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End to dive deeper into womenswear, grows buying team

End to dive deeper into womenswear, grows buying team

​Upscale sneakers-to-street menswear retailer End is to ramp up its womenswear offer for the AW21 season and is currently hunting for a womenswear buyer.
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Abercrombie & Fitch to shut London and Paris flagships

Abercrombie & Fitch to shut London and Paris flagships

Abercrombie & Fitch is to close a selection of major flagship stores, including London, Paris and Munich, it announced with its latest set of results on Tuesday. The stores have been a major drag on its performance.
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Hibbett Sports sales jump 20% in third quarter

Hibbett Sports sales jump 20% in third quarter

The sportswear and equipment retailer has reported $331.4 million in Q3 sales, up 20.3% from $275.5 million in the prior-year period, with progress in omnichannel providing a boost to the company’s continued strength.
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JD Sports now in exclusive talks on Debenhams deal

JD Sports now in exclusive talks on Debenhams deal

​JD sports is believed to be in exclusive talks about buying Debenhams with the company reportedly interested in acquiring the entire business pre-Christmas.
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Lululemon names Meghan Frank chief financial officer

Lululemon names Meghan Frank chief financial officer

Marking the company's first female CFO, Frank will be responsible for the company's finance, tax, treasury, investor relations, asset protection, facilities, operations excellence and strategy functions.
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Patagonia recruits activist to head up environmental action and initiatives in Europe

Patagonia recruits activist to head up environmental action and initiatives in Europe

Beth Thoren, who has been active in environmental protection organizations for more than 20 years, will lead the American outdoor brand's environmental action and initiatives in the EMEA region.
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Nike hikes dividend by 12% ahead of expected sales bounce

Nike hikes dividend by 12% ahead of expected sales bounce

Nike Inc said on Friday it would raise its quarterly dividend by 12%, or 3 cents per share, underscoring the financial strength of the world's largest sportswear maker in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Chukkas away! Hurlingham Polo features ‘equine supermodels’ for new campaign

Chukkas away! Hurlingham Polo features ‘equine supermodels’ for new campaign

Luxury British lifestyle brand Hurlingham Polo has (unsurprisingly given its sporting link) chosen a horse theme for its Winter 20 Collection brand campaign.
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Champion teams up with Super Mario Bros. for retro box art-inspired capsule

Champion teams up with Super Mario Bros. for retro box art-inspired capsule

In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the iconic Nintendo video game franchise, sportswear brand Champion has launched a limited-edition Super Mario Bros. capsule collection.
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Adidas launches Wales Bonner collab with 1970s twist

Adidas launches Wales Bonner collab with 1970s twist

​Adidas launches the Wales Bonner collaboration — that was previewed during London Fashion Week back in January — this Friday. It’s the sports giant’s first collab with the designer and has a retro edge.
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Face masks, comfort and 'nap dresses' make 2020 a unique fashion year - Lyst report

Face masks, comfort and 'nap dresses' make 2020 a unique fashion year - Lyst report

​Lyst's 2020 Year in Fashion report is an interesting one with face masks, Nike joggers and Birkenstocks in demand, Marine Serre really breaking through and politicians becoming influencers.
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Puma signs partnership with British singer Dua Lipa

Puma signs partnership with British singer Dua Lipa

German sportswear firm Puma announced on Tuesday that it has signed a collaboration with British singer Dua Lipa.
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Loungewear is winner in new English lockdown but party looks struggle

Loungewear is winner in new English lockdown but party looks struggle

Cosy, comfortable clothing and accessories are hot sellers with England back in lockdown but office and party looks have plummeted. Meanwhile, consumers are choosing quality premium pieces but shunning ultra-luxury.
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Sequential Brands revenues slip 5% in Q3

Sequential Brands revenues slip 5% in Q3

The New York-based brand management company reported $24.0 million in revenues for the third quarter on Monday, a 5% year-over-year decline driven by the effects of Covid-19.
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Iconix returns to profit despite 31% decline in revenues

Iconix returns to profit despite 31% decline in revenues

The owner of brands including Umbro, Lee Cooper and Ecko Unltd reported Q3 net income of $45.7 million on Monday, swinging back into profit despite the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on its revenues.
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Ralph Lauren becomes official outfitter of the Australian Open

Ralph Lauren becomes official outfitter of the Australian Open

As part of the deal, Ralph Lauren will outfit all on-court officials at the 2021 Australian Open, including the AO ballkids and chair umpires, in a specially-designed collection of apparel and accessories.
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