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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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Macron heralds opening of Chanel’s 19M as a cultural revolution

Macron heralds opening of Chanel’s 19M as a cultural revolution

President Emmanuel Macron celebrated the opening of 19M, Chanel’s new center of couture and fashion skills, carefully praising it as an expression of a cultural revolution in France.
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Walmart's chief e-commerce officer Casey Carl exits company after two years

Walmart's chief e-commerce officer Casey Carl exits company after two years

Walmart's top e-commerce executive Casey Carl is leaving the company at the end of February after nearly two years, the company said in an internal memo.
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Amazon to open fashion store where algorithms suggest what to try on

Amazon to open fashion store where algorithms suggest what to try on

Amazon.com Inc's recipe for the department store of the future includes algorithmic recommendations and what one corporate director called "a magic closet" in the fitting room.
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Balmain expands into fine jewelry

Balmain expands into fine jewelry

The Parisian luxury house enters the fine jewelry market, partnering with the Swiss group, Adorisa. The first collection, produced and crafted in France, will be released in August. 
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Yoox launches marketplace model in Europe, plans to roll out globally

Yoox launches marketplace model in Europe, plans to roll out globally

​Yoox has announced the launch of its Yoox Marketplace in Europe, giving its customers "instant access to a wider product assortment including over 700 brands and 150,000 new items" across multiple categories.
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Superdry sees "clear" improvement, but turnaround is still work-in-progress

Superdry sees "clear" improvement, but turnaround is still work-in-progress

​Superdry’s Christmas trading update and results for the first half showed “clear signs of brand and financial recovery” on Thursday, although the company isn’t yet where it would like to be, with sales still lagging.
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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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Mango returns to the Moroccan market with its new Casablanca store

Mango returns to the Moroccan market with its new Casablanca store

After leaving the region in 2017, the brand returns to Morocco with its first 600 square-metre store located in the Morocco Mall. This strategic move was made alongside its international partner, the Hudson Group.
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John Lewis, Burberry, M&S named as partners for Queen's Platinum Jubilee Pageant

John Lewis, Burberry, M&S named as partners for Queen's Platinum Jubilee Pageant

​Major British brands including Burberry, Marks & Spencer and John Lewis have signed up to support the Queen’s upcoming Platinum Jubilee as official partners of the Pageant on 5 June in celebration of her 70-year reign.
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Buy Me Once CEO calls for tax on retailers who destroy saleable stock

Buy Me Once CEO calls for tax on retailers who destroy saleable stock

Tara Button, founder of sustainable retailer Buy Me Once, has launched a petition to challenge retailers who destroy or throw away good stock, calling for the introduction of a special tax and fines for past offences.
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Plan B rules to end in England, should ease retail pressures

Plan B rules to end in England, should ease retail pressures

​British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the end of Covid-19 measures introduced to curb the rapid spread of the Omicron variant in England as he looks to live with the virus after a peak in cases.
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Basingstoke's Festival place enjoys encouraging December footfall and sales

Basingstoke's Festival place enjoys encouraging December footfall and sales

​Reports continue to filter through that Christmas was better than hoped for many businesses and retail destinations and on Wednesday, Basingstoke mall Festival Place added to the upbeat mood.
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André Leon Talley dead at 73

André Leon Talley dead at 73

André Leon Talley, the path-breaking American fashion editor has died at 73, His death was confirmed by TAA PR, the public relations agency. The cause of his death has still not been confirmed.
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Shopify, JD.com pair up in China as e-commerce competition intensifies

Shopify, JD.com pair up in China as e-commerce competition intensifies

Canadian e-commerce giant Shopify said on Tuesday it has partnered with China's JD.com, to let merchants in the United States sell to JD's customers in China.
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Activist investor, takeover talk heap pressure on Kohl's Corp

Activist investor, takeover talk heap pressure on Kohl's Corp

Kohl's Corp has been approached by a potential buyer, sources said on Tuesday, as the department store came under fresh pressure from an activist hedge fund to explore strategic options. 
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