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Black Friday's big! Close to £9bn spend expected this year - reports

Black Friday's big! Close to £9bn spend expected this year - reports

​Predictions are all pointing in one direction: this year’s Black Friday spending in the UK is lining up to be one of the biggest (and most important) yet for the start of the Golden Quarter.
Fashion
Billie Eilish, David Beckham, Harry Styles top fashion influencer lists

Billie Eilish, David Beckham, Harry Styles top fashion influencer lists

​David Beckham retains his status as a top global fashion influencer even though younger celebrities such as Harry Styles are also making a huge impact now. And for women, Billie Eilish is top of a new ranking.
Fashion
Landsec's new strategy is "customer-centric", Nik Porter joins in new role

Landsec's new strategy is "customer-centric", Nik Porter joins in new role

​Major retail landlord Landsec has unveiled a new, “customer-centric approach” to accelerate its retail strategy. The Bluewater owner has a new retail structure to build "closer relationships with brand partners".
Fashion
Hugo Boss gets major loan linked to sustainability targets

Hugo Boss gets major loan linked to sustainability targets

​Hugo Boss has become the latest major fashion name to link its financing to green goals. The German giant — in which Frasers Group owns a large stake — has secured a syndicated loan with a sustainability component.
Luxury
Dior and ASOS are "most trusted" fashion brands - report

Dior and ASOS are "most trusted" fashion brands - report

​Dior is the “most trusted” fashion brand for UK consumers, analysis from money.co.uk shows, based on Trustpilot reviews of over 100 worldwide brands. Dior also comes top of the list of the most trusted consumer brands.
Fashion
Christmas comes early as November retail is strong says CBI

Christmas comes early as November retail is strong says CBI

​“Christmas came early” for UK retail in November. At least, that’s what some said as the latest CBI quarterly Distributive Trades Survey on Thursday showed sales were “good for the time of year”.
Fashion
​Gucci's Alessandro Michele to get Trailblazer title at Fashion Awards

​Gucci's Alessandro Michele to get Trailblazer title at Fashion Awards

​Alessandro Michele is set to receive the Trailblazer Award at the TikTok sponsored Fashion Awards 2021 on 29  November at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The Gucci creative director becomes the award's third recipient.
Luxury
British Land to build own logistics centres, Meadowhall mall set to benefit

British Land to build own logistics centres, Meadowhall mall set to benefit

​One way around the problems of product supply issues is to build your own logistics centres. That’s exactly what British Land is doing, planning to turn empty spaces across the UK into urban distribution sites.
Fashion
Landsec in talks to buy controlling stake in Bluewater - report

Landsec in talks to buy controlling stake in Bluewater - report

​Property giant Landsec is reported to be in talks to buy a further 25% in the giant Kent shopping mall Bluewater with the price pitched at a bargain £200 million.
Fashion
Revolution Beauty growth continues, sees expansion opportunities globally

Revolution Beauty growth continues, sees expansion opportunities globally

​Revolution Beauty only listed on the stock exchange in the summer and its first set of results as a public company released on Wednesday showed that its pre-IPO strong performance is continuing.
Beauty
Glossier opens in Los Angeles, London store next

Glossier opens in Los Angeles, London store next

Digital-first beauty brand Glossier has officially opened a new store in Los Angeles, on Melrose Avenue, marking the brand’s second retail location.
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Clearpay extends cross-border access to US for UK businesses

Clearpay extends cross-border access to US for UK businesses

​Clearpay is now offering UK retailers access to millions more shoppers. The Australian buy-now-pay-later financier has introduced another cross border trading option for its 6,000+ UK merchant partners.
Fashion
Central London, regional cities see fastest footfall rise as season's festivities begin

Central London, regional cities see fastest footfall rise as season's festivities begin

It’s official: the Christmas trading period has begun in Britain. Week-on-week footfall to UK retail destinations rose faster than it had done in previous weeks across the latest seven days (14-21 November), rising 4.1%.
Fashion
Agora beauty app launches in the UK

Agora beauty app launches in the UK

​Billed as the next-generation beauty commerce app, the Agora online marketplace has launched in the UK as a "social and live-shopping platform dedicated to beauty and wellness”.
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Richemont moves entire enterprise IT infrastructure to Amazon's AWS

Richemont moves entire enterprise IT infrastructure to Amazon's AWS

​Richemont is moving its enterprise IT infrastructure to Amazon Web Services in a deal to drive more dynamic e-tail experiences, more personalisation, better supply chain management and many other benefits.
Luxury
Lush quits social media again, says it's had enough of the harm platforms do

Lush quits social media again, says it's had enough of the harm platforms do

​Natural beauty products brand Lush is turning its back on social media as of 26 November until the various networks “take action to provide a safer environment for users”.
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