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Remembering Oscar de la Renta Video

21 October 2014 | By

The fashion designer died today at the age of 82.

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Drapers' 30 under 30: Are your nominations in yet?

17 October 2014 | By

Have you sent in your nominations for Drapers’ 30 under 30 yet? If you haven’t, you only have one week to do it.

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It’s time to put business rates reform on the election agenda

16 October 2014 | By

One of the panel at last week’s judging for the Drapers Awards 2014 summed up the current situation very well: “It’s a testament to the strength of the sector that many of the choices were so difficult.”

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Finance is available if you know where to look

15 October 2014

Bobby Lane is a partner at accountancy firm Shelley Stock Hutter.

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Shoe Zone profit in line with expectations as sales fall

22 October 2014 | By

Value footwear retailer Shoe Zone has announced in a trading update that pre-tax profits for the year to October 4 are expected to be in line with market expectations despite slow September sales.

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‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,’ says defiant Asos boss

22 October 2014 | By

Asos chief executive Nick Robertson has defended the performance of the etailer after a “challenging” year, saying what doesn’t kill the business “can only make it stronger”.

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Psyche owner branches into young fashion

22 October 2014 | By

The owner of premium independent department store Psyche has opened a 8,000 sq ft shop dedicated to young fashion brands, also in Middlesbrough.

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Adidas and Reebok could benefit from proposed sale

22 October 2014 | By

Selling Reebok to a group of investors from Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi could be beneficial to both the brand and parent company Adidas, analysts have said.

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London flagship marks ‘relaunch’ of Bally

22 October 2014 | By

The opening of Bally’s London store has been hailed as a relaunch of the luxury brand by chief executive Frédéric de Narp.

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Jimmy Choo targets Asia following today's IPO

22 October 2014 | By

Jimmy Choo plans to open 10 to 15 stores a year following its float on the London Stock Exchange today (October 22), focusing on the Asian market.

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Consumer confidence hits three-year high

22 October 2014 | By

Consumer confidence has risen for the third quarter in succession according to the Deloitte Consumer Tracker, which surveys 3,000 adults on consumer spending attitudes and behaviour.

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Short Order Womenswear

16 October 2014 | By ,

There’s still time to bag a few pieces in the run-up to Christmas. We’ve rounded up the autumn 14 bestsellers from some key short- order labels - available to buy now.

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Russian Roulette: Should retailers still gamble on expanding in Russia?

16 October 2014 | By

With growing political and economic uncertainty in Russia, should retailers still gamble on expanding there?

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Drapers International Report roundtable

Selling in China roundtable

16 October 2014 | By

Drapers brought together a selection of brands and retailers who all had one thing in common: the desire to succeed in the complex yet highly profitable Chinese market.

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Drapers Lifetime Achievement Award: Rita Britton

8 October 2014 | By

After almost 50 years in fashion, Rita Britton of Barnsley designer boutique Pollyanna is still passionate about creativity.

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    International retailing is big business for the UK's high street, and over the coming years we're likely to see significant changes as our home-grown businesses shift their focus to overseas markets. It is with this in mind that Drapers, in association with OOCL Logistics (Europe), brings you the second international report of 2014, this time focused on China.
     

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    The Multichannel Report

    Within this report, we’ve polled a nationally representative pool of 2000 UK consumers to find out how they shop across channels with fashion brands and retailers, how they would like to shop and what they don’t like.


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    Innovation in Fashion Report

    This report looks at how businesses across the fashion industry are coming up with new ideas at every stage of the supply chain to add value in terms of efficiency and product.

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