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Fashion retailers from Shop Direct to John Lewis and New Look scooped multiple prizes at the Drapers Digital Awards last night. Here we bring you all of the photos of this year’s winners.
The EU referendum - what's best for your business?
Doing business in Germany is an attractive opportunity for fashion retailers and brands, but are you prepared for the return fraud that has become increasingly prevalent?
Retailers face significant cost challenges over the next couple of years as the combined impacts of pension auto-enrolment, the apprenticeships levy and the national living wage all increase payroll. However, there are some inventive ways to boost productivity that could help.
Last week we held our annual Next Generation conference and networking event for first, second and third jobbers. Not only was it a great success, it was a wonderful reminder of how inspiring our industry is.
It was a tale of two extremes last Thursday when the launch of Ivy Park, the new athleisure collaboration from singer Beyoncé and Arcadia boss Sir Philip Green, caused the Topshop website to crash, and at the other end of the fashion spectrum the debut episode from ITV’s Bargain Shop Wars tipped the Pep&Co website over the edge.
As much a fashion calendar staple as Paris, London or New York fashion weeks, the annual Coachella music festival, which takes place in Indio, California, has long since sat in a league of its own with its annual parade of bohemian tresses and full-on fringing. This year’s event, between April 15 and April 24 is no exception, but it has seen a few subtle new festival trends on the rise
We all want to progress quickly and the offer of a more senior job title or a plumper pay packet can be all too tempting. But think longer term and before you jump ship, ask yourself how each new role will develop your skills and open new doors.
Talent is ultimately at the core of this industry and, as fashion retailing evolves at a quicker pace than ever before, it is paramount that we invest in and celebrate new talent – the leaders of the future.
A vote to leave the European Union would be a disaster for UK ecommerce and fashion brands, writes Philip Rooke, chief executive of on-demand clothing etailer Spreadshirt.
With 30 million new Chinese consumers making their first online purchase each year, the scope is very real for brands that develop robust strategies. But blind faith in numbers alone won’t work, says Jonathan Smith, founder and managing director of China-specialist online branding and creative agency Hot Pot Digital.
There is no doubt the industry is facing tough times. Unseasonable weather, continuous discounting and the possibility of a Brexit are among the mounting challenges for retailers, and many are looking hard for opportunities to overcome these difficulties and any losses they can lead to.
Do you have what it takes to work for a fashion entrepreneur and is it a good career move for an aspiring chief executive, asks Nicola Wensley, director of fashion, executive appointments at recruitment firm Page Executive.
Personalisation might be the big focus in retail at the moment, but do fashion retailers lack the in-house skills to really capitalise on it?
The deadline for entries to this year’s Drapers Independents Awards has been extended to Friday April 8.
In the face of doping scandals and match-fixing and cover-up claims, is sports sponsorship as attractive for brands as it once was? They now find themselves forced to decide.
I have now been on a recruitment drive for what feels like the last six months, although in reality it has been two.
As Twitter turned 10 this week, it was interesting to look back and see not only how the platform has changed, but also how retailers’ attitudes towards social media have evolved.
Christmas might be nine months away and consumers will be looking forward to long summer days before they think of cold winter nights. But for retailers, Christmas must come early as they prepare for the peak season. While the sun shines, behind the scenes they should thinking about tinsel and trees.
Less than three months into the year, and there have already been several high-profile departures from top-level roles in the industry.
An investigation into Lidl’s £5.99 jeans last weekend underlined the murkiness that surrounds retail prices in stores and how much garments actually cost to make, but perhaps we can learn from one US retailer that is establishing a serious business out of being completely up front about its sourcing costs.
Company voluntary arrangements (CVAs) have been a theme in fashion retailing this week: high street retailer BHS and department store group Beales both proposed CVAs as way of sorting out their store estates in the last few days (news, p2).
In celebration of the Drapers Digital Forum and Digital Awards on Thursday April 28, in addition to our usual up-to-the-minute online news, analysis and comment, throughout this week we will also bring you a series of features on The Next Tech – the people, platforms and innovations that are pushing the boundaries of fashion retail
Drapers and Retail Week’s Personalisation Report 2016, in association with Monetate. Our survey of retail executives highlights how retailers are embracing the concept of personalisation to drive sales and loyalty.
Knowing your customer and adopting the right tone of voice by channel is critical to get the most out of your digital marketing, a panel of experts has advised.
Put the odds in your favour with our top buying tips for the coming season.
Textiles Focus: The innovations, trends and people shaping the material world in 2016 and beyond.
Drapers has launched its first Independents Market Report, in association with POS software provider Vend, where we have surveyed nearly 60 fashion independents around their multichannel, marketing and buying strategies.
Relax into the new season with Drapers’ exclusive womenswear photo shoot previewing the best of the new collections.
1990s Remix: get an exclusive first look at the autumn 16 season in Drapers men’s and women’s photoshoot.
Drapers’ fashion editor Graeme Moran brings you a first look at the autumn 16 season in this exclusive menswear photoshoot.
Drpers Next Generation 2016 special in association with Matalan, and sponsored by Arcadia, Coast, Oasis and Warehouse.
Drapers and Zalando Global Customers webinar.
Drapers’ Luxury Report 2015, in association with gpstudio.
Drapers’ Multichannel Report 2015, in association with Adyen, K3 Retail and Pinsent Masons.
Drapers’ Product Lifecycle Report, in association with Lectra.
Fashion retailers and brands must invest in their systems to be prepared for the future demands of multichannel retail or face being left behind, a panel of experts have warned.
Drapers’ In-Store Report, in association with gpstudio.
With tough competition on the high streer for consumer spend, digital marketing must be personalised to win share of wallet, a panel of ecommerce experts told Drapers.
Drapers’ and Retail Week’s Personalisation Report, in association with Monetate.
Drapers’ Retail Market Report, in association with K3 Retail.
Drapers’ Supply Chain Report 2015, in association with DHL and Alvanon.