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Stellar Vuitton growth powers LVMH sales in first quarter

Stellar Vuitton growth powers LVMH sales in first quarter

Surging sales at Louis Vuitton and Dior helped French luxury giant LVMH make a very strong start to 2021, with overall revenues returning to growth in the first quarter despite new coronavirus lockdowns in Europe.
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Dior in Shanghai:  See-now-buy-now pre-fall 2021 boogie night on the Bund

Dior in Shanghai: See-now-buy-now pre-fall 2021 boogie night on the Bund

Just as more and more brands opt for being super digital, Christian Dior is keeping it very real; and live, as it did Monday night, when it unveiled its pre-fall 2021 collection to an audience of 1,000 in Shanghai.
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BFC announces Changemakers Prize in link with Swarovski

BFC announces Changemakers Prize in link with Swarovski

​The BFC has launched a new prize that aims to “discover and celebrate the unsung stars who go above and beyond, making outstanding contributions and striving for positive change”.
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Swiss watch expo switches to Shanghai after virtual debut

Swiss watch expo switches to Shanghai after virtual debut

Geneva's international expo of fine watches switches to Shanghai on Wednesday for a physical version after staging an online edition to keep the prestigious fair going during the pandemic.
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Signet ups Q1 and full-year guidance

Signet ups Q1 and full-year guidance

The international jewelry retailer announced on Monday that it has raised its financial guidance for the current first quarter and full fiscal year, citing stronger than expected conversion and average ticket values.
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Jendaya is a new luxury platform focused on Africa

Jendaya is a new luxury platform focused on Africa

Prada, Givenchy, and Marine Serre are just some of the labels that will be available on this new luxury platform aimed at African consumers, alongside local labels such as Rich Mnisi, AAKS, and Imad Eduso.
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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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Bottega Veneta stages secret show in Berlin nightclub Berghain

Bottega Veneta stages secret show in Berlin nightclub Berghain

Bottega Veneta took its social media distancing position to a new level of aloofness this weekend, when it announced that it had staged a secret show in Berlin nightclub Berghain, while not releasing images of the event.
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Many Britons to stick to lockdown spending habits - survey

Many Britons to stick to lockdown spending habits - survey

​News to dampen non-essential retail reopening day enthusiasm. Don’t expect those who’ve saved money over the past year to hit the spend, spend, spend button.
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Anya Hindmarch to open store 'village' on Belgravia street

Anya Hindmarch to open store 'village' on Belgravia street

Anya Hindmarch is not only continuing with physical retail but embracing it enthusiastically with next month set to see the opening of a whole village of stores for the brand in Belgravia, London.
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McArthurGlen opens Designer Outlet West Midlands

McArthurGlen opens Designer Outlet West Midlands

​April 12 sees the opening of McArthurGlen’s latest outlet centre with the debut of the £160m Designer Outlet West Midlands. The company said it’s the only standalone shopping centre to open in the UK this year.
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Jules B gets six-figure investment to expand etail offer

Jules B gets six-figure investment to expand etail offer

UK upscale fashion retailer Jules B is to develop and grow its online business after securing £250,000 in investment, particularly targeting more International business.
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Game-changing new Frasers store set for for Monday debut

Game-changing new Frasers store set for for Monday debut

​As shops in England return on Monday, Frasers Group will open a milestone development. It’s the first brand-new Frasers store in the UK with a debut in Wolverhampton. 
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Olympia Le-Tan links with Harper's Bazaar for clutch collection

Olympia Le-Tan links with Harper's Bazaar for clutch collection

Paris-based handbag brand Olympia Le-Tan is to launch a limited-edition book clutch collection in partnership with Harper’s Bazaar, the world’s longest-established luxury fashion magazine.
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Frasers downgrades asset values on fears of third wave

Frasers downgrades asset values on fears of third wave

​Frasers Group issued a gloomy outlook on Friday warning that further Covid-19 restrictions could mean it taking a hit of more than £200 million as far as the valuation of its assets are concerned.
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StockX valued at $3.8 billion after latest funding round

StockX valued at $3.8 billion after latest funding round

The Detroit-based online resale platform announced on Thursday that it has completed a new funding round, bringing the company’s total valuation up to $3.8 billion.
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