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Video: Shop Direct's Paul Hornby on making websites stand out from the crowd Video

27 November 2014 | By

Paul Hornby, head of ecommece at Shop Direct, talks to Drapers about how to make retail websites stand out from the crowd, the use of social media and the anticipated shopping frenzy during Black Friday.

Eric Musgrave

Black Friday’s discount deals are as welcome as Japanese knotweed

27 November 2014 | By

Having had many a happy visit to the US, roaming about from sea to shining sea, I am very fond of that fine republic.

Rosanna Falconer

Twitter Interview: Rosanna Falconer, communications director, Matthew Williamson Video

27 November 2014 | By ,

Drapers interviews Matthew Williamson communications director Rosanna Falconer via Twitter about the launch of its Pinterest page, the importance of tailoring social media to a brand and the label’s plans for Black Friday.

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Fashion Forum: Amazon to double Black Friday sales to two million products

27 November 2014 | By

Amazon.co.uk will double the amount of fashion products it will sell this week in the run up to Black Friday to two million products.

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Profits could suffer in Black Friday discount frenzy

27 November 2014 | By

As Black Friday and Cyber Monday cement their position in the shopping calendar, retailers have been warned that the domino effect of discounting could have harmful consequences for margins.

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Net-a-Porter’s website crashes after launching Sale

27 November 2014 | By

Etailer Net-a-Porter’s website crashed just one hour after launching its Black Friday Sale yesterday (November 26).

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Macy's to ship Black Friday purchases to UK

26 November 2014 | By

US department store chain Macy’s is offering UK customers the chance to take advantage of its Black Friday deals with an international shipping fee of £7.

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John Lewis fashion sales rise 3% as it gears up for Black Friday

25 November 2014 | By

Fashion sales at John Lewis were up 3% year on year in the week ending November 22, despite the wet and relatively warm weather.

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Intu launches debut Christmas campaign to boost footfall

25 November 2014 | By

Shopping centre owner Intu has launched its first national Christmas marketing campaign, while Springboard data shows footfall to malls across most of the UK dropped again last week as people saved money ahead of pay day and Black Friday (November 28).

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Footfall dips as shoppers hold out for Black Friday

24 November 2014 | By

Footfall to high streets and shopping centres fell last week compared with the same period last year, as shoppers waited for bargains associated with the upcoming Black Friday and pay-day weekend.

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Video: ‘Black Friday will kick start Christmas trading’ Video

19 November 2014 | By

Selfridges operations director Sue West talks to Drapers about the department store’s expectations of Christmas trading, Black Friday and the growth of click-and-collect.

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Styloko launches in the US ahead of Black Friday

18 November 2014 | By

Online shopping site Styloko is launching in the US this week ahead of the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday, on November 28.

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Twitter Interview: Rosanna Falconer, communications director, Matthew Williamson Video

27 November 2014 | By ,

Drapers interviews Matthew Williamson communications director Rosanna Falconer via Twitter about the launch of its Pinterest page, the importance of tailoring social media to a brand and the label’s plans for Black Friday.

Loraine Woodhouse

Loraine Woodhouse joins John Lewis board

27 November 2014 | By

Loraine Woodhouse will join the board of John Lewis on December 1 as acting group finance director, taking over from Helen Weir.

Jaeger

Like-for-like sales up 10% at Jaeger as turnaround takes hold

27 November 2014 | By

Jaeger has reported a 10% rise in like-for-like sales for the year to March 1 2014 as the retailer’s five year turnaround plan begins to take hold.

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Mulberry appoints Céline designer as new creative director

27 November 2014 | By

Mulberry has appointed Johnny Coca, head designer for leather goods and accessories at Céline its new creative director, succeeding Emma Hill.

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Video: Christophe Bezu on Esprit’s omnichannel approach Video

27 November 2014 | By

Christophe Bezu talks to Drapers about moving Esprit towards an omnichannel approach and what this means for the retailer.

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Video: River Island's Ben Lewis explains the keys to global expansion Video

27 November 2014 | By

River Island chief executive Ben Lewis talks to Drapers about the top countries for international expansion in the next five years and the priorities for retailers to bear in mind when entering new territories.

Sergio Bucher

Fashion Forum: Amazon to double Black Friday sales to two million products

27 November 2014 | By

Amazon.co.uk will double the amount of fashion products it will sell this week in the run up to Black Friday to two million products.

Timothy Everest

Fashion Forum: Timothy Everest to launch tailored casual range

27 November 2014 | By

Bespoke tailor and designer Timothy Everest is to launch a men’s ready-to-wear collection called Timothy Everest Tailored Casual at Pitti Uomo in January.

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Short Order Women’s Partywear

27 November 2014 | By

It’s not too late to stock up on partywear for the festive season - these short-order offerings are all available now.

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Good move: lifestyle indie The Goodhood Store relocated to tap  into higher footfall

A beginner’s guide: Shopfit for purpose

26 November 2014 | By

Finding the right property and designing an inspiring store can be daunting, but thorough research will pay dividends.

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Careers: Technical Skills

27 November 2014 | By Nicola Smith

A technical skills gap looms large over UK industry, but work is being done to fix it.

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Karen Millen: Behind the scenes

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Karen Millen: Behind the scenes

20 November 2014 | By

Karen Millen let us into its Knightsbridge pop-up atelier to follow a trench coat from sketch to store.

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Hit or Miss: Footwear Autumn 14

13 November 2014 | By

In the final part of our seasonal high street survey, we put men’s and women’s footwear in the spotlight.

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Hit or Miss: Menswear Autumn 14

6 November 2014 | By

In our second seasonal review of the autumn 14 high street offer, we sort the men from the boys.

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Hit or Miss: Womenswear Autumn 14

31 October 2014 | By

Our new and improved survey of retailers’ stores and collections kicks off this season with lots of plus points.

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Drapers Roundtable: Innovation in Fashion

6 November 2014 | By

Ground-breaking fabrics, supply chain partnerships and product lifecycle management software were seen as key to future innovation at Drapers’ latest round table.

Eric Musgrave

Black Friday’s discount deals are as welcome as Japanese knotweed

27 November 2014 | By

Having had many a happy visit to the US, roaming about from sea to shining sea, I am very fond of that fine republic.

Darren Jackson

Selfridges’ in-store cinema? That’s retailtainment

27 November 2014

Darren Jackson is director of retail solutions at customer communications firm APS Group.

Lyn Knights Dennys

Keep things fresh to stand out from the crowd

27 November 2014

Lyn Knights is managing director of Denny of Southwold in Suffolk and a member of the Fashion Association of Britain (FAB).

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Fighting for the over 50 spend

26 November 2014 | By

JD Williams is attempting to position itself as the go-to retailer for over 50s female fashion with the launch of a report designed to provide insights into this valuable (to the tune of £6.7bn spend in 2013) yet often-overlooked customer base.

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