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Macy's is opening 45 Backstage locations

May 14, 2021 / United States
The off-price banner launched in 2015 by Macy is now on expansion mode. Considered a major success by Macy, who now decided to open 45 new shop-in-shops

Zalando upgrades its outlook for fiscal 2021

May 13, 2021 / Germany
Following exceptionally strong and profitable growth in the first quarter, continued elevated growth levels in the second quarter, and a stable outlook for the second half of the year, Zalando is upgrading its outlook for the current fiscal year

Zalando launches pre-owned in 7 new markets

May 5, 2021 / Germany
After the launch in October 2020 in six European countries, the ecommerce giant has now fuelled the internationalization process of its “Pre-owned” business, by making it available in seven new markets

Supermarket chain Asda to start selling second-hand clothes

May 4, 2021 / United Kingdom
George at Asda has announced it will be launching a new second-hand vintage fashion range in its stores, giving a new lease of life to pre-worn garments

The Netherlands: retail turnover up by 6%

May 3, 2021 / Netherlands
According to the Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the Dutch retail sector recorded 5.9% year-on-year turnover growth in March 2021. Turnover in the non-food sector was up slightly, while the food sector suffered turnover losses

The return of the fashion weeks and Pitti Uomo

May 3, 2021 / Italy
Following the decision of the Italian government to authorize international events and fashion shows in physical format, the Italian fashion authorities confirmed their upcoming editions. London, Milan and Paris fashion weeks return in June, as does the physical edition of Pitti Uomo

Pitti Immagine Uomo: organizers consider holding physical fair in July

Apr 29, 2021 / Italy
According to what is being reported by fashionnetwork.com, the second all-digital edition of the famous menswear fair reported a substantial increase in online traffic. As a result, organizers are considering holding a physical edition in July

How are Italy and Spain reacting to the threat?

Premium ContentApr 27, 2021 / Spain
The announcement made by the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on the 26th March regarding the next steps in its Section 301 investigations of Digital Service Taxes (DSTs) adopted or under consideration by several US trading partners made the alarm sound for Spain and Italy

Designer Alber Elbaz dies from COVID-19 complications

Apr 27, 2021 / Israel
The designer died on the 24th of April in Paris, at the age of 59. He was most notoriously known for its collaboration with the French brand Lanvin, where he was creative director between 2001 and 2015

Retail in Europe takes a big hit in 2020

Premium ContentApr 22, 2021 / Europe
In a year marked by a global pandemic, words like lockdowns, quarantines, waves of COVID-19, closed retail and restrictions became way too familiar to all of us. Retail was one of the industries with major impacts. Today we look at the numbers for European countries

Asos with sales growth of 24%

Apr 13, 2021 / United Kingdom
A few weeks after the announcement of the acquisition of part of the assets of the Arcadia group, including Topshop, the British electronic marketer Asos published its results for the six months to the end of February, posting two digits growth in sales

H&M falls to loss

Apr 6, 2021 / Sweden
The Swedish-based fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) reported a 21% drop in sales and now fell to a loss in the three months to the end of February. The latest restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19 led to more than a third of H&M stores closed worldwide

Professional training in the fashion industry under discussion in Europe

Apr 2, 2021 / CEC
The European Footwear Confederation (CEC) participated in a High-level Roundtable with European Commissioners Nicolas Schmit and Thierry Breton. Other Textile, Clothing and Leather stakeholders joined to discuss the industries’ perspective and best skills strategy to recover from the COVID-19 crisis and increase growth

Italy's fashion industry asks authorities for clear decisions

Apr 1, 2021 / Italy
A statement was issued by some of the most important fashion entities of the country. They argue that trade fairs are an essential asset for SME’s and industry in Italy, and starting them up again would be an important trigger for recovery of the national economy

European Retail: hard times during COVID-19

Premium ContentMar 24, 2021 / European Union
After registering moderate growth in 2019 (+1%), the European clothing and footwear retail sector was heavily penalized by the pandemic in 2020: the cumulative drop in retail sales of the Textile, Clothing and Footwear sectors amounted to 15.0% in the year
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