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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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'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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Reiss, Lacoste, Sockshop open new stores on reopening day

Reiss, Lacoste, Sockshop open new stores on reopening day

It’s become something of a 2020 tradition for retailers to coincide new store openings with post-lockdown reopenings and on Wednesday, as England’s stores welcomed shoppers back, there were three fashion-linked debuts.
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Covid drives big shift to sustainability for UK consumers - report

Covid drives big shift to sustainability for UK consumers - report

​It’s hard to believe Covid-19 has delivered anything remotely positive. But it appears the pandemic has led to a surge in interest in sustainability.
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Cyber Week adds 1m new Zalando customers, Connected Retail is key

Cyber Week adds 1m new Zalando customers, Connected Retail is key

Germany’s Zalando is the latest to report a record-breaking performance in November as it said it acquired over a million new customers during its sixth Cyber Week.
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Uniqlo November sales edge up, gets first 'design registration' for key stores

Uniqlo November sales edge up, gets first 'design registration' for key stores

November was a fairly lukewarm month for Uniqlo chain in its domestic market, but at least Japanese sales didn't fall. In fact comparable sales, including online, were up 0.5% year-on-year, while total sales rose 0.8%.
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UK government pledges support for those affected by Arcadia failure

UK government pledges support for those affected by Arcadia failure

The UK's business secretary, has pledged support for those affected by the Arcadia administration filing. He didn’t mention Debenhams, but it's to be assumed there will also be support for those hurt by its failure. 
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Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons pay back £1bn+ in business rates relief,

Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons pay back £1bn+ in business rates relief,

​Supermarkets giant Tesco said it’s repaying the £585m worth of business rates relief it received as part of the retailer support offered during lockdowns this year. Rivals Sainsbury's and Morrisons then did the same.
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Reborn Cath Kidston reopens Piccadilly, London flagship

Reborn Cath Kidston reopens Piccadilly, London flagship

​As non-essential shops in England open on Wednesday after the latest lockdown, Cath Kidston is making it an even more momentous occasion as the company is returning to London with the reopening of its global flagship.
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VF Corp opens first multibrand concept store in Milan

VF Corp opens first multibrand concept store in Milan

The American lifestyle group has announced the opening of Orefici11, a multibrand concept store, where the company's Timberland, The North Face and Napapijri brands have been brought together for the first time. 
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Virgil Abloh joins luxury marques in online auction Bid for the Louvre

Virgil Abloh joins luxury marques in online auction Bid for the Louvre

Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh has unveiled a custom-made iteration of its classic 2.8 Jitney handbag, in support of Bid for the Louvre, a funding project featuring many luxury brands being organized by Christie’s.
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M&S pulls out the stops to get fashion shoppers in-store in December

M&S pulls out the stops to get fashion shoppers in-store in December

​As shops in England prepare to reopen on December 2, the big names are going the extra mile to encourage consumers into physical spaces after a year in which enforced closures have devastated visitor traffic and sales.
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Debenhams to close as JD Sports walks away

Debenhams to close as JD Sports walks away

It looks to be all over for Debenhams as it was confirmed on Tuesday that the UK's oldest and largest department store business is to be liquidated following the end of last-ditch rescue talks.
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Sosandar losses shrink, casual is key but customers still want glamour

Sosandar losses shrink, casual is key but customers still want glamour

Sosandar has narrowed its losses in the latest six months with the company’s sales having surged both during and after the spring lockdown.
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As Arcadia fails, speculation mounts over its future, fears grow for its suppliers

As Arcadia fails, speculation mounts over its future, fears grow for its suppliers

Arcadia is now operating in administration with speculation that Boohoo, Frasers, Next and M&S would be interested in buying parts of it. There are also fears over the knock-on effect on its suppliers.
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