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Gucci store

Retail Design Blog

Gucci first opened a boutique on the premises of the Fairmont Hotel in downtown Vancouver in 2006, and now, sixteen. store design coffered ceilings fashion store luxury shop wooden panels

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In-house teams: How Brompton is folding new innovation into bike design

DesignWeek

Since those days in the 1970s, the bike brand has notched milestones far and wide: full-time production at its first factory in West London, a Brompton World Championship held in Barcelona in 2006.

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Afends opens two stores in Sydney, including CBD flagship

Inside Retail

Founded in 2006 by Jonathan Salfield and Declan Wise, Afends works with the motto ‘Question Everything’, which aims to encourage people to do their own research and come up with solutions to all of life’s problems.

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7-Eleven parent to sell Sogo & Seibu for US$1.4 billion – report

Inside Retail

Sogo & Seibu, previously known as Millennium Retailing, was acquired by Seven & I in 2006. Seven & I Holdings, which owns 7-Eleven chain, is set to sell its department store chain Sogo & Seibu to US fund Fortress for US$1.4 billion, according to Nikkei Asia.

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Brandbank Group names Peter Halkett as its new CEO

Inside Retail

Halkett was formerly CEO at APG & Co – the parent of Sportscraft, Saba, and Jag – between 2015 and 2020 and at Kathmandu between 2006 and 2014. Peter Halkett has been named Brandbank Group’s new CEO, effective next July after existing CEO David Thomas finishes on June 30.

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Footwear trendsetter TOMS sprints to the lead with Astound Commerce

Retail Times

TOMS, the brand known for corporate social responsibility and a product line that embodies casual style, has surfed these surging retail waves with ease since 2006. While shifts in fashion characterise commerce generally, no sector is more sensitive to changing tastes than footwear and accessories. Retail News Retail Technology Retailer News TOMS

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Redbubble reports net loss, as sales slump

Inside Retail

Founded in Melbourne in 2006, Redbubble creates print-on-demand products featuring artwork submitted by users. Online marketplace Redbubble has reported a net loss attributable to shareholders of $24.6 million in its latest results.

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Redbubble’s first-quarter profit slips, sales slow

Inside Retail

Founded in Melbourne in 2006, the website creates print-on-demand products featuring artwork submitted by users. Online marketplace Redbubble says lower sales across all geographies have impacted profits in its first quarter trading update. It has offices in San Francisco, Berlin and Melbourne. The company’s underlying marketplace revenue fell by 2 per cent to $102 million while its gross profit declined by 7 per cent to $39.4 million.

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boohoo create 5,000 new jobs across the UK over the next five years

Retail Times

The investments will help the company continue the incredible growth it has experienced since launching 15 years ago, expanding from a single brand in 2006 to a group of 13 world class brands today.

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Walmart enters the Roblox metaverse to “sell toys to children”

Inside Retail

Roblox started as an online game for kids in 2006 and eventually grew into a global community of over 52 million users daily. Walmart is entering the metaverse through mega-platform Roblox and has launched two immersive experiences, Walmart Land and Walmart’s Universe of Play.

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Boohoo launches in five Asian markets

Inside Retail

Founded in Manchester in 2006, Boohoo is a multi-brand fashion, home and beauty platform targeting Gen Z and millennial customers.

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Gap to close all 81 stores across the UK, Ireland

Inside Retail

Gap has served UK customers since 1987 and launched in Ireland in 2006. Gap will close all of its physical stores in the UK and Ireland during September, retaining only an online presence in the two markets.

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Bang & Olufsen re-opens Ealing showroom following refurbishment

Retail Focus

The showroom first opened on 18 March 2006, with a significant investment from husband-and-wife owners Stuart & Helen Melville, who committed to start a new venture: selling their home near Winchester, Hampshire, leaving friends and family and moving to Ealing.

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Former postmasters cleared in Horizon IT case

Talking Retail

The cases from 2001 and 2006, which were referred to the court by the Criminal Cases Review Commission in January 2021, relate to convictions in magistrates’ courts in which Post Office acted.

