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'Shoppertainment' is key trend for European e-commerce says new study

'Shoppertainment' is key trend for European e-commerce says new study

​European consumers are embracing ‘shoppertainment’, a new study of of more than 14,000 of them shows. And live-streaming commerce is a key part of this.
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Frasers announces £100m+ lockdown-linked impairment charge

Frasers announces £100m+ lockdown-linked impairment charge

​There’s speculation that there could be more store closures ahead for Frasers Group as the giant retail operation has announced a major impairment charge against its stores as a result of lockdowns.
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​BRC calls for flexibility in government plan to reopen English retail by mid-April

​BRC calls for flexibility in government plan to reopen English retail by mid-April

As the UK prime minister laid out his cautious ‘one-way road to freedom’ strategy to get the English economy reopened by May, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) warned the plan could be too late for many businesses.
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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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Battersea Power Station makes key hires ahead of retail opening

Battersea Power Station makes key hires ahead of retail opening

Battersea Power Station, the major development that includes a new shopping centre on the edge of central London, has announced some key roles as the retail part of the site gears up for its opening.
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Facebook launches Shop tool in UK, Canada

Facebook launches Shop tool in UK, Canada

Facebook has unveiled new shopping features in the UK and Canada with the appearance of its ‘Shop’ bookmark that gives users the ability to browse virtual storefronts.
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The RealReal posts 10% decline in revenue

The RealReal posts 10% decline in revenue

The San Francisco-based consignment marketplace announced Q4 revenue of $84.6 million on Monday, representing a 10% year-over-year decrease, despite a quarterly record in new buyers.
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Roberto Cavalli appoints Antonella Leoni as marketing director

Roberto Cavalli appoints Antonella Leoni as marketing director

The Italian luxe label is being relaunched, and has strengthened its senior management team with the arrival of a new head of marketing, Antonella Leoni, formerly in charge of communications at eyewear group Safilo.
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LVMH's Belmond names Karl Bieberach as head of global development

LVMH's Belmond names Karl Bieberach as head of global development

Belmond, LVMH’s luxury hotel and resorts group, has named Karl Bieberach to be its head of global development and responsible for the global expansion of Belmond’s portfolio of  hotels, trains, river barges and safaris.
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Burberry: Menswear in the wilderness at Horseferry Road

Burberry: Menswear in the wilderness at Horseferry Road

Though February is traditional the season of women’s ready-to-wear in London, this month Burberry staged a purely menswear collection in its Horseferry House headquarters, and entitled it 'Escapes.'
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No pre-Easter lockdown exit for non-essential English stores, April 12 is big day

No pre-Easter lockdown exit for non-essential English stores, April 12 is big day

​The vaccination programme may be dealing with many millions of people every week and the spread of the virus may be sharply down, but it seems there’s no good news on the reopening of non-essential shops any time soon. 
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UK shoppers continue drift back to stores, even though most are closed

UK shoppers continue drift back to stores, even though most are closed

​With the government unwilling to allow non-essential shops to reopen very quickly, UK consumers are voting with their feet and continuing to drift back to physical shopping, even though most stores are closed.
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John Lewis could close more stores - report

John Lewis could close more stores - report

A report at the weekend suggested that John Lewis is looking at the closure of up to another eight of its remaining 42 departments stores following the closure of eight stores last year.
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Diesel brings new pop-up concept to Amsterdam PC Hoofstraat and Tyson’s Corner Center

Diesel brings new pop-up concept to Amsterdam PC Hoofstraat and Tyson’s Corner Center

Both pop-ups will feature an assortment of seasonal products for women and men from Diesel’s spring/summer 2021 drops, as well as the brand’s pre-fall 2021 collection.
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London Fashion Week: A French touch in virtual season

London Fashion Week: A French touch in virtual season

There was a notable French touch at London Fashion Week this weekend, with shows from Stephen Jones, Bianca Saunders, Bethany Williams, N Palmer, 16Arlington, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Art School and Jamie Wei Huang.
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Molly Goddard: Cathy Earnshaw in taffeta in Bethnal Green

Molly Goddard: Cathy Earnshaw in taffeta in Bethnal Green

One true test of any great artist, or significant designer, is whether or not they have an identifiable signature style. One of many reasons that Molly Goddard has become one of the most important creators in UK fashion.
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