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German sportswear retailer BSTN to open debut UK store

German sportswear retailer BSTN to open debut UK store

​Premium German sportswear retailer BSTN is to open its first first international store in the UK in April. It has signed a 10-year lease to open a 3,432 sq ft unit in Brixton, south London.
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December disaster for UK retail as Omicron and inflation dent sales

December disaster for UK retail as Omicron and inflation dent sales

The UK's ONS has issued its official December retail sales figures and they're fairly bleak. Clothing stores and department stores reported falls of 8% and 6.3%, and were also below levels in February 2020.  
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Paris Menswear Day Three: Rains, Rick Owens and Uniforme

Paris Menswear Day Three: Rains, Rick Owens and Uniforme

Scandi fashion, which has been all the rage this past decade, finally made it onto a Paris runway Thursday lunchtime, doing so with a power puffer, super-hero show by Rains. Elsewhere, we review Rick Owens and Uniforme.
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Sales dip, but N Brown's strength in clothing and footwear lifts Q3

Sales dip, but N Brown's strength in clothing and footwear lifts Q3

A “strong peak performance” in Clothing & Footwear underpinned by rising demand its core strategic brands and a return to growth in active customer numbers were the key positives in a busy Q3 for N Brown.
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Primark continues recovery but sales still below pre-Covid levels

Primark continues recovery but sales still below pre-Covid levels

​A trading update from Primark's parent company on Thursday showed the fashion retail chain is bouncing back from the pandemic, with the US business a standout performer. But city centre stores globally still struggle.
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American Exchange Group acquires Aerosoles

American Exchange Group acquires Aerosoles

American Exchange Group announced on Wednesday the acquisition of the assets of luxury comfort footwear brand, Aerosoles. 
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Paris menswear opens with Lukhanyo Mdingi, Bluemarble and Egonlab

Paris menswear opens with Lukhanyo Mdingi, Bluemarble and Egonlab

Paris menswear season – showing clothes for winter 2022 - opened Tuesday with an impressive trio of collections from three very disparate young designers, underlining the city's ability to attract dynamic, new talent.
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​St Anns Shopping Centre hits 'big floorplate' capacity with Sports Direct signing

​St Anns Shopping Centre hits 'big floorplate' capacity with Sports Direct signing

There’s no signs of a slowdown in Frasers Group’s expansion plans. Its core athletic sportswear brand Sports Direct is opening another flagship store, this time at the 280,000 sq ft St Anns Shopping Centre in Harrow.
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Christophe Cuvillier is named SMCP chairman

Christophe Cuvillier is named SMCP chairman

​SMCP has named Christophe Cuvillier as Chairman of its board of directors following the change in the composition of that board decided at a meeting late last week.
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Prada: Stasi chic on Hollywood hipsters

Prada: Stasi chic on Hollywood hipsters

A welcome return to ruddy health at Prada, where Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons unveiled their best menswear collection to date, worn by the city’s best cast, on a sunny Sunday in Milan.
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Etro: The apparel and the ecstasy

Etro: The apparel and the ecstasy

Nothing like a new management to liberate a venerable brand and unleash the potential of a talented designer. Which was very much the case on Sunday, when Kean Etro staged one of his snappiest collections for the house.
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Skechers names Amanda Kloots footwear and apparel ambassador

Skechers names Amanda Kloots footwear and apparel ambassador

Global lifestyle and performance brand Skechers announced on Friday a new partnership with television personality, dancer and fitness entrepreneur Amanda Kloots as a brand ambassador. 
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Dolce & Gabbana: Moda alla Machine Gun Kelly

Dolce & Gabbana: Moda alla Machine Gun Kelly

Right when you were thinking one could drown in all the laudable sustainable menswear on display in Milan, along comes Dolce & Gabbana to wake the whole city up with some moda alla Machine Gun Kelly on Saturday. 
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Milan Fashion Week: DSquared2 dreams of Deep North dandies

Milan Fashion Week: DSquared2 dreams of Deep North dandies

The brothers Caten returned to their Canadian roots this season with a DSquared2 collection ideal for Deep North dandies and hipster trappers presented Friday, the opening day of the Milan menswear season.
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The Air Jordan 1 is the star of sneaker resales

The Air Jordan 1 is the star of sneaker resales

When it comes to sneakers, the Jordan Brand has always been a unanimous hit. This is even more the case with the growth of sneaker resales, and the multiplication of trading platforms.
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JD Sports executive chairman halves stake in group

JD Sports executive chairman halves stake in group

​JD Sports Fashion shares fell this week, despite a strong trading update being released. And now we know the reason why — its executive chairman sold a huge chunk of shares.
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