Retail

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    Forever 21 embarks on Europe

    Following the success of Europe's first shop in Birmingham, the easy-on-the-purse-strings American clothing label announces its investment in four new European markets, aiming to compete...

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    H&M now on the Champs-Elysées

    H&M opens on October 6, 2,800 metres squared at number 88 Champs-Elysées. Goal for the facade and interior of the shop, "spectacular", designed by French architect Jean Nouvel.

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    Amazon signs an agreement to purchase BuyVip

    Amazon strides towards an exclusive shopping page. The U.S. giant has signed an agreement to buy the Spanish site, BuyVIP. The amount of the transaction is estimated at $96 million.

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    Funds eye Italian retailer Coin; shares up

    ivate equity funds Clessidra and Carlyle said on Tuesday they were interested in Italy's Gruppo Coin, helping shares in the department store chain rise to a nine-year high.

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    Gap and Banana Republic land in Italy

    Gap Inc makes its debut in Milan, Italy with two concept stores for its brands, Banana Republic and Gap. The latter has worked with top luxury creative directors such as those from...

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    Oxylane (Decathlon) returns to the U.S.

    Oxylane has just acquired a 12,000 square metre retail space plus land, in Ontario, California. The purchase of this area seems to indicate a return of Decathlon to the USA.