Samantha Conti

Sergio Bucher, Thea Bregazzi and Justin Thornton'Studio by Preen' launch, London, UK - 04 Apr 2018

Human Resources

Sergio Bucher Steps Down as Debenhams CEO After Refinancing

A search for his successor has begun, and that person will likely be a turnaround expert.

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A Christophe Robin product

Hair

The Hut Group Strikes Again, Buying Christophe Robin Hair Care

The group purchased the product categories, but not Robin’s salon business.

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Financial

Unilever Beauty Sales Climb 3.1% in Q1, Fueled by Prestige, New Brands

Overall turnover at the consumer giant rose 3.1 percent to 12.4 billion euros on an underlying basis.

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Christophe Robin Temporary Color Gel

Hair

The Hut Group Poised to Acquire Christophe Robin

The British business has been expanding at a dizzying pace, buying beauty brands, service companies and property.

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Protesters from the Extinction Rebellion campaign group block Oxford Circus in central London, Britain, 16 April 2019. The Extinction Rebellion are holding a number of protests across London to draw attention to climate change.Climate Change protests across London, United Kingdom - 16 Apr 2019

Retail

London Retailers Lash Out at Climate Protests as Sales Plummet

The New West End Company has called on Mayor Sadiq Khan and the Met Police to take control of the protests.

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Agent Provocateur

Intimates

Agent Provocateur Banks on Inclusivity, Branches Into Bridal

The brand is stretching in new directions under new owners, Four Holdings.

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Bally Champion SS19 campaign.

Media

Bally Dusts Off Nineties Champion Sneaker for a New Generation

A new ad campaign highlights the shoe that helped two Swiss stars win the French Open in 1992. 

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The collection — the first in a two-year, four-season deal — includes seven pieces of outerwear, three tote bags and a bucket hat.

Fashion Features

Rain and Shine: Alexa Chung Gives Barbour a Twist in New Collaboration

After plunging into the Barbour archives and getting her fingers — and hair — oily with the jackets’ wax coatings, Chung pulled her favorite pieces, and put her very particular stamp on the brand.

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The interior of the Wolf & Badger SoHo store in New York.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Guinness Asset Management Pumps 4.5 Million Pounds Into Wolf & Badger

The U.K. online marketplace and retailer said it will continue to promote indie designer brands.

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The new Harvey Nichols women’s floor in London.

Fashion Features

Harvey Nichols Banks on Beauty, the Contemporary World to Complete Transformation

The British retailer has been upping the ante on its beauty services and focusing on a wider range of contemporary, Instagram-friendly labels.

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A woman holding an umbrella walks past the Topshop flagshop store in Oxford Circus as it opens for customers.Top Shop business continues after Sir Phillip Green Allegations, London, UK - 26 Oct 2018

Mergers and Acquisitions

Leonard Green Sells Minority Stake in Topshop Back to Arcadia

The move comes amid Sir Philip Green’s ongoing restructuring of the retail group.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at a press conference after a special EU summit on Brexit at the European Council in Brussels, Belgium, 11 April 2019. EU leaders gathered for an emergency summit in Brussels to discuss a new Brexit extension.European Council Brexit Summit, Brussels, Belgium - 11 Apr 2019

Government and Trade

British Pound Holds Firm Following Latest Brexit Extension to Oct. 31

Prime Minister Theresa May will address parliament Thursday about the latest delay.

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Ted Baker store in Kerry Center, Shanghai

Human Resources

Ted Baker Confirms Lindsay Page as CEO, Concludes Ray Kelvin Probe

Page had been acting as interim chief executive officer after founder Ray Kelvin left following harassment allegations.

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Laure Hériard Dubreuil the founder, creative director and former ceo of The Webster.

Human Resources

EXCLUSIVE: The Webster Promotes Malecaze to CEO, Names Jaspar to New Role

Laurent Malecaze and Stephane Jaspar, the new chief brand officer, will report directly to founder Laure Hériard Dubreuil.

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An Achtung magazine spread.

Media

Germany’s Achtung Magazine Isn’t Afraid of the Dark

The title has done a series of fashion shoots, at night, in German cities struck by violence.

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