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The Burberry window as part of Harrods\' Menswear Takeover

Video: Inside Harrods' menswear takeover Video

2 October 2015 | By , Samantha Warrington

Drapers speaks to fashion director of menswear, sports and watches Jason Broderick about Harrods’ first month long menswear takeover, launched on October 1. Tying in with the launch of the autumn/winter 15 edition of the Harrods Man magazine, the luxury department store has partnered with 12 designers for its Cover to Cover menswear campaign including Tom Ford, Brioni, Valentino, Paul Smith and Burberry, the later which created a 28 piece capsule collection in honour of the event.

Paul Gillen Pinsent Masons

Talking Business: Are you ready for the Modern Slavery Act?

1 October 2015

The Modern Slavery Act requires companies and organisations to examine their supply chain and declare it is free from slavery and human trafficking.


Drapers Comment: Instagram - 'the water cooler for the fashion industry'

30 September 2015 | By

Just seven days ago, Instagram reached over 400 million users. Probably the social network to have had the biggest impact on the fashion industry, that’s a large potential reach.

Debenhams chief executive Michael Sharp

Drapers Comment: For Debenhams, a change is as good as a rest

29 September 2015 | By

You have to feel for Michael Sharp. As Black Friday and the all-important Christmas trading period loom, he is faced with calls for his head to roll over Debenhams’ weak trading.

Duncan Reed at TLT law firm

Talking Business: understanding the 5p plastic bag fee

29 September 2015

Duncan Reed is a commercial associate at UK law firm TLT.

James Knowles

Drapers comment: Nearly 50% of consumers don’t want personalised content

25 September 2015 | By

What does the multichannel consumer want? The latest Drapers Multichannel Report shows that it’s not personalised or editorial content when they are shopping.

Eric Musgrave, Jan 2015.jpg

Memo from Musgrave: The new grand centre for department stores

24 September 2015 | By

In the unlikely event that Harrods decides to open another UK store beyond its refined SW1 postcode, surely its destination must be Birmingham.


Off the Record: 2 October 2015

1 October 2015

Days and nights at the museum, Drapers gets dizzy for a good cause, female retail stars and more party news

River Island menswear

River Island family land £30m payout

5 October 2015 | By

The Lewis family behind River Island has been rewarded with a £30m dividend after the retailer continued to enjoy a strong period of trading.

Gieves & Hawkes flagship store

Gieves and Hawkes 'weak' after loss

5 October 2015 | By

Savile Row tailor Gieves & Hawkes has said it is in a “weak” position after it continued to lose money last year despite rising sales.

American Apparel

American Apparel files for bankruptcy protection

5 October 2015 | By

American Apparel has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US, less than two months after the business warned it could cease trading within a year.

Sam Lobban, buying manager, Mr Porter

Mr Porter spotlights footwear

5 October 2015 | By

Some 25% of Mr Porter’s sales come from footwear, so it is unsurprising that the luxury etailer is giving the category a new emphasis under the slogan: Mr Porter. The World’s Best Shoes.

Kate Bostock

Kate Bostock steps down as Coast CEO

2 October 2015 | By

Chief executive of Coast Kate Bostock has stepped down from her role, but will remain in the business in a consultancy capacity.

Ed Connolly

John Lewis’s Ed Connolly ‘optimistic’ for October

2 October 2015 | By

Buying director of fashion and beauty at John Lewis Ed Connolly said the retailer has an “optimistic outlook” for October following a strong week of trade across the UK.

Christopher Shannon LCM

LCM show space to be turned into offices

2 October 2015 | By

Work has begun to convert one of the venues used by London Collections Men, the Old Sorting Office, into office and retail space.

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Paris Fashion Week: spring 16

Dries Van Noten spring 16

Paris Fashion Week: kicking off with Maison Margiela and Dries Van Noten

1 October 2015 | By

The final leg of the spring 16 womenswear shows have got underway in Paris, with shows from John Galliano for Maison Margiela and Dries Van Noten.

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Milan Fashion Week: spring 16

Milan Fashion Week

Milan Fashion Week: the six trends that matter

1 October 2015 | By

As the spring 16 edition of Milan Fashion Week draws to a close, we round up the most important trends to emerge from the Italian womenswear collections.

Versace spring 16

Milan Fashion Week: highlights from the final shows

29 September 2015 | By

As Milan Fashion Week draws to a close we round up the key collections from the final days.

Prada spring 16

Milan Fashion Week: Prada's parade of spring 16 stripes

25 September 2015 | By

Day two of the spring 16 edition of Milan Fashion Week saw Prada unveil a classically subverted collection.

Gucci spring 16

Milan Fashion Week: ongoing Gucci reinvention kicks off day one

23 September 2015 | By

Drapers’ attention has now turned to the Italian fashion capital as the new look Gucci opens the spring 16 edition of #MFW.

