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LFW: Erdem in Bloomsbury; Roland Mouret in Greece

LFW: Erdem in Bloomsbury; Roland Mouret in Greece

The weekend’s key show in London Fashion Week was by Erdem, where the designer was inspired by his new neighborhood Bloomsbury and two of its legendary eccentrics, Dame Edith Sitwell and Lady Ottoline Morrell.
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Icon Outlet enjoys record August sales, beats pre-Covid period

Icon Outlet enjoys record August sales, beats pre-Covid period

South London outlet mall Icon Outlet at The O2 said sales during August reached record levels compared to the pre-pandemic period in 2019. Sales rose by 24%, average transaction value grew 11%, and footfall rose 10%.
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Casualisation not the end of the road for office suits says Charles Tyrwhitt study

Casualisation not the end of the road for office suits says Charles Tyrwhitt study

Office dress codes may be more casual post-pandemic, but men still need to invest in smart suits for business. That could be good news for menswear as it means men need to buy a wider variety of clothing.
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Sainsbury's aims to grow sales via personalised loyalty discounts

Sainsbury's aims to grow sales via personalised loyalty discounts

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s — owner of the Tu Clothing brand — is aiming to drive sales higher by offering regular shoppers who have a Nectar loyalty card personalised discounts “on Sainsbury’s products and groceries”.
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Queen to open experiential Carnaby store, features fashion collabs

Queen to open experiential Carnaby store, features fashion collabs

First it was a Rolling Stones store, now mega-band Queen is to open a space on Carnaby Street with an experiential pop-up shop celebrating five decades of its music and featuring fashion collabs, among other items.
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Nordstrom debuts Levi’s pop-up

Nordstrom debuts Levi’s pop-up

Nordstrom has unveiled a new pop-up experience introducing the world of Levi’s through the lens of three inspired designers that showcase denim as a canvas for endless possibilities.   
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Chico's FAS names new chief financial officer

Chico's FAS names new chief financial officer

Fort Myers, Florida-based womenswear retailer Chico’s FAS announced on Friday the appointment of Patrick J. Guido as chief financial officer. 
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Shanghai encourages 'duty-free economy' as part of consumer push

Shanghai encourages 'duty-free economy' as part of consumer push

The Shanghai government will support companies applying for approval to sell duty-free goods, and encourage duty-free shops to be set up at airports, hotels, malls and other commercial venues, municipal authorities said.
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London street stitchers take on 'fast fashion'

London street stitchers take on 'fast fashion'

Lined up on stools outside a well-known clothes store in south London, around 20 needle-wielding stitchers took the fight against "fast fashion" to the streets, showing shoppers how to revive shabby garments.
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'Change the game': supermodel Halima Aden reinvents modest fashion

'Change the game': supermodel Halima Aden reinvents modest fashion

Halima Aden, the first supermodel to wear a hijab and pose in a burkini, has ripped up her lucrative contracts in an industry she feels lacks "basic human respect" and entered the world of modest fashion design instead.
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Lil Nas X helps catapult Versace to top of Met Gala media impact charts

Lil Nas X helps catapult Versace to top of Met Gala media impact charts

According to a report from Launchmetrics, the “Montero” singer’s three-in-one Versace look helped the Italian brand make a big impression at this year’s Met Gala, dedicated to American fashion.
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Abercrombie & Fitch opens 'culturally significant' Regent St store

Abercrombie & Fitch opens 'culturally significant' Regent St store

​Not ‘just another’ new store, Abercrombie & Fitch’s flagship debut on London’s Regent Street ticks several boxes for the US retailer. It reaffirms the company’s commitment to the physical store format in Europe.
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London Fashion Week day two: Labrum London, Molly Goddard, KNWLS and Edeline Lee

London Fashion Week day two: Labrum London, Molly Goddard, KNWLS and Edeline Lee

Not that many shows, but plenty of ideas this weekend at London Fashion Week, with the highlight on Saturday an explosive show by Labrum London, staged before live band Balimaya Project.
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OTB entrusts North American operations to Laura Dubin-Wander

OTB entrusts North American operations to Laura Dubin-Wander

The veteran of Dior and Givenchy was previously responsible for Coach's activities in the North American market, a role that she will now take on at the Italian group owned by Renzo Rosso.
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Diesel releases "Avant-Première" of six Glenn Martens looks

Diesel releases "Avant-Première" of six Glenn Martens looks

The Italian denim brand is giving a foretaste of the first designs from its new creative director, pre-emptively making six silhouettes available for purchase at a small selection of stores. 
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London Fashion Week opens with Edward Crutchley, David Koma and Nensi Dojaka

London Fashion Week opens with Edward Crutchley, David Koma and Nensi Dojaka

There might not be that many shows in London Fashion Week this season, or that many guests, nonetheless the season opened with a bang on Friday with three diverse and memorable statements.
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