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Playboy owner to 100% acquire racy lingerie brand Honey Birdette

Inside Retail

Honey Birdette was first launched in 2006, when its first boutique opened in Brisbane, selling glamorous lingerie and adult toys.

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ARA – the voice of Australia’s retail community

Inside Retail

In October 2006, the state divisions of the ARA were abolished, and a new structure was created that saw the ARA become a true national organisation.

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New Veggie Grill Offers Four Brands Under One Roof

VMS

Launched in 2006, Veggie Grill also has locations in California, Oregon, Washington, Illinois and Massachusetts. Veggie Grill (Irvine, Calif.) has opened a New York locale in which all four of its concepts are under one roof for the first time. The new restaurant, at 1004 Second Ave.,

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Aiwa brand up for auction, its parent bankrupt

Inside Retail

Sony tried to revive the brand as a youth-focused subsidiary but after three years gave up and the brand was effectively shelved in 2006 until US company Hale Devices was granted the brand name in 2015.

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Five Reasons Why Pokémon Continues to Stay Relevant

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December 2006: Pokémon Battle Revolution released for Nintendo Wii. My brother introduced me to Pokémon as a kid.

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How Nike Australia put the boot in the competition

Inside Retail

Nobody believed the Socceroos could make an impact at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Stuff History’ became our brand story for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Nike is not a traditional football brand. That’s the domain of the German brands, Adidas and Puma – the authentic football brands.

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Adidas Sells Reebok to Authentic Brands

VMS

Adidas purchased Reebok in 2006 for $3.8 Adidas (Herzogenaurach, Germany) has reached a deal to divest Reebok to Authentic Brands Group (New York), reports CNN. billion and will sell the struggling brand for approximately $2.5 billion.

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Louis Vuitton overhauls stores with Yayoi Kusama polka-dots and life-like animatronics

Deezen

In 2006, Louis Vuitton's then creative director Marc Jacobs approached Kusama and met with her at her studio where she hand-painted a Louis Vuitton Ellipse bag with her famed polka dot motif – the beginning of what would be one of Vuitton's most successful artist collaboration.

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Why Ksubi CEO Craig King reads a book a fortnight, and says you should too

Inside Retail

I landed the job of GM at General Pants in 2006, and then in 2010, I became CEO. Craig King started his retail career working on the shop floor of a luxury fashion boutique.

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Nike, Serena and the push for diversity in design

Inside Retail

The first 20 Air Jordans were designed by two white men, Peter Moore and Tinker Hatfield, until 2006, when D’Wayne Edwards created model XXI. .

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Retail appointments of the week

Inside Retail

Halkett was formerly CEO at APG & Co – the parent of Sportscraft, Saba, and Jag – between 2015 and 2020 and at Kathmandu between 2006 and 2014. Maggie Beer Holdings CEO Chantale Millard resigns. By Rakshnna Pattabiraman.

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Retail roleplay: How Good Games creates community from dice and dungeons

Inside Retail

Since launching in Sydney in 2006, the chain of hobby game stores has grown to 29 locations across the country, as well as two in the United States.

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Inside Guzman y Gomez’s plan to reach $500 million in revenue

Inside Retail

Ultimately, GYG founder and CEO Steven Marks believes there’s room for at least 500-600 locations in Australia, where the first GYG opened in 2006.

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In Memoriam: Russell E. Sway, FRDI 1943 – 2022

Retail Design Institute

Sway served as the Retail Design Institute’s International President from 2002 through 2006, then as Chairman of the Institute from 2006 through 2010. Russell Ervin Sway, 79, passed away Dec. 20 at his Roswell, Ga.,

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Gap to Close All U.K., Ireland Stores

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since 1987 and Ireland since 2006 and will reportedly still support e-commerce business in both countries. Gap Inc. San Francisco) will close all company-operated Gap Specialty and Gap Outlet stores in the U.K. and Ireland beginning at the end of August, according to a press release.

