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Eric Musgrave

The best way to assure a prosperous future is to invest in the present

30 October 2014 | By

Speculate to accumulate is not a phrase much heard these days.

Jonathan De Mello

Why single channel retail is no longer an option

29 October 2014

Jonathan De Mello is head of retail consultancy at property adviser Harper Dennis Hobbs.

David Conaghan

Fighting back against the supermarket sweep

29 October 2014

Dave Conaghan owns young fashion indie Chocolate Clothing in Derry, Northern Ireland.

Luisa Cerano

Luisa Cerano doubles UK turnover after hiring country manager

30 October 2014 | By

Premium womenswear brand Luisa Cerano has doubled its UK turnover over the past year and has said there is “definitely still room for growth”.

The North Face

The North Face plots franchise route

30 October 2014 | By

Outdoor brand The North Face has revealed plans to open up to 120 franchise stores in the UK and Europe over the next three to four years.

Eileen Fisher

Eileen Fisher to launch into Harvey Nichols

30 October 2014 | By

US womenswear brand Eileen Fisher will launch into Harvey Nichols Edinburgh and online at from November 1.

The kids\' range at the new Hunter store on Regent Street

Hunter opens first store on Regent Street

30 October 2014 | By

Hunter has opened its first company-owned store at 83-85 Regent Street as a showcase for its newly-extended range that now includes outerwear and knitwear.

Matalan in Cardiff

Image Gallery: Matalan opens high street store in Cardiff

30 October 2014 | By

Matalan has opened a new store on the Cardiff high street today, as the value retailer continues its push into prime location space.


River Island launches Kindle app

30 October 2014 | By

River Island has become one of the first retailers to develop a Kindle version of its transactional shopping app.


Harrods increases turnover by 11%

30 October 2014 | By

Harrods reported “another record year” which saw group turnover grow 11% to £794m for the full year to February 1, 2014, compared with £716.3m in the previous year.

Boohoo\'s pop-up in New York, October 30, 2014

Image Gallery: Boohoo's New York pop-up

30 October 2014 | By

Manchester-based etailer opened its first bricks-and-mortar pop-up shop in New York today.

Aquascutum Jermyn Street

Aquascutum to move back into made-to-measure

30 October 2014 | By

Aquascutum is developing a made-to-measure men’s tailoring service that will launch in February.


Supplier goes out of business after factory fails Primark test

30 October 2014 | By ,

Primark supplier Positive Clothing London has gone into administration after the retailer cancelled its contract, Drapers understands.

Christmas queues

Christmas sales to soar by £2.3bn

30 October 2014 | By

Shoppers will spend an extra £2.3bn this Christmas bringing the total to £90.7bn, according to Verdict Research.

High Street

Business rate revaluation date set for April 1

29 October 2014 | By

The government has announced that April 1, 2015 will be the valuation date for business rates assessments for 2017 onwards.

Liz Evans, Chief executive of Oasis and Warehouse

The Drapers Interview - Liz Evans, Oasis & Warehouse

30 October 2014 | By

Liz Evans, tactician behind Warehouse and Oasis, is focused on social media and domestic growth to keep both brands in the premier league.

Johnstons of Elgin

The Drapers Interview - Simon Cotton, Johnstons of Elgin

22 October 2014 | By

Back to the future: Simon Cotton, chief executive of Johnstons of Elgin, is getting the balance right between private and own label business to continue the mill’s success.

Gareth Jones and Sarah Curran

The Drapers Interview: Sarah Curran & Gareth Jones

16 October 2014 | By

Redefining luxury: Shop Direct is steering into uncharted territory with, but Sarah Curran and Gareth Jones are confident about its democratic offering.


The Drapers Interview: Rinku Loomba, Viz-a-Viz

8 October 2014 | By

Viz-a-Viz chief executive Rinku Loomba is on a mission to shake up independent fashion wholesale - one PartnerShop at a time.


Digital Edition November 1 2014

Digital Edition: November 1 2014

30 October 2014

Hit or Miss: Who’s done best this autumn across 27 womenswear multiples? Click here to view Drapers as a digital edition.