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Crocs are forced to lay off 180 employees

US footwear brand Crocs – known for their colourful plastic clogs, have just been forced to close over 100 stores globally, after experiencing a large profit drop of 44 per cent in three months.

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Brazillian brand Melissa to open in UK

A new permanent store is set to open in London: Brazillian shoe company Melissa.

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H&M enjoys strong spring sales

It was reported in BBC news that H&M have admitted to a “good start” to the year financially, and that their spring collections have been “well received” leading to a strong second quarter with a 20% increase in sales.

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Office suffers website security breach

Office is advising its customers to update their passwords after its e-commerce website suffered a security breach which compromised customer data.

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Clarks puts best foot forward with £1.54bn annual revenue

The British shoe retailer has posted £1.54 billion in revenues for the year to the end of January, up 5.5 per cent on the previous year. Pre-tax profits also rose 5.5 per cent to £119.8 million.

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Shoe Zone to float on the London Stock Exchange

The initial public offering (IPO) is expected to raise up to £50 million and value the discount accessories retailer at around £100 million.

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Valentino opens first men's-only flagship in Paris
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Luxury Roman fashion house Valentino has opened a men’s-only flagship store in Paris. The 4,300 sq ft store is Valentino’s first store to accommodate men’s fashion exclusively, and is part of the retailer’s pledge to grow the menswear arm of the business. The flagship will feature a new made-to-measure service, allowing customers to order bespoke suits, peacoats, shoes and jeans.

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Kurt Geiger online sales rocket by 90%

Kurt Geiger has noted an 18 per cent year-on-year sales jump over the past four weeks, with online orders rocketing by 90 per cent.

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Nicholas Kirkwood gives London Fashion Week a bold makeover
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Famed for his innovative use of materials and bold designs, Nicholas Kirkwood has now been charged with giving London Fashion Week a makeover, after being given the job of designing all the creative branding for the spring/summer 2014 London show schedule in September.

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Prada open new store in Osaka city, Japan
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Luxury giants Prada opened its first freestanding store in the Japanese city of Osaka on Monday. The store is spread across five levels and 16,145 square feet. The store will stock Prada’s men’s and women’s ready-to-wear lines, leather goods, shoes and accessories.

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