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Mulberry "resilient" despite H1 sales dip, H2 trend improves

Mulberry "resilient" despite H1 sales dip, H2 trend improves

​Luxury accessories brand Mulberry reported its results for the 26 weeks up to 1 October on Wednesday and seemed upbeat, calling the performance “resilient”, despite a small sales dip and a swing to a pre-tax loss.
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Dr Martens launches boot and bag Hokusai collab with The Met

Dr Martens launches boot and bag Hokusai collab with The Met

​The latest collab from Dr Martens isn’t with a designer label, it’s with the Metropolitan Museum of Art to celebrate Hokusai’s 36 Views of Mount Fuji series.
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Pure London unveils speaker line-up, Burstell and Carpenter to star

Pure London unveils speaker line-up, Burstell and Carpenter to star

Pure London has named the keynote speakers for its February edition. The organisers said “retail industry legend” Ed Burstell and winner of All That Glitters, jewellery designer Piers Carpenter, will be the big names.
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Gucci opens applications for latest North America Gucci Changemakers program on Giving Tuesday

Gucci opens applications for latest North America Gucci Changemakers program on Giving Tuesday

The Kering-owned Italian brand announced its fourth chapter of the initiative to support students with an impact fund and scholarship program on the charitable spending day.
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Tod’s new collab with Palm Angels is Best in Class linkup says Francesco Ragazzi

Tod’s new collab with Palm Angels is Best in Class linkup says Francesco Ragazzi

Tod’s has revealed its latest collab, a link-up with Palm Angels. A blend of Italian craftmanship with American sports that stars Naomi Campbell in its ad campaign, that launches this Wednesday.
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Giving Tuesday initiatives implemented by swath of luxury, apparel brands

Giving Tuesday initiatives implemented by swath of luxury, apparel brands

Giving Tuesday saw brands engage in and discover unique ways to give back to organizations devoted to helping people and the environment. 
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Westminster Uni launches menswear research project

Westminster Uni launches menswear research project

​What are the connections between British and Italian menswear? We’re told there are “critical gaps” so the University of Westminster aims to deliver an answer in time for London Fashion Week in February 2024.
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LVMH awards 40 virtuoso artisans its Métier d’Excellence award

LVMH awards 40 virtuoso artisans its Métier d’Excellence award

Praising them as “the beating heart” LVMH’s CEO Bernard Arnault celebrated, at a distance, the latest virtuoso artisans to win the luxury conglomerate’s Métier d’Excellence award on Wednesday.
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LVMH launches Heristoria.com, showcasing its labels’ finest archive items

LVMH launches Heristoria.com, showcasing its labels’ finest archive items

Heristoria is a new website developed as part of the DARE entrepreneurship programme promoted by LVMH, featuring the finest items from the group's labels’ archives, each sold with an exclusive experience.
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Former Luxottica CEO Guerra to join Prada to ease succession

Former Luxottica CEO Guerra to join Prada to ease succession

Italian fashion group Prada is set to hire former Luxottica chief executive Andrea Guerra in a top management role to ease a transition at the helm to the next generation of the founding family, as said by a source.
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Jodie Turner-Smith will host Fashion Awards

Jodie Turner-Smith will host Fashion Awards

​British and Jamaican actress and activist Jodie Turner-Smith will host the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Awards event next month, the BFC said on Tuesday.
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Peninsula fund, Percassi group buy 40% stake in MC2 Saint Barth label

Peninsula fund, Percassi group buy 40% stake in MC2 Saint Barth label

UK-based investment fund Peninsula and Italian retail group Percassi have bought a 40% stake in apparel and beachwear label MC2 Saint Barth, created by Italian company Lanikai, owned by Max Ferrari and Raffaele Noris.
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Rapid rebound in London West End's economy lifts Shaftesbury’s year

Rapid rebound in London West End's economy lifts Shaftesbury’s year

When a company’s results statement opens with an upbeat message, what generally follows is news of a business on the rise. And London-centric property giant Shaftesbury is no exception, judging by its year-end results.
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La Perla links with ISA for global swimwear licensing deal

La Perla links with ISA for global swimwear licensing deal

​La Perla Global Management (UK) and ISA SpA have announced the signing of a new license agreement for the development, manufacturing, and worldwide distribution of women’s swimwear products for the La Perla brand. 
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Dark days ahead as retailer gloom deepens, says CBI survey

Dark days ahead as retailer gloom deepens, says CBI survey

​Black Friday’s better-than-expected sales boost may have grabbed the headlines in recent days, but overall, the retail outlook has “darkened in November”. That's according to the new CBI distributive trades survey.
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Open for Vintage partners with Luxclusif for handbag buy-back option

Open for Vintage partners with Luxclusif for handbag buy-back option

​Open for Vintage (OFV) has unveiled a partnership with Farfetch-owned Luxclusif to power its new The Loop handbag buy-back service. It also comes with deeper ties to the Farfetch ecosystem via its new website upgrade.
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