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Marston’s – 2,150 jobs
15 October: Marston’s  – the brewer which owns nearly 1,400 pubs, restaurants, cocktail bars and hotels across the UK – said it would cut 2,150 jobs due to fresh Covid restrictions. The company has more than 14,000 employees. 

Whitbread – 6,000 jobs
22 September: Whitbread, which owns the Premier Inn, Beefeater and Brewers Fayre chains, said it would cut 6,000 jobs at its hotels and restaurants, almost one in five of its workforce

Pizza Express – 1,100 jobs
7 September: The restaurant chain confirms the closure of 73 restaurants as part of a rescue restructure deal.

Costa Coffee – 1,650 jobs
3 September: The company, which was bought by Coca-Cola two years ago, is cutting up to 1,650 jobs in its cafes, more than one in 10 of its workforce. The assistant store manager role will go across all shops.

Pret a Manger – 2,890 jobs
27 August: The majority of the cuts are focused on the sandwich chain’s shop workers, but 90 roles will be lost in its support centre teams. The cuts include the 1,000 job losses announced on 6 July.

Marks & Spencer – 7,000 jobs
18 August: Food, clothing and homewares retailer cuts jobs in central support centre, regional management and stores.

M&Co – 400 jobs
5 August: M&Co, the Renfrewshire-based clothing retailer, formerly known as Mackays, will close 47 of 215 stores.

WH Smith – 1,500 jobs
5 August: The chain, which sells products ranging from sandwiches to stationery, will cut jobs mainly in UK railway stations and airports. 

Dixons Carphone – 800 jobs
4 August: Electronics retailer Dixons Carphone is cutting 800 managers in its stores as it continues to reduce costs.

DW Sports – 1,700 jobs at risk
3 August: DW Sports fell into administration, closing its retail website immediately and risking the closure of its 150 gyms and shops.

Marks & Spencer – 950 jobs
20 July: The high street stalwart cuts management jobs in stores as well as head office roles related to property and store operations.

Ted Baker – 500 jobs
19 July: About 200 roles to go at the fashion retailer’s London headquarters, the Ugly Brown Building, and the remainder at stores.

Azzurri – 1,200 jobs
17 July: The owner of the Ask Italian and Zizzi pizza chains closes 75 restaurants and makes its Pod lunch business delivery only

Burberry – 500 jobs worldwide
15 July: Total includes 150 posts in UK head offices as luxury brand tries to slash costs by £55m after a slump in sales during the pandemic.

Boots – 4,000 jobs
9 July: Boots is cutting 4,000 jobs – or 7% of its workforce – by closing 48 opticians outlets and reducing staff at its head office in Nottingham as well as some management and customer service roles in stores.

John Lewis – 1,300 jobs
9 July: John Lewis announced that it is planning to permanently close eight of its 50 stores, including full department stores in Birmingham and Watford, with the likely loss of 1,300 jobs.

Celtic Manor – 450 jobs
9 July: Bosses at the Celtic Collection in Newport, which staged golf’s Ryder Cup in 2010 and the 2014 Nato Conference, said 450 of its 995 workers will lose their jobs.

Pret a Manger – 1,000 jobs
6 July: Pret a Manger is to permanently close 30 branches and could cut at least 1,000 jobs after suffering “significant operating losses” as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown

Casual Dining Group – 1,900 jobs
2 July: The owner of the Bella Italia, Café Rouge and Las Iguanas restaurant chains collapsed into administration, with the immediate loss of 1,900 jobs. The company said multiple offers were on the table for parts of the business but buyers did not want to acquire all the existing sites and 91 of its 250 outlets would remain permanently closed.

Arcadia – 500 jobs
1 July: Arcadia, Sir Philip Green’s troubled fashion group – which owns Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, Burton, Evans and Wallis – said in July 500 head office jobs out of 2,500 would go in the coming weeks.

SSP Group – 5,000 jobs
1 July: The owner of Upper Crust and Caffè Ritazza is to axe 5,000 jobs, about half of its workforce, with cuts at its head office and across its UK operations after the pandemic stalled domestic and international travel.

Harrods – 700 jobs
1 July: The department store group is cutting one in seven of its 4,800 employees because of the “ongoing impacts” of the pandemic.

Harveys – 240 jobs
30 June: Administrators made 240 redundancies at the furniture chain Harveys, with more than 1,300 jobs at risk if a buyer cannot be found.

TM Lewin – 600 jobs
30 June: Shirtmaker TM Lewin closed all 66 of its outlets permanently, with the loss of about 600 jobs.

Monsoon Accessorize – 545 jobs
11 June: The fashion brands were bought out of administration by their founder, Peter Simon, in June, in a deal in which 35 stores closed permanently and 545 jobs were lost.

Mulberry – 470 jobs
8 June: The luxury fashion and accessories brand is to cut 25% of its global workforce and has started a consultation with the 470 staff at risk.

The Restaurant Group – 3,000 jobs
3 June: The owner of dining chains such as Wagamama and Frankie & Benny’s has closed most branches of Chiquito and all 11 of its Food & Fuel pubs, with another 120 restaurants to close permanently. Total job losses could reach 3,000.

Clarks – 900 jobs
21 May: Clarks plans to cut 900 office jobs worldwide as it grapples with the growth of online shoe shopping as well as the pandemic.

