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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.

Mark Allatt crop

Etail has made Sunday trading laws obsolete

27 August 2014

Mark Allatt is co-founder of campaign group Open Sundays.

Abbey Clancy for Matalan

Matalan launches second Abbey Clancy range

29 August 2014 | By

Matalan has announced a second collaboration with model Abbey Clancy.

SugarHill Boutique autumn 14

Sugarhill Boutique plots store openings

29 August 2014 | By

Sugarhill Boutique is preparing to open its first full-price stores as part of a plan to boost sales to £10m in the next three years.

Cotton

Cotton prices fall but retailers reap no benefit due to high manufacturing costs

29 August 2014 | By

British fashion industry players have expressed frustration at the lack of a trickle-down effect from the falling price of cotton around the world.

Asos\' Pete Marsden has left the etailer after almost two years

Asos chief information officer Pete Marsden departs

29 August 2014 | By ,

Asos chief information officer Pete Marsden has left the etailer after almost two years with the company.

Little White Lies Furbaby cobalt blue fake fur jacket

Little White Lies announces Lipsy debut

29 August 2014 | By

Little White Lies will add Lipsy to its stockists from September 1.

Stradivarius

Stradivarius opens first UK store

29 August 2014 | By

US womenswear brand Stradivarius opened its first UK store this week in Westfield Stratford.

Consumer confidence grew in August

Consumer confidence rises in August

29 August 2014 | By

Consumers confidence grew by three points to 1 in August, with all five measures used to calculate the monthly GfK’s UK consumer confidence index seeing an increase this month.

Dave Lewis

Tesco issues profit warning, brings Lewis in a month early

29 August 2014 | By

Tesco has issued a profit warning and announced chief executive Dave Lewis will start on Monday, a month earlier than scheduled.

Suits from the John Lewis & Co range

Early outerwear sales give John Lewis end-of-summer boost

29 August 2014 | By

Fashion sales at John Lewis last week were up 14.3% year-on-year, with growth driven by a strong performance in womenswear.

Stockholm Fashion Week

Video: Stockholm fashion week, Day three highlights Video

29 August 2014 | By

A look at the best shows from the third and final day of Swedish fashion week.

High street

High street retailers' optimism reaches 12-year high

29 August 2014 | By

High street retailers are more optimistic about the next three months of trading than they have been in 12 years, as sales grew strongly in the year to August.

Cambridge Satchel Company flagship

Cambridge Satchel Company to open new London flagship

29 August 2014 | By

The Cambridge Satchel Company will open a 3,239 sq ft six-storey flagship in Covent Garden on October 7, Drapers can reveal.

Pennyblack

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.

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.