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Introducing the new Drapers app

15 January 2015 | By

This month sees the launch of a brand new Drapers app, which will allow you to save all of the latest stories straight to your mobile or tablet to read at your convenience.

Eric Musgrave

TV’s buzz of excitement for UK manufacturing

26 February 2015 | Updated: 2 March 2015 | By

I am hardly a fan of reality TV and contrived competitions, but The Great British Sewing Bee has me hooked.

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What does your customer really want from you?

26 February 2015

Giulio Cinque is owner of designer independent Giulio in Cambridge.

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Collaboration is the new face of competition

26 February 2015

Cecile Reinaud is founder of maternitywear etailer Séraphine.

Eric Musgrave

Nailing tax evaders requires effort. So expect a hike in VAT instead

20 February 2015 | By

Reading the acres of coverage about the HSBC Swiss bank tax “scandal” recently, I became confused about what the precise problem is.

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A fashion manifesto for the general election

25 February 2015 | By

Drapers asked a cross-section of industry players what the main political parties should prioritise in their election campaigns and potential first year in power.


Woman accused of selling fake designer goods to appear in court

3 March 2015 | By

A woman from Sunderland will appear at Newcastle-upon-Tyne Crown Court on Thursday March 5 charged with the sale of more than 1,300 fakes designed to look like products by brands including Mulberry, Barbour and Ugg.

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Sneaker store Pam Pam steps into Shoreditch

3 March 2015 | By

Pam Pam, a new trainer focused women’s-only lifestyle store, has opened in Shoreditch.

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Ted Baker boss underlines importance of wholesale

3 March 2015 | By

Ted Baker chief executive Ray Kelvin maintains wholesale will continue to be a central part of the business, despite the challenges faced by multi-brand retailers such as USC and Bank.

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London Luton Airport doubles retail space

3 March 2015 | By

London Luton Airport is doubling its retail space to over 93,600 sq ft as part of £100m redevelopment plans designed to increase the airport’s capacity from 12 to 18 million passengers per year.


Personalisation is key, says new Whistles ecommerce boss

3 March 2015 | By

Whistles’ new head of ecommerce Jennie Blythe has emphasised the importance of personalisation to grow online sales at the “retail-heavy” business.

Eastern promise: Tmall’s marketplace is the first stop for many Chinese people when searching for products

Royal Mail launches retail platform on China’s Tmall

3 March 2015 | By

Royal Mail is launching a shopfront on China’s Tmall at the end of March to offer UK retailers and exporters the opportunity to sell to the country’s 302 million online shoppers.

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Lipsy launches new Michelle Keegan range

3 March 2015 | By

Young fashion brand Lipsy has teamed up with former Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan for the fifth time this season.

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Footwear & Accessories Special: Autumn 15

27 February 2015 | By

Fill up your buying basket with our selection of next season’s tastiest footwear and accessories trends.

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Milan Fashion Week: Giorgio Armani’s ode to the trouser

3 March 2015 | By

The final day of Milan Fashion Week saw Giorgio Armani celebrate his 40th year in business in classic fashion.

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Milan Fashion Week: Dolce & Gabbana's tribute to 'la mamma' and other highlights

2 March 2015 | By

The key shows from this weekend, including collections from Versace, Jil Sander and Marni.

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Designers stay retro at London Fashion Week

25 February 2015 | By

Top buyers highlight the stand out womenswear catwalk trends from the autumn 15 edition of LFW.

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London Fashion Week: Highlights from the final day

25 February 2015 | By

London Fashion Week drew to a close with shows from designers including Michael van der Ham, Christopher Raeburn and Emilio de la Morena.

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New York Fashion Week: gothic glitz from Marc Jacobs

20 February 2015 | By

New York Fashion Week drew to a close last night before London takes centre stage from today (February 20).

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New York Fashion Week: A new take on old world glamour at Michael Kors

19 February 2015 | By

Michael Kors offered a lesson in discreet luxury with his elegant autumn 15 collection at NYFW.

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Bread & Butter changes July dates to coincide with other shows

24 February 2015 | By

Troubled trade show Bread & Butter has changed the dates of its July exhibition in order to run at the same time as other Berlin shows.


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