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Eric Musgrave

Drapers Talks: John Lewis' plans for click-and-collect charges Video

1 July 2015 | By

Drapers’ editorial director Eric Musgrave talks about John Lewis’ plans to start charging £2 for click-and-collect orders under £30, and the department store retailer’s thoughts on this year’s Black Friday, which will fall on November 27.

James Knowles

Comment: Many unhappy returns eat into profit margins

30 June 2015 | By

Clothing and footwear returns are rising up the retail agenda, as multichannel shopping continues to grow, not just in the UK, but across borders.

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Memo from Musgrave: Shops remain the strongest link in the retail chain

25 June 2015 | By

How many shops is enough shops? That rather basic question must be bothering retailing chiefs as never before as the shift in shopping patterns requires them to recalibrate some of the basic formulae of the business.

This is Edinburgh

Comment: Give councils more power to support indie retailers

19 June 2015 | By

The British Retail Consortium’s warning that inaction on business rates reform could see as many as 80,000 shops shut by 2017 was scaremongering worthy of the Daily Mail. But putting aside the numbers, the warning was a much-needed shot across the bow.


Wholesale platform Yourbrandspace goes transactional

2 July 2015 | By, the wholesale fashion platform that allows brands to showcase collections to retailers, has gone transactional as of today.

Shaun Kearney

New fashion school appoints British designer as patron

2 July 2015 | By

The soon-to-open Rare School of Fashion in Liverpool has named British fashion designer Shaun Kearney as its first patron.

Heidi Klum Intimates

Video: Heidi Klum launches autumn lingerie collection Video

2 July 2015 | By

Supermodel Heidi Klum has launched the autumn 15 collections of her eponymous lingerie ranges Heidi Klum Intimates and Heidi by Heidi Klum.

Just Consultancies Manchester

Just Consultancies launches Manchester showroom

2 July 2015 | By

Young fashion agency Just Consultancies has opened a 5,000 sq ft showroom in Manchester.

Paying by card

Death of cash ‘exaggerated’, says BRC

2 July 2015 | By

Cash remains the preferred payment method in the majority of transactions, this year’s annual payments survey by the British Retail Consortium has found.

John Lewis St Pancras

John Lewis to introduce charges for click-and-collect

1 July 2015 | By

John Lewis will charge £2 for click-and-collect services on orders under £30 from the end of July.


Amazon begins one-hour deliveries in central London

1 July 2015 | By

Amazon is offering a one-hour delivery service to parts of central London in a move UK managing director Christopher North said is “just the beginning”.


Berlin trade shows: spring 16 preview

22 June 2015 | By

Ahead of the next run of Berlin trade shows, we find out what a selection of key brands has to offer and what buyers will be looking for.


Milan Men’s Fashion Week: spring 16 trends

26 June 2015 | By

While Milan Fashion Week served to confirm a number of the trends already seen at the London shows, designers also offered up a number of noteworthy new directions.

Dolce & Gabbana spring 16

Milan fashion week: top shows from this weekend including Prada and Dolce & Gabbana

22 June 2015 | By

A round-up of the key shows from the first days of the spring 16 edition of Milan’s menswear fashion week.

From left: Christopher Raeburn, Lou Dalton, E Tautz, Margaret Howell

London Collections: Men – spring 16 trend analysis

23 June 2015 | By

As always in menswear, perennial trends cropped up and evolved slowly this season, while a handful of new directions emerged that are worth taking note of.

Christopher Shannon spring 16

London Collections: Men – video highlights Video

16 June 2015 | By

As the spring 16 edition of LCM draws to a close, catch up on video highlights from top shows across the four-day event.

Burberry Prorsum spring 16

London Collections: Men – final day highlights from Burberry and others

16 June 2015 | By ,

A round-up of day four of LCM, including Burberry’s lace-filled menswear collection.

Richard James spring 16

London Collections: Men – highlights from day three

15 June 2015 | By ,

Including JW Anderson’s raw denim, Richard James’ verdant green and Christopher Raeburn’s trek to Borneo.

Astrid Andersen spring 16

London Collections: Men – highlights from day two

14 June 2015 | By ,

Spring 16 collections from the likes of Lou Dalton, Astrid Andersen, Sibling and Hardy Amies.

Patrick Chalhoub pictured at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower

The Drapers Interview: Patrick Chalhoub's luxury dominance in the Gulf

1 July 2015 | By

Vast, specialised boutiques and capturing the growing online market in the Middle East are the next steps in the Chalhoub Group’s 60-year history.

Matalan\'s Oxford Street store

Shopwatch: Matalan signals its high street ambitions on Oxford Street

30 June 2015 | By

The traditionally out-of-town value retailer is raising its high street profile by packing plenty into its Oxford Street debut

Thomas Harvey, head of menswear at Aquascutum

My Fashion Life: Patience pays off for Aquascutum's Thomas Harvey

26 June 2015 | By

The head of menswear at British brand Aquascutum on why he returned to the brand and his plans to take it further upmarket.

Farfetch Korea

Etail Europe: Launch international sites quickly to start the learning

30 June 2015 | By

Retailers should not hold out on creating a “Rolls Royce solution” for new international websites, but launch them quickly to immediately start learning, and should not feel like every element must be adapted to the new market, ecommerce experts have warned.

Drapers Independents Awards

Vote for your winners in the three hotly-contested Drapers Independents Awards categories of Womenswear Brand of the Year, Menswear Brand of the Year, and Fashion Agency or Distributor of the Year. Voting closes on July 10.


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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. 

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      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.

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