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Matchesfashion names John Mooney its creative director

Matchesfashion names John Mooney its creative director

​Luxury retailer Matchesfashion has continued to boost its top team, and has named a new executive creative director, finding him – like current Matches CEO Nick Beighton – among the ranks of ASOS execs.
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The Bias Cut launches new investment round

The Bias Cut launches new investment round

Premium womenswear shopping platform The Bias Cut is launching an investment round via crowdfunding platform Seedrs.
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Mango teams up with Californian brand Simon Miller to gain foothold in the U.S.

Mango teams up with Californian brand Simon Miller to gain foothold in the U.S.

To pursue its American dream, an expansion project valued at more than 100 million euros, the Spanish brand will launch a summer capsule with one of the most renowned brands in Los Angeles.
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Klarna unveils Paris Hilton as its global face

Klarna unveils Paris Hilton as its global face

​Klarna has unveiled Paris Hilton as its new global face with an upcoming campaign featuring the “Y2K icon” that’s been created in collaboration with Hilton’s next-gen media company, 11:11 Media.
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ASOS expands key Partner Fulfils growth-focused programme

ASOS expands key Partner Fulfils growth-focused programme

​Global digital fashion giant ASOS has expanded its ‘Partner Fulfils’ programme with new tech that allows orders to be placed on its website and app without products being stored in the retailer’s distribution hubs.
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Frasers Group to make shopping centre investments - report

Frasers Group to make shopping centre investments - report

​Ever-acquisitive Frasers Group is back in the news. This time its focus is on buying shopping centres rather than its appetite for individual retail brands, reportedly lining up to buy two urban centres for £100m.
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UK online sales weak in January, footwear is best performer in fashion

UK online sales weak in January, footwear is best performer in fashion

​Online retail has endured a couple of difficult years post-pandemic and January’s figures that have just come out show no signs of a change in the trend.
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Fashion clearance sales boost January UK retail, but consumers stay cautious

Fashion clearance sales boost January UK retail, but consumers stay cautious

January sales reports on Tuesday were far from buoyant, although the fashion sector continued to see growth, presumably boosted by easy comparisons, high inflation and clearance sales. 
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All M&Co stores will close

All M&Co stores will close

​All 170 M&Co stores are to close following the brand’s sale to AK Retail. The sale was announced last week and didn’t include the store estate so news that the shops would close wasn’t unexpected.
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Star fashion editor and GFF president Hilary Alexander dies

Star fashion editor and GFF president Hilary Alexander dies

​Hilary Alexander, one of the best known fashion editors in the UK and honorary president of the Graduate Fashion Foundation (GFF), died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, her 77th birthday.
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Amazon to shed unused UK warehouse space - report

Amazon to shed unused UK warehouse space - report

There was a time when warehousing in the UK was in short supply as the e-commerce boom shifted up several gears. No longer, it seems.
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Men's fashion: the ten trends for autumn-winter 2023/24

Men's fashion: the ten trends for autumn-winter 2023/24

The men's collections for next winter seen in Florence, Milan and Paris confirm the return to formality, but revisited and inventive, with an elongated and relaxed silhouette, playing with volumes and textures.
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Studio Retail CEO exits, insider becomes MD

Studio Retail CEO exits, insider becomes MD

​Studio Retail’s CEO has exited the business almost a year after it was snapped up by Frasers Group in a rescue deal.
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Chino shorts are selling strongly despite cold weather - John Lewis

Chino shorts are selling strongly despite cold weather - John Lewis

​Thoughts of a long hot summer, or a weather-defying trend? Searches for men’s chino shorts are up fourfold year-on-year, according to John Lewis. Whatever the reason, it’s “shocked buyers” at the UK retailer.
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Eurazeo announces a new executive board with two chairmen

Eurazeo announces a new executive board with two chairmen

Eurazeo announced that the supervisory board had decided on Monday to set up a new management board, appointed unanimously, consisting of two chairmen, Christophe Bavière and William Kadouch-Chassaing.
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Sosandar announces death of non-executive chairman

Sosandar announces death of non-executive chairman

​Womenswear e-tailer Sosandar has become used to releasing good news, but on Monday it had the sad task of announcing that its non-executive chairman has died.
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