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Special sizes are a weighty issue in a society that's growing bigger and bigger

18 August 2014 | By

There’s great entertainment to be had in the month of August by checking the nationals for their silly season stories.

Nicola Wensley

Net-a-Porter shows how to break up in style

16 August 2014

Nicola Wensley is business director for fashion executive appointments at Page Executive.


Pop at HoF was hard but gave us confidence

16 August 2014

Janan Leo is the owner of women’s footwear brand Cocorose London.

The scene after the robbery at Selfridges

Selfridges robbery gang jailed for 50 years

20 August 2014 | By

Six men found guilty of robbing Selfridges on Oxford Street in June 2013 were sentenced to a total of more than 50 years in prison yesterday (Tuesday, August 19)

Urban Vintage

Urban Vintage axes womenswear to focus on menswear

20 August 2014 | By

Ipswich independent Urban Vintage has bowed out of the womenswear market this week to focus instead on providing a mix of men’s streetwear and premium brands.

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Fashion Union kicks off international expansion in China

20 August 2014 | By

Young fashion etailer Fashion Union will make its first move overseas after signing a deal to launch in China.

Scottish retail sales slipped in July

Scottish clothing and footwear sales suffer July slump

20 August 2014 | By

Scottish clothing and footwear sales in July experienced their biggest drop since March 2013 due to a combination of tough comparatives and the recent good weather steering shoppers away from the high street.

High Street

Clothing and footwear prices fall 5.7% in July

20 August 2014 | By

The price of clothing and footwear dropped by 5.7% in July due to greater discounting in summer Sales.

Zalando said the website will offer shoppers discounts of up to 75%

Zalando creates UK flash Sales website

20 August 2014 | By

German-based etailer Zalando has launched a dedicated UK flash Sales site, running between three to five promotions for a limited time every day.

The brand has plans to expand into accessories for autumn 14

Agyness Deyn label Title A gears up for wholesale push

19 August 2014 | By

Title A, the contemporary womenswear label by model-turned-actress Agyness Deyn, is on the hunt for global wholesale partners for spring 15.

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Chester Barrie steps into China

19 August 2014 | By

Menswear brand Chester Barrie will take its first step into the Chinese market next spring with the opening of three flagship stores.

East shopping centre

Europe’s first Asian shopping centre to open in London in October

19 August 2014 | By

The first indoor Asian shopping centre in Europe, East Shopping Centre, will open in East London’s Green Street in October.

High Street

Consumer confidence at four year high

19 August 2014 | By

Consumer confidence in the UK has hit a four year high, according to Lloyds Bank.

Jon Kalmaluddin

Former Asos boss joins board at Klarna

18 August 2014 | By Pennie Varvarides

Former Asos international director Jon Kamaluddin has joined the board of directors at Swedish payments company Klarna.

Karen Millen video still

Video: Karen Millen's autumn 14 campaign teaser Video

18 August 2014 | By

Karen Millen has released a teaser video for its autumn 14 campaign, featuring emerging British models Lara Mullen and Rosie Tapner and a mystery star whose identity will be revealed next week.


The Berlin Shows: The best of the bunch

19 July 2014 | By , ,

Not sure what trends to back? Some of Berlin’s big-hitting brands told us what they expect to sell.


The Drapers Interview - Russell, Wendy and James Jones

16 August 2014 | By

The family behind Robinsons of Bawtry have turned a small-town indie into a big player.

Beth Butterwick

The Drapers Interview - Bonmarché's chief executive Beth Butterwick

9 August 2014 | By

It took some tough love to rebuild the British chain, but Bonmarché is now getting back in shape and expanding.

Paul Watts & Julie Price

The Drapers Interview- Apparel Manufacturing Academy (AMA)

2 August 2014

An order from Tesco could trigger the rebirth of Northeast manufacturing, the owners of a Peterlee factory believe.

Alexia Parmigiani

The Drapers interview- Alexia Parmigiani

26 July 2014 | By

We caught up with one of the winners from the design categories at the Drapers Footwear & Accessories Awards 2014 in May to find out how they plan to capitalise on their success.


Digital Edition: August 9 2014

Digital Edition: August 9 2014

9 August 2014

Better with Beth - Bonmarché boss Beth Butterwick has brought fresh purpose to the over-50s womenswear chain. Click to view Drapers as a digital issue.