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Milan Fashion Week Friday: Versace, Etro and Tod’s

Milan Fashion Week Friday: Versace, Etro and Tod’s

Fashion loves nothing more than a debut, and in a season of five in Milan, Etro went first. Though the star appearance on Friday was by a veteran; a cyberpunk display by Donatella Versace in a major statement.
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Amazon sued over refusal to hire California sex offenders

Amazon sued over refusal to hire California sex offenders

Amazon.com Inc is facing a proposed class action claiming it illegally used a California sex offender website to conduct background checks on job applicants.
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Paris Fashion Week: International showrooms to show SS23

Paris Fashion Week: International showrooms to show SS23

With Paris Fashion Week come many showrooms of foreign delegations. Showrooms from Italy, Germany, Sweden, Korea, Japan and Hong Kong come to present local creations for spring-summer 2023.
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Burberry CFO plans to step down

Burberry CFO plans to step down

British luxury brand Burberry said on Friday chief financial officer Julie Brown was planning to step down in April.
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Fashion Minority Alliance launches Regent Street pop-up

Fashion Minority Alliance launches Regent Street pop-up

Pop-up stores are essential for small and fledging fashion brands to gain mainstream exposure. And none more than the temporary showroom on London’s Regent Street spotlighting Fashion Minority Alliance's brands. 
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UK retail sales plummet in September, etail also continues to suffer - CBI

UK retail sales plummet in September, etail also continues to suffer - CBI

Retail sales volumes fell at a “considerable rate” in September after posting strong growth in August. What’s more the decline in sales is expected to continue next month, albeit at a slower pace, according to the CBI.
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UK consumer confidence hits new low in August - GfK

UK consumer confidence hits new low in August - GfK

An already bruised consumer confidence took a further hit in September, tumbling to a new low.. And with the Bank of England now suggesting the UK has tipped into recession, expect further dips to come.
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Esprit launches London and New York innovation hubs

Esprit launches London and New York innovation hubs

​Esprit has announced London and New York as two new locations for Futura innovation hubs, joining the existing Amsterdam hub as its turnaround gathers pace.
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Made.com for sale as it withdraws guidance with trading tough

Made.com for sale as it withdraws guidance with trading tough

​It’s not that long ago that Made.com seemed to be on a roll with the firm acquiring Trouva in the spring, a move that boosted Made’s presence in interiors but also gave it a foothold in the fashion sector.
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UK launches VAT-free shopping for all overseas tourists as mini-budget is unveiled

UK launches VAT-free shopping for all overseas tourists as mini-budget is unveiled

​In what has been called a ‘mini budget’, the UK government on Friday not only said that it would bring back VAT-free shopping for tourists to Britain but that it would be a better system than the one abolished in 2021.
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Small and vintage business numbers surge

Small and vintage business numbers surge

​The number of small, independent fashion business — as well as those selling secondhand clothing — has surged in the UK in the past year, new data shows. 
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Milan Fashion Week Thursday: Emporio Armani, Prada, Max Mara and MM6

Milan Fashion Week Thursday: Emporio Armani, Prada, Max Mara and MM6

Thursday marked a day of thrilling shows in Milan; from the Riviera romance of Max Mara and the grand minimalism of Prada, to an orchestra-led display by MM6 and a giant ovation at Emporio Armani for Giorgio.
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No. 21 and Calcaterra show passion and elegance in Milan

No. 21 and Calcaterra show passion and elegance in Milan

Women are stronger than ever on the first day of the Milan fashion shows. For next summer, No. 21's Alessandro dell'Acqua has imagined women as very sexy lovers, and Daniele Calcaterra envisioned the power woman.
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Christophe Pla named general director of Orchestra

Christophe Pla named general director of Orchestra

Orchestra, the French children’s fashion and childcare brand, has promoted Christophe Pla from finance manager to general manager.
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Dsquared2 and Anteprima bring a cheerful summer vibe to Milan

Dsquared2 and Anteprima bring a cheerful summer vibe to Milan

In Milan, fashion designers are betting on a torrid summer 2023, between the very "hot" collection of the Caten brothers at Dsquared2 and the colourful collection of the Japanese house Anteprima.
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Mango closes Alter Made less than a year after its launch

Mango closes Alter Made less than a year after its launch

The Spanish company is putting an end to its sustainable premium brand. Launched last November, the digital native brand failed to "achieve the objectives set out" by the company.
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