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Very breaks the world record for the most models on a catwalk.

Video: Very breaks records on the catwalk Video

23 July 2015 | By

Etailer Very decided to go big or go home in its bid to break the Guinness World Record for the most models walking a catwalk…ever. To break the record 3,651 models strutted their stuff on The Very Big Catwalk Show at Liverpool’s Pier Head (July 4), including Saturday’s singer and Very designer Rochelle Humes and Lauren Pope from The Only Way is Essex.

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

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. 

David Atkins, Hammerson

Creating destinations and retailer opportunities

21 July 2015

David Atkins, chief executive of Hammerson and president of the British Council of Shopping Centres

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.

Rainy high street

Wet weather dampens footfall

27 July 2015 | By

Footfall across the UK dropped 2.5% year on year last week as the wet weather discouraged shoppers from visiting bricks-and-mortar retailers.


Amazon named UK’s favourite retailer as it plots drive-through shop

27 July 2015 | By

Amazon has been voted the UK’s favourite retailer by advertising group Havas as the firm plots to open its first standalone drive-through shop in California.

Mark Horrobin

Yodel drafts in help to cope with Black Friday demand

27 July 2015 | By

Parcel carrier Yodel has appointed Mark Horrobin to the newly created role of peak programme director and tasked him with strengthening its delivery services during busy times for online orders such as Black Friday and Christmas.

Crew Clothing spring 15

Crew Clothing invests in online but slips into the red

27 July 2015 | By

Crew Clothing’s sales increased by 12% to £59.2m but it made a loss of £106,828 for the year to October 26, 2014, compared to a profit of £30,304 during the previous year.


Boux Avenue to make central London debut on Oxford Street

27 July 2015 | By

Boux Avenue is understood to be close to signing a deal to open its first central London store on Oxford Street.


Primark to open in Walsall

27 July 2015 | By

Primark will open a two-floor store at the Old Square shopping centre in Digbeth, Walsall, on August 6.

Winser London

Former M&S director to open Fenwick pop-up

27 July 2015 | By

Former Marks & Spencer director of womenswear Kim Winser will open a pop-up shop for her online fashion business Winser London in Fenwick’s Bond Street branch next week.

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

Kirsty McGregor and Tara Hounslea

Drapers Talks: New Look men's stores, the living wage and Apple Pay Video

16 July 2015 | By ,

Drapers news editor Kirsty McGregor talks to senior news reporter Tara Hounslea about New Look’s plans to open standalone menswear stores later this year, this week’s launch of Apple Pay and the expected impact of the introduction of an enforced living wage in 2016.


Paris men’s fashion week: spring 16 trends

3 July 2015 | By

Bringing the European menswear catwalk season to a close, Paris designers served up a number of new trends and confirmed some of those already seen in London and Milan

Colin Henry, Jaeger

The Drapers Interview: Colin Henry on Jaeger's polyester purge

27 July 2015 | By

Two years after he was brought in to lead Jaeger’s turnaround, Colin Henry reflects on the challenges he has faced so far and those still ahead

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

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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    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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