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Jill Dougan is UK managing director at advertising and technology company Cardlytics

Comment: Are fashion tribes loyal? Data can identify the most fickle shoppers

23 July 2015

Jill Dougan is UK managing director at advertising and technology company Cardlytics

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Memo from Musgrave: Local pressure is the way to ease parking fees

23 July 2015 | By

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, Hammerson

Comment: Creating destinations and retailer opportunities

21 July 2015

David Atkins, chief executive of Hammerson and president of the British Council of Shopping Centres

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Memo from Musgrave: Time to pay for fashion retail’s image problem

16 July 2015 | By

The fashion business is not getting a good press these days. Last year we had the debate about zero-hours contracts in retailing and unpaid internships across the industry. Now the talk has switched to the question of the minimum wage, the living wage and equal pay for women. Fashion is unlikely to emerge smelling of roses in any of these categories.

Amazon Prime

Drapers Comment: Amazon Prime day turns from black to blue

15 July 2015 | By

It was sold by Amazon as the day the etailer would bring its customers “more deals than Black Friday”, however the reaction on Twitter tells quite a different story.

George Osborne

The living wage: how will it affect your business?

13 July 2015 | By

Last week chancellor George Osborne threw a curve ball to the retail world, announcing the introduction of a compulsory ‘living wage’ for all workers over the age of 25.

James Knowles

Drapers launches Special Reports section online

9 July 2015 | By

Do you want to read in-depth market reports that provide analysis across a range of specific topics and areas? Well, then check out our new Special Reports section of the website.

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Memo from Musgrave: Goodbye B&B. Hello Zalando fashion festival

9 July 2015 | By

Success and failure were witnessed in Berlin this week. On Tuesday, the first day of the hectic multi-show schedule in Germany, I spent time with David Schneider, co-founder of the hugely successful ecommerce business Zalando.

B&B spring 16

Memo from Musgrave: Bread & Butter fades away with a whimper

8 July 2015 | By

The last edition of insolvent Bread & Butter is a sorry excuse for a trade fair.

Parcel delivery

Drapers Comment: The customer wants buy now deliver yesterday

3 July 2015 | By

As the old retail adage has it, the customer is king. But today this monarch is becoming increasingly trying, demanding goods to be delivered quicker than ever before, in locations that suit the customer rather than the retailer.

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Memo from Musgrave: The best things in life aren’t free at John Lewis

3 July 2015 | By

After the chaotic mayhem of last November’s Black Friday online boom abated, Andy Street, the astute managing director of John Lewis, was the first retailer of significance to say enough is enough.

The biggest dress train of the season, by Giambattista Valli

Fashion team favourite: Paris couture's show-stopping highlights

15 July 2015 | By

Whether setting occassionwear trends or offering high fashion inspiration, we round up the main talking points from the recent autumn 15 season of couture shows.

Tommy Hilfger autumn 15

Fashion team favourite: Tommy Hilfiger’s autumn 15 global campaign revealed Video

14 July 2015 | By

Ready for winter? Tommy Hilfiger is, unveiling its new look ads ahead of the new season.

Burberry Prorsum spring 16

London Collections: Men – final day highlights from Burberry and others

16 June 2015 | By ,

A round-up of day four of LCM, including Burberry’s lace-filled menswear collection.

Richard James spring 16

London Collections: Men – highlights from day three

15 June 2015 | By ,

Including JW Anderson’s raw denim, Richard James’ verdant green and Christopher Raeburn’s trek to Borneo.

Astrid Andersen spring 16

London Collections: Men – highlights from day two

14 June 2015 | By ,

Spring 16 collections from the likes of Lou Dalton, Astrid Andersen, Sibling and Hardy Amies.

Topman Design spring 16

London Collections: Men – highlights from day one

13 June 2015 | By ,

A round-up of key shows from the first day of the spring 16 edition of London Collections: Men.

Heather Firbank

Image gallery: The wardrobe of Heather Firbank

23 April 2015 | By Steve Draper

Heather Firbank was an It girl of the early 1900s, but is now known for the archive of her clothing that is held by the V&A in London.

Apple Watch Edition collection

Drapers comment: Apple Watch is a game changer for fashion-led wearable tech

14 April 2015 | By

The new Apple Watch has whipped up a frenzy in the wearable tech market. More than one million devices are said to have been pre-ordered during the first weekend of its availability last weekend, and there’s still a week and a half to go until its official release on April 24.

CAT boots customised by Drapers fashion editor Graeme Moran

Design your own CAT boots like Drapers' fashion editor

13 April 2015 | By

Ever wanted to design your own pair of shoes? Thanks to footwear brand CAT I recently got the chance to, and so can you by entering the new Drapers’ Graduate of the Year category which has been introduced as part of the Drapers Footwear Awards 2015.


Drapers comment: Can the skirt of the season lift Marks & Spencer?

10 April 2015 | By

With a huge waiting list and endorsement from Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo, a humble suede midi skirt could signal a change in fortunes for M&S’s womenswear sales