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Eric Musgrave

The best way to assure a prosperous future is to invest in the present

30 October 2014 | By

Speculate to accumulate is not a phrase much heard these days.

Jonathan De Mello

Why single channel retail is no longer an option

29 October 2014

Jonathan De Mello is head of retail consultancy at property adviser Harper Dennis Hobbs.

David Conaghan

Fighting back against the supermarket sweep

29 October 2014

Dave Conaghan owns young fashion indie Chocolate Clothing in Derry, Northern Ireland.

Eric Musgrave

The more multichannel grows, the more returns will surely follow

22 October 2014 | By

Years ago, I was a van driver’s mate in London. The van driver worked almost exclusively for the antiques trade so our working day was spent picking up objets d’art from auction houses and taking them to antique shops, or vice versa.

Christmas queues

Christmas sales to soar by £2.3bn

30 October 2014 | By

Shoppers will spend an extra £2.3bn this Christmas bringing the total to £90.7bn, according to Verdict Research.

Aquascutum Jermyn Street

Aquascutum to move back into made-to-measure

30 October 2014 | By

Aquascutum is developing a made-to-measure men’s tailoring service that will launch in February.

Eileen Fisher

Eileen Fisher to launch into Harvey Nichols

30 October 2014 | By

US womenswear brand Eileen Fisher will launch into Harvey Nichols Edinburgh and online at from November 1.

Luisa Cerano

Luisa Cerano doubles UK turnover after hiring country manager

30 October 2014 | By

Premium womenswear brand Luisa Cerano has doubled its UK turnover over the past year and has said there is “definitely still room for growth”.

Boohoo\'s pop-up in New York, October 30, 2014

Image Gallery: Boohoo's New York pop-up

30 October 2014 | By

Manchester-based etailer opened its first bricks-and-mortar pop-up shop in New York today.


River Island launches Kindle app

30 October 2014 | By

River Island has become one of the first retailers to develop a Kindle version of its transactional shopping app.

The kids\' range at the new Hunter store on Regent Street

Hunter opens first store on Regent Street

30 October 2014 | By

Hunter has opened its first company-owned store at 83-85 Regent Street as a showcase for its newly-extended range that now includes outerwear and knitwear.

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Short Order Menswear

22 October 2014 | By ,

In Short Supply: Give your autumn 14 menswear ranges a timely boost with our pick of the bestselling short-order pieces - all available now.

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Drapers Roundtable: Managing returns

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Drapers Roundtable: Managing returns

30 October 2014 | By

With a seamless returns process increasingly crucial, Drapers invited operations and ecommerce specialists to share their strategies.

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A beginner’s guide: Independent retail

Business case: Louis Copeland had a lot to consider before opening a shop in Dundrum centre, Dublin

A beginner’s guide: Independent retail

22 October 2014 | By

Great concept? Check! Next in our 12-part guide to setting up shop is the crucial phase of ensuring your business is built on strong financial foundations.

St. Basil\'s Cathedral on Red Square, Moscow

Russian Roulette: Should retailers still gamble on expanding in Russia?

16 October 2014 | By

With growing political and economic uncertainty in Russia, should retailers still gamble on expanding there?


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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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