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Drapers editorial director Eric Musgrave discusses Marks & Spencers’ full-year results which saw like-for-like general merchandise sales drop by 3.1% for the year to March 31.
Scarcely do I have a conversation with anyone in the business these days without talk turning to ecommerce.
Marks & Spencer’s full year results did not evolve into the comeback tale many were expecting.
In an interview with Drapers last month, House of Fraser’s chief executive Nigel Oddy revealed details of the department store’s imminent launch into China.
Lauren Ferguson owns womenswear stores Sisters Boutique and Fergie in Falkirk. Sisters is Drapers’ current Young Fashion Independent of the Year.
The remarkable turn of events last Friday morning made the most compelling telly viewing since the return of Mad Men and the arrival of Peter Kay’s new comedy series Car Share.
Brands and landlords have approved footwear retailer Shoon’s company voluntary arrangement, saving the business from falling into administration.
Menswear and sportswear had another strong week at John Lewis, with sales up 11.7% in the period to May 16.
Men’s tie and tailoring brand Drake’s, premium womenswear brand Teatum Jones and luxury London boutique Browns were among the winners at the UK Fashion & Textiles Awards 2015 last night (May 21).
In the first of a series of four films, Scotch & Soda tells the story of the brand’s DNA.
Mothercare has increased its UK like-for-like sales by 2%, as total domestic sales rise by 0.9% to £458.1m resulting in a loss of £18m for the full year to March 28.
French multi-brand store Merci is on the brink of signing a deal to open its debut UK shop in the central development of London’s King’s Cross, Drapers understands.
Scottish textile group Moorbrook Textiles is seeking a buyer for two of its loss-making textile brands Robert Noble and Replin Fabrics and has warned of the possible closure of its March Street Mills site in Peebles.
Graduate Fashion 2015
Here is a taster of the young talent set to light up Graduate Fashion Week.
Highlights from the 2015 graduate catwalk show from the University of Westminster, BA (Hons) Fashion Design
General Election 2015
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
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.
Speaking at the Drapers Digital Forum today, Boohoo.com 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.
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.
Footwear giant Clarks has said it is looking into “tweaking” its offer of free returns on purchases across Europe.
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.
Comprised of T-shirts, boyfriend-fit henley shirts and vests in soft cotton, as well as cashmere and silk knitwear, basics brand Bergano Greys’ debut womenswear collection launched last month, with the range available to buyers to stock now.
Scoop London is to share transport and registration with London Fashion Week to help UK and international buyers attend both events.
Footwear brand Robert Clergerie’s revamped store has a chic, unfussy look in keeping with its Paris origins.
The shop of the future Video
Designer Sarah Beydoun’s handbag label gives female former prostitutes and prisoners in Lebanon the chance of a new future.
Two Drapers Independents Awards, new customers, wholesale plans for his own brand and an improving economy – we get the measure of master tailor Louis Copeland’s success.
The new Apple Watch, which went on general sale this week, is being touted as a game changer for fashionable wearable tech but could also have a significant impact on the future of contactless payments in stores.