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Kick-start your aspirations with a Start Up Loan

22 August 2014

Grace Gordon is the founder of leather goods brand Grace Gordon.

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Veldhoven’s Dept label being readied for UK debut next year

22 August 2014 | By

Pan-European womenswear business VeldhovenGroup will launch Dutch contemporary brand Dept in the UK next year.

Lands\' End

Lands’ End opens in HoF

22 August 2014 | By Pennie Varvarides

US lifestyle retailer Lands’ End made its full-price bricks-and-mortar debut in the UK this week, with five concessions in House of Fraser stores set to be trading across England by the end of September.

Bugatti Fashion

Bugatti opens debut clothing store in London

22 August 2014 | By

Car maker Bugatti Automobile has agreed a deal for its first worldwide retail store on London’s Brompton Road, which will sell a limited edition luxury clothing, lifestyle and accessories line.


Indie click-and-collect website StreetHub extends to Brighton

22 August 2014 | By

StreetHub, a website and app offering a click-and-collect service for independent London retailers, is preparing to expand to Brighton.

Burberry Prorsum menswear spring 15

Burberry boss sells more than £5m of shares

22 August 2014 | By

Burberry chief executive and chief creative officer Christopher Bailey has offloaded £5.2m of shares in the company, weeks after shareholders staged a revolt against his £27m pay package.


Condé Nast to sell WWD

22 August 2014 | By

Condé Nast is divesting Women’s Wear Daily and other titles under the Fairchild Fashion Media umbrella to American media and publishing entrepreneur Jay Penske.

Footwear Special

Footwear special

14 August 2014 | By ,

Read Drapers Spring 15 Footwear Special as a fully digital edition.

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Copenhagen fashion week spring 15

16 August 2014 | By ,

The pick of the brands from Copenhagen’s CIFF, Vision and Gallery trade shows.

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Moda: Spring 15 collections

16 August 2014 | By , ,

Mainstream brands delivered plenty of colour and print at Birmingham’s NEC.

Nicola Wensley

Net-a-Porter shows how to break up in style

16 August 2014

Nicola Wensley is business director for fashion executive appointments at Page Executive.


Pop at HoF was hard but gave us confidence

16 August 2014

Janan Leo is the owner of women’s footwear brand Cocorose London.

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Fashion team favourite: Copenhagen fashion week

11 August 2014 | By

Drapers picks the best looks from the womenswear names to know at the recent Copenhagen fashion week.


‘To dream the impossible dream: finding the perfect show schedule’

9 August 2014 | By

One of the unexpected side-effects of the relatively quiet turnout of buyers at Pure London this week was a flurry of discussion on the good old subject of show dates.

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And now for something completely different

6 August 2014

Vicki Wheeler is owner of womenswear indie Ambiance of Colchester and a committee member of the Fashion Association of Britain (FAB).

Claire Duke Woolley

Wearable tech needs fashion – and vice versa

6 August 2014

Claire Duke-Woolley is fashion tech analyst at Beecham.

Snap to it: Zalando is pushing image search, while Asap54 and Snap Fashion draw in other etailers

Ecommerce: The rise of Image Recognition Technology

6 August 2014 | By

Want it, snap it, find it - picture-led shopping apps that allow customers to search by taking images and submitting them to the app are taking off, and retailers are queuing to sign up.


Shopwatch: Pro-Direct

23 August 2014 | By

Specialist football etailer Pro-Direct is hoping its first physical presence, just off Carnaby Street, will prove to be a game changer.


My Fashion life - John Edwards

23 August 2014

The founder of handbag brand Florian London is expanding in the US following a double win at the Independent Handbag Designer Awards.

New Look

Lingerie market report

16 August 2014 | By

Buyers discuss the state of play in today’s lingerie market and reveal their trend tips for spring 15.


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