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Months of uncertainty end as Scotland votes no

19 September 2014 | By

Many Scottish businesses will have breathed a collective sigh of relief at this morning’s referendum results, as did I when I clambered out of bed and switched on the news - if only because it ends months of uncertainty.

Eric Musgrave

Scottish independents win the Yes vote at home and abroad

19 September 2014 | By

There is a bitter-sweet irony that the Drapers Independent Retailer of the Year 2014 is Scottish - very Scottish - and picked up the sought-after accolade on Wednesday, the day before the independence vote north of the border.

Derek McCormack

Evolving and adapting is the key to longevity

18 September 2014

Derek McCormack is menswear buyer for independent department store Majors, which has three branches in Shropshire and Wales, and a member of the International Menswear Company (IMC).

Kevin Monahan

Independents need to play to their strengths

18 September 2014

Kevin Monahan is a menswear agent in Ireland and has represented Fred Perry since 1998.

Eric Musgrave

Apple Watch will offer payment at the flick of a wrist

10 September 2014 | By

How many watches are bought as coming-of-age presents these days?

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How we’re keeping surf fans on board after the tourists have left

10 September 2014

Gemma Lessinger is a buyer for Ann’s Cottage surf stores in Cornwall, which has nine outlets in the county.

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M&S's Chinese clothing sales soar online at Alibaba

22 September 2014 | By

Marks and Spencer has seen its clothing sales in China surge on Alibaba owned ecommerce site Tmall.


Edinburgh Woollen Mill group snaps up Internaçionale IP

22 September 2014 | By

Edinburgh Woollen Mill group is believed to have acquired the intellectual property of value fashion chain Internaçionale for a six-figure sum.

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Chinese firm buys minority stake in TM Lewin

22 September 2014 | By

A Chinese textiles company Shandong Ruyi has bought a minority stake in TM Lewin, halting the retailer’s plan to sell for £100m.

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Turnover up 5.2% as Jack Wills plans Far East stores

22 September 2014 | By

Jack Wills has reported a 5.2% increase in turnover to £129.3m as the retailer plots to open three new stores in the Far East by the end of the year.

Matalan launches Damsel in a Dress diffusion line D by Damsel

22 September 2014 | By

Matalan has launched an exclusive diffusion line D by Damsel by womenswear label Damsel in a Dress.


B&B boss launches 14oz online store

22 September 2014 | By Tara Hounslea

Bread & Butter show organiser Karl-Heinz Müller has launched an online shop for his 14oz Berlin concept store.

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Rigby & Peller to triple store base in UK and Ireland

19 September 2014 | By

Lingerie business Rigby & Peller is looking to more than triple the size of its UK and Ireland store portfolio within the next five years as it targets a broader client base.

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Milan Fashion Week: Spring 15

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Milan Fashion Week: Italy's big names including Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Giorgio Armani

22 September 2014 | By

Catch up on the key shows from the closing weekend of the spring 15 edition of Milan Fashion Week.


Milan Fashion Week: Gucci, Fendi, Prada and other highlights

19 September 2014 | By ,

A round up of the key shows from day one and two at Milan Fashion Week.

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London Fashion Week: Spring 15

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London Fashion Week: Bugs at Burberry and other key highlights

16 September 2014 | By ,

Wearability at Burberry Prorsum, plus other highlights from day four including Peter Pilotto, Giles and more.


LFW Image gallery day four: Best of the rest

16 September 2014

Highlights from day four of London fashion week.


LFW Image gallery day three: the best of the rest

15 September 2014

Highlights from the third day of London Fashion Week.


LFW Image gallery day three: Jonathan Saunders

15 September 2014

Jonathan Saunders took us on a trip to the British Museum for his collection.

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New York Fashion Week: Spring 15


Video: New York fashion week trend round up Video

12 September 2014 | By ,

Drapers highlights the emerging spring 15 trends to watch from the New York shows.


New York fashion week: Marc Jacobs marches over the finish line

12 September 2014 | By

Plus other highlights from day eight, including Calvin Klein, Proenza Schouler and Ralph Lauren.


Swimwear Spring 15: Dive in

19 September 2014 | By

These men’s and women’s brands will help your summer sales go swimmingly.

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Shopwatch: The Goodhood Store

19 September 2014 | By

After seven years on a quiet back street, The Goodhood Store has moved centre stage with its new Shoreditch store.

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My fashion life - Melanie Smallwood

19 September 2014 | By

Ebay’s head of curation and merchandising on how the site is showcasing UK design.

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