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Eric Musgrave

Memo from Musgrave: Credit where credit’s due for textile champions

28 May 2015 | By

It was black tie time again on May 21 when I attended the UK Fashion & Textile Awards at Tobacco Dock in east London, courtesy of my fellow son of Leeds, Simon Berwin.

Gillian Mead is the founder and creative director of ethical fashion brand Araminta

Talking Business: Starting your own brand? Follow this checklist first

27 May 2015

Gillian Mead is the founder and creative director of ethical fashion brand Araminta

Diane Bardon, owner of womenswear indie De Joli in Chiswick west London

Talking Shop: Give indies the right to buy

25 May 2015

Diane Bardon is owner of womenswear independent De Joli in Chiswick, west London.

Eric Musgrave

Memo from Musgrave: Sell your store online, if not your wares

21 May 2015 | By

Scarcely do I have a conversation with anyone in the business these days without talk turning to ecommerce.


Drapers Comment: As ever, there's more to do at M&S

20 May 2015 | By

Marks & Spencer’s full year results did not evolve into the comeback tale many were expecting.

Tesco is hoping to raise £4.5m for the Poppy Appeal

Tesco drops off list of world's most valuable brands

28 May 2015 | By

Tesco has fallen off the world’s 100 most valuable brands list compiled by research agency Millward Brown.

Queen\'s Speech

Queen's Speech rules out VAT, income tax and national insurance hikes

27 May 2015 | By

VAT, income tax and national insurance will not rise before 2020, David Cameron has confirmed in the first all-Conservative Queen’s Speech since 1996.

Fashion Independents\' Day

Fashion Independents' Day launches in London alongside app

27 May 2015 | By

The founders of an Irish contemporary womenswear brand and retailer will launch Fashion Independents’ Day in London on Thursday May 28 alongside a new app to connect shoppers with indies and a special event to boost footfall in stores.

Jess Jeal

Jack Wills bolsters team with senior hires

27 May 2015 | By

Jack Wills has revealed a raft of new senior appointments to enhance its capabilities and help continue its UK and overseas growth, replacing some of the departures reported by Drapers last week.

Fat Face  in Southampton shopping centre WestQuay.

Mixed trading for retailers over bank holiday

27 May 2015 | By ,

Clothing and footwear retailers have reported a mixed bag of trading over the bank holiday weekend, with the high street faring better than retail parks and shopping centres.

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Queen's Speech 2015: Industry body reaction

27 May 2015 | By

Industry bodies including the British Retail Consortium and Confederation of British Industry have said the 2015 Queen’s Speech is likely to find support among retailers and used the opportunity to renew calls for a review of business rates.


Farfetch eyes kidswear indies

27 May 2015 | By

Indie etail marketplace Farfetch is plotting a move into the kidswear sector, which will give more boutiques access to its 9 million monthly visitors.

Elly Beckford, Ravensbourne

Graduate Fashion Week 2015: Preview

19 May 2015 | By

Here is a taster of the young talent set to light up Graduate Fashion Week.

University of Westminster BA (Hons) Fashion Design 2015

University of Westminster graduates are a class act

21 May 2015 | By

Highlights from the 2015 graduate catwalk show from the University of Westminster, BA (Hons) Fashion Design

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High Street Preview: autumn 15

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High street preview: autumn 15

20 May 2015 | By

Get an exclusive first look at the new collections from the high street’s biggest names.

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General election 2015: indies review the manifestos

27 April 2015 | By

With the general election on May 7 getting closer, which parties pledges are of most interest to retail? We ask a selection of independent retailers what they make of the manifestos.


Drapers Digital Forum: Don’t rush into international expansion

1 May 2015 | By

The most important thing to remember when weighing up whether to launch into new markets is to take it slowly and do your research, ecommerce experts have said.


Drapers Digital Forum: 'Personalisation is over-rated', says Boohoo marketing boss

30 April 2015 | By

Speaking at the Drapers Digital Forum today, marketing director Richard Clark said he thinks “personalisation is a bit overrated” at the individual customer level and that retailers should focus on segmenting customers into groups.


Drapers Digital Forum: Boden to test retail concept and launch tablet app

30 April 2015 | By

Boden is looking at a “serious” retail test and is preparing to launch a new tablet app, the catalogue and online retailer’s founder has revealed.


Drapers Digital Forum: Clarks to ‘re-examine’ free returns

30 April 2015 | By

Footwear giant Clarks has said it is looking into “tweaking” its offer of free returns on purchases across Europe.


Drapers Digital Forum: Personalisation is at the ‘tip of the iceberg’

30 April 2015 | By

Personalisation has a long way to go, but there is a fine line between helping the customer find what they want and becoming intrusive, retailers and technology experts said today.

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Hit or Miss Footwear Spring 15

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Hit or Miss: Footwear Spring 15

30 April 2015 | By

The third and final instalment of our spring 15 survey puts shoe stores through their paces.


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    Drapers Retail Market Report 2014

    With the economy showing tentative signs of recovery, but uncertainty remaining in what will be an election year, fashion retailers and brands alike must adapt to trends and changing shopping habits to compete.

    We bring you our annual Retail Market Report, in association with K3, to assess some of the prevailing trends and opportunities. 

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      The Supply Chain
    Report 2015

    Speak to some of the supply chain directors at the high streets leading fashion retailers and the same message will come back time and time again: logistics and supply chain has gone from being a necessary evil to an essential function.

    It is with this in mind that we bring you our annual Supply Chain Report, in association with DHL and Alvanon.

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    Drapers Technology Investment Report 2015

    Investment in technology and digital solutions is essential in today's multichannel retail world. But it can be expensive, difficult and time consuming. So when is the right time to invest? And does it make the business more attractive in the event of an eventual company sale?

    These are some of the questions we ask in our first-ever Technology Investment Report, in association with HSO.

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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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