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Aeffe sees first-half profits soar compared to 2019

Aeffe sees first-half profits soar compared to 2019

The Italian group achieved revenue of 155 million euros in the first six months of 2021, up 30% year over year, but down 10% compared to 2019, while net earnings tripled in the two years, totaling 17.4 million euros. 
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Pitti Uomo announces another 3-day edition for January

Pitti Uomo announces another 3-day edition for January

In January, the Florentine event organizer is planning to replicate the format it explored in June, hosting its two flagship trade shows, Pitti Uomo and Pitti Bimbo, simultaneously from January 11 to 13, 2022.
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Michael Kors, Versace parent Capri beats revenue estimates

Michael Kors, Versace parent Capri beats revenue estimates

Michael Kors parent Capri Holdings Ltd on Friday raised its annual forecasts for the second time after trouncing Wall Street estimates for quarterly results, as shoppers splurge on its high-end clothes and bags.
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Retail decline: one in seven UK stores are vacant says new report

Retail decline: one in seven UK stores are vacant says new report

Just how tough UK retail’s pandemic mauling has been — especially for fashion — came into stark focus on July 30. More than one in seven stores are now vacant on UK high streets, retail parks and in shopping centres.
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Northern Ireland to pay people to shop in September

Northern Ireland to pay people to shop in September

The latest initiative to get shoppers spending sees adults in Northern Ireland being given shopping vouchers as part of a £145 million investment to attract people back to high streets.
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Harris Tapper launches at Harrods with two-month pop-up

Harris Tapper launches at Harrods with two-month pop-up

​New Zealand-based fashion brand Harris Tapper is launching in the UK via Harrods at the start of August with a two month in-store pop-up running until the end of September. 
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Hermès bounces back as H1 beats both 2020 and 2019

Hermès bounces back as H1 beats both 2020 and 2019

​Hermès became the latest luxury group to announce a rebound on Friday as the upscale leather goods and fashion maker saw its sales soaring during Q2 and the first half as a whole.
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Prada sees sales growth in second half after strong recovery in H1

Prada sees sales growth in second half after strong recovery in H1

Italian fashion group Prada sees sales rising further in the second half of the year after revenues beat market expectations in the first six months, extending a recovery from the worst of the Covid-19 crisis.
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Consumers seek eco transparency from brands, less greenwashing

Consumers seek eco transparency from brands, less greenwashing

​Consumers want more transparency from brands around eco practices with nearly a third of them thinking not enough is being done, while almost a quarter think there’s too much ‘greenwashing’ simply to improve sales.
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Mailbox posts "strong" retail rent collections

Mailbox posts "strong" retail rent collections

Yet more positive news on UK retail rent collections. This time it comes from Midlands-based Mailbox REIT, which recorded a “strong” 92% collection rate for the 24 June-28 September period.
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Westfield owner URW is cautiously optimistic as Europe bounces back

Westfield owner URW is cautiously optimistic as Europe bounces back

Unibail Rodamco Westfield has reported H1 results and continued to see “significant Covid-19-related disruption” in the first six months. But it also highlighted its ongoing “resilience in tough operating conditions”.
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Saks Off 5th appoints Amazon alum as chief operating officer

Saks Off 5th appoints Amazon alum as chief operating officer

Hot on the heels of its spin-off as a standalone company, the Saks Off 5th e-commerce business has announced the appointment of former Amazon exec Shivi Shankaran as its new COO.
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Tapestry reveals new environmental, social and compensation initiatives

Tapestry reveals new environmental, social and compensation initiatives

The American luxury group has announced a series of new initiatives, including the launch of the Tapestry Foundation, the expansion of its corporate responsibility agenda, and the implementation of a $15 minimum wage.
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Nicky Zimmermann on 'The Postcard' resort 2022; opening in Cannes and making it from Australia

Nicky Zimmermann on 'The Postcard' resort 2022; opening in Cannes and making it from Australia

Australia, a country known for punching above its weight in sport, literature, cinema, media, wine and the pursuit of happiness, has tended to underperform when it comes to fashion. One major exception is Zimmermann. 
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Steve Madden sees strong recovery in retail channel; sales still not at pre-Covid levels

Steve Madden sees strong recovery in retail channel; sales still not at pre-Covid levels

The group announced a 178.6% increase in Q2 revenue on Wednesday, growth driven by the retail channel, which was, nonetheless, still not able to bring the company’s sales in line with pre-pandemic levels.
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Aeffe increases stake in Moschino to 100%

Aeffe increases stake in Moschino to 100%

The fashion group, which has owned 70% of its flagship brand since 1999, has purchased the remaining 30% from Italy's Siny, taking complete control of the business. The value of the transaction was 66.5 million euros. 
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