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James Knowles

Drapers' 30 under 30: Are your nominations in yet?

17 October 2014 | By

Have you sent in your nominations for Drapers’ 30 under 30 yet? If you haven’t, you only have one week to do it.

Eric Musgrave

It’s time to put business rates reform on the election agenda

16 October 2014 | By

One of the panel at last week’s judging for the Drapers Awards 2014 summed up the current situation very well: “It’s a testament to the strength of the sector that many of the choices were so difficult.”


Finance is available if you know where to look

15 October 2014

Bobby Lane is a partner at accountancy firm Shelley Stock Hutter.


For indies, a problem shared is a problem halved

15 October 2014

Lauren Ferguson is owner of Sisters Boutique in Falkirk, Scotland, which was crowned Drapers Young Fashion Independent of the Year.


Primark leases space from Sears for seven US stores

20 October 2014 | By

Sears Holdings Corporation will lease 520,000 sq ft of retail space to Primark over the next 12 to 18 months, allowing the Irish retailer to open seven stores.

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Inditex trials virtual mirrors and self-service tills

20 October 2014 | By

Spanish fast-fashion group Inditex, which runs eight brands including Zara, Massimo Dutti and Bershka, is trialling virtual mirrors and self-service tills at its Arteixo headquarters in northern Spain, according to Drapers’ sister title Retail Week.

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Investors look to buy Reebok

20 October 2014 | By

It is understood a group of investors from Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi are seeking to buy Reebok from parent company Adidas.

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Mulberry eyes Céline designer for creative director role

20 October 2014 | By

Mulberry has reportedly asked Johnny Coca, head of leather goods and accessories at Céline, to be its new creative director.

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Exhibitors rush to rebook for Pure London 2015

20 October 2014 | By

Over 375 brands have already confirmed for next year’s Pure London event, an increase of 54% on the same time last year.

Christine Cross

Fenwick adds retail experts to the board

20 October 2014 | By

Fenwick has appointed Christine Cross and Alastair Kerr as non-executive directors.

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Single-use carrier bag charge comes into effect in Scotland

20 October 2014 | By Ben Cooper

A new law obliging retailers in Scotland to charge customers for single-use carrier bags came into effect today (October 20).


Short Order Womenswear

16 October 2014 | By ,

There’s still time to bag a few pieces in the run-up to Christmas. We’ve rounded up the autumn 14 bestsellers from some key short- order labels - available to buy now.

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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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Drapers International Report roundtable

Selling in China roundtable

16 October 2014 | By

Drapers brought together a selection of brands and retailers who all had one thing in common: the desire to succeed in the complex yet highly profitable Chinese market.

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Rita Britton

Drapers Lifetime Achievement Award: Rita Britton

8 October 2014 | By

After almost 50 years in fashion, Rita Britton of Barnsley designer boutique Pollyanna is still passionate about creativity.


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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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