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Digital Fashion Awards focus on doing good, not glamour, for 2020

Digital Fashion Awards focus on doing good, not glamour, for 2020

​The BFC unveiled its newly-digital Fashion Awards on Thursday evening and instead of just replacing the usual live event with an online version, it changed the format to reflect the huge change happening in 2020.
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More than 400 lawmakers from 34 countries back 'Make Amazon Pay' campaign

More than 400 lawmakers from 34 countries back 'Make Amazon Pay' campaign

More than 400 lawmakers from 34 countries have signed a letter to Amazon backing a campaign that claims the tech giant has "dodged and dismissed … debts to workers, societies, and the planet," organisers said.
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Most UK e-shoppers fear eco impact of online retail - study

Most UK e-shoppers fear eco impact of online retail - study

More and more UK digital consumers are shopping with a conscience, with 57% now worrying the rise of online shopping is a threat for the environment, according to shipping platform Sendcloud.
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UK's Black Friday week lags forecasts - IMRG

UK's Black Friday week lags forecasts - IMRG

​Good but not spectacular. UK online retail sales across the Black Friday weekend were “very strong” this year, although they failed to match forecasts in spite of England being confined to lockdown shopping, IMRG said.
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Zara unveils first giant concept store in UK with Bluewater upsizing

Zara unveils first giant concept store in UK with Bluewater upsizing

Zara has radically upsized its presence at Landsec’s giant Bluewater mall in Kent with the 37,000 sq ft space also representing the UK debut for its global flagship concept.
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Retailers Missguided and Boux Avenue report lockdown loungewear boom

Retailers Missguided and Boux Avenue report lockdown loungewear boom

​Two UK retailers have highlighted the ongoing importance of loungewear this year with Missguided on Thursday saying it saw a 70% surge in sales of the category while Boux Avenue said most consumers are wearing it.​
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Flipkart's digital payments firm PhonePe to raise $700 million from existing investors

Flipkart's digital payments firm PhonePe to raise $700 million from existing investors

PhonePe, the digital payments unit of Walmart's Indian e-commerce arm Flipkart, said on Thursday it would sell a stake to existing investors for $700 million.
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PM told to formulate retail support plan as jobs cull continues

PM told to formulate retail support plan as jobs cull continues

​The British government is under increasing pressure to come up with extra support for retail jobs with recent company failures leading to tens of thousands of current and potential job losses.
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Ssense enters new product categories with the launch of 'Everything Else'

Ssense enters new product categories with the launch of 'Everything Else'

Ssense revealed on Tuesday the launch of new product categories designed to live aside its high fashion assortment.
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AZ Factory, Charles de Vilmorin and Sterling Ruby to show at Paris Haute Couture Week

AZ Factory, Charles de Vilmorin and Sterling Ruby to show at Paris Haute Couture Week

Alber Elbaz's AZ Factory, Charles de Vilmorin and Sterling Ruby are the three latest brands to be invited by France's Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture to show their collections from 25 to 28 January. 
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Mark Cross joins Amazon Luxury Stores

Mark Cross joins Amazon Luxury Stores

Mark Cross is the latest to sign on to the platform, joining brands like Oscar de la Renta, Altuzarra, La Perla and Cle De Peau.
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U.S. states plan to sue Facebook next week

U.S. states plan to sue Facebook next week

A group of U.S. states led by New York is investigating Facebook for possible antitrust violations and plans to file a lawsuit against the social media giant next week, sources revealed on Wednesday.
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Investment fund Style Capital acquires Australia's Zimmermann

Investment fund Style Capital acquires Australia's Zimmermann

Led by Roberta Benaglia, the Italian investment fund, which owns Forte Forte and stakes in Re/Done and MSGM, has acquired a 70% stake in Zimmermann, one of Australia's best-known fashion brands. 
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'Wild Wednesday'? England's reopened stores are busy, but not frenzied

'Wild Wednesday'? England's reopened stores are busy, but not frenzied

​Stores in England were ultra-busy on Wednesday as non-essential shops were allowed to reopen, retailers went the extra mile to make their locations appealing and consumers rushed to buy bargains or to do Xmas shopping.
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Bonmarché is latest retailer to collapse with new administration filing

Bonmarché is latest retailer to collapse with new administration filing

​Three days into the week and now a third major chain has collapsed. On Wednesday, value womenswear business Bonmarché filed for administration again, with 1,500 jobs at risk.
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Walmart axes $35 delivery minimum on website purchases for membership program

Walmart axes $35 delivery minimum on website purchases for membership program

Walmart Inc said on Wednesday it would lift the $35 minimum order value that subscribers of its loyalty service had to meet for next-day or two-day shipping, as the retailer gears up for holiday online shopping.
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