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Bernard Arnault buys one-quarter stake in fellow French patron Arnaud Lagardère’s holding company

Bernard Arnault buys one-quarter stake in fellow French patron Arnaud Lagardère’s holding company

Bernard Arnault, Europe’s richest man, has acquired a one-quarter stake in Arnaud Lagardère’s holding company, in a move that will be seen as an attempt to support the family of his fellow French billionaire.
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How will we consume in the post-Covid-19 world?

How will we consume in the post-Covid-19 world?

WGSN and Euromonitor have tried to decipher the new consumption modes emerging in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis, outlining the profiles of consumers who are both global and local, wary and optimistic.
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Vegan sneakers in apple leather and recycled materials by Caval

Vegan sneakers in apple leather and recycled materials by Caval

Well known for its mismatched sneakers, the Caval brand has announced the June launch of a new unisex collection made of apple leather, a recycled substitute for traditional leather that is also vegan.
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Lockdown students ride to fashion's rescue with spending boost - Kantar

Lockdown students ride to fashion's rescue with spending boost - Kantar

Fashion may have struggled to gain traction with cautious consumers during the UK lockdown but one key group has been buying enthusiastically — students.
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The Kooples hands creative direction over to Tom Van Dorpe

The Kooples hands creative direction over to Tom Van Dorpe

Having been acquired by MF Brands last year, the French label has recruited Tom Van Dorpe. The Belgian creative director spoke to FashionNetwork.com about his return to Europe and his new role at the brand.
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Amazon to hire 50,000 temp workers in India as lockdown boosts demand

Amazon to hire 50,000 temp workers in India as lockdown boosts demand

Amazon.com Inc's India unit said it would hire 50,000 temporary workers to meet a surge in online shopping in the country, where customers have been inside for two months in a lockdown to fight the coronavirus outbreak.
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Luxury industry restarts production as sub-contractors risk being wiped out

Luxury industry restarts production as sub-contractors risk being wiped out

After being forced to halt production for weeks, the luxury industry's supply chain is slowly restarting in Italy and France. The system has been battered by the Covid-19 pandemic, with many sub-contractors struggling.
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Atterley secures Alexandra Shulman as strategic adviser

Atterley secures Alexandra Shulman as strategic adviser

Shulman, who served as editor-in-chief of British Vogue for 25 years, joins the company as it looks to expand its online platform for independent boutiques in the US.
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Frasers Group eyes June reopening and reviews furlough wages

Frasers Group eyes June reopening and reviews furlough wages

In a letter sent to staff, CEO Mike Ashley said that stores could start to reopen from 1 June and revealed that most employees will continue to receive 100% of their pay during May.
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Fast Retailing to shutter GU brand in South Korea

Fast Retailing to shutter GU brand in South Korea

Fast Retailing said on Friday that it’s pulling its GU chain out of the South Korean market later this summer. It will close all three of its GU stores in the country, less than two years after it opened there.
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Target to close up to 75 stores in Australia, convert more to Kmart

Target to close up to 75 stores in Australia, convert more to Kmart

Australian discount department store retailer Target could see up to 75 of its stores being closed and many others converted to another of its owner’s banners. Over 1,000 jobs will be affected, owner Wesfarmers said.
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Moss Bros reluctant suitor appeals Takeover Panel ruling

Moss Bros reluctant suitor appeals Takeover Panel ruling

The Moss Bros takeover saga is continuing with its now-unwilling suitor saying it will appeal against a ruling telling it the deal must go ahead.
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Burberry profits fall, but China demand recovers

Burberry profits fall, but China demand recovers

Burberry was hit hard by the Covid-19 crisis at the end of its last financial year and the impact is continuing in the new year. But it's seeing resurgent demand in key Asian markets and its strategy remains on track.
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Deckers sees sales and profits slip in Q4

Deckers sees sales and profits slip in Q4

The Goleta, California-based footwear, accessories and apparel company announced declines in its fourth-quarter sales and earnings on Thursday, a disappointing conclusion to an otherwise strong year.
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Rent the Runway seeking $25 million in funding round

Rent the Runway seeking $25 million in funding round

The digital-first fashion rental service is reportedly seeking $25 million in its latest funding round, which would see the company valued at approximately $750 million, under a previous valuation of $1 billion.
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Italy's Luxottica trials workers' tag to fight coronavirus

Italy's Luxottica trials workers' tag to fight coronavirus

Luxottica will give employees a monitor that alerts them if they are not respecting social distancing rules and keeps track of contacts with people potentially at risk of coronavirus infection, it said on Thursday. 
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