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Arcadia woes threaten JD Sports interest in Debenhams

Arcadia woes threaten JD Sports interest in Debenhams

​Arcadia’s expected administration filing could derail JD Sports’ plan to buy Debenhams as Arcadia’s brands are a huge presence in the department store chain via a large number of concessions. 
Fashion
Business
Arcadia administration imminent: could Frasers or Boohoo buy brands?

Arcadia administration imminent: could Frasers or Boohoo buy brands?

Giant fashion group Arcadia is believed to be on the verge of the worst UK corporate collapse of the Covid crisis, with the firm expected to go into administration as early as Monday. This would put 13,000 jobs at risk.
Fashion
Business

US online sales surge to near-record on 'Black Friday'

US online sales surged on the traditional "Black Friday" to set the country's second-highest one-day mark ever as virus-wary Americans shunned in-person shopping, the Adobe software company reported Saturday.
Fashion
Retail

Ascena to sell premium and plus brands for $540 million

As it seeks to exit bankruptcy, the Mahwah, New Jersey-based fashion retail group has announced plans to sell its Ann Taylor, Loft, Lane Bryant and Lou & Grey brands to an affiliate of Sycamore Partners.
Fashion
Business

Design

Using French volcanic rock to make spectacle frames

Using French volcanic rock to make spectacle frames

Like apparel, shoes and accessories, spectacles have been in "green revolution" mode for several years, looking to eco-friendly and natural materials, each as original as the next.
Fashion
Design
Kim Jones' next artistic link-up for Dior will be with Kenny Scharf

Kim Jones' next artistic link-up for Dior will be with Kenny Scharf

Christian Dior’s menswear creative director Kim Jones, an inveterate fan of collaborations with fine artists, has a new design teammate for his next Dior collection, legendary New York street artist Kenny Scharf.
Luxury
Design

Louis Vuitton ups support for RED with new sneaker

Louis Vuitton has strengthened the RED collab’ club with a new red sneaker. Vuitton previously supported RED, the global organization founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver in 2006 to fight AIDS, with a special candle. 
Luxury
Design

GucciFest 2020: Winners and losers

Where were Ben Hecht or Federico Fellini just when you needed them? Gucci’s online TV series whose finale episode premiered on Sunday night didn't set the cinematic world on fire, but its GucciFest sure impressed.
Luxury
Catwalks

Appointments

Current global president of Napapijri to become Calida Group CEO

Current global president of Napapijri to become Calida Group CEO

Timo Schmidt-Eisenhart, who has served at VF Corp brand's including The North Face, Timberland and Napapijri, will take over as leader of Switzerland's Calida Group in early 2021, succeeding Reiner Pichler. 
Fashion
Appointments
​Boots appoints Markey to head new marketing initiatives

​Boots appoints Markey to head new marketing initiatives

Health and beauty retailer Boots has appointed Pete Markey chief marketing officer for its UK and Ireland operations, effective February. He replaces Helen Normoyle, who has left the retailer.
Beauty
Appointments

Hammerson names Grégoire Peureux to new COO role

Retail property giant Hammerson has created a new senior role with Grégoire Peureux joining it as Chief Operating Officer. He will “focus on the delivery of strategic initiatives at a group level”.
Fashion
Retail

Net-A-Porter MD Brandolese exits after streamlining

​Net-A-Porter’s managing director Nicola Brandolese has left his role at the Richemont-owned luxury e-tailer after little over a year at the helm.
Luxury
Appointments

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