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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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Desigual ups its bet on Asia and restructures in Singapore

Desigual ups its bet on Asia and restructures in Singapore

The company founded by Thomas Meyer has renovated its store in Singapore's Vivo City shopping center and opened a new store in Ion Orchard. In 2023, the Spanish company will reopen its Raffles City boutique.
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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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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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Carnaby launches online 360° experience for Christmas

Carnaby launches online 360° experience for Christmas

Carnaby is a major year-round draw for London visitors and shoppers, but it takes on an added significance during its renowned Christmas installations. And this year's lights celebrate moments from the past 25 years.
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Jaeger boss Lambert exits M&S-owned brand

Jaeger boss Lambert exits M&S-owned brand

​Jaeger MD Fiona Lambert is to leave the business after an almost-two-year stint at the now-M&S-owned label. She's overseen its relaunch since it was bought out of administration by retail giant M&S as the start of 2021.
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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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Apple and Amazon resume advertising on Twitter

Apple and Amazon resume advertising on Twitter

Amazon.com Inc and Apple Inc are planning to resume advertising on Twitter, according to media reports on Saturday.
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Zara expands presence in Valencia with opening of new flagship store

Zara expands presence in Valencia with opening of new flagship store

The Inditex-owned brand is to open a 6,000-square-meter store in Valencia, where it will retail its entire ready-to-wear collections and roll out its technological innovations.
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Covent Garden's The Yards launches unique festive activation

Covent Garden's The Yards launches unique festive activation

It’s a UK retail first for The Yards. The newest shopping location in London’s Covent Garden has chosen pioneering geo-located technology for its ‘12 Drops of Christmas’ festive campaign.
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Pepco hits milestone with 3,000th store

Pepco hits milestone with 3,000th store

Quite a milestone for Pepco Group. No wonder it calls itself “the fast-growing" pan-European variety discount retailer having just opened its 3,000th Pepco store, in Berlin, with more in the pipeline.
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John Lewis Partnership branches out from retail in £0.5bn deal to build homes

John Lewis Partnership branches out from retail in £0.5bn deal to build homes

When pure retail just isn’t enough. John Lewis Partnership is branching out into the UK’s growing ‘built-to-rent’ property market, converting parts of its Waitrose supermarket spaces into residential apartments.
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Mackage’s Tanya Golesic on the opening of Paris flagship, linking with site specific artist Letha Wilson

Mackage’s Tanya Golesic on the opening of Paris flagship, linking with site specific artist Letha Wilson

Mackage, the uber luxury outerwear label, opens its first Paris store on Saturday, and its picked the city’s busiest prestige shopping thoroughfare – the rue St Honoré. 
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Uniqlo Japan monthly sales dip on mild weather and fewer collabs

Uniqlo Japan monthly sales dip on mild weather and fewer collabs

​Fast Retailing’s Uniqlo chain in Japan has ended a long run of strong same-store and total sales rises with its comparable November sales coming in 3.8% lower than a year ago.
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Pantone names Viva Magenta as colour of the year 2023

Pantone names Viva Magenta as colour of the year 2023

Pantone has introduced Pantone 18-1750 Viva Magenta as the colour of the Year. A nuanced crimson red tone with a balance between warm and cool, it's a hybrid colour.
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