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Gigi Hadid surrenders to Portuguese footwear

Feb 7, 2023 / Portugal
The international top model Gigi Hadid has recently picked Portuguese footwear. She was spotted wearing a pair of boots from the Portuguese brand Alameda Turquesa

UK Retail Flash: bad odds for retail should consumer confidence remain on the floor

The Textile, Clothing, and Footwear (TCF) by the ONS stood above the 2019 baseline in the last two months of 2022, no doubt sustained by Christmas sales. But forecasts for the coming months are not so positive. The strain on household budgets due to the cost-of-living crisis will prove to be a challenge for retailers as well because while ongoing inflation will make sales appear to be rising, volumes will decline. Consumer confidence may be key in this equation. Even if it slightly improved in December, it was the first time in the GfK’s consumer confidence survey in the nearly 50-year history that a run of nine successive months of -40 pp or worse occurred. Should this continue, the odds are not good for retail

Paco Rabanne dies aged 88

Feb 6, 2023 / Spain
The Spanish fashion designer, renowned for his futuristic vision and use of unconventional materials, as well as signature range of fragrances, has died aged 88 at his home in France

Neonyt and FASHN ROOMS join forces in Düsseldorf

Feb 6, 2023 / Germany
The two independent trade shows, which took place from the 28th to the 30th of January in Düsseldorf, launched the first-ever joint conference format on fashion and sustainability

JD Sports announces new growth strategy for the next 5 years

Feb 3, 2023 / United Kingdom
The retailer has announced that is setting in motion a new strategic approach for the next five years, which includes plans to a "significant" retail expansion and brand-new financial growth goals

Skechers announces record annual sales

Feb 3, 2023 / United States
The US-based company reported an increase in sales of 18% in 2022, year-over-year, reaching a record total of 7.4 billion US dollars, as the result of four quarterly sales records

Pakistan and Russia agree to enhance bilateral trade

Feb 3, 2023 / Pakistan
The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) to promote trade between the two countries

H&M confirms full year sales increase

Feb 2, 2023 / Sweden
Despite a "turbulent year characterized" by "geopolitical challenges and substantial cost inflation", the Sweden-based fashion group posted a full year 2022 sales increase of 12% over fiscal 2021

Nike sues lululemon over patent infringements

Feb 2, 2023 / United States
The US-based sportswear company has filed a complaint against the Vancouver-based apparel company for patent infringement related to at least four of the company's latest shoe releases

Inspiramais talks of design and sustainability in the fashion industry

Feb 2, 2023 / Brazil
The latest edition of Inspiramais unveiled over a thousand innovative and sustainable materials while promoting significant discussions about sustainability and design in the fashion industry

VF Corp opens design collective and regional office in Tokyo

Feb 1, 2023 / Japan
The owner of brands such as Timberland and Vans, among others, has announced the launch of the Tokyo Design Collective alongside an office in the city's Harajuku district to boost its creative reach

Ferragamo reports full year revenue growth

Feb 1, 2023 / Italy
The Italian-based luxury group has announced preliminary consolidated results for the year 2022. Sales grew in all regions, except for Asia Pacific, due to a COVID-19-related slowdown in China

Luxury's US growth may slow down

Feb 1, 2023 / United States
Several analysts believe that the looming recession and rising lay-offs are darkening luxury's outlook in the country for the coming months, following a period of strong sales

Tod's Group turnover exceeded one billion euros in 2022

Jan 31, 2023 / Italy
The Italian-based luxury group posted revenue growth of 13.9% in 2022, year-over-year, thus exceeding the one billion mark, driven by the retail channel and Tod’s brand performances
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