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Chris Bishop

Online is an opportunity for retail, not a threat

29 January 2015

Chris Bishop is founder and chief executive of digital media agency 7thingsmedia.

Sharon and Emma Savage 1

Independent thinking can set a business apart

29 January 2015

Sharon Savage owns designer resale store Grace & Ted in Bath with her daughter, Emma (pictured, left), and is a member of the Fashion Association of Britain (FAB).

Eric Musgrave

Whichever way you look at it, the end is nigh for BHS

29 January 2015 | By

This week I did something I hadn’t done for a very long time.

Gillian Berkmen

Obituary: fashion veteran Gillian Berkmen

29 January 2015 | By

Fashion retailing veteran Gillian Berkmen died on January 28 after a long fight with cancer. She was 54.  

Leading lady: Cara Delavigne features in Pepe’s largest campaign since the 1990s

Denim brand Pepe Jeans sold

29 January 2015 | By

Pepe Jeans London has been sold to Lebanese investment firm M1 for €900m (£675m), Spanish newspapers have reported.

jd open

JD Sports axes Open fascia

29 January 2015 | By ,

JD Sports Fashion has pulled the plug on its own label menswear fascia Open, making a number of head office staff redundant.

Marks & Spencer Cheshire Oaks

M&S poaches Next's head of menswear design

29 January 2015 | By

Marks & Spencer has poached Next’s head of menswear design Simon Hawksworth to replace Tony O’Connor, who has left at the beginning of the year to explore other opportunities, Drapers understands.

Tmall M&S

Alibaba accuses Chinese government of ‘misconduct’

29 January 2015 | By

Ecommerce giant Alibaba has complained of ‘misconduct’ and claimed the Chinese government is biased after it accused the website of permitting sales of fake goods.


Asos boss Robertson sells £20m shares after ‘big’ tax bill

29 January 2015 | By

Nick Robertson, co-founder and chief executive, has offloaded £20m worth of shares following a “big tax bill”.

Adidas, Covent Garden

Adidas chief vows to stay on as sales improve

29 January 2015 | By

Chief executive of Adidas Herbert Hainer has vowed to remain at the helm of the sportswear company despite criticism that it is losing ground to US rival Nike.

USC cropped fascia

Brands wary of new USC contract terms

29 January 2015 | By

USC suppliers have raised concerns over revised contracts issued by the young fashion chain’s new owner Republic, which appear to give brands less control over their stock.

Nicole Farhi

Nicole Farhi boss to exit as brand prepares upmarket relaunch

29 January 2015 | By ,

Nicole Farhi chief executive Martin Mason is to leave after less than a year in the job, Drapers understands.

Phase Eight

Phase Eight signs Sophie Ellis-Bextor for spring 15

28 January 2015 | By

Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor is the face of womenswear retailer Phase Eight’s spring 15 campaign.

Levi\'s Line 8 pop-up

Image gallery: Levi's Line 8 pop-up

28 January 2015 | By

Levi’s has opened a five-month pop-up in Shoreditch, London, for its Line 8 young fashion collection.

Braintree clothing website

Braintree Clothing sets sights on UK and European growth

28 January 2015 | By

Ethical fashion retailer Braintree Clothing has unveiled a new brand identity as part of wider plans to grow its customer base through expansion in the UK and Europe.

David Reiss

The Drapers Interview: David Reiss

29 January 2015 | By

Reiss’s founder is still calling the shots, and after getting the chain back on track he wants to take it further upmarket.

Steve Hudson

The Drapers Interview: Steve Hudson, Curvy Kate

22 January 2015 | By

Focusing on ‘real women’, Curvy Kate lingerie has enjoyed a meteoric rise, culminating in a Drapers Award last year.

Bridging the gap: positioning itself in the space between high street and designer,  but with a quirky twist, Bridge has sealed its reputation by carefully selecting the perfect product lines for its loyal customer base.  Its location in Solihull centre a

The Drapers Interview: Janie Theaker, Bridge

15 January 2015 | By

Dedicated customer service helped Janie Theaker turn Bridge into a Drapers Independents Award winner.

Double act: Karen and Archie Hume  outside the main Kelso store

The Drapers Interview: Archie & Karen Hume

8 January 2015

Archie and Karen Hume have dusted off a traditional countrywear retailer to create a thoroughly modern business - and Drapers’ Indie of the Year.


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Drapers, January 31 2015 Womenswear Special

Digital Edition: Womenswear Special January 31 2015

29 January 2015

Click here to view Drapers womenswear special as a digital edition.