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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.

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Google 'buy now' button imminent

29 May 2015 | By

Google has confirmed that a ‘buy button’ will soon be launched, allowing potential shoppers to buy things from its search results without leaving the site.

Edwards of Manchester

Edwards of Manchester closes after 185 years

29 May 2015 | By

Independent footwear store Edwards of Manchester has closed with no warning, after trading since 1830.

Harrods men’s Denim Gallery

Harrods opens men’s Denim Gallery

29 May 2015 | By

Harrods has opened its new men’s Denim Gallery, located adjacent to the men’s International Gallery and Contemporary Collections on the lower ground floor.


Findel will not sell football strip retailer Kitbag

29 May 2015 | By

Home shopping group Findel has decided not to sell sports merchandise retailer Kitbag, following a strategic review.

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Sports Direct raises full-year profit outlook

28 May 2015 | By

Sports Direct’s full-year profit before tax and earnings per share will be ahead of market expectations, shareholders will be told at the Mike Ashley-owned retailer’s annual conference today.

Marks and Spencer AGM Mark Bolland

M&S to slash incentive scheme payout for top executives

28 May 2015 | By

Marks & Spencer’s executive directors will reportedly receive incentive scheme shares worth just 4.7% of their maximum value this year after the retailer missed its revenue targets.

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Cold winds blow on womenswear sales

28 May 2015 | By ,

A lack of novelty from brands and the cool spring weather has resulted in sluggish trading across the womenswear market this month, businesses have told Drapers.

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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.

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.

Grace Weller

Going for gold: why Graduate Fashion Week needs more support

22 May 2015 | By

Graduate Fashion Week has grown in stature since it was founded in 1991, but its new chairman wants more support from the industry and government.

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

Antony Comyns Hawes and Curtis

Drapers Roundtable: Personalisation

26 May 2015 | By

Drapers’ latest roundtable debated the potential of personalisation to create a seamless and individual multichannel experience.

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Style Council: What trade shows will you visit for the spring 16 season?

25 May 2015 | By

Drapers asks top menswear, womenswear and footwear buyers which UK and international trade shows they will be attending this summer.


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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    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 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.

      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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