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Drapers’ editorial director Eric Musgrave talks to news editor Kirsty McGregor about Black Friday on November 28 and trading in the run up to Christmas.
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Jo Davies is the owner of premium womenswear retailer Black White Denim in Wilmslow, Cheshire.
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A new independent body has been launched to represent the UK’s cultural sector, uniting more than 200 companies and organisations across the fashion, broadcasting, film, music, publishing, architecture and arts industries.
Heritage sock brand Scott Nichol has launched its first ever website ahead of plans to sell online from the second quarter of 2015.
Fashion designer Philip Armstrong has won a legal battle against young fashion brand TFNC over the copy of a dress design.
Chinese and Middle Eastern shoppers are set to lead international spend in the UK over the festive season, with London and Manchester to benefit the most.
Gap will launch a dedicated online shop on German etailer Zalando next year, offering clothing and accessories under the Gap Women, Gap Men, Gap Kids and Baby Gap brands.
New Look has completed the sale of its French business Mim to Main Asia (HK) Limited, an independent company advised by Asia Global.
Womenswear brand Nougat London has appointed administrators, blaming challenging market conditions for a downturn in trade.
Leeds-based independent concept store Lambert’s Yard opened its doors on November 22.
Footfall to high streets and shopping centres fell last week compared with the same period last year, as shoppers waited for bargains associated with the upcoming Black Friday and pay-day weekend.
The Government is being urged to do more to address business rates, after new research indicates that measures introduced in last year’s Autumn Statement are having little effect.
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