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Online share of retail sales jumps to 19% amid lockdowns - U.N.

Online share of retail sales jumps to 19% amid lockdowns - U.N.

Online sales accounted for nearly a fifth of total retail turnover last year as lockdowns to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic fuelled a boom in e-commerce, a United Nations study released on Monday showed.
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Inspecs says Q1 trading is "strong"

Inspecs says Q1 trading is "strong"

​Eyewear specialist Inspecs issued a trading update on Thursday and said that trading in the three months to March 31 was buoyant.
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Harrods opens second H Beauty store with super-sized Milton Keynes debut

Harrods opens second H Beauty store with super-sized Milton Keynes debut

Harrods has unveiled the 29,000 sq ft store at Centre:mk with a massive mix of premium and luxury brands and experiences that it says "bring the magic of Harrods Beauty to Milton Keynes".
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Hilfiger plans third new store after Scotland comeback

Hilfiger plans third new store after Scotland comeback

Forget opening two new stores to mark a return to Scotland. Tommy Hilfiger has now upped that to three, all of them opening between now and June.
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Balenciaga winter 2021 pre-collection: Yearning for global travel

Balenciaga winter 2021 pre-collection: Yearning for global travel

With European populations slowly but surely being vaccinated, designers on the Continent are suddenly expressing a new optimism. Few more so than Demna Gvasalia of Balenciaga in Balenciaga's winter 2021 pre-collection.
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EssilorLuxottica bid target GrandVision to sell off Chilean operations

EssilorLuxottica bid target GrandVision to sell off Chilean operations

EssilorLuxottica said on Monday Dutch eyewear group GrandVision - which the French-Italian spectacles maker is attempting to buy - has agreed to sell its Chile units to the main shareholder HAL Trust.
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Shoppers in England and Wales flock to physical stores on reopening day

Shoppers in England and Wales flock to physical stores on reopening day

They’re back! Shoppers were out in full force up and down the high streets and shopping centres of England and Wales for the grand reopening of non-essential retail on Monday (12 April).
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EssiLux loses court appeal against takeover target GrandVision

EssiLux loses court appeal against takeover target GrandVision

Spectacles maker EssilorLuxottica on Tuesday lost an appeal in its court battle with takeover target GrandVision, removing a possible hurdle for the 7.2 billion euro ($8.5 billion) deal.
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AllSaints makes Dubai Mall debut

AllSaints makes Dubai Mall debut

UK fashion brand AllSaints has opened a second store in Dubai. The latest, opened this week, is an 1,800 sq ft ground floor space in the Dubai Mall, billed as the world’s biggest shopping centre.
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EssilorLuxottica gains EU okay for $8.5 billion Dutch buy

EssilorLuxottica gains EU okay for $8.5 billion Dutch buy

Ray-Ban maker EssilorLuxottica secured EU antitrust approval on Tuesday for its 7.2 billion euro ($8.5 billion) acquisition of GrandVision.
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Marcolin names UK and Nordics head to create new synergies

Marcolin names UK and Nordics head to create new synergies

​Eyewear giant Marcolin is making a key strategic leadership change in the UK and the Nordics. Stephan Hinkerode, its current General Manager of Marcolin Deutschland, will take on the role of Head of UK, Nordics & DACH.
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Vivienne Westwood signs eyewear licence with Mondottica

Vivienne Westwood signs eyewear licence with Mondottica

Vivienne Westwood has signed Mondottica International to design, produce and distribute of its signature eyewear collections globally under licence in a deal that stretches initially to 2025.
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Ditch the joggers and make way for boho-chic this summer

Ditch the joggers and make way for boho-chic this summer

Goodbye joggers, pajama pants and boyfriend jeans! Spring is coming and is bringing with it a major wardrobe overhaul.
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EssilorLuxottica aims recovery to pre-pandemic levels in 2021

EssilorLuxottica aims recovery to pre-pandemic levels in 2021

EssilorLuxottica is targeting a recovery in its business this year to levels seen before the COVID-19 crisis after the Oakley and Ray-Ban maker's fourth-quarter revenue showed further signs of improvement.
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John Lewis to cut prices on reopening

John Lewis to cut prices on reopening

In a tough week announcing more store closures and poor trading figures, John Lewis Partnership was at least able to deliver some positive news for consumers.
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Safilo in the red for 2020 but Q4 numbers and online growth look good

Safilo in the red for 2020 but Q4 numbers and online growth look good

Eyewear giant Safilo has reported Q4 and full-year results and in the light of the pandemic, the figures look good. It managed a Q4 sales rise and adjusted EBITDA also rose, even though the full year was loss-making.
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