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Value retailer Bonmarché was named Fashion Retail Business of the Year (over £125m turnover) at the Drapers Awards 2014, while British fashion stalwart Betty Jackson received the Lifetime Achievement Award for over 30 years’ service to the industry.
Kieran McBride has been promoted to the position of director of buying at Fenwick for its Newcastle and York stores.
Richemont is considering an initial public offering of Net-a-Porter.com as soon as next year, according to Bloomberg.
Mothercare is backing embellished, more detailed and higher quality clothing while it seeks to ramp up its fashion offer across its high street stores to grow sales and profits in its clothing arm.
The former chief executive of JJB Sports, Christopher Ronnie, has been found guilty of accepting more than £1m in backhanders from suppliers.
Designer Margaret Howell has opened a standalone shop and production office in Florence.
Lacoste has partnered with Snapchat for its latest marketing campaign #spotthecroc.
Open, the menswear fascia from sportswear giant JD Sports, will launch four new stores next week in Bristol, Glasgow, Leicester and Dudley.
Hilditch & Key has revamped its Jermyn Street store and is launching a new website this week to present a more classic contemporary look for the shirtmaker, which was founded in 1899.
Cornish lifestyle brand Seasalt is expanding internationally, having appointed its first agent in Germany.
As competition for Christmas spend hots up, retailers that fail to offer transparent and flexible delivery options for online purchases could miss out, according to new research.
Inditex, the parent company of Zara, has reported a 42% increase in online sales to a record €553m (£442m).
Footwear chains have come and gone in the past 90 years, but family-run Charles Clinkard has stood firm. Its eponymous boss tells us how it has succeeded.
Hunter reboots: the welly brand’s boss is making great strides in his plan to transform it into a lifestyle player.
Jacques Vert Group boss Teresa Tideman is forging a modern identity for its portfolio of classic brands.
Liz Evans, tactician behind Warehouse and Oasis, is focused on social media and domestic growth to keep both brands in the premier league.