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Kate Bostock

Exclusive: Kate Bostock steps down as Coast CEO

2 October 2015 | By

Chief executive of Coast Kate Bostock has stepped down from her role, but will remain in the business in a consultancy capacity.

The Burberry window as part of Harrods\' Menswear Takeover

Video: Inside Harrods' menswear takeover Video

2 October 2015 | By , Samantha Warrington

Drapers speaks to fashion director of menswear, sports and watches Jason Broderick about Harrods’ first month long menswear takeover, launched on October 1. Tying in with the launch of the autumn/winter 15 edition of the Harrods Man magazine, the luxury department store has partnered with 12 designers for its Cover to Cover menswear campaign including Tom Ford, Brioni, Valentino, Paul Smith and Burberry, the later which created a 28 piece capsule collection in honour of the event.

Peter Lamble of Start-rite

Start-rite boss exits ahead of growth push

2 October 2015 | By

Family footwear brand Start-rite is hunting for new leadership to push the business forward as chief executive and chairman Peter Lamble prepares to step down after 25 years.

Christopher Shannon LCM

LCM show space to be turned into offices

2 October 2015 | By

Work has begun to convert one of the venues used by London Collections Men, the Old Sorting Office, into office and retail space.

Primark distribution centre in The Netherlands

Primark to launch Dutch distribution centre

2 October 2015 | By

Primark has signed a 10-year lease for one of the largest logistics sites in The Netherlands to fuel the retailer’s growing presence in Europe.

New Era Carnaby Street

Image gallery: New Era opens UK flagship in London

2 October 2015 | By

US sportswear brand New Era has opened its UK flagship at 40 Carnaby Street in London.

River Island in Russia

River Island pays £100m dividend

2 October 2015 | By

River Island, owned by the billionaire Lewis family, has paid a £100m dividend despite only making £149.1m profit for the year to December 27 2014.

The Fabric of India exhibition

Video: Inside V&A's The Fabric of India Video

2 October 2015 | By ,

Drapers takes a tour of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s latest exhibition, The Fabric of India, which celebrates the beauty of Indian textiles from over the centuries. The collection features garments dating back to the 16th century, alongside intricate tie-dye fabrics from the 1900s and clothes created by contemporary Indian designers.

Ed Connolly

John Lewis’s Ed Connolly ‘optimistic’ for October

2 October 2015 | By

Buying director of fashion and beauty at John Lewis Ed Connolly said the retailer has an “optimistic outlook” for October following a strong week of trade across the UK.


Etailer Koovs' profits fall under ex-Asos staff

1 October 2015 | By

Indian fashion etailer Koovs saw its pre-tax losses widen in the year to March 31, despite a substantial rise in sales.

David Jones

John Dixon will ‘modernise’ David Jones

1 October 2015 | By

Former Marks & Spencer clothing boss John Dixon will look to modernise the 177-year-old Australian department store David Jones following his appointment as chief executive earlier this week, according to observers.

Eric Musgrave and Jill Geoghegan

Drapers Talks: Ralph Lauren steps down, Diesel restructures while John Dixon joins David Jones Video

1 October 2015 | By ,

Drapers editorial director Eric Musgrave talks to senior news reporter Jill Geoghegan about John Dixon’s move to join Australia’s David Jones department store as CEO, denim brand Diesel’s management restructure and Ralph Lauren’s decision to step down as the boss of his eponymous label.

Paul Gillen Pinsent Masons

Talking Business: Are you ready for the Modern Slavery Act?

1 October 2015

The Modern Slavery Act requires companies and organisations to examine their supply chain and declare it is free from slavery and human trafficking.


Drapers Comment: Instagram - 'the water cooler for the fashion industry'

30 September 2015 | By

Just seven days ago, Instagram reached over 400 million users. Probably the social network to have had the biggest impact on the fashion industry, that’s a large potential reach.

McArthurGlen Ashford walkway new phase

The transformation of UK outlets

5 September 2015 | By Caroline Parry

The outlet market has moved on from being a simple discount haven to becoming destinations in their own right. 

The team at Shoetique

The Drapers Interview: A Shoetique selling proposition

24 September 2015 | By

An online-first approach has turned transformed a family-run shoe shop in Cheshire into an international etail powerhouse – and 2015 winner of the Drapers Independent Footwear Retailer Award.

David Coe

The Drapers Interview: David Coe, owner of east of England indie Coes

16 September 2015 | By

This year’s Drapers Independent Awards Lifetime Achievement winner David Coe reveals his secrets to success over the last seven decades, and discusses the changing face of retail and keeping it in the family.

Hugo Fenwick

The Drapers Interview: Hugo Fenwick talks expansion plans

4 September 2015 | By

Lexicon Bracknell will be Fenwick’s first new store for 14 years. It will be, says Hugo Fenwick, ‘the Berkshire department store’

Adrian Mountford Pep and Co

The Drapers Interview: Adrian Mountford on Pep&Co's '50 stores in 50 days'

4 September 2015 | By

Value fashion chain chief explains how he is following supermarkets’ lead and how 50 stores could become 900

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