Oasis and Warehouse – 1,800 jobs
30 April: The fashion brands were bought out of administration by the restructuring firm Hilco in April, with all of their stores permanently closed and 1,800 jobs lost.

Cath Kidston – 900 jobs
21 April: More than 900 jobs were cut immediately at the retro retail label Cath Kidston after the company said it was permanently closing all 60 of its UK stores.

Debenhams – 4,000 jobs
9 April: At least 4,000 jobs will be lost at Debenhams in its head office and closed stores after its collapse into administration in April, for the second time in a year.

Laura Ashley – 2,700 jobs
17 March: Laura Ashley collapsed into administration, with 2,700 job losses, and said rescue talks had been thwarted by the pandemic.

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Billie Eilish’s Green Nike Air Uptempo Sneakers




Billie Eilish has a serious issue to take up with the internet and her fellow sneakerheads: what color are the Nike Air Uptempo sneakers? Billie gave us all a sneak peek into her shoe closet (spoiler: this place is sneaker central), trying to convince everyone that the Uptempos are mint green and an off-white, though it seems some people feel the off-white shade has a pinkish tone.

“So I’ve come to the conclusion that you guys just don’t know your sneakers at all. Because the people that agree with me — because they know what the f*ck the shoe looks like — are all people that are sneakerheads that know what the f*cking Uptempo Mid Green shoes look like,” Billie said, clearly stressed over the issue, though she does acknowledge that there are bigger problems going on in the world, and we agree with her there.

Suffice it to say, as fellow fashion people, we totally feel Eilish’s frustration, and girl, we’ve been there. We have to hand it to Billie: most descriptions of the Uptempos that she owns do not describe the outer leather as pink whatsoever. So yes, Billie, you can have this one!

Unfortunately, if you’re now eyeing the trainers as we are, they’re sold out in most places, but available for resale on sites like Vestiaire Collective and Poshmark. Read ahead for another glimpse at Billie’s comparison shots, then pick up her shoes, which we’re sure she’ll wear on some virtual red carpet or for a performance soon. Clearly, they deserve the spotlight just as much as Billie does.

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Shop Prada, TNF & More at 80% Discount in The Macy’s Sale




Founded in 1858, Macy’s has been doing its thing for more than 150 years. Over this time it has perfected the physical location — all 546 of them, as of 2015 — and the online offering is growing by the day. With a catalog spanning from Nike and adidas’ classic sportswear right the way through to luxury Italian fashion from Prada Linea Rossa, you can shop for all occasions, and with the Lowest Price of the Season Sale on now, it’s the perfect time.

It can be daunting to see that a sale has a four-figure item count, but Highsnobiety curators dived in anyway to see what was on offer. From Barbour to Ray-Ban, this selection is proof that a quick search can reap a ripe reward.

The details

What: Up to 80 percent discount, plus $20 off select purchases over $50
When: Until 25 October
Code: Click here to shop the sale, and enter code ‘LPOS50’ at checkout for $20 discount

Our designated Selects section features products that we love and want to share with you. Highsnobiety has affiliate marketing partnerships, which means we may receive a commission from your purchase.

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Comme des Garcons x Nike Air Force 1 Mid Release Date F/W 2020




Japanese label Comme des Garçons and Nike have another collaboration in the works, with images from Paris Fashion Week offering a first look at a new CDG x Air Force 1 Mid.

Spotted on the runway of CDG’s Fall/Winter Women’s Show over the weekend, the shoe features a deconstructed white leather upper, with stitched Swoosh branding along the quarters and CDG embroidery on the ankle straps. It also appears to be highly susceptible to creasing—not much different from any Air Force 1.

There is no word on pricing or when the pair may release, but keep it locked to Sole Collector as news develops.

UPDATE (10/19): After debuting at Comme des Garcons’ Fall/Winter runway show in March, the release info for the CDG x Nike Air Force 1 Mid collabs has been announced. Dover Street Market has confirmed that the two monochromatic black and white makeups are releasing on its website this Friday for $270 each.

Comme Des Garcons x Nike Air Force 1 Mid 'White' F/W 20 Lateral
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Comme Des Garcons x Nike Air Force 1 Mid 'White' F/W 20 Lateral
Image via Dover Street Market

Comme Des Garcons x Nike Air Force 1 Mid 'White' F/W 20 Top
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Comme Des Garcons x Nike Air Force 1 Mid 'White' F/W 20 Heel
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Comme Des Garcons x Nike Air Force 1 Mid 'White' F/W 20 Outsole
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Comme Des Garcons x Nike Air Force 1 Mid 'Black' F/W 20 Pair
Image via Dover Street Market

Comme Des Garcons x Nike Air Force 1 Mid 'Black' F/W 20 Lateral
Image via Dover Street Market

Comme Des Garcons x Nike Air Force 1 Mid 'Black' F/W 20 Lateral
Image via Dover Street Market

Comme Des Garcons x Nike Air Force 1 Mid 'Black' F/W 20 Top
Image via Dover Street Market

Comme Des Garcons x Nike Air Force 1 Mid 'Black' F/W 20 Heel
Image via Dover Street Market

Comme Des Garcons x Nike Air Force 1 Mid 'Black' F/W 20 Outsole
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