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Karen Millen hits out at “greed” of fast fashion in wake of Boohoo scandal

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The founder of Karen Millen today hit out at the state of the fashion industry in the wake of sweatshop allegations engulfing the brand’s current parent Boohoo.

The clothing entrepreneur set up her eponymous brand with ex-husband Kevin Stanford in 1981, sold it to Icelandic investors in 2004 and has not been involved since. It has changed hands several times since and Boohoo took ownership last year.

Millen told the Standard “greed has forced its way to the forefront” of the industry and consumers are “ignorant” in believing bargain basement clothes can be sold without a human cost.

Boohoo has this week faced fresh claims of malpractice in its supply chain after a Sunday Times investigation reported a Leicester supplier of its Nasty Gal label was not practising social distancing and paying workers £3.50. Boohoo denied some of the claims but hired a QC to probe its supply

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How Should Fashion Entrants to China Approach COVID-19 Rebound?

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LONDON — Everybody wants a slice of China’s booming luxury and fashion market, especially after the coronavirus put a stop to many businesses around the world.

It’s indeed fascinating to hear stories about how loyal Chinese consumers would queue outside Chanel and Hermès stores moments after the pandemic was contained and spend a record-breaking sum of money on high-price items, and how Burberry’s 100 limited-edition Pocket Bags in collaboration with Mr. Bags sold out within seconds on his WeChat mini-program.

McKinsey predicts Chinese consumers will account for 40 percent of the world’s luxury spending by 2025, but the growing demand is likely to be trapped in the country until 2021 due to pandemic disruptions. Because of this, China’s retail market is expected to overtake the U.S. and become the world’s largest as early as this year.

But the reality is far

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The Best Fourth of July Fashion and Beauty Sales to Shop Right Now

Think Fourth of July sales are all about patio furniture and BBQ gear? Think again. This year, a ton of our favorite fashion and beauty sites are having amazing sales that totally overshadow the home deals we’re used to seeing. And the best part is, many of them are already live so we don’t have to wait until this weekend. Here, the 17 best Fourth of July fashion and beauty sales to shop right now.

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The Best Fourth of July Fashion and Beauty Sales

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1. Carbon38

In need of some new activewear, swimsuits or loungewear? Use code ‘SPF30’ now through Friday to take an additional 30 percent off almost 500 sale styles as part of the retailer’s Sale into Summer Event. We have a feeling this is only the beginning of Carbon38’s Fourth of July weekend deals…

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Amazon’s massive summer fashion sale has arrived with discounts of more than 75%

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Each and every day, we here at Reviewed track down the very best deals Amazon has to offer. Today, you’re in for an extra special treat, however, as the online mega retailer’s Big Style Sale of Summer has arrived.

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A Prime Day of sorts for fashion lovers, this massive savings event will not only offer deep discounts on pieces from the company’s own in-house labels, but impressive price cuts on a slew of top-rated brands, including Cole Haan, Columbia, J. Crew, Kate Spade, Tommy Hilfiger, Vera Bradley, Reebok, Ray-Ban and many, many more. Special fashion-based Deals of the Day will also be run for

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What Emma Watson did next, from child star to fashion sustainability czar

Watson promoting Little Women in December 2019 - Patrick McMullen
Watson promoting Little Women in December 2019 – Patrick McMullen

Congratulations are due to Emma Watson on her new side hustle. The activist and Little Women star is the newest appointee to Kering’s board of directors. She’ll chair the luxury conglomerate’s sustainability committee, guiding conversations that will affect Kering brands including Gucci, Saint Laurent and Bottega Veneta. 

Watson is one of three new appointees; the others are Jean Liu, president of Didi Chuxing, often described as China’s Uber; and Tidjane Thiam, a former Credit Suisse boss.

“Their respective knowledge and competences, and the multiplicity of their backgrounds and perspectives will be invaluable additions to Kering’s Board of Directors,” François-Henri Pinault, Kering chairman and CEO, said in a statement. “The collective intelligence that comes from diverse points of view and the richness of different experiences are crucial to the future of our organization. I am proud to add such impressive

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Online fashion stocks in vogue as coronavirus speeds ecommerce

By Emma Thomasson

BERLIN (Reuters) – Shares in online fashion retailers Zalando and ASOS jumped on Thursday after the German company said it expects a big increase in second-quarter sales and operating profit as coronavirus lockdowns accelerate a shift to ecommerce.

The growth rate of online fashion looks set to triple this year to account for 23% of European sales in 2020, levels not expected before 2024 prior to the pandemic, analysts at Bernstein said, adding the market share could hit 37% by 2030.

“The sudden closure of all apparel retail stores across all major global markets has shaken up the channel mix in an unprecedented way this year,” said Bernstein’s Aneesha Sherman. “(It’s) five years’ worth of growth achieved in about six months.”

Zalando, Europe’s biggest online only fashion retailer, said late on Wednesday it expects to significantly beat market expectations for 16% second-quarter revenue growth and an adjusted

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