New Sunday store-opening zones come into effect in Paris on August 25

As reported by FashionNetwork.com in mid-July, the Economy and Finance Ministry intends to sidestep the court rulings, by adjusting the boundaries of the existing ITZs. The Maillot-Ternes ITZ has disappeared, having been split in two. Its Ternes section is now attached to the Champs Elysées-Montaigne ITZ, while the Maillot area has become the Palais des Congrès ITZ, its claim to attracting i…

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On Emirates’ glittering coast, pearl trade lives on

Many Emirati families can trace their ancestry to a time when they were involved in the pearl trade, which served as the foundation of their modern-day wealth.Although diving for the treasures is no longer necessary in an era where they can be cultured, Suwaidi said that after the death of his grandfather he felt “socially, culturally and historically” responsible for passing the knowledge on.…

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Nike loses case against Skechers over Converse Chuck Taylor trademark

Skechers announced on Thursday that the Honorable Charles E. Bullock, chief administrative law judge of the International Trade Commission (ITC), has determined that Converse’s Chuck Taylor midsole trademark is not violated by the Skechers’ Twinkle Toes and Bobs lines, or by any of the other products cited by Nike’s case. Judge Bullock also determined that the midsole trademark does not …

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Neiman Marcus to drop fur by 2023

The owner of the Neiman Marcus nationwide and Bergdorf Goodman in New York, said it will close all its existing fur salons and convert them to spaces for “modern luxury experiences”. Neiman Marcus currently has 21 fur salons in stores, while Bergdorf’s has one. “We are delivering an ultimate luxury experience for our customers and their evolving preferences,” said NMG chief executiv…

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Grosvenor fast-tracks climate strategy

Launching its “why wait” policy, it wants to mitigate remaining emissions by 2025 through offsetting. That means it wants all emissions, including corporate, building, development and value chain, to be “reduced and mitigated”.This is likely to have an impact on tenants with retailers renting Grosvenor properties also likely to be expected to be as eco-focused as possible.

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Tommy Hilfiger opens applications for latest Fashion Frontier Challenge

The global program “aims to support entrepreneurial start-up and scale-up stage businesses that develop solutions that make a positive social impact on the fashion landscape”.It’s been running since 2018 and so far has awarded €350,000 to businesses that “stand up for what they believe in and are committed to driving change within their communities”.

The company said its third…

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UK high streets could become residential hubs as e-commerce grows

Social Market Foundation said the decline of traditional high street shopping is “inevitable” and that the public sector should focus on finding new and more beneficial uses for town centres.“Politicians pledging to save the high street are promising voters the impossible. Instead of claiming they can turn back the clock, leaders should aim to make inevitable change work better for urban …

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Turkey to face up to $3bn in trade losses including textiles with UK under no-deal Brexit

Pekcan, speaking at a Turkey-UK Business Forum in Istanbul, said the losses would stem from Britain hiking import tariffs after Brexit in sectors including steel, automotives and textiles.”We expect that the most affected sectors will be automotive by a trade loss worth up to $1.2 billion, textile with $1.3 billion and electronic and white goods by $500 million,” Pekcan told a business forum in…

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Young British men are the UK’s biggest shoe shoppers

According to the results of a new survey from market research giant Mintel, Britain’s top footwear shoppers are in fact men aged 16-24, an impressive 95 percent of them having bought a new pair of shoes last year.Although women are generally more likely than men to purchase new shoes, (86 percent versus 78 percent), the survey found that in the 16-24 age category, just 5 percent of men had not …

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UK’s Valentine’s Day morphs into Palentine’s Day – report

Along with the similar ‘Galentine’s Day’, it’s all about celebrating friendship and may seem like another of the modern greetings card and hospitality industries’ obsessions with giving consumers something else to spend money on, it’s also having an impact on wider gift categories.A survey of 2,000 people from Vouchercodes.co.uk found that 24% of Millennials feel Valentine’s Day i…

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