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Rahul Mishra

Fashion team favourite: Woolmark winner Rahul Mishra hits Harvey Nichols

2 September 2014 | By

International Woolmark Prize 2013/14 winner Rahul Mishra today launched his exclusive winning capsule collection at London department store Harvey Nichols.

Keely Stocker

Menswear shoppers may be Open to change – but are trade show organisers?

30th August 2014 | By

As the sunny weather disappears and the kids go back to school, a new season begins.

Ashley Morris crop

Offer a clear positioning and they will come

27 August 2014

Ashley Morris is co-owner of Linzi Shoes, which has one store at Westfield Stratford and four in Essex, and a member of the Fashion Association of Britain.

House of Fraser

Chinese complete House of Fraser acquisition

2 September 2014 | By

Nanjing Xinjiekou Department Store Co (Nanjing Cenbest) has officially completed a deal to acquire approximately 89% of Highland Group Holdings, the parent company of House of Fraser, for £480m.

Glamorous Footwear

Glamorous to launch debut footwear range

2 September 2014 | By

Women’s young fashion brand Glamorous is gearing up to launch its first footwear range for spring 15.

The etailer opened its pop-up store on Floral Street earlier this year

My-Wardrobe future uncertain as it cancels all spring 15 orders

2 September 2014 | By ,

The future of My-Wardrobe.com is again in jeopardy after the premium etailer revealed it is “currently pausing to review all strategic options” amid the cancellation of all spring 15 orders.

Kane was crowned Scottish Designer of the Year

Christopher Kane scoops Scottish Designer of the Year Award

2 September 2014 | By

Christopher Kane was crowned Designer of the Year at the Scottish Fashion Awards last night (September 1).

Micam

Footwear brands frustrated by clashing spring dates

2 September 2014 | By

The clashing dates of three global trade shows next February caused concern among footwear brands exhibiting at Milanese trade show Micam this week.

M&Co is back in the black

Value retailer M&Co moves back into the black

2 September 2014 | By

Value chain M&Co moved back into the black in the year to February 2014, despite reporting a drop in sales.

Parcel delivery

Royal Mail to trial Sunday deliveries from this weekend

2 September 2014 | By

Royal Mail will pilot Sunday opening at around 100 of its delivery offices across the UK from this weekend (September 7) in response to demand for more flexibility from online shoppers.

Yves Carcelle

Former Louis Vuitton chief dies, aged 66

2 September 2014 | By

Former Louis Vuitton chief executive Yves Carcelle died in Paris on Sunday August 31, aged 66, following a long struggle with illness.

The Hub

The Hub confirms fourth edition after new venue is well received

2 September 2014 | By

The fourth edition of Hong Kong trade show The Hub will take place on March 12-13 2015, Drapers can reveal.

Before joining Next, Alexander was at USC for four years

Next hires USC brand director Emma Alexander

2 September 2014 | By

Next has appointed former USC director Emma Alexander to the newly-created role of head of brands, as the high street chain looks to ramp up its third-party offer.

The poor weather hit the high street last week

Rain deters high street shoppers

1 September 2014 | By

The torrential rain over the bank holiday weekend and the poor weather that followed hit footfall across the high street last week, according to data company Springboard.

Arnotts

Arnotts launches first customer loyalty card

1 September 2014 | By

Dublin department store Arnotts has launched its first store loyalty card, the Wonder Card, today.

WGSN Mindset

WGSN launches consultancy division

1 September 2014 | By

Trend forecasting agency WGSN has launched a bespoke consumer insight and consultancy service.

Michael Ward

The Drapers Interview- Michael Ward, Harrods

28 August 2014 | By Charlotte Rogers

Harrods managing director Michael Ward says its Shoe Heaven concept puts it ahead of the field in the battle for well-heeled shoppers.

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The Drapers Interview - Charlotte McHardy, Olsen

23 August 2014 | By

After advising a rescue of womenswear label Olsen, VeldhovenGroup UK boss Charlotte McHardy is delivering on her promise to revive it.

Robinsons

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.

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Digital Edition August 30 2014

Digital Edition: August 30 2014

29 August 2014

Fortune favours the brave: Harrods boss Michael Ward hopes its latest in-store revamps will raise the bar for luxury retail. Click here to view Drapers as a digital issue.