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Timeline: Fashion’s seven biggest trademark lawsuits

25 August 2015 | By Aimee Kwan

Following the news this week that Adidas has filed a lawsuit against Forever 21 over the use of its three stripes mark, we take a look at some of the fashion lawsuits that have hit the headlines in recent years.

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Memo from Musgrave: Two British names propped up by their property

28 August 2015 | By

Two longstanding names that are trying to justify their respective places in the modern retail world – BHS and Austin Reed – have been in the news over the past week for less ...


Drapers comment: Trends, is it time to move on?

28 August 2015 | By

As the spring 16 womenswear catwalk shows get under way this month, will we see another nod to retro references from the 1970s? Let’s hope not.

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Drapers comment: Is your email marketing letting you down?

27 August 2015 | By

Today’s consumer is rarely without their mobile phone in their pocket, so email marketing is potentially a great way to catch them on the move and lure them into your physical store or onto your digital shop. But is your email marketing up to the challenge?

John Clement

Talking Business: Preparing for the Consumer Rights Act 2015

27 August 2015

From 1 October 2015, a new law called the Consumer Rights Act 2015 will give individual customers (“consumers”) buying goods or services from businesses in the UK (including online sales) will have far more rights than ever before. John Clement, a partner at Turbervilles Solicitors, warns why the fashion industry should be waking up to the changes and getting prepared now.


Talking Business: Break clauses in leases from a tenant’s perspective

25 August 2015 | By Isaac Bordon, Dechert LLP

In an omnichannel retail world, bricks and mortar can hang around the necks of tenants like an albatross. Tenants will usually take this into account and agree break dates with their landlords, so that they have the opportunity to exit properties that are not performing.

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BHS unveils new logo as it continues refinancing talks

28 August 2015 | By

BHS has unveiled a new logo which spells out British Home Stores, as the department store continues its talks to secure additional debt facilities to fund its turnaround plan.

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A Suit That Fits exceeds crowdfunding target

28 August 2015 | By

Online tailoring business A Suit That Fits has surpassed its crowdfunding target of £500,000 which it plans to use to create a nationwide network of 300 freelance suit fitters.

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Michael Kors to open at Gunwharf Quays

28 August 2015 | By

Michael Kors is set to open its fourth UK outlet store at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth next month.

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New Era to open flagship on London’s Carnaby Street

28 August 2015 | By

US sportswear brand New Era will open a UK flagship on London’s Carnaby Street later this year.

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Video: Hunter launches ‘A Hunter Highland Fling’ campaign Video

28 August 2015 | By

Hunter has launched its autumn 15 campaign with a video entitled A Hunter Highland Fling.

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Timeline: The last decade for Jack Wills

28 August 2015

Founded in 1999, the Jack Wills brand has come a long way since Peter Williams and Robert Shaw opened their first shop in Salcombe, Devon with an investment of just £40,000. As Peter Williams was this week reinstated as CEO after he stepped down from the role two years ago, Drapers looks back at the past decade for the preppy British retailer.

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Jack Wills founder resumes role as chief executive

27 August 2015 | By

Jack Wills’ founder and majority shareholder Peter Williams will resume his role as chief executive two years after he stepped aside.

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Drapers comment: What is the future of trade shows?

21 August 2015 | By

After a season of quieter-than-normal trade shows, is now the time for a rethink of the traditional exhibition format?

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Fashion SVP expands by 50% for September edition

27 August 2015 | By

Sourcing and production trade show Fashion SVP has announced that its fifth edition, on September 29 and 30, will have 50% more exhibitors than the 2014 event.

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Footwear and Accessories Special: Spring 16

14 August 2015 | By

Exclusive Drapers photo shoot: Stand out from the crowd with our sizzling trend-let selection of top buys and must-haves for the new season.


Copenhagen trade shows: our Scandi selection

11 August 2015 | By

The pick of the brands from the spring 16 editions of Danish trade exhibitions CIFF, CIFF Raven and Revolver (August 5-7), plus top buyers views on the three shows.

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Thin footfall takes edge off positive Moda

12 August 2015 | By

Buyers were in a good mood, but there were not enough of them. That was the overall verdict on Moda, which closed yesterday (Tuesday) at the NEC in Birmingham after its three-day run.

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The Drapers Interview: Fat Face's Anthony Thompson on beating rivals both here and abroad

19 August 2015 | By

Fat Face chief Anthony Thompson explains why he’s confident the brand will succeed where others have failed in the US and why he resists mid-season discounting and Black Friday.

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The Drapers Interview: Tommy Hilfiger on the secrets of 30 years' of success

18 August 2015 | By

Tommy Hilfiger is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his eponymous brand this year. He reveals the highs, the lows, and his simple formula for success.

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Shopwatch roundup: Denham, Charlotte Olympia and more

29 July 2015 | By

A glimpse of the latest store openings from significant luxury and jeanswear names.

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My Fashion Life: 'King of cufflinks’ Robert Tateossian on his switch from banking to fashion

28 August 2015 | By

The founder of eponymous cufflinks and accessories brand Tateossian London on speaking seven languages and his ‘conservative contemporary’ style.

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Fashion's omnichannel heroes

24 August 2015 | By

Consultancy firm Kurt Salmon reveals the results of its omnichannel survey of more than 100 UK, German and French fashion retailers, highlighting those deemed to offer the best experience to their shoppers across multiple platforms.

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