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Business rates, Asian markets and customer service are all taxing issues

23 August 2014

In the notoriously quiet month of August, the battle against business rates does not subside.

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Give your business something to shout about

22 August 2014

Deryane Tadd is the owner of womenswear boutique The Dressing Room in St Albans and a member of the Fashion Association of Britain (FAB).

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Kick-start your aspirations with a Start Up Loan

22 August 2014

Grace Gordon is the founder of leather goods brand Grace Gordon.

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Special sizes are a weighty issue in a society that's growing bigger and bigger

18 August 2014 | By

There’s great entertainment to be had in the month of August by checking the nationals for their silly season stories.

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Pop at HoF was hard but gave us confidence

16 August 2014

Janan Leo is the owner of women’s footwear brand Cocorose London.

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Net-a-Porter shows how to break up in style

16 August 2014

Nicola Wensley is business director for fashion executive appointments at Page Executive.

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‘To dream the impossible dream: finding the perfect show schedule’

9 August 2014 | By

One of the unexpected side-effects of the relatively quiet turnout of buyers at Pure London this week was a flurry of discussion on the good old subject of show dates.

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Give the gift of personalisation this Christmas

31 July 2014

Graham Cooke is chief executive of ecommerce consultancy Qubit.

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Our classic brands are doing the business

31 July 2014

Neil Welker is managing director and owner of Elliotts of Lymington, Hampshire, and a member of The IMC Buying Group.

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Entrepreneurial spirit flourishes in the fashion technology sector

24 July 2014 | By

The spirit of entrepreneurship was burning bright on Tuesday evening when I attended a networking dinner for journalists and bright young things from the field of fashion technology.

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Pushing independents boosts footfall and sales

24 July 2014

Sarah Decent is the owner of footwear retailer Modish in Cambridge and Saffron Walden.

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Fashion Team Favourite: Gibson and Birkbeck

20 August 2014 | By

An up and coming shirting brand is the latest to catch our Fashion Team’s eye this season.

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Fashion team favourite: Copenhagen fashion week

11 August 2014 | By

Drapers picks the best looks from the womenswear names to know at the recent Copenhagen fashion week.

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Copenhagen shows: Strong and steady start to CIFF

5 August 2014 | By

Copenhagen’s biggest trade show CIFF got off to a steady start this week, with the first three days of the four-day event welcoming a solid number of visitors, although some brands believed that this season’s new dates and the sunny Danish weather had caused buyers to stay away.

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Fashion team favourite: Frescobol Carioca

1 August 2014 | By

Just in time for the sunny weather, Brazil-inspired swimwear brand Frescobol Carioca opened its second standalone London store earlier this month, in the Ham Yard hotel in Soho.

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Fashion team favourite: top campaigns of autumn 14

30 July 2014 | By

As designer womenswear brands release their new season campaigns, Drapers rounds up the cream of the crop.

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Fashion team favourite: Kempes' spring 15 collection

28 July 2014 | By

The new menswear brand from designer Danny Passarella caught the eye of the Drapers fashion team this week.

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Fashion team favourite: Opening Ceremony, Shoreditch

24 July 2014 | By

The new east London outpost of cult New York store Opening Ceremony opened today, nestled in the Ace Hotel on Shoreditch High Street.