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Zara expands presence in Valencia with opening of new flagship store

Zara expands presence in Valencia with opening of new flagship store

The Inditex-owned brand is to open a 6,000-square-meter store in Valencia, where it will retail its entire ready-to-wear collections and roll out its technological innovations.
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Urban Outfitters brand president steps down

Urban Outfitters brand president steps down

Philadelphia-based Urban Outfitters, Inc. announced on Friday that Francis Pierrel, president, Urban Outfitters Group, has left the company.
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Pepco hits milestone with 3,000th store

Pepco hits milestone with 3,000th store

Quite a milestone for Pepco Group. No wonder it calls itself “the fast-growing" pan-European variety discount retailer having just opened its 3,000th Pepco store, in Berlin, with more in the pipeline.
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ASOS interim CFO to leave as search goes on for Dunn's replacement

ASOS interim CFO to leave as search goes on for Dunn's replacement

ASOS has announced Katy Mecklenburgh, its interim Chief Financial Officer, will be leaving to take up a new role as CFO at IT infrastructure and services firm Softcat.
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Mackage’s Tanya Golesic on the opening of Paris flagship, linking with site specific artist Letha Wilson

Mackage’s Tanya Golesic on the opening of Paris flagship, linking with site specific artist Letha Wilson

Mackage, the uber luxury outerwear label, opens its first Paris store on Saturday, and its picked the city’s busiest prestige shopping thoroughfare – the rue St Honoré. 
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Uniqlo Japan monthly sales dip on mild weather and fewer collabs

Uniqlo Japan monthly sales dip on mild weather and fewer collabs

​Fast Retailing’s Uniqlo chain in Japan has ended a long run of strong same-store and total sales rises with its comparable November sales coming in 3.8% lower than a year ago.
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Retail veteran Sarah Miles is new Hush CEO

Retail veteran Sarah Miles is new Hush CEO

​Fast-growing, digital-first women’s fashion and lifestyle brand Hush has named Feelunique's Sarah Miles as its new CEO, effective from 16 January. 
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Lululemon sets up shop on the Champs Elysées

Lululemon sets up shop on the Champs Elysées

On Friday, December 2, the Canadian brand will open its second European flagship store in Paris. The one-storey, 515-square-meter store is located in the space formerly occupied by Zara Home. 
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Gucci to stage menswear show in Milan in January

Gucci to stage menswear show in Milan in January

Gucci is to stage a dedicated menswear runway show in Milan in January, in the first major change in strategy at the house since last week’s departure of Alessandro Michele.
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Unbound Group attracts Superdry's Miller to a non-exec role

Unbound Group attracts Superdry's Miller to a non-exec role

Unbound Group has beefed up its non-execs on the board with the arrival of Alastair Miller from Superdry. He joins the digital fashion and footwear retailer as an Independent Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.
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After giving away his company, Patagonia founder to be honoured at Fashion Awards

After giving away his company, Patagonia founder to be honoured at Fashion Awards

​The British Fashion Council (BFC) said on Thursday that Yvon Chouinard, founder and former owner of Patagonia will receive the Outstanding Achievement Award at The Fashion Awards 2022 next week.
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​Clothing: EU imports stagnate in volume but increase in value

​Clothing: EU imports stagnate in volume but increase in value

Prices and exchange rates cause distinct differences in evolution between values and volumes for European clothing imports, which remain dynamic despite market losses to China and the effects of Brexit.
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Napapijri opens Harrods pop-up

Napapijri opens Harrods pop-up

A recent festive tradition is the Christmas pop-up and there have been a fair few of them this year as brands and retailers take advantage of the first ‘normal’ season since December 2019.
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Retailers turn to robots in cost inflation fight

Retailers turn to robots in cost inflation fight

At a vast warehouse in the Dutch city of Roosendaal, automated cranes and driverless vehicles silently stack clothes for the French and Italian stores of retailer Primark, reducing the need for hard-to-come-by labour.
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Delectable collaborations straddling fashion and patisserie

Delectable collaborations straddling fashion and patisserie

French gourmet creations galore, from Fendi and Coperni handbags turned into treats by a pop-up patisserie, to a flannel shirt-jacket inspired by kitchen aprons, and chocolates embossed with the Louis Vuitton monogram.
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Zara celebrates second collaboration with Ader Error with pop ups in Paris and Seoul

Zara celebrates second collaboration with Ader Error with pop ups in Paris and Seoul

After their first collaboration a year ago, the Inditex brand and the South Korean label are teaming up again to create a unisex collection, available online and in select stores from Thursday, December 1.
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