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Matchesfashion creates 200 jobs at new distribution centre

Fashion retailer Matchesfashion is ramping up its online operations by opening a new distribution centre in west London. The new facility situated near Heathrow Airport is set to open in 2018 and will create 200 jobs for the surrounding area. Hailed as a “significant evolution” in the retailer’s operation the new hub reportedly has potential to grow to more then 500,000sq ft and handle more than 4 million shipments by 2020.

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Arket confirms second London store opening date

Swedish fashion retailer Arket has confirmed that tomorrow will be the official opening date of its second London store, less than a month after it made its UK debut. The second store for the fashion retailer, which is a new concept from Stockholm-based H&M Group, will be located in Covent Garden at 27-29 Long Acre.






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River Island owners shun dividends again after another year of mixed results

River Island has recorded a rise in sales in its full-year report, although it still endured a dip in profits. For the year ending December 31, sales went up by four per cent from £932.7 million to £970.5 million, which was boosted by a 21 per cent rise in online and mobile sales. However, operating profit dipped seven per cent from £145.8 million to £135.7 million.






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Fat Face makes four internal senior promotions

Fat Face has promoted four of its senior staff to director level as part of an ongoing investment drive to improve its products and ecommerce divisions.






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Zara owner Inditex records hike in sales

Inditex has recorded a jump in sales and profits despite the strong euro impacting on a large chunk of its earnings. The world’s largest retail company — which owns high street chains  and Massimo Dutti — posted a nine per cent rise in net profit to €1.37 billion (£1.22 billion) for the six months to July 31. This was boosted by a six per cent rise in global like-for-like sales, although that figure is a slowdown compared to the 11 per cent spike recorded in the same half-year period last year






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Zara owner Inditex records hike in sales

Inditex has recorded a jump in sales and profits despite the strong euro impacting on a large chunk of its earnings. The world’s largest retail company — which owns high street chains  and Massimo Dutti — posted a nine per cent rise in net profit to €1.37 billion (£1.22 billion) for the six months to July 31. This was boosted by a six per cent rise in global like-for-like sales, although that figure is a slowdown compared to the 11 per cent spike recorded in the same half-year period last year






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Report: Online giant brings one-hour deliveries to London’s Fashion Week

Deena M. Amato-McCoy Amazon is putting Fashion Week couture items into Londoners’ hands within an hour.   read more






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Can LFW reinvigorate the UK fashion industry?

“British fashion is of huge importance to our country, contributing £28 billion to the UK economy and supporting nearly 900,000 jobs,” Prime Minister Theresa May assured her guests at 10 Downing Street.






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Hill & Friends to open first physical store amid skyrocketing sales

Luxury handbag retailer Hill & Friends is set to open its first standalone store on London’s South Molton Street amid swift expansion. According to Business of Fashion, the 1750sq ft space will house the brand’s showroom and design team and seeks to showcase “crazy visual merchandising”, expanding and consolidating its brand identity. READ MORE : Kate Spade to open 1600sq ft store in Bluewater Shopping Centre The brand is currently stocked in 35 locations across the globe, including in London’s Selfridges






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Marie Claire dresses up first-ever pop-up store with technology innovations

Deena M. Amato-McCoy An 80-year-old fashion magazine is using technology to bring the fashion, beauty and entertainment featured on its glossy pages to life






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