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There’s no dressing up the naked truth when Moss Bros boss goes undercover

19 July 2014 | By

Moss Bros chief executive Brian Brick got an uncomfortable view of how his company operates in this week’s episode of Undercover Boss, a Channel 4 reality TV series.

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Adidas celebrates World Cup social media triumph

16 July 2014 | By

The Germans have plenty to celebrate following the dramatic conclusion of Sunday’s World Cup in Brazil, and German sportswear brand Adidas is sharing in the triumph.


Will taking Bread & Butter to Seoul be a good Korea move?

10 July 2014 | By

On Tuesday night, I was not expecting anything to be as surprising as Bread & Butter’s news that it would hold an edition in Seoul on September 3-5, 2015.

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Pro-Direct chooses London for its first physical store

22 July 2014 | By

Sports etailer Pro-Direct is preparing to open its first standalone store just off London’s Carnaby Street.

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De Keyser vows to double Basler's sales

22 July 2014 | By

Robert De Keyser, the new UK and Irish wholesale agent for Basler, plans to double the mainstream German brand’s UK sales within three years, starting with its spring 15 collection.

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Kelly Brook named as first UK face of Skechers

22 July 2014 | By

Actress and model Kelly Brook has been named as the face of footwear brand Skechers for the company’s 2015 marketing and social media campaigns.

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Jeans West to sublet Regent Street store after decade in unit

22 July 2014 | By

British denim chain Jeans West is looking to sublet its 269 Regent Street store after more than a decade in the unit.

National character:  items in last  year’s Best of Britannia exhibition

Buy British Day to take place in October

22 July 2014 | By

The groundswell of support for UK-based designers and manufacturers continued this week with the launch of the inaugural Buy British Day, which will take place on October 3.

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USC brand director Emma Alexander exits

22 July 2014 | By

USC brand director Emma Alexander has left the company with immediate effect, Drapers understands.

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M&S enters Azerbaijan and expands in Saudi Arabia through new Alhokair deal

22 July 2014 | By

Marks & Spencer will open 10 stores in Saudi Arabia as part of a new deal struck with franchise partner Alhokair Fashion Retail.

Baring Asia acquires 'significant' stake in Cath Kidston

22 July 2014 | By

TA Associates has sold “a significant” stake in lifestyle retailer Cath Kidston to private equity firm Baring Asia in what is thought to be a multi-million pound deal.

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Bagir to make £1.17m loss in first half

22 July 2014 | By

Supplier Bagir Group has said it expects to make a half-year loss of $2m (£1.17m) for the six months to June 30, after a challenging period including an “unexpected reduction” in orders from Marks & Spencer.

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Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley revealed as face of Paige Denim

22 July 2014 | By

US denim brand Paige Denim has hired British supermodel Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley as the face of the label for spring 2015.

Boohoo launches German language site as international sales climb

22 July 2014 | By

Pure play etailer Boohoo has launched a German language website, its third local language site in the past year.

Direct Boris Johnson's cash to policy, not retailers, say experts

22 July 2014 | By

Cash pledged to boost London’s high streets is “an expensive sticking plaster” and would be better spent improving policy such as that surrounding business rates, retail experts have said.


The Berlin Shows: The best of the bunch

19 July 2014 | By , ,

Not sure what trends to back? Some of Berlin’s big-hitting brands told us what they expect to sell.


The Drapers Interview - Jürgen Leuthe and Diane Sykes, Hauber

19 July 2014 | By

Helped by sales manager Diane Sykes, Jürgen Leuthe is giving the 144-year-old label a new lease of life.

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The Drapers Interview- Emma Alexander, USC

12 July 2014 | By

Youthful Ambition: USC brand director Emma Alexander wants to make young fashion retailing look simple - starting on Oxford Street.

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The Drapers interview- Derrick Hoyle

5 July 2014 | By

In his 20th year at Sole Trader, buying controller Derrick Hoyle lives and breathes the business - and is helping direct its onward march.

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The Drapers Interview- Feathers takes flight

28 June 2014 | By

Family-run luxury independent Feathers is ready for expansion as it soars into its 40th year.


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DIgital Edition July 19 2014

Digital Edition: Casual Fashion Special July 19 2014

21 July 2014

We identify the leading looks and brands for spring 15’s style tribes. Click to view Drapers as a digital issue.