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Idris Elba Superdry

Is Idris Elba Superdry's US saviour?

27 March 2015 | By

Idris Elba may be a while off saving the world as James Bond, but in the meantime the British actor and singer is being parachuted in to save Superdry’s stateside operations.

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Editor's Comment: 'Spring is in the air but retailers aren’t so chirpy'

27 March 2015 | By

I may regret saying this, especially as the bank holiday approaches, spring seems to have arrived - at least in the south of England.

Phil Mullis

Talking Business: 'We need an evolving business rates system'

23 March 2015

The Chancellor’s budget on March 18 contained plans to save high street shops from the threat of online competition with a business rates review said to be the widest ranging in a generation.

Mike Rainer

Blue Inc finance director to exit

27 March 2015 | By

Blue Inc finance director Mike Rainer is leaving the young fashion retailer after four years.

Bestseller First & I

Bestseller to give a day’s sales to charity

27 March 2015 | By

Danish brand house Bestseller will donate all of its global sales to charity on April 10.

High Street

Experts predict 'solid growth' in retail sales over Easter

27 March 2015 | By

Retail sales bounced back in March after a sluggish February and look set to continue their upwards trend over Easter, according to the Confederation of British Industry.  

sports direct

Sports Direct opens Glasgow megastore with USC

27 March 2015 | By

Sports Direct has opened a 49,400 sq ft store in Glasgow that features a USC shop-in-shop.

High Street

Competition authority to investigate fashion sector

27 March 2015 | By

The Competition and Markets Authority has opened an investigation into possible anti-competitive behaviour and price fixing in the UK fashion and footwear industry.

Marios Schwab x Fiorelli autumn 15

Image gallery: first look at Marios Schwab x Fiorelli

27 March 2015 | By

Drapers has a sneak preview of London Fashion Week designer Marios Schwab’s autumn 15 range of bags for Fiorelli.

Lindex Westfield Stratford

Exclusive: first look inside debut UK store from Lindex

27 March 2015 | By

See inside Scandinavian young fashion retailer Lindex’s first UK store at Westfield Stratford ahead of this afternoon’s official opening.

Ben Sherman

Ben Sherman up for sale

27 March 2015 | By

British heritage brand Ben Sherman has been put up for sale by its US owner Oxford Industries.

F and F Tesco spring 14

F&F to open stores in Russia

27 March 2015 | By

Tesco’s F&F will open its first stores in Russia in June, according to its franchise partner Debruss.

Drapers Independent Awards 2015

Drapers Independents Awards deadline extended

27 March 2015 | By

The deadline for entries to this year’s Drapers Independents Awards has been extended to April 10.

Amazon ‘in talks’ to acquire Net-a-Porter

27 March 2015 | By

Amazon is reported to be in ongoing talks to acquire Net-a-Porter Group, five years after the etailer was bought by luxury group Richemont.

High Street

Indies hope for strong Easter trading

27 March 2015 | By

Independent retailers across the UK and Ireland are pinning their hopes on a strong Easter to make up for a difficult trading period in the run-up to spring.

Ann Sofie Johansson, H&M creative adviser

The Drapers Interview: Ann-Sofie Johansson

23 March 2015 | By

Ann-Sofie Johansson has risen from shop assistant to design boss at H&M, picking up some luxury friends along the way


The Drapers Interview: Celia Birtwell & Zandra Rhodes

19 March 2015 | By

Parallel worlds: Celia Birtwell and Dame Zandra Rhodes have long been icons of UK fashion, but are now working together for the first time.

Maurice Helfgott

The Drapers Interview: Maurice Helfgott

12 March 2015 | By

Amery Capital’s Maurice Helfgott is proving to have a knack for transforming the fortunes of struggling fashion businesses

In the hot seat: Wright’s  gamble to leave the food  industry for fashion has paid off

The Drapers Interview: Anne Wright

5 March 2015 | By

With an armful of Drapers Independents Awards, Young Ideas owner Anne Wright recounts how a store in a Derbyshire market town became a beacon of indie retail.


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19 March 2015

Paris fashion week: The autumn 15 catwalk season ended on a high with a host of fresh trends. Click here to view Drapers as a digital edition.