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New Look Men at the Trafford Centre

Drapers Comment: Location is everything for New Look’s menswear debut

13 October 2015 | By

New Look opened its fourth standalone menswear store at the Intu Trafford Centre on Friday, making a confident statement about its intentions to make serious headway into the young fashion-savvy menswear market.

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Memo from Musgrave: With 12 weeks left, how has 2015 treated you?

8 October 2015 | By

Here’s a handy reminder to cheer the spirits: three-quarters of 2015 is already behind us. What sort of year have you and your business had? What can you do over the next 12 weeks to ensure you have maximised the opportunities the year offered?

Harriet Vaines is an associate at law firm Winckworth Sherwood

Talking Business: What can you do if employees object to longer hours on Sundays?

8 October 2015

The government’s proposal to relax Sunday trading rules by devolving power to local areas will inevitably divide opinion – whether you are a retailer, a worker or a consumer. 

Darryl Adie is managing director of ecommerce agency Ampersand

Talking Business: Prepare for the worst to perform at your best on Black Friday

5 October 2015

Following Black Friday’s traction in the US, the hysteria surrounding it has, predictably, crossed the Atlantic. With this year likely to herald a similar frenzy, retailers will need to ensure they are fully prepared in order to meet these challenges head-on.


Drapers Comment: Instagram - 'the water cooler for the fashion industry'

30 September 2015 | By

Just seven days ago, Instagram reached over 400 million users. Probably the social network to have had the biggest impact on the fashion industry, that’s a large potential reach.

Debenhams chief executive Michael Sharp

Drapers Comment: For Debenhams, a change is as good as a rest

29 September 2015 | By

You have to feel for Michael Sharp. As Black Friday and the all-important Christmas trading period loom, he is faced with calls for his head to roll over Debenhams’ weak trading.

The team at Oliver Sweeney

Off the record: October 10 2015

7 October 2015 | By Drapers Reporters

Sheep on Savile Row, a moment for menswear and 60 years in style – just your average week in fashion then!


Yodel hires 7,000 extra staff for peak trading

13 October 2015 | By

Delivery company Yodel is drafting in an extra 7,000 workers to help cope with the busy shopping periods ahead.


Steilmann sets share price ahead of float

13 October 2015 | By

German fashion group Steilmann has announced the terms of its IPO, setting the price range for shares at €3.50 to €5 (£2.60 to £3.70).


Facebook tests dedicated shopping feed

13 October 2015 | By

Facebook is testing several new advertising features, which will allow users to shop for clothing and other products directly through its app.

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Ecco to open in Edinburgh

13 October 2015 | By

Danish footwear brand Ecco has signed a deal to open in Edinburgh as part of its UK expansion plans.

The Place

Browns’ Simon Burstein launches new boutique

13 October 2015 | By

Simon Burstein, former chief executive of London designer boutique Browns, has launched a new womenswear store and designer studio called The Place.

Dune Oxford Street

Dune steps up international expansion

13 October 2015 | By

Dune is targeting further international growth with stores in the US and Switzerland, alongside the expansion of its travel retail portfolio.

Gieves & Hawkes flagship store

Gieves & Hawkes chief creative officer heads to Cerruti 1881

13 October 2015 | By

Gieves & Hawkes chief creative officer Jason Basmajian has joined fellow Trinity-owned Italian fashion house Cerruti 1881 in the same role.

H&M has the most followers on Instagram

Instagram turns five: the top fashion retailers on the platform

6 October 2015

As the photo sharing app Instagram reaches five years old, we take a quick look at which fashion retailers in the UK market are reaching the masses, showing how many followers each account has attracted so far on the photo-sharing social media platform. Will the high street, luxury or online pure play retailers win?

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Paris Fashion Week: spring 16

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Paris Fashion Week: the top 10 shows and the standout trends

9 October 2015 | By

As the spring 16 edition of the French catwalks comes to an end, we round up the season-defining shows and the key trends they are promoting

Dior spring 16

Paris Fashion Week: key collection catch-up

5 October 2015 | By

As the Parisian installment of the spring 16 womenswear shows nears its end, we round up the highlight shows from the past few days.

Dries Van Noten spring 16

Paris Fashion Week: kicking off with Maison Margiela and Dries Van Noten

1 October 2015 | By

The final leg of the spring 16 womenswear shows have got underway in Paris, with shows from John Galliano for Maison Margiela and Dries Van Noten.

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Milan Fashion Week: spring 16

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Milan Fashion Week: the six trends that matter

1 October 2015 | By

As the spring 16 edition of Milan Fashion Week draws to a close, we round up the most important trends to emerge from the Italian womenswear collections.

