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Coats Group weathers turbulent year with improving H2, outlook positive

Coats Group weathers turbulent year with improving H2, outlook positive

After a “turbulent” trading year, it certainly wasn’t all bad news for Coats Group despite delivering mostly negative numbers in its 12-month trading statement to 31 December on Thursday.
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Benetton opens first ultra-eco store as it unveils new concept

Benetton opens first ultra-eco store as it unveils new concept

​As Europe gets ready to reopen, expect a raft of innovative store debuts. The latest is Benetton, which has unveiled its new store concept in Florence, the focus being on sustainability.
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Georgia May Jagger is new face of Wrangler Women's Heritage collection

Georgia May Jagger is new face of Wrangler Women's Heritage collection

​Kontoor Brands’s giant jeans brand Wrangler has signed up British model Georgia May Jagger to front its Women’s Heritage Collection that originally launched last autumn.
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UK footfall climbed in February, hints at huge pent-up demand

UK footfall climbed in February, hints at huge pent-up demand

​UK footfall climbed steadily during February and while the year-on-year decline compared to a year ago remained huge (-61%), it was better than the -65.6% seen in January.
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HanesBrands appoints new chief design officer for global innerwear

HanesBrands appoints new chief design officer for global innerwear

The Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based apparel group announced on Wednesday that it has named company veteran Jane Newman as chief design officer for global innerwear.
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Amazon's first cashierless store arrives in Britain in sign of global expansion

Amazon's first cashierless store arrives in Britain in sign of global expansion

Amazon.com Inc will open its first-ever physical store outside the United States on Thursday.
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VF Corp appoints global president of Timberland

VF Corp appoints global president of Timberland

VF Corporation announced on Wednesday the appointment of Susie Mulder as global brand president of Timberland. 
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Nicolas Di Felice breathes new life into Courrèges

Nicolas Di Felice breathes new life into Courrèges

The brand's new creative director unveiled a promising first collection on Wednesday, reimagining the house's codes with a contemporary twist, through graphical effects and ultra-short silhouettes. 
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American Eagle expects best first-quarter sales in three years on Aerie strength

American Eagle expects best first-quarter sales in three years on Aerie strength

American Eagle Outfitters said it expects current-quarter revenue and operating income to surpass last two years’ numbers, betting on high-growth brand Aerie that sells work-from-home favorites lingerie and loungewear.
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Digital shows here to stay as fashion week gets a makeover

Digital shows here to stay as fashion week gets a makeover

This season’s virtual fashion weeks have been re-styled with a new look many expect will endure when traditional runway shows resume.
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Sainsbury's to cut jobs, clothing ops affected

Sainsbury's to cut jobs, clothing ops affected

UK supermarkets giant Sainsbury’s is to cut jobs with 1,150 roles at risk. It's restructuring in order to invest in its food ops and a number of departments will be affected, including clothing and general merchandise.
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Marine Serre gives regenerated fashion masterclass at Paris Fashion Week

Marine Serre gives regenerated fashion masterclass at Paris Fashion Week

Instead of presenting her collection with a simple video, the French designer has produced a website with various films showing how she creates her “eco-futuristic” fashion, an exciting journey into the heart of design.
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​Caledonia Park designer village refurb reaches major milestone

​Caledonia Park designer village refurb reaches major milestone

Heralded as becoming “Scotland’s premier designer village” the Caledonia Park redevelopment in Gretna has completed a “significant” first phase, according to the project’s investor RPMI Railpen.
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Budget 2021: Help for retail but no online sales tax

Budget 2021: Help for retail but no online sales tax

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled what has been touted as the most important budget statement in decades. And there's plenty in the latest announcement that directly impacts the fashion and retail sectors.
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Dune is betting on a high heels revival from April

Dune is betting on a high heels revival from April

​Dune London said it's continuing to back high heels as a key item once the UK lockdown starts to ease, even though the trend has been towards flats not just in the past year but before that. 
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UK in top three for cross-border e-shopping popularity

UK in top three for cross-border e-shopping popularity

Britain’s size is immaterial when it comes to e-commerce. The UK is the third most shopped market for international online purchases, only behind China and the US, according to a report.
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