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Juergen Teller shoots Burberry SS21 campaign

Juergen Teller shoots Burberry SS21 campaign

​Burberry has just launched its SS21 campaign and given that it was shot in line with social distancing restrictions, it's quite different from many of its previous creatives.
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Matchesfashion CEO is out, Chiquet steps up for now

Matchesfashion CEO is out, Chiquet steps up for now

​Matchesfashion's CEO of just a year has stepped down with immediate effect. Ajay Kavan has left the firm and director Maureen Chiquet has taken on the role of executive chairwoman as the company looks for a new leader.
Luxury
Kering takes stake in Vestiaire Collective

Kering takes stake in Vestiaire Collective

​If anybody needed confirmation of how important fashion resale has become, it came on Monday with the announcement by France’s Vestiaire Collective of a new €178m financing round backed by Kering, among others.
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Selfridges sales were rising but pandemic meant huge challenges for retailer

Selfridges sales were rising but pandemic meant huge challenges for retailer

​Selfridges had already flagged the fact that its sales rose and its net profits fell in the year to February 2020, but it has now officially filed its annual results and the full extent of that performance can be seen.
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Mytheresa rides growth wave in Q2, profits continue to climb

Mytheresa rides growth wave in Q2, profits continue to climb

​Mytheresa was yet another luxury e-tailer seeing its sales soaring during the pandemic with the newly-listed German company saying it enjoyed a sales uplift of 32.9% in its second quarter.
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Net loss soars at Farfetch, but it hails sales surge and key EBITDA milestone

Net loss soars at Farfetch, but it hails sales surge and key EBITDA milestone

Like many other online fashion retailers, Farfetch saw soaring demand last year and said on Thursday that its 2020 gross merchandise value topped $3bn, up 49% year-on-year. Meanwhile revenue rose 64% to $1.7bn.
Luxury
Birkenstock 'to be sold' to L Catterton for €4bn - report

Birkenstock 'to be sold' to L Catterton for €4bn - report

​It looks like the long rumoured private equity takeover of family-owned Birkenstock could actually be happening soon. L Catterton, the group with close links to LVMH, is said to be “nearing an agreement” to buy it.
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Kith opens first European store in Paris

Kith opens first European store in Paris

The American brand founded by Ronnie Fieg is opening a store in the French capital. Spread over three floors, the 16,000-square-foot location not only offers the label's latest collections, but also a restaurant. 
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Selfridges and Louboutin launch upcycled denim capsule

Selfridges and Louboutin launch upcycled denim capsule

​Sustainability is a strand running through almost every product launch these days and that’s very clear from the latest Selfridges debut as the luxe department store unveils a collab with shoe label Christian Louboutin.
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McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands signs major name brands

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands signs major name brands

​McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands has announced some major new names with Coach, Kate Spade, Hugo Boss, Levi’s and Lacoste having signed up for the opening this spring.
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Farfetch and Restory join forces for aftercare push

Farfetch and Restory join forces for aftercare push

The Restory and Farfetch have announced a new link-up to power the luxury e-tailer’s aftercare offer. Called Farfetch Fix, it will be provided directly by The Restory, to repair and restore shoes, bags and leather goods.
Luxury
Gucci sales fall in Q4, but Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent are on a roll

Gucci sales fall in Q4, but Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent are on a roll

​Sales at Kering's leading brand, Gucci, suffered a bigger-than-expected drop in Q4 as Covid continued to dent luxury shopping and crimp tourist spending in particular.
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Net-A-Porter launches widgets to boost UX on Apple devices

Net-A-Porter launches widgets to boost UX on Apple devices

​YNAP’s Net-A-Porter and Mr Porter luxury e-tailers have launched new widgets for iPhone and iPad users, that allow customers “to preview and directly access the What’s New pages for both stores from their home screen”.
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Vestiaire Collective links with Alexander McQueen for sustainable luxe resale deal

Vestiaire Collective links with Alexander McQueen for sustainable luxe resale deal

Alexander McQueen and Vestiaire Collective have unveiled the first designer partnership for the resale site's pioneering new luxury label Brand Approved programme.
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New York Fashion Week Day Two: Pride and Volume

New York Fashion Week Day Two: Pride and Volume

No one could fault the latest crop of designer showing, in New York, for effort. In a busy Monday, with almost 30 collections, their arty videos and polished ideas were a reminder of how hard  people have been working.
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Moss Bros struggles in pandemic, but e-sales rise

Moss Bros struggles in pandemic, but e-sales rise

​The latest results from now-privately-held Moss Bros saw it reporting a pre-tax loss for the year to last January. And the pandemic has been a problem since then, although its online sales have risen.
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