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Eric Musgrave

Memo from Musgrave: Sell your store online, if not your wares

21 May 2015 | By

Scarcely do I have a conversation with anyone in the business these days without talk turning to ecommerce.


Drapers Comment: As ever, there's more to do at M&S

20 May 2015 | By

Marks & Spencer’s full year results did not evolve into the comeback tale many were expecting.

Greig Holbrook, chief executive of digital marketing firm Oban Digital

Understanding China for an online launch

19 May 2015 | By Greig Holbrook, chief executive of digital marketing firm Oban Digital

In an interview with Drapers last month, House of Fraser’s chief executive Nigel Oddy revealed details of the department store’s imminent launch into China.

Lauren Ferguson, owner of two clothing shops, \'Sisters\' and \'Fergie\' in Falkirk, Scotland

Talking Shop: We need MPs to be full of ideas for empty town centres

18 May 2015

Lauren Ferguson owns womenswear stores Sisters Boutique and Fergie in Falkirk. Sisters is Drapers’ current Young Fashion Independent of the Year.

Eric Musgrave

Memo from Musgrave: Election’s afterglow may not linger for long

13 May 2015 | By

The remarkable turn of events last Friday morning made the most compelling telly viewing since the return of Mad Men and the arrival of Peter Kay’s new comedy series Car Share.


Suppliers approve Shoon CVA

22 May 2015 | By

Brands and landlords have approved footwear retailer Shoon’s company voluntary arrangement, saving the business from falling into administration.

John Lewis

Menswear drives John Lewis fashion sales up 1.8%

22 May 2015 | By

Menswear and sportswear had another strong week at John Lewis, with sales up 11.7% in the period to May 16.

UKFT 2015

UKFT award winners revealed

22 May 2015 | By

Men’s tie and tailoring brand Drake’s, premium womenswear brand Teatum Jones and luxury London boutique Browns were among the winners at the UK Fashion & Textiles Awards 2015 last night (May 21).

Scotch & Soda The Story of Things

Video: Scotch & Soda presents 'The Story of Things' Video

22 May 2015 | By

In the first of a series of four films, Scotch & Soda tells the story of the brand’s DNA.


Mothercare UK sales rise as margins stabilise

21 May 2015 | By

Mothercare has increased its UK like-for-like sales by 2%, as total domestic sales rise by 0.9% to £458.1m resulting in a loss of £18m for the full year to March 28.

Merci Paris

French multi-brand store Merci eyes London's King's Cross

21 May 2015 | By

French multi-brand store Merci is on the brink of signing a deal to open its debut UK shop in the central development of London’s King’s Cross, Drapers understands.

March Street Mills in Peebles

Moorbrook Textiles seeks buyer for Robert Noble and Replin Fabrics

21 May 2015 | By

Scottish textile group Moorbrook Textiles is seeking a buyer for two of its loss-making textile brands Robert Noble and Replin Fabrics and has warned of the possible closure of its March Street Mills site in Peebles.

Elly Beckford, Ravensbourne

Graduate Fashion Week 2015: Preview

19 May 2015 | By

Here is a taster of the young talent set to light up Graduate Fashion Week.

University of Westminster BA (Hons) Fashion Design 2015

University of Westminster graduates are a class act

21 May 2015 | By

Highlights from the 2015 graduate catwalk show from the University of Westminster, BA (Hons) Fashion Design

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High Street Preview: autumn 15

Coast autumn 15

High street preview: Coast autumn 15

22 May 2015 | By

Coast presented a dark and dramatic collection for autumn 15, which blurred the lines between trends from the 1960s, 1970s and beyond.

The party leaders.

General election 2015: indies review the manifestos

27 April 2015 | By

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: Don’t rush into international expansion

1 May 2015 | By

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.


Drapers Digital Forum: 'Personalisation is over-rated', says Boohoo marketing boss

30 April 2015 | By

Speaking at the Drapers Digital Forum today, 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.


Drapers Digital Forum: Boden to test retail concept and launch tablet app

30 April 2015 | By

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.


Drapers Digital Forum: Clarks to ‘re-examine’ free returns

30 April 2015 | By

Footwear giant Clarks has said it is looking into “tweaking” its offer of free returns on purchases across Europe.


Drapers Digital Forum: Personalisation is at the ‘tip of the iceberg’

30 April 2015 | By

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.

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Hit or Miss Footwear Spring 15

ALDO spring 15

Hit or Miss: Footwear Spring 15

30 April 2015 | By

The third and final instalment of our spring 15 survey puts shoe stores through their paces.


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    Drapers Retail Market Report 2014

    With the economy showing tentative signs of recovery, but uncertainty remaining in what will be an election year, fashion retailers and brands alike must adapt to trends and changing shopping habits to compete.

    We bring you our annual Retail Market Report, in association with K3, to assess some of the prevailing trends and opportunities. 

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      The Supply Chain
    Report 2015

    Speak to some of the supply chain directors at the high streets leading fashion retailers and the same message will come back time and time again: logistics and supply chain has gone from being a necessary evil to an essential function.

    It is with this in mind that we bring you our annual Supply Chain Report, in association with DHL and Alvanon.

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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?

    These are some of the questions we ask in our first-ever Technology Investment Report, in association with HSO.

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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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