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James Knowles

Comment: Many unhappy returns eat into profit margins

30 June 2015 | By

Clothing and footwear returns are rising up the retail agenda, as multichannel shopping continues to grow, not just in the UK, but across borders.

Eric Musgrave, Jan 2015.jpg

Memo from Musgrave: Shops remain the strongest link in the retail chain

25 June 2015 | By

How many shops is enough shops? That rather basic question must be bothering retailing chiefs as never before as the shift in shopping patterns requires them to recalibrate some of the basic formulae of the business.

This is Edinburgh

Comment: Give councils more power to support indie retailers

19 June 2015 | By

The British Retail Consortium’s warning that inaction on business rates reform could see as many as 80,000 shops shut by 2017 was scaremongering worthy of the Daily Mail. But putting aside the numbers, the warning was a much-needed shot across the bow.

Ambiance of Colchester

Ambiance of Colchester to close after 30 years

2 July 2015 | By

Essex-based womenswear independent Ambiance of Colchester is to close later this year after 30 years in business.

The Cambridge Satchel Company and Vivienne Westwood

Cambridge Satchel Company reprises collaboration with Vivienne Westwood

2 July 2015 | By

Accessories brand The Cambridge Satchel Company is teaming up with iconic designer Vivienne Westwood for the second time to produce a limited edition collection of bags.

Boxfresh sales director DACH Achim Leidel

Boxfresh hires sales director to increase international presence

2 July 2015 | By

Lifestyle brand Boxfresh has appointed Achim Leidel as sales director for all German-speaking countries


Puma sells Tretorn to Authentic Brands Group

2 July 2015 | By

Puma has sold Swedish footwear and outerwear brand Tretorn to Authentic Brands Group, owner of Juicy Couture.

Pritchards in Hereford: \'An end of season Sale should be exactly that\'

Indies hold their nerve to maximise summer sales

2 July 2015 | By

Independent retailers are hoping to make hay while the sun shines by maintaining full-price sales despite heavy discounting on the high street and online, with some topping up in-season stock to make the most of the July heatwave.

M&S autumn 15

Image gallery: M&S autumn 15 on the catwalk

2 July 2015 | By

Marks & Spencer showed its 1970s-inspired autumn 15 Autograph, Limited and Best of British ranges on the catwalk at an event in London last night - including a new version of the infamous suede skirt.

Paying by card

Death of cash ‘exaggerated’, says BRC

2 July 2015 | By

Cash remains the preferred payment method in the majority of transactions, this year’s annual payments survey by the British Retail Consortium has found.

Retailers are running more sales following the recession

Shoppers suffer 'promotional fatigue'

2 July 2015 | By

Shoppers have become so used to year-round Sales on the high street that they rarely make a purchase at full price, a new report has found.


Wholesale platform Yourbrandspace goes transactional

2 July 2015 | By, the wholesale fashion platform that allows brands to showcase collections to retailers, has gone transactional as of today.

John Hooks

La Perla owner appoints new chief executive

2 July 2015 | By ,

The parent company of lingerie brand La Perla  has appointed luxury fashion veteran John Hooks as chief executive.

Just Consultancies Manchester

Just Consultancies launches Manchester showroom

2 July 2015 | By

Young fashion agency Just Consultancies has opened a 5,000 sq ft showroom in Manchester.

Heidi Klum Intimates

Video: Heidi Klum launches autumn lingerie collection Video

2 July 2015 | By

Supermodel Heidi Klum has launched the autumn 15 collections of her eponymous lingerie ranges Heidi Klum Intimates and Heidi by Heidi Klum.

Patrick Chalhoub

The Drapers Interview: Patrick Chalhoub's luxury dominance in the Gulf

1 July 2015 | By

Vast, specialised boutiques and capturing the growing online market in the Middle East are the next steps in the Chalhoub Group’s 60-year history.

Ed Connolly John Lewis

The Drapers Interview: Ed's own brand dream for John Lewis

24 June 2015 | By

After a year in the job and having recently reshaped his fashion buying team, Ed Connolly is preparing to ramp up John Lewis’s women’s proposition and own brand collections.

Nitin Passi, Missguided

The Drapers Interview: Missguided's Nitin Passi is taking it to the street

17 June 2015 | By

Missguided’s founder Nitin Passi talks about the etailer’s rapid online growth and its first UK move into stores.

Sally Scott

The Drapers Interview: Sally Scott is spearheading Vente-privee's UK operation

10 June 2015 | By

As UK boss of Vente-privee, Sally Scott aims to build a buzz among British shoppers for the flash Sales site


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