February 11, 2021

Day: February 11, 2021

Online retailer Boohoo buys 3 fashion brands from Arcadia

LONDON (AP) — British online fashion retailer Boohoo has bought three clothing brands owned by the collapsed Arcadia retail group for 25.2 million pounds ($34.5 million).

Boohoo bought the inventory and online businesses of the Arcadia brands – Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton. The deal did not include the brands’ 214 remaining U.K. shops, which will close, and around 2,450 employees were told Monday that their jobs have been axed.

Arcadia was long one of the biggest players in British retail, but it has struggled with a shift in shoppers’ behavior in recent years and the pandemic has dealt a

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Fashion designer launches jewelry collection for hearing aids and cochlear implants after losing her own hearing

Deafmetal has launched a jewelry collection designed to be worn by people who use hearing aids or cochlear implants. (Photo: Deafmetal/Jolene Broad Photography)

Deafmetal has launched a jewelry collection designed to be worn by people who use hearing aids or cochlear implants. (Photo: Deafmetal/Jolene Broad Photography)

An audiologist and a fashion designer with hearing loss have teamed up to create a jewelry line specifically for people who want to add a little sparkle to their hearing aids and cochlear implants.

Deafmetal, which launched in the U.S. earlier in the week, began with an innovation by Finnish fashion designer Jenni Ahtiainen. After losing her hearing in 2018, Ahtiainen was challenged with finding a way to make the hearing aids she now requires more

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LVMH, Rihanna to pause Fenty fashion venture, focus on lingerie, cosmetics

PARIS/MILAN (Reuters) – Louis Vuitton owner LVMH and music star Rihanna have agreed to suspend her fashion line Fenty less than two years after its launch, the French luxury goods giant said on Wednesday.

LVMH said in a statement that Fenty’s ready to wear activity, based in Paris, would be “put on hold” pending better conditions – a rare setback for the luxury group, which has weathered the coronavirus crisis better than most rivals.

The R&B singer and LVMH launched the Fenty fashion brand in May 2019, only the second time the French group had set a label up from

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