Asos may have continued to push the boundaries in terms of innovation and expansion but a friend’s recent shopping experience exposed the business’s flaws in customer service and how difficult it is for customers to contact Asos when having difficulties on the site.
Speaking to indies across the country one thing became very clear - buyers are on the hunt for fresh looks and are more than ready to take a risk.
After much anticipation and speculation Marks & Spencer has relaunched its website. Drapers’ Keely Stocker gives her verdict.
Our lead story this week is a piece that reveals Matalan’s ambitions to become a high street name, taking on the likes of Primark and New Look.
Are you a young fashion professional looking to build your career and learn from fashion’s finest? If you are then you should apply to attend Drapers’ Next Generation Academy on April 10.
For the past few years the value sector has been dominated by one key player - Primark. JD is throwing down the gauntlet - but how easy will it be to take a slice of the value pie?
The Government has unveiled incentives to get local councils fracking by promising them 100% of their business rates – double the current limit – worth many millions to local communities up and down the country.
Last year was plagued by many industry issues from rates rises to floundering footfall, which landed retailers with a lingering hangover, but with January now in full swing it’s time for businesses to boost their prospects for 2014 with New Year’s resolutions.
The news, broken by Drapers on Friday, that Sarah Curran was joining Shop Direct to spearhead its move into the luxury sector at first seems like a strange one.
Yesterday Communities secretary Eric Pickles launched a consultation into “aggressive parking policies” - but more must be done if high streets are to be saved argues Diane Wehrle, marketing and insights director at Springboard.
When it comes to discounting, retailers say they are giving consumers what they want, with shoppers holding out on spending as they wait for a bargain, but with Christmas this isn’t always the case.
In a difficult climate where competition is fierce and the consumer is fickle what does it take to beat the brand backlash and succeed in the young fashion field?
Yesterday it was announced that Westfield and Hammerson’s proposed £1bn redevelopment of Croydon’s town centre has been approved, in a move that will help to put the town back on the retail map.
Yesterday Drapers brought together HR directors from retailers Reiss, Matalan and JD Williams over breakfast to discuss the challenges they face as businesses in securing the right talent, and the findings were interesting.
Currently sitting on a plane waiting to take off from Heathrow for Mapic - an early flight mostly occupied by a broad cross section of the British retail and property sector.
Singer Paul Weller and Phil Bickley, owner of London menswear independent Tonic, have teamed up to launch a new menswear label, Real Stars Are Rare.
This morning saw French designer Nicolas Ghesquière make his debut at LVMH-owned Louis Vuitton.
You’ve seen the best looks and leading trends on the catwalk, but London’s other top inspiration comes from women on the street.
Associate fashion editor Graeme Moran picks out the emerging trends and top buys from LFW.
Bright shades bring life to the fourth day of LFW.
Featuring Burberry, Roksanda, David Koma & Michael van der Ham.
Fashion illustrator Damien Cuypers has teamed up with the British Fashion Council and online file sharing site WeTransfer to bring a different view of London Fashion Week.
Associate fashion editor Graeme Moran’s stand out shows from the third day at LFW.
Associate fashion editor Graeme Moran’s second day of shows at LFW.
Associate fashion editor Graeme Moran breaks down the highlights from the first day of shows at LFW.
The autumn 14 edition of Jacket Required was a real turning point, despite the weather and a Tube strike doing its best to discourage visitors.
Last week we moved on to the next trade show destination, Denmark’s capital Copenhagen and its three exhibitions: CIFF, Gallery and Vision.
River Island unveils its latest Design Forum collaboration, joining up with emerging London name Katie Eary.
The second day of Copenhagen’s biggest trade show CIFF saw crowds of buyers arrive at the show’s Bella Centre venue, with a lively atmosphere and buzzing stands, while Gallery and Vision shows continued in the city centre.
The Copenhagen shows Gallery and Vision continued for their second day on Thursday, while CIFF kicked off.
The Copenhagen shows kicked off with a snowy start on Wednesday, with trade events Vision and Gallery opening a day earlier than usual, while CIFF will start on Thursday as normal.
Day three saw London’s big names and rising stars take to the catwalk, Graeme Moran picks his highlights.
Check out the top trends on the street from visitors at this season’s London menswear shows.
Associate fashion editor Graeme Moran picks three of the biggest trends from the second day at LCM.
Associate fashion editor Graeme Moran picks the highlights from the second day of LCM.
The first day of the mens shows at LCM suggested a handful of trends to watch as the autumn 14 season gets underway.
Associate fashion editor Graeme Moran picks the highlights from the first day of LCM.
In the last week we’ve heard the news that two iconic British brands have signed up hot names in British menswear to collaborate on capsule collections, creating what we in the industry might refer to as an ‘epic win’.
Last week, colour authority Pantone announced that ‘radiant orchid’ had been identified as the colour of the year for 2014.
It was a weighty list of names that took home prizes at last night’s British Fashion Awards, held at the Coliseum Theatre in Central London, despite few wins being much of a surprise.
Famous sibling and pop star in her own right Solange Knowles has been announced as the new art director and creative consultant of sportswear brand Puma.
Diesel’s new artistic director and former Lady Gaga stylist Nicola Formichetti recently unveiled the next step in his takeover of the brand with his first capsule collection.
Oh, how exhausting it is to be a fan of M&S. One minute you’re up, reveling in the glory of a truly cracking Christmas advert, next minute you’ve got a grumpier face than ‘Leading Lady’ Tracey Emin, as another slightly baffling collection is revealed.
Over recent season’s New York’s menswear scene has been going from strength to strength, with one name emerging as a key brand to watch - Public School.