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Eric Musgrave

Entrepreneurial spirit flourishes in the fashion technology sector

24 July 2014 | By

The spirit of entrepreneurship was burning bright on Tuesday evening when I attended a networking dinner for journalists and bright young things from the field of fashion technology.

Chris Bryant

There are winners and losers in competition law

24 July 2014

Chris Bryant is partner at law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner.

Sarah Decent

Pushing independents boosts footfall and sales

24 July 2014

Sarah Decent is the owner of footwear retailer Modish in Cambridge and Saffron Walden.

Jacques Vert

Asda's Pauline Chisholm moves to Jacques Vert Group

24 July 2014 | By

Jacques Vert Group (JVG) has poached George at Asda’s Pauline Chisholm for a newly-created role as head of business development.

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Lingerie boutique Petits Bisous to launch own brand collection

24 July 2014 | By

Chelsea-based lingerie boutique Petits Bisous will launch its first own label collection in September.


Spending on clothing falls in June following later Sales

24 July 2014 | By

Consumer spending on clothing fell slightly from May to June as store prices rose 1.7%, according to data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The Louis Vuitton airport store in South Korea

Louis Vuitton signs for Heathrow Terminal 5 store

24 July 2014 | By

Louis Vuitton will open its first European airport store at London Heathrow’s Terminal 5 this December. 

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Retail employment falls 2.5% as business rates force companies to cut costs

24 July 2014 | By

The number of full time retail jobs fell by 2.5% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2014, as property costs and business rates force companies to cut back elsewhere, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Drapers womenswear special cover featuring model Daphne Selfe

Drapers Womenswear Special: spring 15 preview

24 July 2014

Daphne Selfe, the model who at 86 years old has been gracing the cover of magazines for more than 60 years, is fronting Drapers’ spring 15 Womenswear Special this week.

Trinity Leeds

DKNY to open store in Trinity Leeds

24 July 2014 | By

US esigner brand DKNY will open a 2,265 sq ft standalone store in Trinity Leeds in October, its first location in the city.

Dave Lewis

New Tesco boss Lewis faces same old problems

24 July 2014 | By

Incoming Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis must tackle the same legacy problems as his predecessor failed to do, including product, pricing and increased competition, industry insiders have warned.

High street

Angry retailers call for banking review

24 July 2014 | By ,

Retailers have backed the Competition and Markets Authority’s proposal to launch an investigation into the way UK banks treat small businesses, claiming the current system is “onesided” and holds them “to ransom”.

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Overland wins licence for G.H. Bass Shoes in Europe

23 July 2014 | By

British footwear distributor Overland has signed a deal with US licencing group G-III Apparel Group to sell G.H. Bass Shoes in Europe.


Cheshire Oaks starts work on £3m refurbishment

23 July 2014 | By

Work has started at Cheshire Oaks, the UK’s largest designer outlet, on a £3m refurbishment that will overhaul walkways, facades and street furniture.


Lacoste launches augmented reality app

23 July 2014 | By

Lacoste has launched an augmented reality mobile app that allows shoppers to virtually try on trainers in store.


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.

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Wendy Hallett opens the door on the exclusive Twenty Club

24 July 2014 | By

Before taking charge of The Twenty Club, Wendy Hallett opens the door on this select event.


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.

Derek Hoyle

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.


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.