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Burlington Arcade Launches 007 installation to celebrate the release of No Time To Die

Retail Focus

The iconic brand has been present in the Arcade via their OMEGA vintage store since 2006 and this new additional space will be completely dedicated to 007.

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Astley Clarke selects Seven Dials for its UK flagship store

Retail Focus

Founded in 2006 by Bec Astley Clarke MBE and headquartered in London, the brand began its journey as an online-only retailer. Luxury British jewellery brand, Astley Clarke, has selected Seven Dials’ Monmouth Street for their debut UK flagship store, Shaftesbury has announced today.

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Pritzker Prize-Winning Architect Richard Rogers Dies at 88

VMS

Among his accolades, Rogers’ firm Rogers, Stirk, Harbour and Partners was awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Stirling Prize in 2006 for Terminal 4 at Madrid’s Baraas International Airport, and again in 2009 for London cancer care hospital Maggie’s Center.

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Adidas to Sell Reebok to Authentic Brands Group

VMS

Adidas bought Reebok in 2006 and launched a 2016 effort to turnaround the brand, which resulted in improved growth and profitability. German footwear brand Adidas (Herzogenaurach, Germany) has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Reebok to Authentic Brands Group (ABG) for up to 2.1

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Adidas sells Reebok to Authentic Brands

Inside Retail

Adidas acquired Reebok back in 2006. When Adidas bought Reebok in 2006, the brand came along with the Rockport, CCM Hockey and Greg Norman brands, which were subsequently divested for €400 million (US$470 million at today’s exchange rate).

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Adidas sells Reebok to Authentic Brands

Inside Retail

Adidas acquired Reebok back in 2006. When Adidas bought Reebok in 2006, the brand came along with the Rockport, CCM Hockey and Greg Norman brands, which were subsequently divested for €400 million (US$470 million at today’s exchange rate).

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Sheike to enter South Australia in major bricks-and-mortar push

Inside Retail

The brand launched online in 2006, and e-commerce is now a major contributor to the business, Kennedy said. Women’s fashion brand Sheike has announced plans to open its first store in South Australia off the back of strong online engagement in the state.

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Facebook Meta changing the way small businesses market themselves

Inside Retail

Marketers need only look at Twitter’s resurgence since it’s beginning in 2006, with 70 per cent of businesses planning to increase their investment moving into 2022 to see that previously dismissed platforms are presenting new opportunities that could be overlooked.

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Byron Bay streetwear brand Afends unveils new concept store in Melbourne

Inside Retail

Started by Salfield and Declan Wise in the New South Wales surf town in 2006, the brand initially offered screen-printed band t-shirts. Byron Bay streetwear brand Afends is opening a new concept store in Melbourne’s QV shopping centre this week.

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Bassike calls on government to walk the talk on local manufacturing

Inside Retail

Bassike’s garments have been made locally since Ryan and Deborah Sams started the brand in 2006. “At Australia’s $1.5

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Fabric arches divide Jonathan Simkhai store in SoHo by Aruliden

Deezen

Aruliden, which was founded in 2006 by Rinat Aruh and Johan Liden, is headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco and Amsterdam.

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Why Snapchat is investing in Gen Z resale fashion app, Galaxy

Inside Retail

This allowed new commerce models to emerge, such as Nasty Gal Vintage, which began in 2006.

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Uniqlo’s Sister Brand GU Plans SoHo Pop-Up

VMS

Launched in 2006, GU operates 450 stores in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and mainland China. Expanding its reach into the West for the first time, Japan’s trendy apparel retailer, GU (also known as the lower-price alternative to sister brand Uniqlo), announced plans this week to enter the U.S.

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Retail appointments of the week

Inside Retail

He worked as CFO for L’Oreal China in 2006, for L’Oreal Western Europe in 2012, and was then named Global CFO for L’Oreal Consumer Cosmetics a year later. 7-Eleven names new general manager of channel.

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