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Dior Men: Couture-gardener cool for 75th anniversary year

Dior Men: Couture-gardener cool for 75th anniversary year

Kim Jones celebrated the 75th anniversary of the New Look with a sensational menswear collection, and a beautifully staged show for the house of Dior, winning him a standing ovation Friday afternoon in Paris.
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From pearl necklace to pastel pink, the 'softboy' style is all the rage

From pearl necklace to pastel pink, the 'softboy' style is all the rage

A delicate breeze is rippling through men's fashion. After the 'bad boy' aesthetic, it's the turn of the 'soft-boy' style to make its mark on these gentlemen's wardrobes.
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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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Rioja Estates and TORG International join forces on new developments

Rioja Estates and TORG International join forces on new developments

​With outlet centres continuing to be one of the most buoyant retail destination types, it’s interesting that Sweden’s TORG International has forged an alliance with leading UK outlet developer Rioja Estates.
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Britons reject "throwaway" fashion culture, but find sustainable shopping confusing

Britons reject "throwaway" fashion culture, but find sustainable shopping confusing

​UK shoppers are increasingly thinking sustainably when it comes to the clothes they wear, but they still find choosing the most sustainable options when shopping rather confusing.
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UK footfall reacts positively to end of Plan B

UK footfall reacts positively to end of Plan B

​A day after the UK Government announced the end of Plan B restrictions for England, retail destinations saw an uptick in footfall, according to specialist tracking firm Springboard.
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Adidas Originals and Prada link up again, this time for metaverse project

Adidas Originals and Prada link up again, this time for metaverse project

​Shortly after Adidas and Prada launched their first clothing collab, the two brands have taken their relationship further with the Adidas for Prada re-source NFT project in a link with digital artist Zach Lieberman.
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Amiri continues U.S. store rollout with debut Miami store

Amiri continues U.S. store rollout with debut Miami store

Los Angeles-based luxury label Amiri continues its U.S. store expansion this month, opening its debut store in Miami, taking its domestic store count to four locations.
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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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Signet prelim holiday sales soar more than 30%

Signet prelim holiday sales soar more than 30%

Signet Jewelers announced on Thursday preliminary sales figures for the all-important holiday season, revealing a more than 30% surge in total sales for the nine weeks ending January 1, 2022. 
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LuxImpact to revive French heritage jeweler Oscar Massin

LuxImpact to revive French heritage jeweler Oscar Massin

French heritage jeweler Oscar Massin is making a comeback under a new parent company and strategy. 
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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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Louis Vuitton: In every Dreamhouse a heartache at Virgil Abloh final show

Louis Vuitton: In every Dreamhouse a heartache at Virgil Abloh final show

They bid farewell to Virgil Abloh on a Louis Vuitton catwalk Thursday in Paris, where his studio team took an extended bow at the finale of a show built around a Mayan blue "Dreamhouse".
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Bijorhca show ready to begin 150th edition

Bijorhca show ready to begin 150th edition

On Friday January 21, international jewellery show Bijorhca will kick off its 150th edition at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre in Paris, showcasing some 100 exhibitors over four days.
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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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Jon Richard launches jewellery on Johnlewis.com

Jon Richard launches jewellery on Johnlewis.com

​After securing one major retail contract, Jon Richard has now followed up with another. Just four months after signing a deal to launch concessions with Next, the jeweller has now launched on the John Lewis website.
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