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Liverpool One launches local indies pop-up

Liverpool One launches local indies pop-up

Liverpool One is building on its commitment to creating a difference for its visitors via independent brands and innovative concepts. So the mall has introduced a MerseyMade pop-up of local artisans’ and artists’ work. 
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Clare Vivier on her next store opening and strategy for her brand Clare V.

Clare Vivier on her next store opening and strategy for her brand Clare V.

Los Angeles-based designer Clare Vivier will open her fourteenth Clare V.'s boutique in Washington D.C. at the end of spring. FashionNetwork.com sat down with her to talk about strategies and projects with her brand. 
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WGSN owner to put trends business up for sale

WGSN owner to put trends business up for sale

​WGSN and Cannes Lions owner Ascential delivered a strong trading update Wednesday, but also announced surprise news: its WGSN trends service is up for sale following a strategic review that it launched last spring.
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Freemans extends successful media deal with iProspect UK

Freemans extends successful media deal with iProspect UK

Freemans Grattan Holdings has extended its media deal with iProspect UK after a decade working together in which they relaunched Freemans as a pureplay digital department store and saw growth outstripping the market.
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Board member Sanders becomes THG CFO, Gallemore moves to COO

Board member Sanders becomes THG CFO, Gallemore moves to COO

There’s been an executive reshuffle at the THG Group. Damian Sanders has been appointed Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect. That comes as previous CFO John Gallemore now becomes Chief Operating Officer.
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Covent Garden launches campaign to brighten up dull winter

Covent Garden launches campaign to brighten up dull winter

Covent Garden has introduced a big splash of colour to brighten up London’s dreary winter days. The major retail area and tourist attraction has introduced a ‘Covent Garden in Colour’ campaign via artist Lois Lillian.
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UK charity shops buck retail trend, first-ever specialist gift card launched

UK charity shops buck retail trend, first-ever specialist gift card launched

In a sign secondhand shopping is becoming mainstream in 2023, charity shops are to issue a first-of-its-kind sustainable shopping gift card.
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Tourism: Beijing on track to become world's most powerful city destination by 2032

Tourism: Beijing on track to become world's most powerful city destination by 2032

While China has now reopened its borders after more than two years of Covid restrictions, the country is forecast to become a major tourist destination in a report from the World Travel and Tourism Council.
Fashion
Primark performance justifies stores-only stance as city footfall bounces back

Primark performance justifies stores-only stance as city footfall bounces back

Primark's trading update has revealed more upbeat news with the chain “good in all markets and ahead of expectation”. Total sales and like-for-likes rose in double digits and city centre footfall recovered.
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Gucci to open boutique dedicated to bags, accessories in Los Angeles

Gucci to open boutique dedicated to bags, accessories in Los Angeles

After opening its first store dedicated to luggage and travel accessories in Paris on December 22, Gucci is set to open a store dedicated to bags and accessories in Los Angeles, on Melrose Place.
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Sainsbury's-owned Argos to shut all Irish stores

Sainsbury's-owned Argos to shut all Irish stores

UK supermarket giant Sainsbury’s is to shutter all of its Argos general merchandise stores in the Republic of Ireland. Some 34 sites across the country will close by June with the loss of 580 jobs.
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UK consumer confidence dips again in January, outlook weak

UK consumer confidence dips again in January, outlook weak

​The slight rally in consumer confidence in the final quarter of last year proved to be short-lived with the January Blues making an unwelcome return. And we’re in for a “bumpy ride” this year, according to GfK.
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UK retail sales in surprise drop, but clothing volumes stay positive

UK retail sales in surprise drop, but clothing volumes stay positive

It may have been the key festive shopping month, but the volume of UK retail sales still fell in December, the Office for National Statistics said on Friday. And it added that clothing saw a very slight volume uptick.
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For Chinese Lunar New Year tourists, retailers roll out rabbit dances, red lanterns

For Chinese Lunar New Year tourists, retailers roll out rabbit dances, red lanterns

As Chinese shoppers trickle back to tourist hotspots for Lunar New Year holidays, malls from Macau to Bangkok aim to lure them into stores with red lantern displays, special dances to mark the Year of the Rabbit.
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Condé Nast UK to leave Vogue House after 65 years

Condé Nast UK to leave Vogue House after 65 years

British Vogue’s long and storied association with London’s West End is coming to an end. After six decades+ (since 1958), publishing giant Condé Nast is moving out of its historic Vogue House officers on Hanover Square.
Luxury
Omnichannel key for Aspinal of London December success

Omnichannel key for Aspinal of London December success

Bags were big for Christmas with luxury accessories brand Aspinal of London having outperformed over the important December trading period. It’s also looking forward to strong international growth this year.
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