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Jill Dougan is UK managing director at advertising and technology company Cardlytics
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, chief executive of Hammerson and president of the British Council of Shopping Centres
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.
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.
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.
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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.
The last edition of insolvent Bread & Butter is a sorry excuse for a trade fair.
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.
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.
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.
Ready for winter? Tommy Hilfiger is, unveiling its new look ads ahead of the new season.
A round-up of day four of LCM, including Burberry’s lace-filled menswear collection.
Including JW Anderson’s raw denim, Richard James’ verdant green and Christopher Raeburn’s trek to Borneo.
Spring 16 collections from the likes of Lou Dalton, Astrid Andersen, Sibling and Hardy Amies.
A round-up of key shows from the first day of the spring 16 edition of London Collections: Men.
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.
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