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UK footfall stays weak, Central London still down more than half

UK footfall stays weak, Central London still down more than half

​Visitor traffic to retail destinations rose in the latest week, up 2.4% compared to the week before. But that wasn't the good news it might have been as the previous week had seen a footfall drop of 6.3%. 
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Walmart launches new Free Assembly fashion brand

Walmart launches new Free Assembly fashion brand

Launched on September 21, the premiere Free Assembly collection includes more than 30 items for women and 25 items for men for fall, all priced between $9 and $45. 
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Ascena receives court approval for reorganization plan

Ascena receives court approval for reorganization plan

Having filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July, the Mahwah, New Jersey-based owner of Ann Taylor and Lane Bryant has received court approval for its reorganization plan, which must now be approved by its creditors.
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Saks hires premiere VP of diversity and inclusion

Saks hires premiere VP of diversity and inclusion

Hudson's Bay Company subsidiary Saks Fifth Avenue has named Lori Spicer Robertson as its first VP of diversity and inclusion.
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Mytheresa's e-commerce revenues jump 20%

Mytheresa's e-commerce revenues jump 20%

The German luxury retailer has reported annual revenues of 450 million euros, up from 377 million euros in the previous year, growth driven by a 20% rise in the company's e-commerce sales. 
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ByteDance says TikTok Global plans public offering

ByteDance says TikTok Global plans public offering

China's ByteDance said on Monday that TikTok Global will launch a public offering of shares to enhance the corporate governance structure and transparency for the firm that will control the TikTok's U.S. operations.
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Asda sale imminent, two groups place bids around £6.5bn - report

Asda sale imminent, two groups place bids around £6.5bn - report

​The sale of UK supermarket chain Asda, which is also one of the UK’s biggest fashion sellers via its George label, could happen as soon as the end of this week.
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Zalando launches pre-owned in two markets, more to come next month

Zalando launches pre-owned in two markets, more to come next month

​Zalando shoppers in Germany and Spain can now buy and trade-in pre-owned fashion directly on the platform with Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Poland to follow next month, the company said on Monday.
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UK retail in shock as government to end tax-free shopping for non-EU tourists

UK retail in shock as government to end tax-free shopping for non-EU tourists

The UK government is being urged to reconsider its decision to almost completely opt out of tax-free shopping at the end of the year with retailers and the bodies that represent them saying it would be a catastrophe.
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London Fashion Week day four: Hats off to Lulu Kennedy

London Fashion Week day four: Hats off to Lulu Kennedy

It felt a little like a repeat season in London this Sunday, with a series of largely digital displays where many designers actually repackaged collections they had shown in January or February.
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Facebook tells Irish court that probe threatens its EU operations

Facebook tells Irish court that probe threatens its EU operations

Facebook has told Ireland's High Court it cannot see how its services could operate in the European Union if regulators freeze its data transfer mechanism, the Sunday Business Post reported.
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Simone Rocha: Hand-embroidered castles in Hauser & Wirth

Simone Rocha: Hand-embroidered castles in Hauser & Wirth

Leave it to Simone Rocha to present the most brilliant collection this weekend at London Fashion Week: high ethereal romanticism located somewhere between Jane Austen and Catherine de' Medici.
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London Fashion Week day three: Messages, not just more mode

London Fashion Week day three: Messages, not just more mode

An almost completely digital day at London Fashion Week on day three this Saturday, marked by multiple energetic videos and political messages and the almost complete absence of actual runway models.
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Centric Brands to emerge from bankruptcy in October

Centric Brands to emerge from bankruptcy in October

The New York-based brand licensing group, which made a Chapter 11 filing in May, has received court approval for its reorganization plan and expects to emerge from bankruptcy by the end of October.
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China's ByteDance gets Trump nod to avoid TikTok shutdown

China's ByteDance gets Trump nod to avoid TikTok shutdown

U.S. President Donald Trump said he supported a deal in principle that would allow TikTok to continue to operate in the U.S., even as it looked to conflict with his prior order for ByteDance to divest the video app.
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Edward Crutchley’s Yakuza wives confirm him as a truly major talent

Edward Crutchley’s Yakuza wives confirm him as a truly major talent

Few designers in London today pack as much punch and panache as Edward Crutchley, whose latest collection was an ode to a beautifully histrionic Yakuza gangster film, and all the better for that.
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