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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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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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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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Gucci and Rolex are still just as popular when it comes to counterfeits

Gucci and Rolex are still just as popular when it comes to counterfeits

If there's one sector that doesn't seem to be struggling, it's the market for counterfeit goods with Rolex, Louis Vuitton and Gucci featuring among the brands whose counterfeits are the most popular online.
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BFC maintains charitable giving despite lower funding in latest year

BFC maintains charitable giving despite lower funding in latest year

​The British Fashion Council has released its annual report for 2020/21 in which it shared some of the achievements of what was one of the most challenging years ever.
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Bally's AW 21 campaign celebrates Swiss modernism and natural landscapes

Bally's AW 21 campaign celebrates Swiss modernism and natural landscapes

​Bally has unveiled the AW21 campaign for its Legacy Continua collection that “pays tribute to 170 years of excellence in design and leather craftsmanship since 1851”.
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Kering sales nearly double in Q2 as Gucci steams ahead

Kering sales nearly double in Q2 as Gucci steams ahead

Sales at French luxury group Kering nearly doubled in the second quarter as coronavirus curbs were relaxed in much of the world, with its star fashion label Gucci accelerating sharply.
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Rolex tops list of most searched for fakes

Rolex tops list of most searched for fakes

​UK consumers are continuing to search for fake luxury brands in large numbers and some have more appeal to label-hungry shoppers than others. In fact, Rolex is the most wanted label for those seeking fakes online.
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New York Fashion Week gears up for physical come-back in September

New York Fashion Week gears up for physical come-back in September

The CFDA has unveiled the schedule for this September’s New York Fashion Week, revealing a five-day program of in-person shows and presentations from 91 national and international brands.
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LVMH first-half profits soar on rebound from pandemic

LVMH first-half profits soar on rebound from pandemic

LVMH, the world's leading maker of luxury goods, said Monday that sales and profits had bounced back strongly in the first six months of 2021 as demand soared after the pandemic-induced slump last year.
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LVMH keen to boost appeal of craftsmanship excellence with ‘WE for ME’ pact

LVMH keen to boost appeal of craftsmanship excellence with ‘WE for ME’ pact

At a time when the French luxury industry’s craft trades need to hire over 8,000 new artisans each year, the luxury giant has involved its 75 labels in a drive to promote craftsmanship skills and attract talent.
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Selfridges is up for sale, offers over £4bn sought

Selfridges is up for sale, offers over £4bn sought

Selfridges is for sale with a formal auction process about to start. It hasn’t been announced by its owners, the Westons, but a news report said Credit Suisse will be canvassing prospective buyers “imminently”.
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Dolce & Gabbana to launch a series of projects in Venice in August

Dolce & Gabbana to launch a series of projects in Venice in August

Italian brand Dolce & Gabbana will present its latest couture collection in Venice from August 28 to 30. On the occasion, the brand will also unveil its first homeware line and unprecedented digital collection of NFTs.
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LVMH Prize to be awarded on September 7 in Paris

LVMH Prize to be awarded on September 7 in Paris

The group has announced the final of its competition for young designers. Set to take place on September 7 at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, the event's highlights will, for the first time, be broadcast via social media. 
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Browns kidswear offer debuts with big names, new entries and exclusives

Browns kidswear offer debuts with big names, new entries and exclusives

The Browns kidswear entry announced back in May has finally touched down, the retailer "catering to the cool kids, with the best in fashion alongside some exclusive capsules from brands entirely new to the category".
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Chanel to unveil its Métiers d'art collection in Paris this December

Chanel to unveil its Métiers d'art collection in Paris this December

The French luxury house will present its Métiers d'art 2021-22 collection at a runway show to be held at a currently top secret location in Paris on Tuesday, 7 December 2021.
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