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Prada tops Lyst Index for first time, Saint Laurent bag is top product

Prada tops Lyst Index for first time, Saint Laurent bag is top product

Prada hit something of a low just a few years ago due to the pandemic. But its impressive recovery was underlined on Thursday as the latest instalment of the Lyst Index showed it as the hottest brand in the world.
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U.S. consumers to spend $25.9 billion on Valentine’s Day: NRF

U.S. consumers to spend $25.9 billion on Valentine’s Day: NRF

U.S. consumers are expected to spend $25.9 billion on Valentine’s Day in 2023, up from $23.9 billion in 2022, data from the National Retail Federation (NRF) has revealed.
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Zara starts charging customers for online returns in Spain

Zara starts charging customers for online returns in Spain

The flagship brand of the group founded by Amancio Ortega has announced that online exchanges and returns will cost 1.95 euros starting this Wednesday.
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George Davies label GWD to make UK debut at Pure London

George Davies label GWD to make UK debut at Pure London

He’s being justifiably billed as a ‘retail legend’ and his latest brand ‘show-stopping’. That’s the build-up for George Davies and GWD as the man and brand prepare to star at Pure London at Olympia on 12-14 February.
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Care & repair arrives at Net-A-Porter, Mr Porter and The Outnet in The Seam deal

Care & repair arrives at Net-A-Porter, Mr Porter and The Outnet in The Seam deal

​In another sign that repair is one of the key trends for 2023, YNAP said its in-season and off-price e-tailers Net-A-Porter, Mr Porter and The Outnet are launching their first dedicated customer care & repair offers.
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Matalan chair is out as leadership shake-up begins

Matalan chair is out as leadership shake-up begins

A new broom is expected to sweep in at Matalan following the acquisition of the fashion and lifestyle retailer last month, with interim chairman Tim Isaacs the first casualty.
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Source Fashion's seminar programme includes Alice Temperley, Boohoo, F&F

Source Fashion's seminar programme includes Alice Temperley, Boohoo, F&F

Source Fashion, the UK-based international sourcing show, has announced its line-up of international speakers, designers, industry professionals, experts and brands for the 12-14 February event at Olympia London.
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Landlord Shaftesbury links with Good On You for West End sustainability drive

Landlord Shaftesbury links with Good On You for West End sustainability drive

Central London commercial property landlord Shaftesbury is to partner with Good On You, fashion’s source for brand sustainability ratings.
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Next's Silverburn refit to add Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works

Next's Silverburn refit to add Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works

Silverburn is in for a busy 2023. Glasgow’s newest shopping centre has agreed new leases, upgrades and upscaling for existing tenancies -- including Next, Victoria’s Secret, Sunglasses Hut, Hobbs and The Body Shop. 
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UK's competition body investigates Richemont-Farfetch deal for YNAP

UK's competition body investigates Richemont-Farfetch deal for YNAP

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is looking into Farfetch’s purchase of a stake in Yoox Net-A-Porter, owned by Swiss luxury goods group Richemont, claiming it might reduce competition in the UK market.
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Mallet links with Transport for London on footwear capsule

Mallet links with Transport for London on footwear capsule

Some fashion collaborations aren’t that immediately obvious. Take premium British brand Mallet London which has partnered with Transport for London (TfL), to produce a limited edition capsule footwear collection.
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New Adidas ambassador Jenna Ortega will front its first new label in 50 years

New Adidas ambassador Jenna Ortega will front its first new label in 50 years

​Jenna Ortega’s is not only the newest brand ambassador for Adidas but she's been signed up to front a soon-to-be-revealed new label for the sports giant, its first in 50 years.
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THG partners And Digital to scale and accelerate Ingenuity offer

THG partners And Digital to scale and accelerate Ingenuity offer

​THG Ingenuity has inked a strategic alliance with And Digital, the software engineering firm, “to accelerate digital transformation, help brands bridge the digital skills gap and unlock the potential of commerce tech”.
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Shop price inflation rises again but fashion is down due to clearance sales

Shop price inflation rises again but fashion is down due to clearance sales

​Shop price inflation continues to rise, despite hopes that it would begin to ease soon. The latest BRC-NielsenIQ Shop price Index for January showed it acerbating to 8% from 7.3% in December.
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Gilly Hicks to debut, Hollister to relocate at Liverpool One in prototype store

Gilly Hicks to debut, Hollister to relocate at Liverpool One in prototype store

Liverpool One operator Grosvenor has announced a strong start to the year with the relocation of teen fashion retailer Hollister Co next to its debuting sister brand Gilly Hicks.
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Clarks links with Zara for shoe collab

Clarks links with Zara for shoe collab

​Collaborations continue to be a sure way to give brands a refreshing buzz or a way to update a product line. The latest is a tie-up between retail fashion giant Zara and footwear brand Clarks for a style reboot.
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