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Drapers comment: Is Net-a-Porter and Yoox a marriage made in luxury etail heaven?

31 March 2015 | By

What a difference 24 hours makes. After a Monday spent speaking to industry contacts about rumours of a buyout of luxury etailer Net-a-Porter by either Amazon or Yoox, by Tuesday morning a deal was done.

Andy Mulcahy is the editor at ecommerce trade body IMRG

Talking Business: Working together to manage the Black Friday peak

31 March 2015

It’s fair to say that Black Friday isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Nevertheless, it became well and truly embedded in the national consciousness in 2014 and will be repeated in 2015.

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Property Comment: The outlook is positive but upturn will put squeeze on prime space

March 28 2015 | By Phil Cann

There has been a marked shift in sentiment over the last 18 months thanks to the increase in UK economic growth.

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Drapers Comment: 'Is Idris Elba Superdry's US saviour?'

27 March 2015 | By

Idris Elba may be a while off saving the world as James Bond, but in the meantime the British actor and singer is being parachuted in to save Superdry’s stateside operations.

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Consumer confidence hits new high

31 March 2015 | By

Consumer confidence among UK shoppers hit an almost 13-year high in March, which could spell good news for retailers over the upcoming Easter weekend.

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Labour announces plans to cut business rates

31 March 2015 | By

Labour has today announced plans to cut business rates by an average of £400 each for 1.5m small businesses, if the party wins the general election on May 7.

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More locations revealed for Pep&Co launch

31 March 2015 | By

Pep&Co has signed for more than 30 of the initial 50 stores it will open from July.

Haman Alimardani

Bread & Butter names creative director

31 March 2015 | By

Embattled trade show Bread & Butter Berlin has appointed fashion designer Haman Alimardani as its creative director.

Ben Sherman

Brand positioning key to Ben Sherman's future success

31 March 2015 | By

Ben Sherman must clearly define its brand positioning if it is to re-establish itself in the UK market, menswear industry insiders have said.

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Net-a-Porter and Yoox merger: the companies in detail

31 March 2015 | By

As Net-a-Porter signs a merger deal with Italian etail rival Yoox, Drapers takes a look at both companies and the combined group.


Mothercare bolsters management team

31 March 2015 | By

Mothercare has boosted its management team with two new hires, appointing its first chief information officer and a new retail operations director.

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Autumn 15 trade shows: buyers' review

27 March 2015 | By

As the season draws to a close, buyers reveal their trade show highs and lows.

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Image gallery: Alexander McQueen's devil of a show

16 March 2015 | By Steve Draper

A new book of previously unseen photographs tells the story of Alexander McQueen’s seminal autumn 96 show at Christ Church in London’s East End.

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Paris Fashion Week: Womenswear Autumn 15

18 March 2015 | By

The women’s autumn 15 catwalks drew to a close last week in Paris, where a host of crowd-pleasing trends were confirmed.


Where are retailers investing?

12 March 2015

Fashion retailers tell us the technologies and innovations they are backing this year and the results they hope to see.


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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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    Drapers Luxury Report 2014

    With so much movement in the Luxury sector, we bring you our third annual Luxury Report, in association with retail technology provider K3 Retail.

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    China Report

    International retailing is big business for the UK's high street, and over the coming years we're likely to see significant changes as our home-grown businesses shift their focus to overseas markets. It is with this in mind that Drapers, in association with OOCL Logistics (Europe), brings you the second international report of 2014, this time focused on China.

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    The Multichannel Report

    Within this report, we’ve polled a nationally representative pool of 2000 UK consumers to find out how they shop across channels with fashion brands and retailers, how they would like to shop and what they don’t like.

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    Innovation in Fashion Report

    This report looks at how businesses across the fashion industry are coming up with new ideas at every stage of the supply chain to add value in terms of efficiency and product.

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