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At Debenhams’ press briefing on Wednesday morning, chief executive Michael Sharp said “product remains at the heart of what we do”.
Ian Humphris, joint managing director of marketing consultancy Life Agency.
Tracy-Anne Fraser, is the owner of Somerset-based womenswear stores Grace at No 5 and The Frock Shop, and a member of the Fashion Association of Britain (FAB).
Shoppers returned to the high street in droves last month, with footfall up 1.8% on March 2013, reversing the decline seen in February, according to Springboard/BRC data.
Luxury outerwear brand Belstaff is looking to regain UK stockists under a new sales boss, as it relocates its global headquarters to London from New York later this year.
The founder of kids’ footwear mini-chain One Small Step One Giant Leap Nick Schwefel has left the business as the parent company puts expansion plans on hold.
Bradford-based fitness and shapewear brand Fit Britches is crowd funding in the US in order to raise the $75,000 (£44,800) needed to bring its manufacturing back to the UK.
Designer outlet group Value Retail has promoted Simon Williamson to group retail director at the company.
Scandinavian start-up Fitbay.com is creating a social network that aims to reduce online returns for retailers by “finding clothes that fit.”
This week saw the relaunch of www.harveynichols.com. Drapers Keely Stocker gives her verdict.
The foot soldiers of fashion retail were put into the spotlight on Tuesday evening at the awards dinner for the We Love Retail competition, run by property company Hammerson.
Textiles take centre stage this season at short-order womenswear label Nancy Dee, with British-made sustainable fabrics such as bamboo cloth or a modal and silk-blend jersey being used to cement its credentials as a fashionable ethical brand.
Some rising stars pause for a picture and tell us where they see themselves in 10 years’ time.
Victoria Suffield, owner of lifestyle retailer The Hambledon in Winchester, Hampshire.
Stephen Sidkin chairs the Fashion Law Group at law firm Fox Williams.
In five months we will know the future shape of the United Kingdom. The referendum on independence for Scotland is scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 18.
Originally ‘The King of Cufflinks’, Simon Carter moved into men’s tailoring and ultimately reigned supreme at last year’s Drapers Awards.
The smart flagship store recently unveiled by Nicholas Deakins in Leeds signals a new maturity for the men’s clothing and footwear brand.