Versace spring 16

Milan Fashion Week: highlights from the final shows

29 September 2015 | By

As Milan Fashion Week draws to a close we round up the key collections from the final days.

Prada spring 16

Milan Fashion Week: Prada's parade of spring 16 stripes

25 September 2015 | By

Day two of the spring 16 edition of Milan Fashion Week saw Prada unveil a classically subverted collection.

Gucci spring 16

Milan Fashion Week: ongoing Gucci reinvention kicks off day one

23 September 2015 | By

Drapers’ attention has now turned to the Italian fashion capital as the new look Gucci opens the spring 16 edition of #MFW.

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London Fashion Week Spring 16

Eric Musgrave, Graeme Moran and KIrsty McGregor

Drapers Talks: LFW, John Lewis Birmingham and M&S womenswear changes Video

24 September 2015 | By , ,

Drapers editorial director Eric Musgrave talks to fashion editor Graeme Moran and news editor Kirsty McGregor about the impact of the spring 16 London Fashion Week shows at the new Soho venue and the latest full-line John Lewis department store which opened this week in Birmingham.

London Fashion Week spring 16

London Fashion Week: the top nine shows of spring 16

23 September 2015 | By

Catch up on Drapers’ edit of the stand out collections and most influential trend directions for spring 16.

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London Fashion Week: Marques’Almeida's feminine frills and other highlights

23 September 2015 | By

The final day of #LFW spring 16 drew to a close, with highlights including Christopher Raeburn, Ashish and Marques’Almeida.

Brewer Street car park

LFW’s move to Soho gets seal of approval

23 September 2015 | By ,

Buyers have welcomed London Fashion Week’s new location at the Brewer Street Car Park in Soho this season, praising the move as a “breath of fresh air”.

Burberry Prorsum spring 16

London Fashion Week: the verdict on Burberry Prorsum spring 16

22 September 2015 | By

A younger, casual direction, a black colour palette and a seasonless approach to the spring – Graeme Moran reviews the latest Burberry Prorsum womenswear collection from day four of #LFW.


The Drapers Interview: Johnnie Boden's multichannel vision

7 October 2015 | By

With a major rollout of own retail on the cards for 2016, Boden has its sights set on becoming a truly multichannel business in what will be its 25th anniversary year.

The team at Shoetique

The Drapers Interview: A Shoetique selling proposition

24 September 2015 | By

An online-first approach has turned transformed a family-run shoe shop in Cheshire into an international etail powerhouse – and 2015 winner of the Drapers Independent Footwear Retailer Award.


Shopwatch: Jarrolds unveils new fashion floor

7 September 2015 | By ,

Jarrolds, the family-run independent department store in Norwich, opened the redesigned womenswear area on its first floor this week.

Tamaris head of design Achim Tischer

My Fashion Life: Tamaris head of design Achim Tischer on his love of shoes

2 October 2015 | By

The footwear designer on why he loves the constant change of the fashion industry and what he does to get inspired.

Nish and Sach Kukadia

The Secret behind the Sales

6 October 2015 | By

Drapers meets brothers Sach and Nish Kukadia, who founded the UK’s first flash Sales site in 2007, which turned over £37.5m in 2014.

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    Multichannel Report 2015

    Multichannel Report 2015

    25 September 2015 | By

    Drapers’ Multichannel Report 2015, in association with Adyen, K3 Retail and Pinsent Masons.

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    Drapers’ Product Lifecycle Report, in association with Lectra.

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    Fashion retailers and brands must invest in their systems to be prepared for the future demands of multichannel retail or face being left behind, a panel of experts have warned.

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    Drapers’ In-Store Report, in association with gpstudio.

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    21 May 2015 | By

    With tough competition on the high streer for consumer spend, digital marketing must be personalised to win share of wallet, a panel of ecommerce experts told Drapers.

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    Personalisation Report

    18 April 2015 | By

    Drapers’ and Retail Week’s Personalisation Report, in association with Monetate.

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    Retail Market Report 2015

    4 April 2015 | By

    Drapers’ Retail Market Report, in association with K3 Retail.

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    21 March 2015 | By

    Drapers’ Supply Chain Report 2015, in association with DHL and Alvanon.

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    14 March 2015 | By

    Drapers’ Technology Investment Report, in association with HSO.

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    Digital Edition: September 26, 2015

    24 September 2015

    Technology takes over the catwalks for spring 16 at London Fashion Week.