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Heather Firbank

Image gallery: The wardrobe of Heather Firbank

23 April 2015 | By Steve Draper

Heather Firbank was an It girl of the early 1900s, but is now known for the archive of her clothing that is held by the V&A in London.

Eric Musgrave

Editor's Comment: From king of the British aisles to a £6.4bn loss

22 April 2015 | By

Tuesday cannot have been a fun day for Tesco employees.


We've changed our buying strategy to appeal to younger men

22 April 2015

The new ranges we have brought in for spring 15 say a lot about the direction menswear is taking today.

Eric Musgrave

Editor's Comment: Election glare spotlights retail’s low-wage culture

17 April 2015 | By

Are you suffering from election fatigue yet?

John Lewis

John Lewis fashion sales up 4.4%

24 April 2015 | By

John Lewis fashion sales were up 4.4% year on year for the week ended April 18 thanks to the early warm weather. Womenswear, kidswear, accessories and footwear all performed strongly.

Yoox chief financial and corporate officer Enrico Cavatorta

Yoox hires chief financial officer following Net-a-Porter deal

24 April 2015 | By

Italian etailer Yoox has appointed Luxottica co-chief executive Enrico Cavatorta as its chief financial and corporate officer, effective April 27.

Boohoo men\'s tailoring

Boohoo to launch men's tailoring line

24 April 2015 | By

Young fashion etailer will launch a capsule men’s tailoring collection at the end of August, to capitalise on the trend towards smarter dressing.

Eric Musgrave Drapers Talks

Drapers Talks: The impact of Jacques Vert Group's changes at the top Video

24 April 2015

Drapers editorial director Eric Musgrave discusses the impact of Drapers’ exclusive news that Teresa Tideman, who has led the turnaround at Jacques Vert Group for the past two years, has stepped down.


Disney to extend collaborations in adult fashion push

24 April 2015 | By

Disney is identifying new brand and retail partners as it looks to expand its offering in adult fashion, building on 40 current collaborations including motorcycle-inspired brand Matchless, accessories label Anya Hindmarch and young British womenswear designer Ashley Williams.

The Drapers team

Drapers heads for a hat trick in PPA Awards

24 April 2015 | By

Drapers has been nominated for three awards at this year’s Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Awards, which recognises innovation and success in the consumer and business media industry.

Inside the Studio: Matthew Williamson

Matthew Williamson to close London store and focus online

24 April 2015 | By

Matthew Williamson is to close his London flagship store and focus on ecommerce and licensing partnerships.

Kirsty McGregor and Jill Geoghegan

Drapers Talks: The profitability of online sales, Mothercare's results and Next Generation 2015 Video

17 April 2015 | By ,

Drapers news editor Kirsty McGregor talks to senior news reporter Jill Geoghegan about retailers’ concerns over the profitability of online trading, Mothercare’s latest results and the careers advice given at Drapers’ Next Generation 2015 event.

Mark Newton Jones

Video: Drapers Next Gen speakers give their career tips Video

17 April 2015 | By

Speaking at the sixth annual Drapers Next Generation event, held in London on April 16, key industry figures including Mothercare boss Mark Newton-Jones and Marie Davies, head of styling at Amazon Fashion, share their top careers tips for making it in retail.

From left: Stuart Nightingales, assistant manager at Gieves & Hawkes; Thomas Blatch; private tailoring consultant at Gieves & Hawkes; Mike Hughes, buying assistant at Chester Barrie; Patrick Osborne, sales consultant at Gieves & Hawkes

Image Gallery: Next Generation's most stylish

17 April 2015

We asked some of the fashion industry’s rising stars where they’d like to be in 10 years’ time.

Next Generation

Image Gallery: Drapers Next Generation 2015

17 April 2015

Drapers hosted its sixth Next Generation event yesterday (April 16) featuring some of fashion’s biggest names, including Net-a-Porter’s non-executive director and former chief executive Mark Sebba, E Tautz creative director Patrick Grant, and Mothercare chief executive Mark Newton-Jones, talking about their career highs and lows.

Linda Quinn

Drapers Next Gen: Move around to get experience, says JD Williams buyer

17 April 2015 | By

Breadth of experience is key to a long and successful career in retail, according to Linda Quinn, ladieswear and design director for JD Williams.

Clive Reeve

Drapers Next Gen: Drawing skills are still essential, says Oasis design director

17 April 2015 | By

Oasis design director Clive Reeve has said the two things he looks for in a potential new recruit are an ability to draw and a good portfolio.

Mark Newton-Jones

Drapers Next Gen: Keep focus on customers and pricing, says Mothercare boss

16 April 2015 | By

Retailers must keep customers and pricing at the centre, but trying to be the cheapest if you are not selling in Primark volumes is “a mugs’ game”, warned Mothercare boss Mark Newton-Jones.

Patrick Grant

Drapers Next Gen: 'Opening a store transformed the business,' says Patrick Grant

16 April 2015 | By

Menswear designer Patrick Grant told attendees at Drapers Next Generation event that opening a store transformed his business, allowing a greater insight into what his customers want.

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Hit or Miss Menswear Spring15

Marks & Spencer spring 15

Hit or Miss: Menswear Spring 15

17 April 2015 | By

In the second part of our spring 15 high street review, it’s the turn of men’s retailers to be given the once-over 

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Hit or Miss Womenswear Spring15

All Saints

Hit or Miss: Womenswear Spring 15

10 April 2015 | By

Drapers sifts through the high street’s womenswear retailers to find the best - and worst - of spring 15.

Speakers at the ASBCI fit factor conference

How do you solve a problem like fit?

11 April 2015 | By

The Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry examined issues around fit at its latest fashion sizing conference


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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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