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Idris Elba Superdry

Is Idris Elba Superdry's US saviour?

27 March 2015 | By

Idris Elba may be a while off saving the world as James Bond, but in the meantime the British actor and singer is being parachuted in to save Superdry’s stateside operations.

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Editor's Comment: 'Spring is in the air but retailers aren’t so chirpy'

27 March 2015 | By

I may regret saying this, especially as the bank holiday approaches, spring seems to have arrived - at least in the south of England.

Phil Mullis

Talking Business: 'We need an evolving business rates system'

23 March 2015

The Chancellor’s budget on March 18 contained plans to save high street shops from the threat of online competition with a business rates review said to be the widest ranging in a generation.

Janet French, womenswear buyer at Golding in Newmarket and a member of Fashion Association of Britain

Talking Shop: 'Give shoppers what they want and they will come'

23 March 2015

The new womenswear floor at our store, Golding in Newmarket, opened in spring 2013 and the first year since was phenomenal.

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Competition authority to investigate fashion sector

27 March 2015 | By

The Competition and Markets Authority has opened an investigation into possible anti-competitive behaviour and price fixing in the UK fashion and footwear industry.

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Blue Inc finance director to exit

27 March 2015 | By

Blue Inc finance director Mike Rainer is leaving the young fashion retailer after four years.

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F&F to open stores in Russia

27 March 2015 | By

Tesco’s F&F will open its first stores in Russia in June, according to its franchise partner Debruss.

Marios Schwab x Fiorelli autumn 15

Image gallery: first look at Marios Schwab x Fiorelli

27 March 2015 | By

Drapers has a sneak preview of London Fashion Week designer Marios Schwab’s autumn 15 range of bags for Fiorelli.

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Drapers Independents Awards deadline extended

27 March 2015 | By

The deadline for entries to this year’s Drapers Independents Awards has been extended to April 10.

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Sports Direct opens Glasgow megastore with USC

27 March 2015 | By

Sports Direct has opened a 49,400 sq ft store in Glasgow that features a USC shop-in-shop.

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Bestseller to give a day’s sales to charity

27 March 2015 | By

Danish brand house Bestseller will donate all of its global sales to charity on April 10.

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Image gallery: Alexander McQueen's devil of a show

16 March 2015 | By Steve Draper

A new book of previously unseen photographs tells the story of Alexander McQueen’s seminal autumn 96 show at Christ Church in London’s East End.

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Paris Fashion Week: Womenswear Autumn 15

18 March 2015 | By

The women’s autumn 15 catwalks drew to a close last week in Paris, where a host of crowd-pleasing trends were confirmed.

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Paris Fashion Week: Looking to the future at Louis Vuitton

12 March 2015 | By

Nicolas Ghesquière presents a very modern collection for the storied house of Louis Vuitton, plus a round-up of the week’s trends.

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Milan Womenswear - Autumn 15 Video

12 March 2015 | By ,

With fresh starts, farewells and verified trends, we round up the Milanese catwalks’ major talking points.

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Milan Fashion Week: Giorgio Armani’s ode to the trouser

3 March 2015 | By

The final day of Milan Fashion Week saw Giorgio Armani celebrate his 40th year in business in classic fashion.

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Designers stay retro at London Fashion Week

25 February 2015 | By

Top buyers highlight the stand out womenswear catwalk trends from the autumn 15 edition of LFW.

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London Fashion Week: Highlights from the final day

25 February 2015 | By

London Fashion Week drew to a close with shows from designers including Michael van der Ham, Christopher Raeburn and Emilio de la Morena.

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Where are retailers investing?

12 March 2015

Fashion retailers tell us the technologies and innovations they are backing this year and the results they hope to see.

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    Drapers Technology Investment Report 2015
     

    Investment in technology and digital solutions is essential in today's multichannel retail world. But it can be expensive, difficult and time consuming. So when is the right time to invest? And does it make the business more attractive in the event of an eventual company sale?


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    Drapers Luxury Report 2014
     

    With so much movement in the Luxury sector, we bring you our third annual Luxury Report, in association with retail technology provider K3 Retail.
     

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    China Report
     

    International retailing is big business for the UK's high street, and over the coming years we're likely to see significant changes as our home-grown businesses shift their focus to overseas markets. It is with this in mind that Drapers, in association with OOCL Logistics (Europe), brings you the second international report of 2014, this time focused on China.
     

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    The Multichannel Report

    Within this report, we’ve polled a nationally representative pool of 2000 UK consumers to find out how they shop across channels with fashion brands and retailers, how they would like to shop and what they don’t like.


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    Innovation in Fashion Report

    This report looks at how businesses across the fashion industry are coming up with new ideas at every stage of the supply chain to add value in terms of efficiency and product.

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