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Eric Musgrave

The more multichannel grows, the more returns will surely follow

22 October 2014 | By

Years ago, I was a van driver’s mate in London. The van driver worked almost exclusively for the antiques trade so our working day was spent picking up objets d’art from auction houses and taking them to antique shops, or vice versa.

Ian Anderson

Pop-up shops give high street the boost it needs

22 October 2014

Ian Anderson is head of retail planning at CBRE.

Richard Pepper

Cherry-picking brands is our margin for success

22 October 2014

Richard Pepper is owner of menswear and womenswear independent Peppers in Church Stretton, Shropshire, and a member of the IMC (Independent Menswear Company) Buying Group.


Brands eye Asian markets at inaugural Pure Shanghai

22 October 2014 | By Ben Cooper

Eighteen UK women’s fashion brands were among a raft of international exhibitors at the first ever Pure Shanghai show, which ran from Monday to Wednesday this week at the New International Expo Centre.


British Fashion Award shortlist announced

22 October 2014 | By

J.W. Anderson, Christopher Kane and Erdem will battle it out to win womenswear designer of the year at the 2014 British Fashion Awards, voted for by members of the global fashion industry.

Cotton Traders eyes growth as founders regain control

22 October 2014 | By

Leisurewear retailer Cotton Traders wants to expand its stores and online presence after a record year of trading allowed its founders to buy back Next’s 33% share in the company.

Make it British

Supply chain must ‘unite to thrive’

22 October 2014 | By

The fashion and textiles industry must unite and work with the government to create a climate for British manufacturing to thrive, said experts at a Westminster forum on domestic manufacturing, skills and wearable technology on Tuesday.

Nick Beighton

The inside track: Nick Beighton, Asos

22 October 2014

Following his promotion at Asos to chief operating officer, Drapers takes a look back at Nick Beighton’s career history and ask industry insiders what they think of the move.


Christopher Kane appoints former Stella McCartney VP as chief executive

22 October 2014 | By

Kering has appointed ex Stella McCartney vice president Sarah Crook as chief executive of Christopher Kane, effective from November 17.


Whistles sales grow 15% as it opens new stores

22 October 2014 | By

Whistles’ sales grew 15% to £56.7m in the year to January 2014, with like-for-likes up 8%.

rodney fitch

Retail design consultant Rodney Fitch has died

22 October 2014 | By

Retail design consultant Rodney Fitch has died after an 18-month battle with cancer.

Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo targets Asia following today's IPO

22 October 2014 | By

Jimmy Choo plans to open 10 to 15 stores a year following its float on the London Stock Exchange today (October 22), focusing on the Asian market.

Shoe Zone

Shoe Zone profit in line with expectations as sales fall

22 October 2014 | By

Value footwear retailer Shoe Zone has announced in a trading update that pre-tax profits for the year to October 4 are expected to be in line with market expectations despite slow September sales.


SuperGroup appoints ex-Co-op boss Euan Sutherland as new CEO

22 October 2014 | By

SuperGroup has appointed former Co-op boss Euan Sutherland as its new chief executive as Julian Dunkerton moves into the newly created role of founder and product and brand director.


London flagship marks ‘relaunch’ of Bally

22 October 2014 | By

The opening of Bally’s London store has been hailed as a relaunch of the luxury brand by chief executive Frédéric de Narp.

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.

Johnstons of Elgin: general view of the mill

The Drapers Interview - Simon Cotton, Johnstons of Elgin

22 October 2014 | By

Back to the future: Simon Cotton, chief executive of Johnstons of Elgin, is getting the balance right between private and own label business to continue the mill’s success.


The Drapers Interview: Sarah Curran & Gareth Jones

16 October 2014 | By

Redefining luxury: Shop Direct is steering into uncharted territory with, but Sarah Curran and Gareth Jones are confident about its democratic offering.


The Drapers Interview: Rinku Loomba, Viz-a-Viz

8 October 2014 | By

Viz-a-Viz chief executive Rinku Loomba is on a mission to shake up independent fashion wholesale - one PartnerShop at a time.

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.


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