Don't miss this week
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
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, chief executive of Hammerson and president of the British Council of Shopping Centres
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 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.
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’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 is understood to be close to signing a deal to open its first central London store on Oxford Street.
Primark will open a two-floor store at the Old Square shopping centre in Digbeth, Walsall, on August 6.
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.
New York fashion week
Buyers tell us their thoughts on the first edition of NYFW: Men’s, alongside higlights from the four-day event
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.
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
The traditionally out-of-town value retailer is raising its high street profile by packing plenty into its Oxford Street debut
The founder of sales agency The Brand Ambassadors, and former Drapers and Pure commercial director, on the fun and frolics of the fashion industry
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?