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Drapers comment: Screen break for Asos chief who transformed etail

3 September 2015 | By

The first of September has hit and fashion retail news is back in full force. The big news that affects most retailers this week is about the living wage. However, the news that has got the industry talking is the departure of chief executive Nick Robertson.

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Drapers Comment: Supermarkets get serious

2 September 2015 | By

Supermarket retailers are taking fashion seriously, that’s nothing new, but is a move towards better quality fabric and improved fit a warning to high street players that the grocers are coming for their business?

30 under 30, 2015

Drapers comment: It’s that time again – Drapers 30 under 30

2 September 2015 | By

Are you aged 30 or under, work within the fashion industry and are amazing at what you do? Do you know, work with, or employ someone that is? Well it’s time to step into the spotlight; the search for Drapers’ 30 under 30 of 2016 is officially on.

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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.


Luxury sector will be worth £51bn by 2019

3 September 2015 | By

The UK luxury sector, including designer apparel and footwear, is expected to be worth more than £51bn by 2019, the latest figures have revealed.

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Vestiaire Collective raises £24m in latest funding round

3 September 2015 | By

Luxury marketplace website Vestiaire Collective has secured €33m (£24.2m) funding led by French investment firm Eurazeo to accelerate its European and US expansion.  


Mulberry finance boss steps down

3 September 2015 | By

Mulberry’s group finance director Roger Mather is leaving after eight years in the role.

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Video: Ecco eyes nationwide store rollout Video

3 September 2015 | By

Drapers talks to David Butler, Ecco UK managing director, about the Danish footwear retailer’s revamped London flagship (opened September 3), and plans for a nationwide store rollout.

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First Look: Ecco unveils revamped flagship

3 September 2015 | By

Ecco has doubled the size of its UK flagship on London’s Oxford Street, which is part of a larger revamp and expansion into a vacant unit next door, taking the store to 2,100 sq ft.

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Sports Direct buys share of Four Marketing

2 September 2015 | By ,

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has bought a 25% share in brand agency Four Marketing.

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Natalie Massenet quits Net-a-Porter ahead of merger

2 September 2015 | By

Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet has resigned as executive chairman.

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Busy start to 80th edition of Micam

2 September 2015 | By

Milanese footwear trade show Micam got off to a positive start on its first day (September 1) with a strong turnout of international buyers at the 80th edition of the exhibition.

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Fashion Enter lands new manufacturing deals

2 September 2015 | By

Fashion Enter has landed new deals to manufacture a range of made in Britain clothes for Tesco, Harrods and Phase 8. 

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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: Adrian Mountford on Pep&Co's '50 stores in 50 days'

4 September 2015 | By

Value fashion chain chief explains how he is following supermarkets’ lead and how 50 stores could become 900

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The Drapers Interview: Harrys of London's Kevin Martel on fusing luxury with practicality

1 September 2015 | By

Luxury footwear brand Harrys of London uses the latest tech to create high-end dress shoes for the trainer-mad generation

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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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    Video: 'Invest in systems or face being left behind,' experts warn

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    Fashion retailers and brands must invest in their systems to be prepared for the future demands of multichannel retail or face being left behind, a panel of experts have warned.

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    With tough competition on the high streer for consumer spend, digital marketing must be personalised to win share of wallet, a panel of ecommerce experts told Drapers.

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    Drapers’ Product Lifecycle Report, in association with Lectra.

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    Drapers’ In-Store Report, in association with gpstudio.

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    Drapers’ and Retail Week’s Personalisation Report, in association with Monetate.

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    14 March 2015 | By

    Drapers’ Technology Investment Report, in association with HSO.

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    Drapers’ Luxury Report 2014, in association with K3 Retail.

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