Don't miss this week
Chief executive Mark Sebba thought he was just turning up to another ordinary day at work but his colleagues decided to surprise him with this incredible tribute to say “thank you” for 11 years of having him at the helm.
People, product and places are dominating the retail headlines this week.
Premium retailer Cos is opening a new store within London’s One New Change shopping centre in St Paul’s this autumn.
Hobbs is to restructure and make further moves into the US after a business review carried out by private equity owners 3i.
Little Black Dress (LBD), the affiliate marketplace site selling party dresses, will launch its own collection for autumn 14 following a revamp of its website, and if this proves successful it could look to open concessions.
Agent Provocateur’s owner 3i is considering a sale of the premium British lingerie brand for an estimated £200m.
Adidas is to cut back on its growth plans across Russia and close some existing stores, blaming the increased uncertainty in the country for falling income.
Ted Baker is to release a refreshed version of its US ecommerce site today (August 1).
Pure London Preview
With Pure set to kick off this weekend, we caught up with some womenswear indies, agents and brands to ask what they want from the show, talk trends, and find out what’s driving their sales.
The new menswear brand from designer Danny Passarella caught the eye of the Drapers fashion team this week.
The new east London outpost of cult New York store Opening Ceremony opened today, nestled in the Ace Hotel on Shoreditch High Street.
The spirit of entrepreneurship was burning bright on Tuesday evening when I attended a networking dinner for journalists and bright young things from the field of fashion technology.
Chris Bryant is partner at law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner.
Sarah Decent is the owner of footwear retailer Modish in Cambridge and Saffron Walden.
Moss Bros chief executive Brian Brick got an uncomfortable view of how his company operates in this week’s episode of Undercover Boss, a Channel 4 reality TV series.
An order from Tesco could trigger the rebirth of Northeast manufacturing, the owners of a Peterlee factory believe.
Facebook’s Tracy Yaverbaun explains why the social network can be a platform to drive sales after all.
The Paris show hosted an impressive crop of up-and-coming labels to excite buyers.
After netting nearly £147m with the sale of ecommerce platform PriceMinister.com, Gaveau is onto her next project - web and mobile social shopping app Shopcade.
Denmark’s Rosemunde has strengthened its UK focus for spring 15 by appointing agency Egomark to handle its sales.
Read our fashion index page to get a barometer of trade in the UK.