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Ferragamo offers 760 employees shopping vouchers to cope with inflation

Ferragamo offers 760 employees shopping vouchers to cope with inflation

Italian luxury goods group Salvatore Ferragamo said on Monday it will offer part of its employees 1,000 euros ($1,055) each in shopping vouchers to help them cope with inflation.
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Power of pink helps Valentino's Piccioli to another top designer title at Fashion Awards

Power of pink helps Valentino's Piccioli to another top designer title at Fashion Awards

Valentino’s creative director scooped the top prize at the Fashion Awards in London on Monday evening. Pierpaolo Piccioli was named designer of the year at the British Fashion Council-organised event.
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Fausto Puglisi unveils a satanic and transatlantic Roberto Cavalli pre-fall

Fausto Puglisi unveils a satanic and transatlantic Roberto Cavalli pre-fall

Barely off the plane from Miami, Fausto Puglisi has unveiled pre-fall Roberto Cavalli, and it’s also a meeting of USA and Italy; Southwest and Sicily; Millicent Rogers and la moda.
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Fendi: last stop for the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Baguette bag, in Milan

Fendi: last stop for the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Baguette bag, in Milan

After the show, the pop-up in New York, the book and the collaborations, the Italian luxury house has dressed the windows of the Rinascente, in Milan, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its iconic bag.
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UK retail lifted by stronger weekly footfall numbers

UK retail lifted by stronger weekly footfall numbers

​At last, some much-needed good news for UK retailers. Footfall rose 5.4% week-on-week across all UK retail destinations in the seven days to 3 December, said Springboard. Increases were seen across all key destinations.
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Bucherer strengthens secondhand watches business with Rolex deal

Bucherer strengthens secondhand watches business with Rolex deal

Swiss luxury jewellery brand Bucherer is strengthening its position in the pre-owned watches business, becoming the first retailer in Europe to join the Rolex Certified Pre-Owned programme.
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Amazon, M&S, Adidas top new survey-based retail performance index

Amazon, M&S, Adidas top new survey-based retail performance index

​Amazon, M&S and Adidas have emerged strongly from the newly-launched Retail Performance Index compiled by agency VCCP. It’s based on a survey of 3,000 consumers and looks at strength in “the buying moment”.
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Gen Z is fastest growing group of tax-free shoppers - Planet report

Gen Z is fastest growing group of tax-free shoppers - Planet report

​Tax-free shopping among Gen Z consumers is growing faster than for any other age group, new research from software and payments specialist Planet shows.
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66ºNorth opens UK Regent Street store, will be European flagship

66ºNorth opens UK Regent Street store, will be European flagship

​Icelandic outerwear brand 66ºNorth has opened the doors to its UK flagship. The retail store is in the heart of London’s West End and also serves as the brand’s European flagship.
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Earthshot prizewinner creates alternative plastic solutions for fashion and beauty

Earthshot prizewinner creates alternative plastic solutions for fashion and beauty

​The Earthshot Prize named five winners at an event in Boston late on Friday and one of them is hugely relevant to the fashion and beauty sectors.
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Dior showcases fashion in shadow of Egypt's pyramids

Dior showcases fashion in shadow of Egypt's pyramids

French fashion house Dior on Saturday held its first show at Egypt's ancient Giza pyramids, presenting its 2023 fall men's collection in the shadow of the millennia-old tombs.
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Balenciaga's long road back to redemption following child exploitation scandal

Balenciaga's long road back to redemption following child exploitation scandal

The Kering-owned brand has found itself involved in its most damaging situation to date. 
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Demna and Balenciaga issue apologies for kids S&M ad campaign, and drop court case

Demna and Balenciaga issue apologies for kids S&M ad campaign, and drop court case

Demna, the creative director of Balenciaga, and the house's CEO have issued a personal apology for its kids S&M ad campaign that ignited a firestorm of criticism, and dropped its court case against the production company
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Fendi puts Alessandra Basso in charge of France

Fendi puts Alessandra Basso in charge of France

The manager, who previously oversaw Italy and Spain, will head the French subsidiary of the Roman luxury house owned by LVMH. She succeeds Leslie Serrero, who has left the company.
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Chanel acquires Italian expert in high-end denim FashionArt

Chanel acquires Italian expert in high-end denim FashionArt

The luxury house has taken a majority stake in FashionArt, a manufacturer based in Veneto and specializing in high-end denim. It has been supplying big names in the sector, including Chanel, for fifteen years.
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Price rise strategies deployed by US premium labels

Price rise strategies deployed by US premium labels

The strategies of Coach, Michael Kors and Kate Spade have been scrutinised by Lectra’s data analysis solution Retviews, as inflation is pushing all three labels to revise their plans for price rises and promotions.
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