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Double-digit sales and profit growth rounds off Joules’ 25th year

30 August 2015 | By

“We’re not necessarily down with the kids but I’m fine with that,” says Tom Joule, founder of the British lifestyle business, as he confirms another year of double-digit sales and profit growth.

Justin King

Ex-Sainsbury's boss warns living wage 'will harm business’

1 September 2015 | By

The government’s national living wage will lead to fewer jobs as employers seek to make their workforces more productive, former Sainsbury’s chief executive Justin King has warned.

Marks & Spencer

M&S proves popular in Paris

1 September 2015 | By

Sales at Marks & Spencer’s French stores, which are all in Paris, soared 39% to £71m in the year to March.

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Fashion retailers to gain from £30 contactless limit

1 September 2015 | By

Fashion retailers in the UK will be one of the main beneficiaries from the increase in contactless card payment limits from £20 to £30 today (September 1), according to Visa Europe.

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Shoppers flock to retail parks over wet bank holiday

1 September 2015 | By

Footfall to covered retail destinations spiked over the bank holiday weekend as people sought shelter from the rain.

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Shoe Zone boss: Living wage is good for value retailers

1 September 2015 | By

Anthony Smith, chief executive of footwear chain Shoe Zone, has said the introduction of a compulsary living wage in April next year will have a positive effect on value retailers as their core shopper will have “more money in their pockets”.

Charlotte Olympia

Charlotte Olympia creates footwear scholarship at Cordwainers

1 September 2015 | By

Luxury footwear and accessories brand Charlotte Olympia has created a new scholarship at Cordwainers at the London College of Fashion, part of the University of the Arts London.

Oliver Bonas

Oliver Bonas is first high street retailer to pay living wage

1 September 2015 | By

Lifestyle retailer Oliver Bonas has become the first UK high street retailer to pay the living wage.

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BHS unveils new logo as it continues refinancing talks

28 August 2015 | By

BHS has unveiled a new logo which spells out British Home Stores, as the department store continues its talks to secure additional debt facilities to fund its turnaround plan.

Jack Wills

Timeline: The last decade for Jack Wills

28 August 2015

Founded in 1999, the Jack Wills brand has come a long way since Peter Williams and Robert Shaw opened their first shop in Salcombe, Devon with an investment of just £40,000. As Peter Williams was this week reinstated as CEO after he stepped down from the role two years ago, Drapers looks back at the past decade for the preppy British retailer.

New Era

New Era to open flagship on London’s Carnaby Street

28 August 2015 | By

US sportswear brand New Era will open a UK flagship on London’s Carnaby Street later this year.

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Michael Kors to open at Gunwharf Quays

28 August 2015 | By

Michael Kors is set to open its fourth UK outlet store at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth next month.

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Memo from Musgrave: Two British names propped up by their property

28 August 2015 | By

Two longstanding names that are trying to justify their respective places in the modern retail world – BHS and Austin Reed – have been in the news over the past week for less ...


Drapers comment: Trends, is it time to move on?

28 August 2015 | By

As the spring 16 womenswear catwalk shows get under way this month, will we see another nod to retro references from the 1970s? Let’s hope not.

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The Drapers Interview: Fat Face's Anthony Thompson on beating rivals both here and abroad

19 August 2015 | By

Fat Face chief Anthony Thompson explains why he’s confident the brand will succeed where others have failed in the US and why he resists mid-season discounting and Black Friday.

Tommy Hilfiger

The Drapers Interview: Tommy Hilfiger on the secrets of 30 years of success

18 August 2015 | By

Tommy Hilfiger is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his eponymous brand this year. He reveals the highs, the lows, and his simple formula for success.

David Schneider

The Drapers Interview: David Schneider on Zalando's coming of age

12 August 2015 | By

The German fashion giant’s co-founder explains how the Berlin-based etailer has gone from start-up to grown up and reveals its ambitious plans to expand even further

John Varvatos

The Drapers Interview: John Varvatos on bringing his brand of rock ’n’ roll to the UK

6 August 2015 | By ,

Fifteen years after opening his first store in New York, US menswear designer John Varvatos explains why his sights are firmly set on further expansion in the UK.

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