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Blue hair hues signal bold make-up revival, says new L'Oreal boss

Blue hair hues signal bold make-up revival, says new L'Oreal boss

L'Oreal's make-up sales are set to bounce back to pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels, the French group's new chief executive said on Friday, with women opting for brighter colours in their post-crisis makeovers.
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French Federation planning live Paris menswear shows this summer

French Federation planning live Paris menswear shows this summer

The Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode confirmed Friday that it is planning to host live catwalk shows in Paris this summer, during the upcoming menswear season in June.
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Maya Lakis in collab boot project with Melanie Huynh for charity

Maya Lakis in collab boot project with Melanie Huynh for charity

Shoe designer Maya Lakis has teamed up with her good friend Melanie Huynh, the noted stylist and founder of beauty brand Holidermie, to create a capsule boot collection for a Cambodian girls' charity.
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Klarna to add jobs as it opens London HQ

Klarna to add jobs as it opens London HQ

​With $1 billion of funding under its belt, Sweden-based fintech firm Klanra is to accelerate international expansion by opening a new London office and expanding its Manchester hub.
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Retailers risk customer loyalty through online and store "disconnect" - study

Retailers risk customer loyalty through online and store "disconnect" - study

Be warned. Brands are putting customer loyalty at risk due to a disconnect between their physical and e-commerce experiences, new research claims, with Gen Z consumers now expecting in-store 'experientialism'.
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Uniqlo monthly sales surge, unveils latest Marimekko link-up

Uniqlo monthly sales surge, unveils latest Marimekko link-up

​Same-store sales at Uniqlo’s Japanese stores and webstore surged by as much as 84.5% year-on-year in April while its total sales rose 92.1%.
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Paula Nickolds joins Sainsbury's in charge of fashion and GM

Paula Nickolds joins Sainsbury's in charge of fashion and GM

UK supermarkets giant Sainsbury’s has announced that former John Lewis MD Paula Nickolds is to join the business in June as General Merchandise and Clothing Commercial Director and become a member of its operating board.
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Joules adds ESG targets to finance deal

Joules adds ESG targets to finance deal

In a further sign of how important environmental, social, and governance-linked (ESG) issues are these days, lifestyle retailer Joules has announced a renewal of its funding deal with a strong ESG element included.
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Home, Label and kidswear boost Next in Q1, upgrades guidance

Home, Label and kidswear boost Next in Q1, upgrades guidance

​Next continued to show just how strong it has been in recent periods on Thursday as the retailer increased its guidance due to sales dipping only slightly in the latest quarter.
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Superdry say full-price strategy is paying off, Q4 revenue edges up

Superdry say full-price strategy is paying off, Q4 revenue edges up

​Superdry’s year-end trading statement has shown that revenue started to recover in Q4 and its “full-price discipline” drove a “significant” improvement in the quarter’s trading gross margin.
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Profits, sales surges and new logistics hubs underline Zalando's stellar Q1

Profits, sales surges and new logistics hubs underline Zalando's stellar Q1

E-tail giant Zalando swung to a profit in Q1 and is expecting general merchandise value growth of up to 36% this financial year after a stellar start to 2021 in which GMV grew as much as 55.6% to €3.2 billion.
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Antik Batik’s Gabriella Cortese on launching Funtasia

Antik Batik’s Gabriella Cortese on launching Funtasia

Few Italians seem more at home in Paris than Gabriella Cortese, the founder of Antik Batik, the bold bohemian marque, which has debuted a collection with actress and activist Elisa Sednaoui to benefit charity Funtasia.
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Last Debenhams stores to shut on May 15

Last Debenhams stores to shut on May 15

​Debenhams will exit the UK high street for good on May 15 as the administrators close its remaining stores. The closures will end more than 200 years in which the company has been a major name in UK retail.
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Stockmann revenue falls, but losses narrow

Stockmann revenue falls, but losses narrow

Stockmann, the Finnish retail group that also owns the Lindex chain, said its consolidated revenue fell 7.1% currency-neutral in the first three months of the year, dropping to €155.7 million.
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Hugo Boss Q1 boosted by China, online and casualwear

Hugo Boss Q1 boosted by China, online and casualwear

​Hugo Boss said that it's seen a solid start to the year as it revealed its first-quarter sales. Not that those sales rose. In fact they were down 8% currency-adjusted, or 10% in total to €497 million.
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Boohoo rockets on pandemic boost, but return to normal looks good too

Boohoo rockets on pandemic boost, but return to normal looks good too

​Boohoo Group’s results couldn't fail to impress on Wednesday as the company reported full-year figures for the 12 months to the end of February that many would envy. 
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