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Zalando enjoys better-than-expected Q1 as e-tail strength continues

Zalando enjoys better-than-expected Q1 as e-tail strength continues

Fashion e-tail giant Zalando is expecting its Q1 results to beat what the market has been predicting due to the SS21 season starting more strongly than it had expected and returns continuing to stay low.
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Gucci rebound drives Kering's sales up 26% in Q1

Gucci rebound drives Kering's sales up 26% in Q1

Sales at Kering rose by 26% in the first quarter of 2021, led by a strong rebound for its star label Gucci, with growth in Asia and the United States more than offsetting new coronavirus lockdowns in much of Europe.
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LVMH, Prada and Cartier join forces on blockchain

LVMH, Prada and Cartier join forces on blockchain

Luxury groups LVMH and Prada along with Richemont-owned Cartier announced Tuesday they are joining forces on a blockchain that will allow consumers to authenticate their goods.
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Mulberry unveils new Sustainability Manifesto

Mulberry unveils new Sustainability Manifesto

​What better way to celebrate your 50th anniversary year than the launch of an “ambitious” sustainability manifesto.
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Burberry embraces augmented reality for SS21 Pocket Bag launch

Burberry embraces augmented reality for SS21 Pocket Bag launch

Burberry is continuing its deep dive into technology and said that it's marking the SS21 launch of the Pocket Bag with an augmented reality experience.
Fashion
Elsa Lanzo takes over as president of the Chambre Syndicale de la Mode Masculine

Elsa Lanzo takes over as president of the Chambre Syndicale de la Mode Masculine

The French men's fashion institution has elected the Rick Owens CEO to the head of its governing board. She succeeds Celine's Séverine Merle, while Maison Margiela CEO Gianfranco Gianangeli has become vice president. 
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Valentino puts Mitchell Bacha in charge of Greater China

Valentino puts Mitchell Bacha in charge of Greater China

The luxury label has appointed Mitchell Bacha, experienced in Asian markets and the luxury industry, to oversee its business in China, previously run by a director for the entire Asia-Pacific region.
Luxury
West End bounce-back starts, Saturday gets closer to pre-pandemic norm

West End bounce-back starts, Saturday gets closer to pre-pandemic norm

​Reopening week seems to have been a good one for retailers in England and Wales, and especially for the hard hit West End of London, even though international tourists are still absent.
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Hugo Boss names Sullivan to key marketing role

Hugo Boss names Sullivan to key marketing role

​Hugo Boss has named a new marketing and comms chief with the appointment of Miah Sullivan. She joins on May 1 after having previously worked at Luxottica, Furla and St John Knits. 
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Hammerson cuts store rents by 30% as it continues retailer support

Hammerson cuts store rents by 30% as it continues retailer support

Hammerson is to slash rents for its retail tenants by around 30% as UK stores reopen post-Lockdown 3. UK & Ireland MD Mark Bourgeois said that “typically, we're resetting our rents to more affordable levels”.
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Balenciaga winter 2021 pre-collection: Yearning for global travel

Balenciaga winter 2021 pre-collection: Yearning for global travel

With European populations slowly but surely being vaccinated, designers on the Continent are suddenly expressing a new optimism. Few more so than Demna Gvasalia of Balenciaga in Balenciaga's winter 2021 pre-collection.
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Tmall Luxury Pavilion gives digital boost to Watches and Wonders

Tmall Luxury Pavilion gives digital boost to Watches and Wonders

Alibaba’s luxury e-commerce platform has partnered with the luxury watch fair organized by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie in order to enhance the event’s digital capabilities.
Luxury
CFDA launches network connecting regional fashion organizations

CFDA launches network connecting regional fashion organizations

The Council of Fashion Designers of America has announced the launch of CFDA Connects, a programming network aiming to support regional fashion weeks and organizations across the United States.
Fashion
Michele fetes Gucci’s century with fetish cosmography collection and Balenciaga linkup

Michele fetes Gucci’s century with fetish cosmography collection and Balenciaga linkup

Gucci celebrates its 100th anniversary this year; and designer Alessandro Michele has observed the birthday by creating his best ever collection for the house, and a link up with Balenciaga.
Luxury
N Ireland rejoins rest of UK retail with 30 April non-essential stores reopening

N Ireland rejoins rest of UK retail with 30 April non-essential stores reopening

Northern Ireland will be allowed to catch up with the rest of the UK when non-essential retail and outdoor hospitality will reopen from 30 April. First Minister Arlene Foster told the NI Assembly it was a "landmark day”.
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Coach makes Todd Kahn permanent CEO

Coach makes Todd Kahn permanent CEO

Having served as interim CEO and brand president of the New York-based designer accessories brand since July 2020, Kahn has now had his position at the head of the label made permanent.
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