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Caryn Franklin

Self Esteem: Wearer and worker politics are connected

25 April 2014

Fashion commentator and founder of All Walks Beyond the catwalk Caryn Franklin on the importance of ethical fashion.


'Bailey could take Burberry into a new age’

24 April 2014

Talking business Maria Hvorostovsky is the director and founder of recruiter HVO Search

Ronke Fashola

Selling through trustworthy channels is vital for my brand

24 April 2014

Ronke Fashola is founder of pop-up boutique LoveurLook, which will launch in House of Fraser Oxford Street on May 12.


French Connection board pockets £1.18m

25 April 2014 | By Ben Cooper

French Connection’s board took home £1.18m last year, an increase of £279,000 in the previous 12 months.


Ed Miliband pledges stricter controls on zero-hour contracts

25 April 2014 | By

Labour leader Ed Miliband will pledge stricter controls on zero-hour contracts across the UK today, as he unveils the findings of a party-commissioned review into the controversial working practice.

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Alexander McQueen retrospective comes to London

25 April 2014 | By

The largest ever retrospective of the late designer Alexander McQueen will come to London’s Victoria & Albert Museum next spring.

Sir Stuart Rose boss replaces Sir Stuart Rose as Blue Inc chairman ahead of IPO

24 April 2014 | By

Sir Stuart Rose is to stand down as chairman of Blue Inc as the young fashion retailer prepares to float on the stock market.


Sports Direct considers new incentive scheme

24 April 2014 | By

Sports Direct’s founder and deputy executive chairman Mike Ashley is eyeing a fresh incentive scheme after investors blocked the bonus incentive that would have paid him a £70m in shares.


Internacionale's unsecured debt is £47m; creditors can expect 0.013p in the pound

24 April 2014 | By

Internacionale’s suppliers stand to receive a maximum of 0.01% of the £47m unsecured debt owed when it entered administration in February.

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Hit or miss: Menswear Spring 14

19 April 2014 | By

Our seasonal survey of high street collections stops off in Brighton, where we cast an eye over the spring 14 stock in the city’s menswear multiples.

Ready to go: click-and-collect desks are now a common sight at retailers across the country

Customer deliveries: A retail pick-me-up

17 April 2014 | By

The growing popularity of click-and-collect presents an opportunity for retailers.

Spring Windows: All Dressed up for Spring

26 April 2014

Shop Window displays from your favourite Department stores

Ana Santi

It takes more than product to breed success in fashion – it takes character, too

19 April 2014 | By

At Debenhams’ press briefing on Wednesday morning, chief executive Michael Sharp said “product remains at the heart of what we do”.

Ian Humphris

Pick up some lessons from the supermarket

16 April 2014

Ian Humphris, joint managing director of marketing consultancy Life Agency.

Talking Shop

As customer behaviour changes, so should you

16 April 2014

Tracy-Anne Fraser, is the owner of Somerset-based womenswear stores Grace at No 5 and The Frock Shop, and a member of the Fashion Association of Britain (FAB).


Harvey Nichols’ web relaunch is a simple success

11 April 2014 | By

This week saw the relaunch of Drapers Keely Stocker gives her verdict.

Eric Musgrave

For all the cleverness of investors, great store staff make a business

12 April 2014 | By

The foot soldiers of fashion retail were put into the spotlight on Tuesday evening at the awards dinner for the We Love Retail competition, run by property company Hammerson.


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