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London Fashion Week Spring 16

Eric Musgrave, Graeme Moran and KIrsty McGregor

Drapers Talks: LFW, John Lewis Birmingham and M&S womenswear changes Video

24 September 2015 | By , ,

Drapers editorial director Eric Musgrave talks to fashion editor Graeme Moran and news editor Kirsty McGregor about the impact of the spring 16 London Fashion Week shows at the new Soho venue and the latest full-line John Lewis department store which opened this week in Birmingham.

London Fashion Week spring 16

London Fashion Week: the top nine shows of spring 16

23 September 2015 | By

Catch up on Drapers’ edit of the stand out collections and most influential trend directions for spring 16.

London Fashion Week spring 16

London Fashion Week: Marques’Almeida's feminine frills and other highlights

23 September 2015 | By

The final day of #LFW spring 16 drew to a close, with highlights including Christopher Raeburn, Ashish and Marques’Almeida.

Brewer Street car park

LFW’s move to Soho gets seal of approval

23 September 2015 | By ,

Buyers have welcomed London Fashion Week’s new location at the Brewer Street Car Park in Soho this season, praising the move as a “breath of fresh air”.

Burberry Prorsum spring 16

London Fashion Week: the verdict on Burberry Prorsum spring 16

22 September 2015 | By

A younger, casual direction, a black colour palette and a seasonless approach to the spring – Graeme Moran reviews the latest Burberry Prorsum womenswear collection from day four of #LFW.

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New York Fashion Week: spring 16

New York Fashion Week spring 16

New York Fashion Week: the top eight spring 16 trends

18 September 2015 | By

Drapers round up the stand out trends that matter the most from the spring 16 edition of New York Fashion Week.

DKNY spring 16

New York Fashion Week: New design duo at DKNY

17 September 2015 | By

Plus all the latest collections and trends of note, including shows from Proenza Schouler, Michael Kors and Boss.

Oscar de la Renta spring 16

New York Fashion Week: Oscar de la Renta's spanish sirens plus other highlights

16 September 2015 | By

The latest report from #NYFW, including Peter Copping at Oscar de la Renta, Rag and Bone, Coach and Rodarte.

New York Fashion Week spring 16

New York Fashion Week: all you need to know so far

14 September 2015 | By

The Drapers take on New York’s key womenswear shows and top trends to watch so far, including Victoria Beckham, Givenchy and Tommy Hilfiger.

Christopher Shannon LCM

LCM show space to be turned into offices

2 October 2015 | By

Work has begun to convert one of the venues used by London Collections Men, the Old Sorting Office, into office and retail space.

The team at Shoetique

The Drapers Interview: A Shoetique selling proposition

24 September 2015 | By

An online-first approach has turned transformed a family-run shoe shop in Cheshire into an international etail powerhouse – and 2015 winner of the Drapers Independent Footwear Retailer Award.

David Coe

The Drapers Interview: David Coe, owner of east of England indie Coes

16 September 2015 | By

This year’s Drapers Independent Awards Lifetime Achievement winner David Coe reveals his secrets to success over the last seven decades, and discusses the changing face of retail and keeping it in the family.


Shopwatch: Jarrolds unveils new fashion floor

7 September 2015 | By ,

Jarrolds, the family-run independent department store in Norwich, opened the redesigned womenswear area on its first floor this week.

Tamaris head of design Achim Tischer

My Fashion Life: Tamaris head of design Achim Tischer on his love of shoes

2 October 2015 | By

The footwear designer on why he loves the constant change of the fashion industry and what he does to get inspired.


Tel Aviv’s tech trendsetters

17 September 2015 | By

Drapers reveals the Israeli retail tech start-ups ready to inject innovation into your business.

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    Multichannel Report 2015

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    Drapers’ Multichannel Report 2015, in association with Adyen, K3 Retail and Pinsent Masons.

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    Drapers’ Product Lifecycle Report, in association with Lectra.

    Drapers\' James Knowles interviews retail experts about digital investment

    Video: 'Invest in systems or face being left behind,' experts warn

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    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.

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    Drapers’ In-Store Report, in association with gpstudio.

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    21 May 2015 | By

    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.

    Personalisation Report

    Personalisation Report

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    Drapers’ and Retail Week’s Personalisation Report, in association with Monetate.

    Retail Market Report 2015

    Retail Market Report 2015

    4 April 2015 | By

    Drapers’ Retail Market Report, in association with K3 Retail.

    Supply Chain Report 2015

    Supply Chain Report 2015

    21 March 2015 | By

    Drapers’ Supply Chain Report 2015, in association with DHL and Alvanon.

    Technology Investment Report

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    14 March 2015 | By

    Drapers’ Technology Investment Report, in association with HSO.

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    Drapers September 26 issue

    Digital Edition: September 26, 2015

    24 September 2015

    Technology takes over the catwalks for spring 16 at London Fashion Week.