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Carlo Capasa re-elected chairman of the National Chamber of Italian Fashion

Carlo Capasa re-elected chairman of the National Chamber of Italian Fashion

Carlo Capasa has been confirmed for the fifth consecutive time as head of the National Chamber of Italian Fashion (CNMI). He has been re-elected after two particularly challenging years marked by the pandemic. 
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York's former Debenhams likely to become Mappin & Webb

York's former Debenhams likely to become Mappin & Webb

The power of the UK jewellery sector, and the strength of Watches of Switzerland Group in particular, shines through in York. It wants to take over the city's former Debenhams store to create a Mappin & Webb flagship.
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Laura Ashley to launch 70th anniversary product with Mamas & Papas

Laura Ashley to launch 70th anniversary product with Mamas & Papas

​Laura Ashley has revealed plans for a collab with kidswear and nursery retailer Mamas & Papas. It’s part of the firm’s celebration of the label’s 70th anniversary next year.
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Hotter owner Unbound names brand partners for new platform, Birkenstock, Geox are on the list

Hotter owner Unbound names brand partners for new platform, Birkenstock, Geox are on the list

Unbound Group on Thursday unveiled the first raft of brands that will be part of the new curated multibrand platform to be launched by the owner of the Hotter Shoes brand.
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Frasers Group buys major MySale stake to help with clearance activities

Frasers Group buys major MySale stake to help with clearance activities

​Frasers Group has acquired a big stake in Australian fashion marketplace, MySale. It sees it as "an opportunity for a strategic partnership" to sell end-of-line group products via an established clearance channel.
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Cath Kidston sold to Hilco, plans expansion at home and abroad

Cath Kidston sold to Hilco, plans expansion at home and abroad

​It's official. After several days of speculation, restructuring specialist Hilco Capital has acquired the Cath Kidston brand from its previous owner Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA). 
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H&M links with Google Cloud to boost customer experience, internal functions

H&M links with Google Cloud to boost customer experience, internal functions

​Fresh from delivering its latest results this week, on Thursday H&M had another big announcement with the debut of a new partnership with Google Cloud.
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BFC reveals schedule for second annual IPF Forum

BFC reveals schedule for second annual IPF Forum

The British Fashion Council (BFC) is to stage its second annual Institute of Positive Fashion (IPF) Forum with an extensive day-long programme on 30 June. It will take place at 180 Studios, 180 The Strand, London.
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H&M has strong first half but June sales will fall

H&M has strong first half but June sales will fall

​H&M’s first half and Q2 were all about its ongoing recovery as the retail giant benefited from “increased full-price sales and lower markdowns”. But there remain challenges and comparison periods are getting tougher.
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From hemp to wood fibers: Greener alternatives to classic cotton tote bags

From hemp to wood fibers: Greener alternatives to classic cotton tote bags

What if we made reusable bags more eco-friendly? That's a niche that several brands are currently carving out, including a Swiss company making tote bags from wood fibers.
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Graduate Fashion Foundation winners named after GFW22

Graduate Fashion Foundation winners named after GFW22

​Graduate Fashion Week has named the winners of the Graduate Fashion Foundation’s 20 portfolio awards that were judged at the recent GFW event in London.
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Mango in major global expansion for Kids chain, also adds new Teen stores

Mango in major global expansion for Kids chain, also adds new Teen stores

​Mango is putting major support behind its kids’ and young adults’ offer with new stores under the Mango Kids banner and also the rollout of a new Mango Teen chain.
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Armani Exchange is latest signing on Regent Street, Marc Jacobs also joins line-up

Armani Exchange is latest signing on Regent Street, Marc Jacobs also joins line-up

​London’s Regent Street has received another vote of confidence with Armani Exchange set to open there. The brand is taking over the space left vacant by Zara Home.
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Senior UK economist warns inflation will persist

Senior UK economist warns inflation will persist

The British economy could be in line for a “painful inflation spiral”, the Bank of England’s chief economist Huw Pill has warned. He points to a shortage of workers and businesses’ willingness to pass on higher costs.
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John Lewis names Ferrer new fashion director of design

John Lewis names Ferrer new fashion director of design

John Lewis has made a major new appointment, naming Queralt Ferrer as its first director of design for the fashion super-category, as part of its plan to bolster its own-brand strategy.
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Hyve Group update shows faster-than-expected tradeshows recovery

Hyve Group update shows faster-than-expected tradeshows recovery

Hyve Group, the organiser of Pure London, Moda and many other tradeshows, has issued a business update and said that the pace of in-person event recovery is “considerably ahead of anticipated levels”.
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