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Icon Outlet mall to reopen before rest of leisure complex

Icon Outlet mall to reopen before rest of leisure complex

Icon Outlet at The O2 is to reopen on the first day that it can with a comeback planned for June 15 as part of a phased reopening approach for the destination leisure complex.
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Aldo's UK arm files for administration but some stores could continue

Aldo's UK arm files for administration but some stores could continue

The UK arm of failed Canadian footwear retailer Aldo is now in administration, the filing coming just a few weeks after the Canadian parent company filed for bankruptcy protection.
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Primark sees strong sales at global stores, English shops to open on 15 June

Primark sees strong sales at global stores, English shops to open on 15 June

Reopening is hugely important for every physical retailer, but it's even more so for Primark, which has admitted it's been losing £650 million in sales a month due to lockdowns as it has no webstore to fall back on.
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Ted Baker swings to loss, raises new cash, unveils growth plan

Ted Baker swings to loss, raises new cash, unveils growth plan

Ted Baker had lots of news on Monday as it released its full-year results, with the retailer also talking about a fundraising and “a detailed strategy and transformation plan for the company”.
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Upgraded Uniqlo global flagship to reopen in Ginza Tokyo this month

Upgraded Uniqlo global flagship to reopen in Ginza Tokyo this month

Fast Retailing’s Uniqlo will open an expanded Uniqlo Tokyo on June 19 in the key Ginza shopping district. The company has renovated its store in the Marronnier Gate Ginza 2 building as the area is redeveloped.
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Timberland pushes forward with regenerative leather supply chain initiative

Timberland pushes forward with regenerative leather supply chain initiative

The outdoor apparel and equipment company has announced a new partnership with The Savory Insititute as part of its efforts to help build a regenerative leather supply chain for the apparel and footwear industry.
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Zalando move makes eco and ethical commitment mandatory for partner brands

Zalando move makes eco and ethical commitment mandatory for partner brands

European e-tailer Zalando has taken a major step forward in driving a more sustainability-focused retail sector post-pandemic, making sustainability assessment mandatory for its private labels and partner brands.
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Camden Market to partially reopen on Monday

Camden Market to partially reopen on Monday

Camden Market owner LabTech said that the market will partially reopen at the earliest possible opportunity, on June 1, following the government’s latest announcement on the easing of the lockdown.  
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Debenhams to cut 1,000+ jobs as 17 stores to shut forever

Debenhams to cut 1,000+ jobs as 17 stores to shut forever

Debenhams is cutting more than 1,000 HQ and store jobs as 17 branches are set to close, with the firm hoping to emerge from administration as a more flexible entity that can meet the challenges of the new retail world. 
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Steve Madden swings to loss on coronavirus closures

Steve Madden swings to loss on coronavirus closures

The footwear group announced a net loss of $17.5 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, for the first quarter on Thursday, as the company’s sales suffered from the negative effects of Covid-19-related store closures.
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Monsoon Accessorize 'on brink of administration' - report

Monsoon Accessorize 'on brink of administration' - report

Fashion retailer Monsoon Accessorize is reportedly close to an administration filing due to the UK retail lockdown. As many as 3,500 jobs could be at risk if it goes under, but it's likely to survive in some form.
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Quarantining clothing not best way to halt virus spread says scientist

Quarantining clothing not best way to halt virus spread says scientist

With fitting rooms having to remain closed when stores reopen and widespread ‘quarantining’ of garments that have been handled by shoppers being planned, doubt is being cast on the effectiveness of such measures.
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Boohoo buys full ownership of PrettyLittleThing for nearly £270m

Boohoo buys full ownership of PrettyLittleThing for nearly £270m

Boohoo has just splashed out £269.8 million to buy the 34% of PrettyLittleThing it didn't already own with the firm now in full control of a brand that's nearly 10 times larger than when it first bought a stake in 2017.
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Walmart launches into fashion resale with ThredUp

Walmart launches into fashion resale with ThredUp

As part of the partnership, Walmart will offer nearly 750,000 pre-owned items of women’s and children’s clothing, accessories, footwear and handbags on Walmart.com.
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Harrogate Fashion Week postponed to August

Harrogate Fashion Week postponed to August

Organisers of Harrogate Fashion Week announced this week that the trade show will be postponed to 23-24 August because of the coronavirus crisis and disruptions to the buying season. 
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JOOR links with London Fashion Week and Premium for virtual shows

JOOR links with London Fashion Week and Premium for virtual shows

Digital wholesale platform JOOR said on Wednesday that it will power key fashion industry events London Fashion Week next month and Premium Berlin in July, as well as a number of autumn fashion events.
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