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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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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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Could indie sports shoe brands Hoka and APL become the next Nike?

Could indie sports shoe brands Hoka and APL become the next Nike?

Indie athletic performance sport brands Hoka and APL, launched in 2009, have each grown a following of devotees who swear by both the technical abilities and look of these athletic shoes.  
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Crocs teams up with MCM on limited-edition release

Crocs teams up with MCM on limited-edition release

Crocs debuted on Tuesday its latest collaboration with German luxury fashion house MCM introducing a reimagined version of the Classic Clog in two distinct styles. 
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Shoe Zone trading update shows growing strength

Shoe Zone trading update shows growing strength

​Budget footwear retailer Shoe Zone issued what must be one of the shortest trading updates ever on Wednesday with just a few lines that nonetheless contained good news.
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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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Skechers opens superstore in New Jersey

Skechers opens superstore in New Jersey

Skechers announced on Tuesday the opening of its biggest East Coast retail destination in New Jersey.
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Pinterest CEO steps down, Google executive to take over in e-commerce push

Pinterest CEO steps down, Google executive to take over in e-commerce push

Pinterest Inc said long-time Chief Executive Officer Ben Silbermann would step down, handing over the reins of the social media platform to Google commerce executive Bill Ready.
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St David's Cardiff adds Carvela, Mint Velvet to expanding fashion roster

St David's Cardiff adds Carvela, Mint Velvet to expanding fashion roster

The St David’s Cardiff mall is continuing to attract a raft of fashion brands. Joining the line-up at the Landsec operated mall will be women’s fashion label Mint Velvet and women’s footwear/accessories brand Carvela.
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UK's SportPursuit and France's Private Sport Shop to merge

UK's SportPursuit and France's Private Sport Shop to merge

​The sports market continues to grow and that means we’re seeing plenty of launches and deals at present with the latest deal being for a UK business and a French one that are combining to create a major sports group.
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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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Paul Smith and Officine Générale bring tailoring back

Paul Smith and Officine Générale bring tailoring back

Paris Fashion Week presented the collections of two lovers of precise and relaxed tailoring: Sir Paul Smith and his '80's-inspired pieces and a French chic lineup by Pierre Mahéo.  
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Australian retail giants named in facial recognition tech complaint

Australian retail giants named in facial recognition tech complaint

Three of Australia's biggest retail chains have been referred to the privacy regulator for alleged use of "unreasonably intrusive" facial recognition technology on customers. 
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Dune London unveils kids' footwear for first time

Dune London unveils kids' footwear for first time

​Dune London is entering the children's footwear sector for the first time in its 30-year history and will launch a new collection on 1 July.
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Paris menswear Sunday: Contrasting visions at Thom Browne and Celine

Paris menswear Sunday: Contrasting visions at Thom Browne and Celine

Paris menswear witnessed two contrasting visions on Sunday: Thom Browne posh demi-cross dressing in wool bouclé, and Hedi Slimane’s retro rocker statement amid thousands of millennial teeny boppers.
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Paris menswear Saturday: Intensity and nonchalance at Craig Green, Loewe and Hermès

Paris menswear Saturday: Intensity and nonchalance at Craig Green, Loewe and Hermès

Menswear’s two most defiantly artistic designers – Craig Green and Jonathan Anderson – began Saturday with two strikingly unique visions in Paris, before Hermès presented a salutary lesson in nonchalant chic.
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