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Chris Bishop

Online is an opportunity for retail, not a threat

29 January 2015

Chris Bishop is founder and chief executive of digital media agency 7thingsmedia.

Sharon and Emma Savage 1

Independent thinking can set a business apart

29 January 2015

Sharon Savage owns designer resale store Grace & Ted in Bath with her daughter, Emma (pictured, left), and is a member of the Fashion Association of Britain (FAB).

Eric Musgrave

Whichever way you look at it, the end is nigh for BHS

29 January 2015 | By

This week I did something I hadn’t done for a very long time.

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With Bread & Butter off the menu, Berlin loses some of its flavour

22 January 2015 | By

This week was a good time for taxi drivers in Berlin.

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Casual Fashion Special: Autumn 15

22 January 2015 | By

Whether it’s skater style or smartened up streetwear, this season’s casual collections work together in numerous combinations.

Nicole Farhi

Nicole Farhi boss to exit as brand prepares upmarket relaunch

29 January 2015 | By ,

Nicole Farhi chief executive Martin Mason is to leave after less than a year in the job, Drapers understands.

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Alibaba accuses Chinese government of ‘misconduct’

29 January 2015 | By

Ecommerce giant Alibaba has complained of ‘misconduct’ and claimed the Chinese government is biased after it accused the website of permitting sales of fake goods.

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Adidas chief vows to stay on as sales improve

29 January 2015 | By

Chief executive of Adidas Herbert Hainer has vowed to remain at the helm of the sportswear company despite criticism that it is losing ground to US rival Nike.

TESCO CROP

Tesco names 43 UK shops to close

28 January 2015 | By

Troubled supermarket giant Tesco has confirmed the locations of 43 of its stores across the UK which will close this spring, which include seven superstores stocking the F&F fashion brand.

Kurt Geiger

Kurt Geiger to enter kids' market

28 January 2015 | By

Kurt Geiger has announced plans to compete in the kids’ footwear market for the first time with a multi- and own-brand offering.

Ed Connelly and Laura Emsell from John Lewis

John Lewis fashion boss sets out growth ambitions

28 January 2015 | By

John Lewis fashion buying director Ed Connolly has told Drapers fashion will play an increasing part of the department store business in future, with a more contemporary offer at the top of the agenda.

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Sainsbury's broadens online Tu trial

28 January 2015 | By

Sainsbury’s has extended the online trial of its Tu clothing range to a select group of customers in London and the Southeast.

Hackett merino wool coat, £250; Casual Friday cotton jumper, £20.30; Original Penguin cotton trousers, £27

Menswear Special: Autumn 15

16 January 2015 | By

Refining and combining functional workwear with smart nautical elements, autumn 15 menswear looks as good as it performs.

Seek

Berlin deemed 'a success' by brands and buyers

22 January 2015 | By ,

As the Berlin trade shows came to a close on Wednesday January 21, brands and buyers praised Seek, Premium and Panorama, deeming the exhibitions a “success” despite lower footfall on the third day.

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Ecommerce's most wanted

9 January 2015

We may be used to hearing about the technical and production skills gap, but in the booming ecommerce sector is recruiters’ demand for talent far outstripping supply?

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