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Amazon Fashion imaging team at the site of the new studio in London

Timeline: History of Amazon fashion

7 July 2015 | By

As Amazon introduces ‘Prime Day’, a global shopping event for its Prime members, as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, Drapers takes a look back at the etailer’s history in the fashion sector.

Andy Robson GS1

Comment: The time for RFID is now, don’t get left behind

7 July 2015

Andy Robson, supply chains solutions manager at not-for-profit organisation GS1 UK, which sets industry standards for unique product identification used in barcodes and RFID tags.

Parcel delivery

Drapers Comment: The customer wants buy now deliver yesterday

3 July 2015 | By

As the old retail adage has it, the customer is king. But today this monarch is becoming increasingly trying, demanding goods to be delivered quicker than ever before, in locations that suit the customer rather than the retailer.

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Memo from Musgrave: The best things in life aren’t free at John Lewis

3 July 2015 | By

After the chaotic mayhem of last November’s Black Friday online boom abated, Andy Street, the astute managing director of John Lewis, was the first retailer of significance to say enough is enough.

Nick Robertson

Asos boss: Zonal pricing and tight inventory will lift profits

7 July 2015 | By chief executive Nick Robertson has credited its zonal pricing scheme, boosted branded sales in Europe and the US and tight inventory controls for today’s increase in the etailer’s full year profit guidance.

Apple Pay

UK retailers to start offering Apple Pay next week

7 July 2015 | By

Apple Pay, the contactless payments service signed up to by Marks & Spencer, New Look, JD Sports and London department store Liberty, is expected to launch in the UK next week.

High Street

Sunday trading: industry reaction

7 July 2015 | By

The industry reacts to the news that Sunday trading hours could be abolished for some of the UK’s largest retailers following the emergency budget on Wednesday (July 8).


Amazon’s Prime Day will offer ‘more deals than Black Friday’

7 July 2015 | By

Amazon will celebrate its 20th birthday by launching a new discounting day, which it hopes will recreate the shopping frenzy of Black Friday.

American Eagle

American Eagle pops up in London's Old Street station

7 July 2015 | By

US retailer American Eagle Outfitters has opened a pop-up shop in London’s Old Street underground station today (July 7).

Kestin Hare

Kestin Hare to open London flagship

7 July 2015 | By

Kestin Hare, the former creative director of Common People and head of design at Nigel Cabourn, will open a flagship store for his eponymous menswear brand in Shoreditch, east London, at the end of this month.

Supa Academy River Island

River Island boss joins Supa Academy mentoring scheme

7 July 2015 | By

River Island chief executive Ben Lewis will take part in a mentoring programme to help young people learn business skills from July 14-19.

Bernshaw\'s Sara Brett and Alex Bernstein

All dressed up: Bernshaw celebrates its 70th anniversary

30 June 2015 | By

Seventy years after it was set up by the Bernstein family – which still owns it today – occasionwear brand Bernshaw remains a favourite with buyers. We speak to director Alex Bernstein and design director Sara Brett.


Berlin trade shows: spring 16 preview

22 June 2015 | By

Ahead of the next run of Berlin trade shows, we find out what a selection of key brands has to offer and what buyers will be looking for.


Milan Men’s Fashion Week: spring 16 trends

26 June 2015 | By

While Milan Fashion Week served to confirm a number of the trends already seen at the London shows, designers also offered up a number of noteworthy new directions.

Dolce & Gabbana spring 16

Milan fashion week: top shows from this weekend including Prada and Dolce & Gabbana

22 June 2015 | By

A round-up of the key shows from the first days of the spring 16 edition of Milan’s menswear fashion week.

Patrick Chalhoub

The Drapers Interview: Patrick Chalhoub's luxury dominance in the Gulf

1 July 2015 | By

Vast, specialised boutiques and capturing the growing online market in the Middle East are the next steps in the Chalhoub Group’s 60-year history.

Matalan\'s Oxford Street store

Shopwatch: Matalan signals its high street ambitions on Oxford Street

30 June 2015 | By

The traditionally out-of-town value retailer is raising its high street profile by packing plenty into its Oxford Street debut

Thomas Harvey, head of menswear at Aquascutum

My Fashion Life: Patience pays off for Aquascutum's Thomas Harvey

26 June 2015 | By

The head of menswear at British brand Aquascutum on why he returned to the brand and his plans to take it further upmarket.

Farfetch Korea

Etail Europe: Launch international sites quickly to start the learning

30 June 2015 | By

Retailers should not hold out on creating a “Rolls Royce solution” for new international websites, but launch them quickly to immediately start learning, and should not feel like every element must be adapted to the new market, ecommerce experts have warned.

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    Drapers PLM Report 2015

    When a consumer walks into a fashion store today, they expect to see fresh new product hanging from the rails and lining the shelves. The same goes for whether they are shopping online on a desk-top, tablet or mobile device. 

    Delivering on this ramped up expectation isn't easy, and supply chain management is key. As a result many businesses are now turning to product lifestyle management (PLM) systems, to help them cope. Download this free white paper to read exclusive features on the challenges and results of investing in PLM systems. 

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    Drapers In-Store Report 2015

    In today's marketplace, where consumer spending remains constrained and retailers are reducing their store estates in line with multichannel shopping requiring a smaller bricks-and-mortar footprint, the store is in sharp focus as retailers look to create the best possible brand experiences.

    As such, now is an important time for interiors, and it is with this in mind that we bring you our first in-store report.

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    Drapers Retail Market Report 2015

    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.

      Click here to download report now. 


    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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