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Fashion team favourite: Edit

2 October 2014 | By

Easy to wear, oversized silhouettes are the premise for new US womenswear label Edit.

Eric Musgrave

The leaves and prices are falling, so it must be autumn

2 October 2014

Not for the first time in recent years, the nation has been enjoying bright sunshine and warm weather in September.


Why multichannel retail is an outdated concept

1 October 2014

Maria Morais is managing consultant at digital agency Neoworks.

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BT lauches advanced cyber security service

2 October 2014 | By

BT is piloting a new service in the US, called Assure Threat Defence, to help businesses like retailers better identify and react to sophisticated cyber security threats.


Video: Ermenegildo Zenga takes over Harrods window Video

2 October 2014 | By

Menswear brand Ermenegildo Zenga has taken over the entire front series of Harrods’ windows, starting from today (October 2) and running until October 19.


BRC says cap on credit card transaction charges won’t mean higher fees for shoppers

2 October 2014 | By Ben Cooper

The British Retail Consortium has refuted claims that a proposed cap on credit card charges for transactions would see extra costs passed on to consumers.

Tobacco Dock

Meet the Manufacturer to triple capacity in new location

2 October 2014 | By

The Meet the Manufacturer conference organised by website Make it British will triple the amount of space dedicated to exhibitors next year as it relocates to Tobacco Dock in the heart of London’s Docklands.

Ports 1961

Ports 1961 signs London showroom and seeks UK store

2 October 2014 | By Ben Cooper

Men’s and women’s clothing brand Ports 1961 is understood to have acquired a showroom and head office in central London, ahead of longer-term plans to open a flagship store.

High Street

Retailers cut orders as sales wilt in Indian summer

2 October 2014 | By , Susie Bearne

Clothing suppliers have been hit by delayed, cancelled and reduced orders from high street chains as sales of outerwear and knitwear slump in the UK’s unseasonably warm weather.

Duck & Cover

Gareth Jones exits Duck and Cover

2 October 2014 | By

Head of sales at young fashion brand Duck and Cover Gareth Jones left the business last week after three years in the role.


UBM buys Magic organiser Advanstar

2 October 2014 | By

UK Trade Show organiser UBM has acquired Advanstar, organiser of Las Vegas trade show Magic, for $972m (£600m).

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Sales and profits up at Masai

2 October 2014 | By

Sales at Masai Clothing Company Group increased by 19% to 339m DKK (£35.4m) for the year to June 30.

Slowing growth in household spend could hit fashion retailers hardest

'Lost decade' of wage growth hitting fashion retail hard

2 October 2014 | By Ben Cooper

Fashion retailers are facing a “challenging time” ahead with “winners and losers” likely to emerge from a period of continued sluggish wage growth combined with increasing overhead costs, according to a report out this week.

Michael Kors unveils Liverpool One store

2 October 2014 | By Ben Cooper

US luxury clothing and accessories retailer Michael Kors has opened its first store in the North West of England, at Grosvenor’s Liverpool One shopping centre.

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Ted Baker profits soar 24%

2 October 2014 | By

Profits before tax and exceptional items at Ted Baker increased by 24% to £14.4m, for the 28 weeks to August 9 as international and UK sales delivered a “strong performance”.

Tickled Pink post surgery bra from George at Asda

George launches post-surgery bra range

26 September 2014 | By

George at Asda has launched a post-surgery bra range developed with Breast Cancer Care ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

Angela Spindler

The Drapers Interview - Angela Spindler, N Brown Group

2 October 2014 | By

The N Brown boss has drawn up a new template to get the group’s biggest-selling brand - JD Williams - back on track.

Global ambitions: Susanne Given in Superdry’s  Regent Street flagship

The Drapers Interview: Susanne Given, SuperGroup

25 September 2014 | By

Through its acquisition of distributors and franchise partners, SuperGroup’s global expansion is gathering momentum under chief operating officer Susanne Given.

Small wonders: Lewis wants to keep surprising customers

The Drapers Interview: Tracy Lewis, Wacoal Eveden

12 September 2014 | By

Lewis leads wacoal’s united front: a new name signals a fresh approach for lingerie group Wacoal Eveden, chief executive Tracy Lewis explains.


The Drapers Interview: Fiona Lambert, George at Asda

11 September 2014

Asda’s clothing brand boss Fiona Lambert is not worried by the growing threat from supermarket rivals


Drapers 30 March 2013

Digital Edition: Brand Market Report 2013

25 September 2014

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