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Colette star Sarah Andelman is back with new boutique 'Hello Miami'

Colette star Sarah Andelman is back with new boutique 'Hello Miami'

Sarah Andelman has opened a new boutique – a pop-up named 'Hello Miami' – in the city’s Design District, and it ain’t any Colette copy or twin.
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Art and fashion converge at Art Basel Miami Beach

Art and fashion converge at Art Basel Miami Beach

The 18th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach may not start officially until Thursday, but the worlds of art and fashion are already descending on the Magic City for a week of exhibitions, installations and fashion shows.
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Amazon pulls Auschwitz Christmas decorations from site

Amazon pulls Auschwitz Christmas decorations from site

Amazon has withdrawn from sale products decorated with images of the former Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland including Christmas decorations after a complaint from the Auschwitz Memorial museum.
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H&M unveils the winner of its 2020 Design Award

H&M unveils the winner of its 2020 Design Award

A Latvian designer has seen her folkloric fashion pieces win her the H&M Design Award 2020.
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Balenciaga partners with American designer Harry Nuriev ahead of Miami Design

Balenciaga partners with American designer Harry Nuriev ahead of Miami Design

The collaborative piece, dubbed "Balenciaga Sofa," is made of damaged pieces and garment off-cuts from the Balenciaga warehouse.
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Ikea to invest 200 million euros in race to turn 'climate positive'

Ikea to invest 200 million euros in race to turn 'climate positive'

Ikea, the world's biggest furniture group, said on Wednesday it would spend around 100 million euros (85.74 million pounds) on supporting its direct suppliers in moving over to renewable energy.
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Investments, raw material prices weigh on main Ikea retailer's profit

Investments, raw material prices weigh on main Ikea retailer's profit

Full-year operating profit at Ingka Group, which owns most Ikea stores, fell 10% as savings and increased sales failed to make up for higher purchasing costs and large investments.
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Scandal-hit Steinhoff sells unit of Australasian subsidiary

Scandal-hit Steinhoff sells unit of Australasian subsidiary

Steinhoff International-owned Greenlit Brands has sold its general merchandise division to Allegro Funds, as the South African retailer grapples with the fallout of an accounting scandal worth about $7 billion.
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Design brand Seletti opens first Dutch store in Amsterdam

Design brand Seletti opens first Dutch store in Amsterdam

The Italian interiors brand has opened a first Dutch store in Amsterdam, bringing the total of its monobrand shops to seven and launching also its Dutch e-tail site, as it forecasts a revenue of €16 million for 2019.
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Tommy Hilfiger takes latest step toward fully digital design

Tommy Hilfiger takes latest step toward fully digital design

Tommy Hilfiger announced it will incorporate 3D design technology into all its global apparel design teams, marking the latest step in the brand’s goal to digitize its value chain from end-to-end. 
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Big products, big challenge: Ikea brand owner invests in logistics

Big products, big challenge: Ikea brand owner invests in logistics

The owner of the Ikea furniture brand expects sales to grow this fiscal year as online trade expands, but profits will be tempered by increased investment as the brand battles web specialists like Amazon and Made.
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Boux Avenue launches first 'luxury' line under new design chief

Boux Avenue launches first 'luxury' line under new design chief

Specialist UK lingerie retailer Boux Avenue announced this week that it’s making a move upmarket with its first “luxury collection”. Under the Bouxtique name, it's set to debut on Monday.
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Marc Cain names new design director

Marc Cain names new design director

Katja Foos has been named as the new director of design at Marc Cain. The 52-year-old designer will focus on evolving the labels of the premium brand “in the spirit of the current zeitgeist”.
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Discount pressures continue to colour John Lewis sales story

Discount pressures continue to colour John Lewis sales story

The need to match rivals' prices is continuing to impact John Lewis with the company still being forced into discounts. And it doesn't play along, its sales are going into reverse as could be seen in its latest week.
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Footwear brand Camper integrates 3D printing in design process

Footwear brand Camper integrates 3D printing in design process

The Spanish footwear brand is relying on 3D-printing technology to accelerate its collection design phase: by using 3D printers, it can create the prototypes of new models in just 24 hours.
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Buzz builds around November's Virgil Abloh collection for Ikea

Buzz builds around November's Virgil Abloh collection for Ikea

The Ikea-Virgil Abloh collaboration launches next month and seems set for sell-out status with tickets for the first days already sold out in the UK and interest high internationally.
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