As Net-a-Porter signs a merger deal with Italian etail rival Yoox, Drapers takes a look at both companies and the combined group.
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Drapers takes a look at the retail technology highlights at this year’s Internet World ecommerce fair held in Munich last week, including virtual reality headsets, touchscreens and smart changing rooms.
What a difference 24 hours makes. After a Monday spent speaking to industry contacts about rumours of a buyout of luxury etailer Net-a-Porter by either Amazon or Yoox, by Tuesday morning a deal was done.
It’s fair to say that Black Friday isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Nevertheless, it became well and truly embedded in the national consciousness in 2014 and will be repeated in 2015.
There has been a marked shift in sentiment over the last 18 months thanks to the increase in UK economic growth.
Idris Elba may be a while off saving the world as James Bond, but in the meantime the British actor and singer is being parachuted in to save Superdry’s stateside operations.
Young fashion etailer Boohoo will sell a capsule collection of around 100 items through Asos.com from May.
House of Fraser has bought a thoroughbred race horse and named it after the department store chain – or so it would have us believe.
Very.co.uk is boosting its branded offer with high street labels including Arcadia-owned Miss Selfridge, which launched on the site this week.
River Island opened a personal shopping Style Studio at its store in Birmingham Bullring on Saturday and will open one at its flagship Oxford Street store in London this Friday.
The Net-a-Porter Group has signed a merger deal with its Italian etail rival Yoox to create an online luxury fashion leader, with combined revenues of €1.3bn (£940m).
Consumer confidence among UK shoppers hit an almost 13-year high in March, which could spell good news for retailers over the upcoming Easter weekend.
Labour has today announced plans to cut business rates by an average of £400 each for 1.5m small businesses, if the party wins the general election on May 7.
Changes in the big four supermarkets’ property strategies could limit the space for clothing
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.
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
A new book of previously unseen photographs tells the story of Alexander McQueen’s seminal autumn 96 show at Christ Church in London’s East End.
Pitched at the on-trend intersection between sophisticated smartness and athletically influenced streetwear, London’s Most Favoured Nation debuted with its autumn 15 collection at the Capsule show in Paris.
Embattled trade show Bread & Butter Berlin has appointed fashion designer Haman Alimardani as its creative director.
Quality materials are used with little fuss at Brown Thomas’s Dublin flagship
The founder of womenswear etailer Luxe-layers.com likes to try before she buys
Drapers meets the man at the helm of House of Fraser as the department store chain plots its expansion into China
Personalisation has rapidly become a buzzword in ecommerce, as retailers grapple to find new ways to prove their relevance to shoppers, stand out from the crowd and build loyalty.