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Who's Next: An encouraging January edition

Who's Next: An encouraging January edition

Despite current uncertain times due to the pandemic, the Porte De Versailles show and its counterparts (Bijhorca, Première Classe, Impact) attracted French retailers looking for new products.
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Lacoste and Awake NY launch first collaboration

Lacoste and Awake NY launch first collaboration

Lacoste announced on Wednesday that it is teaming up with Angelo Baque’s label Awake NY for a capsule collection that reimagines Lacoste’s iconic pieces. 
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CFDA introduces interim member tier

CFDA introduces interim member tier

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced this week the launch of a new interim membership tier, along with its inaugural 22 interim members. 
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Adidas to hire more than 2,800 new employees worldwide in 2022

Adidas to hire more than 2,800 new employees worldwide in 2022

German sportswear maker Adidas said on Wednesday it plans to hire more than 2,800 new employees in 2022, across 307 of its sites in 47 countries globally. 
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Savage X Fenty inks $125 million investment, opens first retail store in Las Vegas

Savage X Fenty inks $125 million investment, opens first retail store in Las Vegas

Rihanna's Savage X Fenty has reportedly raised $125 million in a Series C funding round, thanks to investments from a consortium of private equity firms, led by Neuberger Berman. 
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Klarna launches physical payment card in UK

Klarna launches physical payment card in UK

​Personal finance platform Klarna has launched its own payments card in the UK, “empowering consumers with greater control, transparency and choice over how they pay”, the company said Wednesday.
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Gucci to stage new collection in May following its February fashion show

Gucci to stage new collection in May following its February fashion show

The brand, which will return to Milan Women’s Fashion Week in February with a co-ed show, has also announced a new co-ed collection that will be showcased on May 16 in an as-yet unknown location. 
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Victoria's Secret sells stake in China business for $45 million

Victoria's Secret sells stake in China business for $45 million

Victoria's Secret & Co said on Tuesday it will sell a 49% stake in its China business to a Hong Kong-based lingerie maker for $45 million in cash, aiming to boost sales with the help of a local partner.
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Parisian brand Gunther declares its love for New York City

Parisian brand Gunther declares its love for New York City

Naomi Gunther’s three-year-old brand, a favorite of rappers, is seeking to consolidate its position in the luxury streetwear market through its presence during Paris Fashion Week. 
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Emerging labels shine at Tranoï show in Paris

Emerging labels shine at Tranoï show in Paris

The Tranoï trade show was held at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris on January 21-23, showcasing some 30 exhibitors, most of them emerging labels that gave the event a fresh fizz.
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Schedule is released for hybrid London Fashion Week

Schedule is released for hybrid London Fashion Week

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has released the schedule for next month’s London Fashion Week. It runs from February 18 to February 22 as a digital-physical hybrid, showcasing both women’s and menswear brands.
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Brexit costs UK business as much as Covid - report

Brexit costs UK business as much as Covid - report

​Which has been more costly to British businesses, Covid or Brexit? Both, according to ParcelHero. Its research reveals that the “self-inflicted wound” of Brexit has cost UK businesses as much as the Covid pandemic.
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TikTok is world's fastest growing brand says Brand Finance report

TikTok is world's fastest growing brand says Brand Finance report

​TikTok is the world’s fastest-growing brand, the new Brand Finance Global 500 2022 report reveals. A new entry to the list, it’s up 215% in a year, leading the global revolution in media consumption.
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Vilebrequin links with IMG for collabs, will expand into new categories

Vilebrequin links with IMG for collabs, will expand into new categories

​Luxe French swimwear label Vilebrequin has appointed IMG to “extend its brand globally through product and brand licensing partnerships, in a multi-year global deal”.
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Lyst Index: Balenciaga tops ranking, cold weather clothes and partywear all strong

Lyst Index: Balenciaga tops ranking, cold weather clothes and partywear all strong

Q4's Lyst Index saw a trio of power brands at the top, but also a significant faller and a major name leaping six places, possibly due to the return of winter sports in Europe after two tough years.
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Boohoo Group names JD Sports exec as new Debenhams CEO

Boohoo Group names JD Sports exec as new Debenhams CEO

Debenhams has a new CEO. The Boohoo Group-owned online department store retailer has lured JD Sports Fashion multichannel chief to its top post.
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