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Oscar de la Renta autumn 13

Remembering Oscar de la Renta Video

21 October 2014 | By

The fashion designer died today at the age of 82.

James Knowles

Drapers' 30 under 30: Are your nominations in yet?

17 October 2014 | By

Have you sent in your nominations for Drapers’ 30 under 30 yet? If you haven’t, you only have one week to do it.

Eric Musgrave

It’s time to put business rates reform on the election agenda

16 October 2014 | By

One of the panel at last week’s judging for the Drapers Awards 2014 summed up the current situation very well: “It’s a testament to the strength of the sector that many of the choices were so difficult.”

Oscar de la Renta autumn 13

Oscar de la Renta has died at the age of 82

21 October 2014 | By

Dominican- born designer Oscar de la Renta died yesterday (October 20) at the age of 82 after an eight year battle with cancer.


Amazon to recruit 13,000 Christmas staff

21 October 2014 | By

Amazon is to hire 13,000 temporary staff in the UK in the run up to the busy festive season.


Slowed international growth hits Asos profits as CFO promoted

21 October 2014 | By

Annual pre-tax profits dropped by 14% to £46.9m at Asos as the strength of the sterling pound hit international sales growth.

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Men’s footwear independent eyes market towns for expansion

20 October 2014 | By

Premium men’s footwear independent The Brogue Trader is hoping to open nine new stores as it looks to bring “a bit of London’s Jermyn Street” to market towns across the UK.

Aquascutum Autumn 15 campaign starring actor Damian Lewis and model Eliza Cummings

Aquascutum appoints Andrew Chan as chief executive

20 October 2014 | By

Aquascutum has appointed Andrew Chan to the newly-created role of chief executive, effective immediately.

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Single-use carrier bag charge comes into effect in Scotland

20 October 2014 | By Ben Cooper

A new law obliging retailers in Scotland to charge customers for single-use carrier bags came into effect today (October 20).

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Investors look to buy Reebok

20 October 2014 | By

It is understood a group of investors from Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi are seeking to buy Reebok from parent company Adidas.


London Collections: Men adds fourth day

20 October 2014 | By

London Collections: Men will open a day earlier in January 2015 to accommodate a growing schedule of shows, presentations and events.


Primark leases space from Sears for seven US stores

20 October 2014 | By

Sears Holdings Corporation will lease 520,000 sq ft of retail space to Primark over the next 12 to 18 months, allowing the Irish retailer to open seven stores.

Christine Cross

Fenwick adds retail experts to the board

20 October 2014 | By

Fenwick has appointed Christine Cross and Alastair Kerr as non-executive directors.

Pure London spring 15

Pure London says exhibitor numbers are up by 54% for 2015

20 October 2014 | By

Over 375 brands have already confirmed for next year’s Pure London event, an increase of 54% on the same time last year.

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Mulberry eyes Céline designer for creative director role

20 October 2014 | By

Mulberry has reportedly asked Johnny Coca, head of leather goods and accessories at Céline, to be its new creative director.

Tickled Pink post surgery bra from George at Asda

George launches post-surgery bra range

26 September 2014 | By

George at Asda has launched a post-surgery bra range developed with Breast Cancer Care ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.


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.

Angela Spindler

The Drapers Interview: Angela Spindler, N Brown Group

2 October 2014 | By

The N Brown boss has drawn up a new template to get the group’s biggest-selling brand - JD Williams - back on track.

Global ambitions: Susanne Given in Superdry’s  Regent Street flagship

The Drapers Interview: Susanne Given, SuperGroup

25 September 2014 | By

Through its acquisition of distributors and franchise partners, SuperGroup’s global expansion is gathering momentum under chief operating officer Susanne Given.


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Digital Edition October 18 2014

Digital Edition: October 18 2014

16 October 2014

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