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After private equity investment, Ron Dorff opens US store in NYC

After private equity investment, Ron Dorff opens US store in NYC

​European athleisure brand Ron Dorff has opened a US flagship in New York City and worked with London-based strategic retail property consultancy Harper Dennis Hobbs (HDH) to find the property.
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Blackstone takes controlling stake in Spanx, founder Blakely to stay at helm

Blackstone takes controlling stake in Spanx, founder Blakely to stay at helm

​Spanx, the “mission-driven” women’s shapewear brand founded by Sara Blakely in 2000, has announced a "definitive agreement for a majority investment from funds managed by Blackstone”.
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ONE Essentials boosts sustainability with biodegradable underwear

ONE Essentials boosts sustainability with biodegradable underwear

​As eco launches ramp up, UK sustainable intimates brand ONE Essentials has debuted a range of natural, biodegradable, non-toxic underwear. It features “fundamental basics centred around a closed loop system”.
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The Egyptian modelling agency 'decolonising beauty standards'

The Egyptian modelling agency 'decolonising beauty standards'

Between the frenzied rush of wardrobe changes and photographers readying for shoots, Iman Eldeeb's agency is slowly breaking new ground for Egypt's fashion scene by hiring a diverse line-up of models.
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Calida group’s chief digital officer steps down

Calida group’s chief digital officer steps down

Stefan Mues, chief digital officer of Swiss group Calida, owner of Aubade, Lafuma Mobilier and Calida, is leaving the company. His successor has not yet been announced.
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Fast Retailing bounces back as Uniqlo and Theory improve

Fast Retailing bounces back as Uniqlo and Theory improve

Japanese giant Fast Retailing has reported operating profit above analysts’ expectations and expects the figure to climb further in the year ahead.
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Swimwear was big, TV key fashion influencer in last year - John Lewis report

Swimwear was big, TV key fashion influencer in last year - John Lewis report

​The latest edition of John Lewis’s annual lifestyle report, Shop, Live, Look 2021, shows UK consumers adapting to lockdowns and more hours spent watching TV influenced fashion choices.
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Paris Fashion Week ends with Love Brings Love farewell to Alber Elbaz

Paris Fashion Week ends with Love Brings Love farewell to Alber Elbaz

The fashion industry bade farewell on Tuesday night to Alber Elbaz in exactly the way he would have wanted, with a legendary runway show.
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Rihanna's Savage X Fenty to open first physical stores in 2022

Rihanna's Savage X Fenty to open first physical stores in 2022

The inclusive lingerie brand founded by global superstar Rihanna is hoping to open its own physical retail locations in the U.S. starting next year, with plans for European stores also in the pipeline.
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French Connection agrees $40 mln sale; chairman to retire

French Connection agrees $40 mln sale; chairman to retire

French Connection, the provocative UK fashion brand known for its "FCUK" branding, said on Monday it has agreed to sell itself for 29 million pounds, after years of losses only made worse during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Schiaparelli’s surrealist-chic sweet spot

Schiaparelli’s surrealist-chic sweet spot

If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. Which is what’s happened at Schiaparelli, where designer Daniel Roseberry has hit a sweet spot between polished, perverse and punchy.
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Honey Birdette seeks new London store sites

Honey Birdette seeks new London store sites

Playboy-owned Honey Birdette, the upscale lingerie label, is targeting more UK stores with a focus on London. It wants to secure two new London sites, doubling its presence in the city, after UK sales surged in 2020.
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Victoria's Secret launches mastectomy bra

Victoria's Secret launches mastectomy bra

Victoria's Secret introduced on Friday its first-ever mastectomy bra, as part of a new initiative in partnership with leading designer and breast cancer awareness champion Stella McCartney. 
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Rokh triumphs with delicate deconstruction

Rokh triumphs with delicate deconstruction

The problem with deconstruction, a huge movement in fashion, is that while it looks great on runways, it tends to frighten consumers on a clothes rack. Not at Rokh, which staged a great collection Thursday in Paris.
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Dior’s full court press: Unveils uber luxe spa, fetes Cordelia de Castellane

Dior’s full court press: Unveils uber luxe spa, fetes Cordelia de Castellane

Dior went into full court press in the first 48 hours of Paris Fashion Week – unveiling its new Cheval Blanc spa, feting its Dior Home and Kids creator Cordelia de Castellane, and unveiling a Miss Dior floral pop-up. 
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Charles de Vilmorin debuts at Rochas with juxtaposed mode

Charles de Vilmorin debuts at Rochas with juxtaposed mode

Paris’ big debut this season was Charles de Vilmorin at Rochas, the current enfant terrible of French fashion. He made his Wednesday debut with a striking fashion statement, each ensemble radically juxtaposed.
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