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Swedish sock brand Happy Socks has launched a new video campaign promoting a sense of total freedom.
It was black tie time again on May 21 when I attended the UK Fashion & Textile Awards at Tobacco Dock in east London, courtesy of my fellow son of Leeds, Simon Berwin.
Gillian Mead is the founder and creative director of ethical fashion brand Araminta
Diane Bardon is owner of womenswear independent De Joli in Chiswick, west London.
Scarcely do I have a conversation with anyone in the business these days without talk turning to ecommerce.
Marks & Spencer’s full year results did not evolve into the comeback tale many were expecting.
Tesco has fallen off the world’s 100 most valuable brands list compiled by research agency Millward Brown.
VAT, income tax and national insurance will not rise before 2020, David Cameron has confirmed in the first all-Conservative Queen’s Speech since 1996.
The founders of an Irish contemporary womenswear brand and retailer will launch Fashion Independents’ Day in London on Thursday May 28 alongside a new app to connect shoppers with indies and a special event to boost footfall in stores.
Jack Wills has revealed a raft of new senior appointments to enhance its capabilities and help continue its UK and overseas growth, replacing some of the departures reported by Drapers last week.
Clothing and footwear retailers have reported a mixed bag of trading over the bank holiday weekend, with the high street faring better than retail parks and shopping centres.
Industry bodies including the British Retail Consortium and Confederation of British Industry have said the 2015 Queen’s Speech is likely to find support among retailers and used the opportunity to renew calls for a review of business rates.
Indie etail marketplace Farfetch is plotting a move into the kidswear sector, which will give more boutiques access to its 9 million monthly visitors.
Graduate Fashion 2015
Here is a taster of the young talent set to light up Graduate Fashion Week.
Highlights from the 2015 graduate catwalk show from the University of Westminster, BA (Hons) Fashion Design
General Election 2015
With the general election on May 7 getting closer, which parties pledges are of most interest to retail? We ask a selection of independent retailers what they make of the manifestos.
Drapers Digital Forum
The most important thing to remember when weighing up whether to launch into new markets is to take it slowly and do your research, ecommerce experts have said.
Speaking at the Drapers Digital Forum today, Boohoo.com marketing director Richard Clark said he thinks “personalisation is a bit overrated” at the individual customer level and that retailers should focus on segmenting customers into groups.
Boden is looking at a “serious” retail test and is preparing to launch a new tablet app, the catalogue and online retailer’s founder has revealed.
Footwear giant Clarks has said it is looking into “tweaking” its offer of free returns on purchases across Europe.
Personalisation has a long way to go, but there is a fine line between helping the customer find what they want and becoming intrusive, retailers and technology experts said today.
The new individually packaged wipes clean unexpected splashes and stains from leather, canvas, vinyl and more.
Footwear tradeshow Micam Shanghai has reportedly been cancelled after just five editions.
Drapers takes a look at the new Eileen Fisher, Michael Kors and Oi Polloi stores in the capital, as well as that of Maison Ullens, the luxury womenswear brand founded in 2010 by a Belgian baroness.
Designer Sarah Beydoun’s handbag label gives female former prostitutes and prisoners in Lebanon the chance of a new future.
Although a relative unknown in the UK, Hong Kong fashion giant IT and its cluster of brands is one to watch.
With six months to go until the next Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping bonanzas, on November 27 and 30 respectively, leading ecommerce operators tell us what preparations retailers should be making to ensure they meet demand.
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