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Reebok names New Balance veteran VP of apparel

Reebok names New Balance veteran VP of apparel

Reebok announced on Thursday the appointment of New Balance veteran Portia Blunt to vice president, apparel. 
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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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Uniqlo February sales edge up, brand inks Japan tennis deal

Uniqlo February sales edge up, brand inks Japan tennis deal

​Fast Retailing’s Uniqlo chain had a slightly less impressive month in February than it has enjoyed of late with same-store sales up 0.4% year-on-year and total sales rising 1.3%.
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Lacoste unveils collab collection with rock star Bruno Mars

Lacoste unveils collab collection with rock star Bruno Mars

Lacoste has channelled the inner alter ego of rock star Bruno Mars, a figure named Ricky Regal, in its latest collaboration, revealed this weekend in Los Angeles.
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Running boom to help Puma recover after slow start

Running boom to help Puma recover after slow start

German sportswear company Puma expects the financial impact from coronavirus lockdowns to last well into the second quarter, but believes global growth in running should help to support a strong improvement after that.
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Adidas plans to sell struggling Reebok brand

Adidas plans to sell struggling Reebok brand

German sportswear maker Adidas AG plans to sell or spin-off its underperforming Reebok brand, 15 years after it bought the U.S. fitness label to help compete with arch-rival Nike Inc.
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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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Pandemic powers Under Armour online sales, surprise profit

Pandemic powers Under Armour online sales, surprise profit

Online demand for Under Armour’s apparel and accessories, and stronger Asia-Pacific sales helped it post a surprise holiday-quarter profit and top revenue estimates on Wednesday.
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The Souled Store to sell Liverpool Football Club apparel in India

The Souled Store to sell Liverpool Football Club apparel in India

​Online fashion retailer The Souled Store has partnered with Liverpool Football Club (LFC) to sell its licensed apparel in India.
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Nike debuts first sustainable basketball shoe

Nike debuts first sustainable basketball shoe

The basketball shoe marks Nike’s first performance shoe under its 'Move to Zero' initiative -- the company's sustainability plan that builds on the company's previously announced sustainability efforts.
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Uniqlo's January sales rise in Japan due to cold weather

Uniqlo's January sales rise in Japan due to cold weather

​Fast Retailing announced another same-store sales increase for its Japanese Uniqlo operation on Tuesday with comparable sales (including online) rising 2% year-on-year. Meanwhile, total sales rose 1.8%.
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Gucci wins again at top of Lyst Index, North Face has hottest product of Q4

Gucci wins again at top of Lyst Index, North Face has hottest product of Q4

Gucci has hung on to its most-in-demand number one position in the latest Lyst Index while The North Face had the hottest product in Q4, topping both the women’s and men’s list - a first for the index.
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Alber Elbaz debuts his brand new democratic brand AZ Factory

Alber Elbaz debuts his brand new democratic brand AZ Factory

Alber Elbaz debuted his brand new AZ Factory Tuesday evening in this week’s Paris haute couture season, marking a dynamic change in direction by one of fashion’s most influential designers.
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