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Quiz on a roll, sales soar on UK, Spain and Germany expansion

Quiz on a roll, sales soar on UK, Spain and Germany expansion Fast-expanding UK fashion retailer Quiz Clothing really is on a roll. Fresh from its recent IPO, it has reported another powerful rise in revenue with a 35% increase in the six month to September 30. The company sold £56.1 million worth of products

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Fashionistas get the military look in war-scarred Ukraine

Fashionistas get the military look in war-scarred Ukraine In war-scarred eastern Ukraine, the military look is all the rage this season, with fatigues and Soviet regalia a must-have for those who dress to impress in the battered crucible of the Russian-backed insurgency.

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Inditex shines again in first nine months, current trading is strong

Inditex shines again in first nine months, current trading is strong Retail giant Inditex isn’t immune to fashion’s negative trends, but the company is certainly doing better than many, saying Wednesday that net sales in the first nine months of the year were up 10% and profit was up 6%. Zara Of course Zara remained

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Online boom as 66% of Europeans e-shop, fashion most popular category

Online boom as 66% of Europeans e-shop, fashion most popular category Online shopping continues to gain ground in Europe with two thirds of internet users making an online purchase in 2016, according to a survey conducted by Eurostat. Fashion tops the e-commerce wishlist and cross-border shopping is becoming more common.

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Flawed diamond regulations fuelling child labour in Congo mines

Flawed diamond regulations fuelling child labour in Congo mines The failure of European jewellery firms to scrutinise their supply chains and a flawed diamond certification scheme are fuelling child labour and sexual abuse in artisanal mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a campaign group said on Thursday.

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Bouchra Jarrar receives Officer of Arts and Letters Insignia

Bouchra Jarrar receives Officer of Arts and Letters Insignia Only in France could the award of merit to a distinguished fashion designer, Bouchra Jarrar, turn into a political paean to French Republican politics. “It’s not by hazard that we are united here in the Palais Galliera, one of the first museums that you Bouchra visited in

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Tous sees sales jump almost 10% as e-commerce sales spike

Tous sees sales jump almost 10% as e-commerce sales spike Spanish jewellery brand Tous has announced its results for 2016, revealing a sales increase to 403 million euros (US$424 million), up 9.4% compared with the previous year, when it achieved sales of 368 million (approximately US$387 million).

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Loewe announces finalists for its Craft Prize

Loewe announces finalists for its Craft Prize Spanish firm Loewe has just published the names of the 26 participants who have been selected for the 2017 edition of the Loewe Craft Prize. The finalists were selected by a committee of experts from about 4,000 applications of artisans representing a wide range of disciplines from more

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The Woolmark Prize introduces Innovation award and increases prize money

The Woolmark Prize introduces Innovation award and increases prize money The Woolmark Prize is thinking bigger, emphasising more than ever its support of young, emerging designers. The Woolmark Company, currently one of the partners of the Hyères Fashion and Photography Festival, has announced a major change in the format of its own international competition for

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As Theresa May triggers Article 50, British fashion cowers before Brexit

As Theresa May triggers Article 50, British fashion cowers before Brexit One year ago, British fashion designers took a very public stand against Brexit. An estimated 90% of London-based creators aghast at the very idea of leaving Europe, as many very firmly spoke out against any such divorce. Today, they await the divorce with trepidation.

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Top 10 trends on the New York catwalk

Top 10 trends on the New York catwalk New York fashion week wrapped Thursday with designers unable to agree on the season, the future of the runway in jeopardy and anti-Donald Trump political outrage palpable. As the global fashion circus now flits to Europe with fashion week beginning in London on Friday, before moving onto

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