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Timeline: Fashion’s seven biggest trademark lawsuits

25 August 2015 | By Aimee Kwan

Following the news this week that Adidas has filed a lawsuit against Forever 21 over the use of its three stripes mark, we take a look at some of the fashion lawsuits that have hit the headlines in recent years.

James Knowles

Drapers comment: Is your email marketing letting you down?

27 August 2015 | By

Today’s consumer is rarely without their mobile phone in their pocket, so email marketing is potentially a great way to catch them on the move and lure them into your physical store or onto your digital shop. But is your email marketing up to the challenge?

John Clement

Talking Business: Preparing for the Consumer Rights Act 2015

27 August 2015

From 1 October 2015, a new law called the Consumer Rights Act 2015 will give individual customers (“consumers”) buying goods or services from businesses in the UK (including online sales) will have far more rights than ever before. John Clement, a partner at Turbervilles Solicitors, warns why the fashion industry should be waking up to the changes and getting prepared now.


Talking Business: Break clauses in leases from a tenant’s perspective

25 August 2015 | By Isaac Bordon, Dechert LLP

In an omnichannel retail world, bricks and mortar can hang around the necks of tenants like an albatross. Tenants will usually take this into account and agree break dates with their landlords, so that they have the opportunity to exit properties that are not performing.

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Memo from Musgrave: A nation of shopkeepers – and suppliers

20 August 2015 | By

One of the more uplifting aspects of my job is witnessing how much entrepreneurial verve our industry attracts.

Mike Harris of Monetate

Talking Business: You think you’re doing personalisation, but you’re not

14 August 2015

Mike Harris is vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at cloud-based personalisation specialist Monetate

Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch sales beat expectations

27 August 2015 | By

Struggling US young fashion retailer Abercrombie & Fitch reported better-than-expected earnings in the second quarter.

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Business rates overhaul proposed ahead of Scottish election

27 August 2015 | By

The Scottish Retail Consortium has published the first in a series of policy papers setting out its recommendations for overhauling the business rates system.

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Fashion focus pays off for The Original Factory Shop

27 August 2015 | By

Profits soared at The Original Factory Shop for the year to March 31, as the discount department store chain continues its focus on fashion. passes Google\'s mobile friendly test

Growth in mobile sales 'may have reached plateau'

27 August 2015 | By

The proportion of online sales made through smartphones and tablets may have reached a plateau, research from online retail association IMRG and technology consultancy firm Capgemini has shown.

Fashion SVP

Fashion SVP expands by 50% for September edition

27 August 2015 | By

Sourcing and production trade show Fashion SVP has announced that its fifth edition, on September 29 and 30, will have 50% more exhibitors than the 2014 event.

Michelle Mone

Michelle Mone to receive Tory peerage

27 August 2015 | By

Ultimo founder Michelle Mone OBE is to become a member of the House of Lords alongside 45 new peers announced by Downing Street.

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Contactless spend triples as £30 limit approaches

26 August 2015 | By

The amount spent using contactless payments climbed 150% in the past year, while the number of transactions rose 134%, according to Barclaycard.

CIFF Raven Projects

Drapers comment: What is the future of trade shows?

21 August 2015 | By

After a season of quieter-than-normal trade shows, is now the time for a rethink of the traditional exhibition format?

Fashion SVP

Fashion SVP expands by 50% for September edition

27 August 2015 | By

Sourcing and production trade show Fashion SVP has announced that its fifth edition, on September 29 and 30, will have 50% more exhibitors than the 2014 event.

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Footwear and Accessories Special: Spring 16

14 August 2015 | By

Exclusive Drapers photo shoot: Stand out from the crowd with our sizzling trend-let selection of top buys and must-haves for the new season.


Copenhagen trade shows: our Scandi selection

11 August 2015 | By

The pick of the brands from the spring 16 editions of Danish trade exhibitions CIFF, CIFF Raven and Revolver (August 5-7), plus top buyers views on the three shows.

Moda SS16

Thin footfall takes edge off positive Moda

12 August 2015 | By

Buyers were in a good mood, but there were not enough of them. That was the overall verdict on Moda, which closed yesterday (Tuesday) at the NEC in Birmingham after its three-day run.

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The Drapers Interview: Fat Face's Anthony Thompson on beating rivals both here and abroad

19 August 2015 | By

Fat Face chief Anthony Thompson explains why he’s confident the brand will succeed where others have failed in the US and why he resists mid-season discounting and Black Friday.

Tommy Hilfiger

The Drapers Interview: Tommy Hilfiger on the secrets of 30 years' of success

18 August 2015 | By

Tommy Hilfiger is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his eponymous brand this year. He reveals the highs, the lows, and his simple formula for success.

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.

Emmanuel Eribo and Philippe Homsy Butterfly Twists

My Fashion Life: Emmanuel Eribo & Philippe Homsy, Butterfly Twists co-founders on turning a concept into a brand

14 August 2015 | By

Two of the four co-founders of footwear brand Butterfly Twists discuss staying young and hungry and being inspired by the Rubin family.

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Fashion's omnichannel heroes

24 August 2015 | By

Consultancy firm Kurt Salmon reveals the results of its omnichannel survey of more than 100 UK, German and French fashion retailers, highlighting those deemed to offer the best experience to their shoppers across multiple platforms.


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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.

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    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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