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Eric Musgrave

Black Friday’s discount deals are as welcome as Japanese knotweed

27 November 2014 | By

Having had many a happy visit to the US, roaming about from sea to shining sea, I am very fond of that fine republic.

Darren Jackson

Selfridges’ in-store cinema? That’s retailtainment

27 November 2014

Darren Jackson is director of retail solutions at customer communications firm APS Group.

Lyn Knights Dennys

Keep things fresh to stand out from the crowd

27 November 2014

Lyn Knights is managing director of Denny of Southwold in Suffolk and a member of the Fashion Association of Britain (FAB).

Gerry Waters

Fashion Forum: ‘Franchising is the biggest decision of a brand's life’

27 November 2014 | By

Deciding to franchise your brand is the “biggest decision” in the life of a business according to Burberry, Gap, and Inditex’s Middle Eastern franchise partner Fawaz A Alhokair & Co.

Loraine Woodhouse

Loraine Woodhouse joins John Lewis board

27 November 2014 | By

Loraine Woodhouse will join the board of John Lewis on December 1 as acting group finance director, taking over from Helen Weir.

Fashion Forum: Luxury retailers should embrace digital technology

27 November 2014 | By

Luxury retail can seem a world apart from the democratic culture of digital technology and ecommerce but the two can be combined, according to luxury goods group Kering.

Shop Direct Group tablets

Video: Shop Direct's Paul Hornby on making websites stand out from the crowd Video

27 November 2014 | By

Paul Hornby, head of ecommece at Shop Direct, talks to Drapers about how to make retail websites stand out from the crowd, the use of social media and the anticipated shopping frenzy during Black Friday.

Kai Bienmueller

Fashion Forum: ‘We can’t neglect wholesale’, says Adidas IT director

27 November 2014 | By

Senior director for IT wholesale ERP of Adidas Group Kai Bienmueller said brands cannot “neglect” its wholesale arm when its retail and ecommerce businesses grow.

Drapers Fashion Forum 2014

Fashion Forum: Cultural knowledge is key to international expansion

27 November 2014 | By

“Retailers must control how their brand is represented whilst recognising cultural difference when expanding internationally,” said River Island chief executive Ben Lewis at today’s Drapers Fashion Forum.

Tracy Lewis

Video: Wacoal Eveden’s Tracy Lewis on plans for global expansion Video

27 November 2014 | By

Tracy Lewis talks to Drapers about the Wacoal Eveden restructure and its plans for expansion.

Rosanna Falconer

Twitter Interview: Rosanna Falconer, communications director, Matthew Williamson Video

27 November 2014 | By ,

Drapers interviews Matthew Williamson communications director Rosanna Falconer via Twitter about the launch of its Pinterest page, the importance of tailoring social media to a brand and the label’s plans for Black Friday.

Timothy Everest

Fashion Forum: Timothy Everest to launch tailored casual range

27 November 2014 | By

Bespoke tailor and designer Timothy Everest is to launch a men’s ready-to-wear collection called Timothy Everest Tailored Casual at Pitti Uomo in January.

Sergio Bucher

Fashion Forum: Amazon to double Black Friday sales to two million products

27 November 2014 | By will double the amount of fashion products it will sell this week in the run up to Black Friday to two million products.

Christophe Bezu

Fashion Forum: '60% of our revenue is via omnichannel,' says Esprit boss

27 November 2014 | By

Speaking at today’s Drapers Fashion Forum, Esprit’s managing director in Europe and the rest of the world, Christophe Bezu, once again highlighted the value of the omnichannel customer to fashion businesses, reporting that 60% of revenues are from this shopper.

River Island in Russia

Video: River Island's Ben Lewis explains the keys to global expansion Video

27 November 2014 | By

River Island chief executive Ben Lewis talks to Drapers about the top countries for international expansion in the next five years and the priorities for retailers to bear in mind when entering new territories.


Off the record, November 1 2014

30 October 2014

This week’s movers, shakers and soirées.

Simon Nankervis

The Drapers Interview: Simon Nankervis, American Eagle Outfitters

27 November 2014 | By

Simon Nankervis has overseen American Eagle Outfitters’ UK arrival, and is confident it can sink its talons firmly into the young fashion market.

Charles Clinkard

The Drapers Interview: Charles Clinkard

20 November 2014 | By

Footwear chains have come and gone in the past 90 years, but family-run Charles Clinkard has stood firm. Its eponymous boss tells us how it has succeeded.

Hunter store

The Drapers Interview: James Seuss, Hunter

13 November 2014 | By

Hunter reboots: the welly brand’s boss is making great strides in his plan to transform it into a lifestyle player.

Teresa Tideman 1

The Drapers Interview: Teresa Tideman, Jacques Vert Group

6 November 2014 | By

Jacques Vert Group boss Teresa Tideman is forging a modern identity for its portfolio of classic brands.



Christmas adverts 2014 - who got it right?

Job of the week

Cancer Research UK

Regional Area Manager (London & the South East)

£30000 per annum + Company car + Excellent benefits


Store Visual Manager, near Brighton

competitive salary is on offer plus other benefits

Global Design Manager

£60000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus

Garment Technologist

£30 - £32 per annum

Sales Associate

£20000 - £24000 per annum

Product Presentation Developer-Womenswear

An excellent salary is offered plus other benefits

Senior Brand Manager

£55-65k doe

Drapers Awards 2014

Digital Edition: Drapers Awards 2014

21 November 2014

Read the Drapers Awards brochure 2014 as a fully digital edition.