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Drapers news editor Kirsty McGregor talks to senior news reporter Tara Hounslea about how retailers performed over the bank holiday, womenswear sales and today’s Fashion Independents’ Day.
It was black tie time again on May 21 when I attended the UK Fashion & Textile Awards at Tobacco Dock in east London, courtesy of my fellow son of Leeds, Simon Berwin.
Gillian Mead is the founder and creative director of ethical fashion brand Araminta
Diane Bardon is owner of womenswear independent De Joli in Chiswick, west London.
Scarcely do I have a conversation with anyone in the business these days without talk turning to ecommerce.
Marks & Spencer’s full year results did not evolve into the comeback tale many were expecting.
Google has confirmed that a ‘buy button’ will soon be launched, allowing potential shoppers to buy things from its search results without leaving the site.
Independent footwear store Edwards of Manchester has closed with no warning, after trading since 1830.
Harrods has opened its new men’s Denim Gallery, located adjacent to the men’s International Gallery and Contemporary Collections on the lower ground floor.
Home shopping group Findel has decided not to sell sports merchandise retailer Kitbag, following a strategic review.
Sports Direct’s full-year profit before tax and earnings per share will be ahead of market expectations, shareholders will be told at the Mike Ashley-owned retailer’s annual conference today.
Marks & Spencer’s executive directors will reportedly receive incentive scheme shares worth just 4.7% of their maximum value this year after the retailer missed its revenue targets.
A lack of novelty from brands and the cool spring weather has resulted in sluggish trading across the womenswear market this month, businesses have told Drapers.
Graduate Fashion 2015
Here is a taster of the young talent set to light up Graduate Fashion Week.
Graduate Fashion Week has grown in stature since it was founded in 1991, but its new chairman wants more support from the industry and government.
Highlights from the 2015 graduate catwalk show from the University of Westminster, BA (Hons) Fashion Design
Drapers asks top menswear, womenswear and footwear buyers which UK and international trade shows they will be attending this summer.
Drapers Digital Forum
The most important thing to remember when weighing up whether to launch into new markets is to take it slowly and do your research, ecommerce experts have said.
Speaking at the Drapers Digital Forum today, Boohoo.com marketing director Richard Clark said he thinks “personalisation is a bit overrated” at the individual customer level and that retailers should focus on segmenting customers into groups.
Boden is looking at a “serious” retail test and is preparing to launch a new tablet app, the catalogue and online retailer’s founder has revealed.
Footwear giant Clarks has said it is looking into “tweaking” its offer of free returns on purchases across Europe.
Personalisation has a long way to go, but there is a fine line between helping the customer find what they want and becoming intrusive, retailers and technology experts said today.
The new individually packaged wipes clean unexpected splashes and stains from leather, canvas, vinyl and more.
Footwear tradeshow Micam Shanghai has reportedly been cancelled after just five editions.
Drapers takes a look at the new Eileen Fisher, Michael Kors and Oi Polloi stores in the capital, as well as that of Maison Ullens, the luxury womenswear brand founded in 2010 by a Belgian baroness.
Designer Sarah Beydoun’s handbag label gives female former prostitutes and prisoners in Lebanon the chance of a new future.
Although a relative unknown in the UK, Hong Kong fashion giant IT and its cluster of brands is one to watch.
With six months to go until the next Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping bonanzas, on November 27 and 30 respectively, leading ecommerce operators tell us what preparations retailers should be making to ensure they meet demand.
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