retail storm

Britain's Selfridges to axe jobs on virus retail storm

British department store group Selfridges warned Tuesday that it plans to axe 450 jobs after sales slumped due to the coronavirus and the aftermath of the nationwide lockdown.
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Supima planning digital version of its Design Competition in 2020

Supima planning digital version of its Design Competition in 2020

Supima, the cashmere of cotton, is taking its next design competition for emerging talent online, in honest recognition of the difficulty of social distancing in fashion today.
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Muji's U.S. business seeks bankruptcy protection over coronavirus

Muji's U.S. business seeks bankruptcy protection over coronavirus

Minimalist lifestyle brand Muji’s U.S. subsidiary has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, its Japanese owner Ryohin Keikaku Co said on Friday, joining the list of casualties from the coronavirus pandemic.
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Main Ikea retailer starts returning government aid received to cover wages

Main Ikea retailer starts returning government aid received to cover wages

Ingka Group, the owner of most Ikea stores, said on Tuesday it has started repaying aid in Serbia and will also repay aid in Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and the United States.
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