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Coperni: Drive-in catwalk show inside the AccorArena

Coperni: Drive-in catwalk show inside the AccorArena

Finally, Paris Fashion Week had an actual live catwalk show. A drive-in runway event witnessed Thursday night by a few score of editors and influencers from inside Citroen DS7s and staged inside the AccorArena.
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Kering takes stake in Vestiaire Collective

Kering takes stake in Vestiaire Collective

​If anybody needed confirmation of how important fashion resale has become, it came on Monday with the announcement by France’s Vestiaire Collective of a new €178m financing round backed by Kering, among others.
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Net loss soars at Farfetch, but it hails sales surge and key EBITDA milestone

Net loss soars at Farfetch, but it hails sales surge and key EBITDA milestone

Like many other online fashion retailers, Farfetch saw soaring demand last year and said on Thursday that its 2020 gross merchandise value topped $3bn, up 49% year-on-year. Meanwhile revenue rose 64% to $1.7bn.
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Tribe Amrapali launches collaborative jutti collection with Fizzy Goblet

Tribe Amrapali launches collaborative jutti collection with Fizzy Goblet

Jewellery brand Tribe Amrapali has partnered with jutti brand Fizzy Goblet and launched a collaborative ‘Lucky Charms’ collection of shoes with matching accessories. 
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Gucci sales fall in Q4, but Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent are on a roll

Gucci sales fall in Q4, but Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent are on a roll

​Sales at Kering's leading brand, Gucci, suffered a bigger-than-expected drop in Q4 as Covid continued to dent luxury shopping and crimp tourist spending in particular.
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Liberty Shoes posts Q3 net profit of Rs 6 crore

Liberty Shoes posts Q3 net profit of Rs 6 crore

​Footwear major Liberty Shoes Ltd reported a 299 percent surge at Rs 6 crore ($822,647) in its net profit for the third quarter ended December 2020.
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Vestiaire Collective links with Alexander McQueen for sustainable luxe resale deal

Vestiaire Collective links with Alexander McQueen for sustainable luxe resale deal

Alexander McQueen and Vestiaire Collective have unveiled the first designer partnership for the resale site's pioneering new luxury label Brand Approved programme.
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Net-A-Porter launches widgets to boost UX on Apple devices

Net-A-Porter launches widgets to boost UX on Apple devices

​YNAP’s Net-A-Porter and Mr Porter luxury e-tailers have launched new widgets for iPhone and iPad users, that allow customers “to preview and directly access the What’s New pages for both stores from their home screen”.
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New York Fashion Week Day Two: Pride and Volume

New York Fashion Week Day Two: Pride and Volume

No one could fault the latest crop of designer showing, in New York, for effort. In a busy Monday, with almost 30 collections, their arty videos and polished ideas were a reminder of how hard  people have been working.
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Jason Wu and Imitation of Christ open New York Fashion Week

Jason Wu and Imitation of Christ open New York Fashion Week

Jason Wu opened this month’s New York Fashion Week on the Sunday night of Valentine’s Day, with a nostalgic ode to Coca Cola capitalism. Imitation of Christ followed him with pure whimsicality.
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Loss-making Asics upbeat as 2020 includes wins as well as losses

Loss-making Asics upbeat as 2020 includes wins as well as losses

Asics was unsurprisingly loss-making last year but the company was upbeat as China and e-commerce outperformed, while it made market share gains in key categories in EMEA.
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Opening Ceremony: Humberto and Carol on going to the mattresses

Opening Ceremony: Humberto and Carol on going to the mattresses

Opening Ceremony may have closed down its destination boutique in Soho last spring, but the brand is very much alive and kicking, as the latest collection from its founders – Carol Lim and Humberto Leon - trumpets.
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Amazon and Salvatore Ferragamo sue over counterfeits

Amazon and Salvatore Ferragamo sue over counterfeits

Amazon and Salvatore Ferragamo filed lawsuits in US courts on Thursday accusing third-party sellers of using the e-commerce site to sell counterfeits of the Italian brand's products.
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OTB sales, profits drop but firm is upbeat as digital and Margiela outperform

OTB sales, profits drop but firm is upbeat as digital and Margiela outperform

​Diesel and Maison Margiela owner OTB saw sales and profits being dented by the pandemic last year, a disappointing result after it had returned to profit in 2019.
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Tag Heuer inks partnership with Porsche; and launches new Carrera chronograph

Tag Heuer inks partnership with Porsche; and launches new Carrera chronograph

Tag Heuer has inked a partnership with automaker Porsche, and launched the link-up by unveiling a new watch, the Tag Heuer Carrera Porsche Chronograph. 
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Karl Lagerfeld's right-hand man, Sébastien Jondeau: 'He would be upset with me' for talking about his illness

Karl Lagerfeld's right-hand man, Sébastien Jondeau: 'He would be upset with me' for talking about his illness

Sébastien Jondeau, the former bodyguard and personal assistant of Karl Lagerfeld, has written a memoir in collaboration with Virginie Mouzat, called "Ça va, cher Karl ?"* [How are you, dear Karl].
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