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Harvey Nichols Birmingham

Image gallery: Harvey Nichols unveils new store vision

29 July 2015 | By

The blueprint for all future Harvey Nichols stores, its new space in The Mailbox, Birmingham, is being unveiled to press today ahead of its public opening on Friday.

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Memo from Musgrave: Harvey Nichols goes back to basics with new store

30 July 2015 | By

Twelve years ago I jumped on a train to Birmingham to witness the opening of the Selfridges store in the Bullring. This Wednesday I jumped on a train to Birmingham to see the new and enlarged Harvey Nichols store in The Mailbox. And in September I hope to travel up to examine the latest John Lewis in Grand Central. How did Brum get so lucky with innovative department stores?

Jill Dougan is UK managing director at advertising and technology company Cardlytics

Comment: Are fashion tribes loyal? Data can identify the most fickle shoppers

23 July 2015

Jill Dougan is UK managing director at advertising and technology company Cardlytics

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Memo from Musgrave: Local pressure is the way to ease parking fees

23 July 2015 | By

The cost of high-street parking is a local issue that is a national problem. Rather like the calls for legislation to govern the time and duration of Sales, it is a subject that has resurfaced on a regular basis throughout my 35 years in the business. 

Casual Fashion Special: Spring 16

Casual Fashion Special: Spring 16

28 July 2015 | By

Exclusive Drapers photo shoot: combine retro sportswear, grunge elements and eye-catching prints with a touch of tailoring for a unique spring season with bags of attitude.

DHL Exported

Entry deadline approaches for second DHL Exported prize

30 July 2015 | By

Designers have until July 31 to apply for the second annual DHL Exported, a competition set up by the logistics company and IMG Fashion to help established designers break into international markets.


Businesses must prove slave labour is not being used, says prime minister

29 July 2015 | By

Thousands of the biggest companies in the UK will have to prove they have taken action to ensure they do not use child or slave labour under plans set out by prime minister David Cameron.


Sainsbury’s overtakes Asda to become UK’s second biggest supermarket

29 July 2015 | By

Sainsbury’s has taken the title of the UK’s second biggest supermarket by stealing market share from struggling Asda.

Gap\'s UK website

Gap to relocate some UK roles to New York following review

29 July 2015 | By

Gap is reviewing a number of its UK-based buying and merchandising roles and has offered some people the opportunity to relocate to its head office in New York.

East spring 15

East management blames 'inconsistent' design for losses

29 July 2015 | By

East management has blamed an “inconsistent” approach to design for its worsening financial position in the build-up to its pre-pack administration in June.

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Expanded Jacket Required maintains its appeal

29 July 2015 | By

Jacket Required is shining a positive light on the UK menswear industry and gaining an increasingly international following, brands and agents reported on the first morning of the trade show.

EBay Enterprise

eBay axes same-day delivery pilot

29 July 2015 | By

eBay has stopped its same-day delivery service after a pilot programme failed to be popular with shoppers.

Drapers womenswear special: spring 16

Womenswear Special: Spring 16

17 July 2015 | By

Exclusive Drapers photo shoot: A sense of understated luxury and relaxed sophistication in a soft, icy palette introduces the easy, breezy style of the season.

Menswear spring 16

Menswear Special: Spring 16

10 July 2015 | By

Exclusive Drapers photo shoot: coming up for spring 16 is a sea of blue, lightweight unlined layers and technical jackets

Public School spring 16

New York Fashion Week: Men's - round up and buyer reviews

21 July 2015 | By

Buyers tell us their thoughts on the first edition of NYFW: Men’s, alongside higlights from the four-day event

Carlos Duarte of H&M

The Drapers Interview: Carlos Duarte on growing H&M's footprint on these shores

29 July 2015 | By

Store openings and a beauty launch are keeping UK and Ireland country manager Carlos Duarte busy.

Charlotte Olympia

Shopwatch roundup: Denham, Charlotte Olympia and more

29 July 2015 | By

A glimpse of the latest store openings from significant luxury and jeanswear names.

Lucy Walsh, The Brand Ambassadors

My Fashion Life: Lucy Walsh on launching her new womenswear sales agency

24 July 2015 | By

The founder of sales agency The Brand Ambassadors, and former Drapers and Pure commercial director, on the fun and frolics of the fashion industry

Apple Pay

Retailers' first bite at Apple Pay

24 July 2015 | By ,

Last week, Apple attempted to put the final nail in the coffin of cash and plastic cards with the launch of its contactless payment service, Apple Pay. But does the US tech titan, or any other contender, have the clout to create a seismic shift from plastic to digital?


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    Job of the week

    Eileen Fisher

    Senior Account Executive



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    Drapers PLM Report 2015

    When a consumer walks into a fashion store today, they expect to see fresh new product hanging from the rails and lining the shelves. The same goes for whether they are shopping online on a desk-top, tablet or mobile device. 

    Delivering on this ramped up expectation isn't easy, and supply chain management is key. As a result many businesses are now turning to product lifestyle management (PLM) systems, to help them cope. Download this free white paper to read exclusive features on the challenges and results of investing in PLM systems. 

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    Drapers In-Store Report 2015

    In today's marketplace, where consumer spending remains constrained and retailers are reducing their store estates in line with multichannel shopping requiring a smaller bricks-and-mortar footprint, the store is in sharp focus as retailers look to create the best possible brand experiences.

    As such, now is an important time for interiors, and it is with this in mind that we bring you our first in-store report.

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    Drapers Retail Market Report 2015

    With the economy showing tentative signs of recovery, but uncertainty remaining in what will be an election year, fashion retailers and brands alike must adapt to trends and changing shopping habits to compete.

    We bring you our annual Retail Market Report, in association with K3, to assess some of the prevailing trends and opportunities. 

    Download report now


      The Supply Chain
    Report 2015

    Speak to some of the supply chain directors at the high streets leading fashion retailers and the same message will come back time and time again: logistics and supply chain has gone from being a necessary evil to an essential function.

    It is with this in mind that we bring you our annual Supply Chain Report, in association with DHL and Alvanon.

      Click here to download report now. 


    Drapers Technology Investment Report 2015

    Investment in technology and digital solutions is essential in today's multichannel retail world. But it can be expensive, difficult and time consuming. So when is the right time to invest? And does it make the business more attractive in the event of an eventual company sale?

    These are some of the questions we ask in our first-ever Technology Investment Report, in association with HSO.

    Download report now