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Laura Ashley sells hotel for £6m after announcing store closures

Laura Ashley sells hotel for £6m after announcing store closures

The fashion and homewares brand has sold its Laura Ashley Hotel, The Manor in Elstree, Hertfordshire, for £6m.
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Grim holiday tidings as Paris businesses count cost of riots

Grim holiday tidings as Paris businesses count cost of riots

As shops and hotels counted the costs Monday of rioting over the weekend, many fear they won't have much to cheer for Christmas.
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Shoe brand Kickers collaborates with Palace

Shoe brand Kickers collaborates with Palace

Cult skate brand Palace has reinterpreted one of Kicker’s star shoe designs, the Hi-Kick Boot, in a new collaboration launching on Friday 23 November.
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Cosmetics chain Rituals records a €544 million turnover in 2017, focuses on further expansion

Cosmetics chain Rituals records a €544 million turnover in 2017, focuses on further expansion

Rituals recorded a turnover of €544 million in 2017, a 36% increase compared to 2016. The cosmetics retailer is focusing on further expansion via new stores, partnerships and entering new markets.
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H&M launches its festive collection at the "Hotel Mauritz"

H&M launches its festive collection at the "Hotel Mauritz"

H&M brought on renowned director Matt Piedmont to helm its six-episode holiday miniseries, which sees a star cast revel in the joys of the season at the fictional Hotel Mauritz, a nod to the Hennes & Mauritz brand name.
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Palace release Ralph Lauren launch dates, teases collection

Palace release Ralph Lauren launch dates, teases collection

Palace Skateboards certainly knows how to generate a buzz around its collaborations and its strategy of teasing out information a small amount at a time is definitely generating headlines.
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Zara Home announces new head as Eva Cardenas exits

Zara Home announces new head as Eva Cardenas exits

Eva Cardenas is stepping down as director of Inditex’s Zara Home, a role she has held since the homeware brand’s creation in 2003, for personal reasons. 
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Cosmetics brand Rituals creates collection for KLM airlines

Cosmetics brand Rituals creates collection for KLM airlines

KLM Dutch Royal Airlines has partnered with Amsterdam-based cosmetics brand Rituals. The label created ‘The Amsterdam Collection’ which will be available for KLM customers on board.
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Roberto Cavalli branches into hotel interior design with DAMAC deal

Roberto Cavalli branches into hotel interior design with DAMAC deal

Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli has signed a partnership agreement with provide the interior design for at least five luxury hotels, in a bid to expand into lifestyle categories and find new sources of revenue.
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Experiential <strong>L'Occitane</strong> store opens on <strong>Fifth Avenue</strong>

Experiential L'Occitane store opens on Fifth Avenue

The French brand hopes social media-friendly displays and hands-on interactions will get customers through the door. 
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<strong>W Hotels</strong> launches Panama hat collection with Gigi Burris

W Hotels launches Panama hat collection with Gigi Burris

W Hotels is honoring its new Panama City location with a stylish fashion collaboration.
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Lifestyle
<strong>Alibaba</strong> merging China food delivery units to counter Tencent-backed Meituan

Alibaba merging China food delivery units to counter Tencent-backed Meituan

Alibaba Group plans to merge its food delivery units and raise funds for the combined business, intensifying a battle with Tencent-backed Meituan Dianping for dominance of China's booming on-demand services market.
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<strong>Abercrombie & Fitch</strong> boosts lifestyle focus through global partnership deal with Sbe

Abercrombie & Fitch boosts lifestyle focus through global partnership deal with Sbe

Abercrombie & Fitch has entered into a global partnership with Sbe, the lifestyle and hospitality company behind nightclubs, hotels and restaurants such as SLS Hotels, Mondrian, Umami Burger and Doheny Room Skybar.
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<strong>Deloitte</strong> forecasts annual luxury market growth between 5% and 10% until 2021

Deloitte forecasts annual luxury market growth between 5% and 10% until 2021

M&A deals in the luxury sector grew in number in 2017, proof of the interest investors have in a market which, according to a survey by Deloitte, is set to grow strongly for another 3 years.
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<strong>Marie France</strong> Van Damme to open a Wynn Plaza boutique in Las Vegas

Marie France Van Damme to open a Wynn Plaza boutique in Las Vegas

Hong Kong-based designer Marie France Van Damme is joining the Las Vegas luxury shopping trend, opening a boutique in the city's newest shopping destination Wynn Plaza this fall.
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Italian fashion brand <strong>Bulgari</strong> opens luxury hotel in Shanghai

Italian fashion brand Bulgari opens luxury hotel in Shanghai

Shanghai has a new luxury address, with the opening of Bulgari Hotel Shanghai. Set on the riverbank not far from the city's famous waterfront The Bund, Bulgari Hotel Shanghai is a 48-floor tower that features 82 rooms.
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