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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.

Dean Dunham

Protect yourself from bogus or weak complaints

22 January 2015

Dean Dunham is chief executive and ombudsman at The Retail Ombudsman.


Discounting for indies: our rules of engagement

21 January 2015

Tanya Marriott is owner of footwear retailer Solelution, which has two stores in Portishead and Clifton in Somerset.

Eric Musgrave

Cheerio, 2014. Now let’s see how bright 2015 can be

15 January 2015 | By

The sun was shining brightly in Florence this week as Pitti Immagine Uomo brought together the British, Irish and international menswear pack.

Casualwear special 2015

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.


Sports Direct denies offer plan for Debenhams

26 January 2015 | By

Sports Direct, the sportswear chain controlled by Mike Ashley, agreed a put option of 10.5% in Debenhams on Friday, replacing a 6.6% holding that was announced in January last year.

High Street

Brent council to cut business rates for companies paying living wage

26 January 2015 | By

A Labour council is due to become the first in the country to offer companies a discount on their business rate if they pay the London living wage today.

Crooked Tongues

Asos ditches footwear etailer Crooked Tongues

26 January 2015 | By has closed footwear website Crooked Tongues, which specialised in trainers, to avoid confusion with its own offer.


Perry Ellis opens German hub to drive European expansion

26 January 2015 | By

Clothing group Perry Ellis Europe, which owns brands including Farah and Original Penguin, is launching a German office in Düsseldorf next month to fuel its expansion in Europe.


Asos invests in online 3D shop specialist Trillenium

26 January 2015 | By

Asos Ventures, the venture capital arm of, has taken a minority shareholding in Trillenium, which creates 3D shops for online retailers.

Tunbridge Wells High Street

Footfall dips as shoppers wait for payday

26 January 2015 | By

Footfall fell by 0.4% across all retail locations last week as shoppers felt the strain of Christmas spending before payday, according to the latest figures from Springboard.

Austin Reed

Austin Reed to close in Cambridge

26 January 2015 | By

Austin Reed is to close its store on Sidney Street in Cambridge, in a move unrelated to the group’s company voluntary arrangement.

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.


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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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    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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