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Eric Musgrave

TV’s buzz of excitement for UK manufacturing

26 February 2015 | Updated: 2 March 2015 | By

I am hardly a fan of reality TV and contrived competitions, but The Great British Sewing Bee has me hooked.

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What does your customer really want from you?

26 February 2015

Giulio Cinque is owner of designer independent Giulio in Cambridge.

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Collaboration is the new face of competition

26 February 2015

Cecile Reinaud is founder of maternitywear etailer Séraphine.

New Look

New Look inks deal for east Oxford Street flagship

4 March 2015 | By

New Look has agreed to take a 31,800 sq ft store on the eastern end of London’s Oxford Street in a building due to be completed in April 2017.


Tesco's board shake-up continues as Gareth Bullock retires

4 March 2015 | By

Tesco has made further changes to its board, bringing in Unilever’s Byron Grote to replace non-executive director Gareth Bullock, who will step down tomorrow (March 5).


Farfetch secures new funding to launch same-day delivery

4 March 2015 | By

Indie etail portal Farfetch is to launch same-day delivery in London and other global markets, and will introduce new local language sites including German, Korean and Spanish this year, after receiving $86m (£56m) investment led by Russian firm DST Global.

Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley refuses to appear before MPs

4 March 2015 | By

Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley has refused to appear before MPs at the Scottish Affairs Committee over his treatment of USC workers and his use of zero-hours contracts.

Bond Street development plan

London's West End to offer 3 million sq ft of new space

4 March 2015 | By

London’s West End will attract new international retailers in 2015, thanks to the addition of an estimated 3 million sq ft of retail and leisure space in the next two years.

Gavin Brown

Obituary: Gavin Brown, co-founder of Clothes Show Live

4 March 2015 | By Drapers Reporters

Fashion industry veteran Gavin Brown died of a heart attack on Monday, March 2. He was 65 and had suffered heart problems for several years.

High Street

Clothing and footwear prices continue to fall in February

4 March 2015 | By

Clothing and footwear prices fell 7.8% year on year in February from a drop of 6.8% in January, according to the British Retail Consortium.

Eastern promise: Tmall’s marketplace is the first stop for many Chinese people when searching for products

Royal Mail launches retail platform on China’s Tmall

3 March 2015 | By

Royal Mail is launching a shopfront on China’s Tmall at the end of March to offer UK retailers and exporters the opportunity to sell to the country’s 302 million online shoppers.

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Dune and Austin Reed sign up to cross-border ecommerce platform

3 March 2015 | By

The Dune Group and Austin Reed are among the first retailers to sign up to an international cross-border ecommerce platform, which is launching in the UK from May.

Kensington Shoe Event

A quieter season for the Kensington Shoe Event

3 March 2015 | By

Footfall was lower than usual at the Kensington Shoe Event, which took place from March 1-3 at the Kensington Close Hotel in west London.

Under Armour

Under Armour seeking stores in London

3 March 2015 | By

US sportswear giant Under Armour is looking to open stores in London within the next year as part of a retail expansion in Europe, Drapers understands.


Personalisation is key, says new Whistles ecommerce boss

3 March 2015 | By

Whistles’ new head of ecommerce Jennie Blythe has emphasised the importance of personalisation to grow online sales at the “retail-heavy” business.

Philip Start

The Drapers Interview: Philip Start

26 February 2015 | By

The retail veteran and founder of London independent Woodhouse on why his Mr Start label is moving in a more casual direction.

Storing up success: Mark Batista in his second London shop, Content & Co, which opened  last September

The Drapers Interview: Mark Batista

19 February 2015

Mark Batista has turned his hand to almost all functions during his menswear career, gaining a keen eye for what sells and detailed knowledge of the market along the way.

Ross Bailey

The Drapers Interview: Ross Bailey, pop-up shops

19 February 2015 | By

Ross Bailey founded Appear Here in 2013 to give the UK’s empty stores a new lease of life. Now he is looking to repeat the trick overseas.


The Drapers Interview: Leslie Docherty, Fat Buddha

12 February 2015

Leslie Docherty is founder of menswear independent Fat Buddha, a cornerstone of Glasgow’s streetwear scene.


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Footwear & accessories 2015

Digital Edition: Footwear & accessories 2015

27 February 2015

Fill up your buying basket with our selection of next season’s tastiest footwear and accessories trends. Click here to view it as a digital edition.