Don't miss this week
Drapers’ editorial director Eric Musgrave talks about John Lewis’ plans to start charging £2 for click-and-collect orders under £30, and the department store retailer’s thoughts on this year’s Black Friday, which will fall on November 27.
Clothing and footwear returns are rising up the retail agenda, as multichannel shopping continues to grow, not just in the UK, but across borders.
How many shops is enough shops? That rather basic question must be bothering retailing chiefs as never before as the shift in shopping patterns requires them to recalibrate some of the basic formulae of the business.
The British Retail Consortium’s warning that inaction on business rates reform could see as many as 80,000 shops shut by 2017 was scaremongering worthy of the Daily Mail. But putting aside the numbers, the warning was a much-needed shot across the bow.
Marks & Spencer showed its 1970s-inspired autumn 15 Autograph, Limited and Best of British ranges on the catwalk at an event in London last night - including a new version of the infamous suede skirt.
The parent company of lingerie brand La Perla has appointed luxury fashion veteran John Hooks as chief executive.
Yourbrandspace.com, the wholesale fashion platform that allows brands to showcase collections to retailers, has gone transactional as of today.
Accessories brand The Cambridge Satchel Company is teaming up with iconic designer Vivienne Westwood for the second time to produce a limited edition collection of bags.
The soon-to-open Rare School of Fashion in Liverpool has named British fashion designer Shaun Kearney as its first patron.
Supermodel Heidi Klum has launched the autumn 15 collections of her eponymous lingerie ranges Heidi Klum Intimates and Heidi by Heidi Klum.
Young fashion agency Just Consultancies has opened a 5,000 sq ft showroom in Manchester.
Milan fashion week
While Milan Fashion Week served to confirm a number of the trends already seen at the London shows, designers also offered up a number of noteworthy new directions.
A round-up of the key shows from the first days of the spring 16 edition of Milan’s menswear fashion week.
London Collections: Men
As always in menswear, perennial trends cropped up and evolved slowly this season, while a handful of new directions emerged that are worth taking note of.
As the spring 16 edition of LCM draws to a close, catch up on video highlights from top shows across the four-day event.
A round-up of day four of LCM, including Burberry’s lace-filled menswear collection.
Including JW Anderson’s raw denim, Richard James’ verdant green and Christopher Raeburn’s trek to Borneo.
Spring 16 collections from the likes of Lou Dalton, Astrid Andersen, Sibling and Hardy Amies.
Vast, specialised boutiques and capturing the growing online market in the Middle East are the next steps in the Chalhoub Group’s 60-year history.
The traditionally out-of-town value retailer is raising its high street profile by packing plenty into its Oxford Street debut
The head of menswear at British brand Aquascutum on why he returned to the brand and his plans to take it further upmarket.
Retailers should not hold out on creating a “Rolls Royce solution” for new international websites, but launch them quickly to immediately start learning, and should not feel like every element must be adapted to the new market, ecommerce experts have warned.