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With a late, cool spring this year, I suspect there cannot be many clothing retailers out there who haven’t caught a cold.
The topic that has dominated the industry over the past couple of weeks is, of course, Easter trading.
When margins are tight and last season’s sell-through has not been great because of – inevitably – the weather, businesses sometimes ask for ‘special’ arrangements.
There is a definite benefit in our business having two sites, as it gives us some added flexibility.
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.
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.
There has been a marked shift in sentiment over the last 18 months thanks to the increase in UK economic growth.
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.
I may regret saying this, especially as the bank holiday approaches, spring seems to have arrived - at least in the south of England.
The Chancellor’s budget on March 18 contained plans to save high street shops from the threat of online competition with a business rates review said to be the widest ranging in a generation.
The new womenswear floor at our store, Golding in Newmarket, opened in spring 2013 and the first year since was phenomenal.
Are you suffering from election fatigue yet?
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.
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.
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
Drapers has a sneak preview of London Fashion Week designer Marios Schwab’s autumn 15 range of bags for Fiorelli.
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.
Drapers brings you an early look inside the V&A’s latest exhibition ahead of its official opening this weekend.
Ahead of its official opening this Saturday, Drapers brings you an exclusive first look at the breath-taking Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Italian mega brand Emporio Armani has unveiled its spring 15 underwear campaign, featuring its new face Calvin Harris.
River Island is backing festival fringing, bright whites and sugary pastels for its high summer range for 2015.
Wavey Garms is a free selling vintage fashion platform for likeminded people. With over 70,000 members and buyers on Facebook, social media platforms have allowed founders Andres Barry and Gabrielle Roberts’ dreams of creating a nostalgic fashion community become true. And they have some tips for you too.