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At this time of year the news section of Drapers can be a gloomy read, as tales of administrations, store closures and job losses abound.
Are you in your first, second or third job? Do you want to hear from the industry’s leaders how they built their careers? If your answer was ‘yes’ to both of these, then you should apply to win a seat at Drapers’ Next Generation careers and networking event on April 14.
Just over a year ago (November 11 2014, to be precise) Grazia took its first steps into the world of ecommerce with the launch of Graziashop.com.
Tom Leman, head of retail and consumer at law firm Pinsent Masons, tells you which legal changes you need to be aware of this year.
This week’s comment is brought to you from a sunny but very cold New York. I’ve been here for the past three days attending retail technology show NRF with software technology company Demandware, which is showcasing its latest collaborations to improve back-end systems and provide a seamless, personalised customer experience for its partners.
Cassie Lancellotti-Young is executive vice president of customer success at personalisation and marketing firm Sailthru.
What a start to 2016! Second week into the year and we’ve seen a chief executive depart, a series of administrations – as both Atterley and Hawick Knitwear succumbed to the pressures of a difficult economic environment – and a plethora of mixed Christmas trading results.
Product might be king in retail, but behind the scenes there are fantastic teams working day in, day out to deliver market-leading propositions. So when we launch our annual search for Drapers’ 30 under 30 of rising fashion retail stars, the level of talent that comes oozing out of every corner of the sector never ceases to impress.
There was no doubt the Christmas period would be tough and, as retailers’ trading results start to come in, the challenges can be seen in the figures.
Katie Nagy de Nagybaczon is a partner at international law firm Olswang
Trend forecasting agency WGSN’s head of market intelligence Lorna Hall predicts five key trends that will affect fashion retailers and brands in 2016.
Did you find “Man on the Moon” charming or did its sentimentality prompt waves of nausea? Were you baffled by Mulberry’s miraculous offering? Here, the Drapers team picks their favourite - and least favourite - 2015 Christmas ad campaigns.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may have been all over the news once again this year, but these are not the only dates influencing consumers around the world, writes Greig Holbrook, founder of international digital marketing agency Oban Digital.
Steve ’taxidermist to the stars’ Wilson made headlines in 2011 when charged with, amongst other breaches, illegally owning a stuffed tiger, which he supplied to fashion designer Alexander McQueen, write lawyers Ross Dixon and Jon Goulding.
On Friday pats on the back were being passed around the fashion retail world after Drapers released its annual top 100 list of movers and shakers in the industry.
Agent Provocateur chief executive Garry Hogarth will leave the business this month to pursue other opportunities, after 10 years at the helm.
A combination of cold weather and January sales delivered a 5% uplift in clothing sales during January, the latest figures show.
A US hedge fund has taken a £60m bet against Next as part of its investment strategy, after the retailer admitted losing ground to rivals.
Hundreds of shoppers were evacuated from Topshop’s Oxford Street flagship on Saturday after a fire broke out at the store.
BHS has appointed KPMG to work on plans to offload parts of its store network, which could include a company voluntary arrangement (CVA), as part of the latest overhaul of the struggling department store chain.
The billionaire owner of New Look, Christo Wiese, considered adding Argos to his stable of UK businesses before Sainsbury’s tabled its own £1.3bn deal, it has been reported.
British menswear brand Oliver Spencer is launching a shop-in-shop in luxury Parisian department store Le Bon Marché for spring 16.
A Harris Tweed mill that was under threat of closure has been temporarily refinanced by its founding directors Alan Bain, Derek Reid and Roddy Macaskill, as it continues to seek a buyer.
Blue Inc reopened its shop in the High Street Mall in Portadown, County Armagh, today, following negotiations with the shopping centre.
Emporio Armani has opened a shop in Glasgow’s new Connect11ons retail centre on Ingram Street.
Burberry has shifted its catwalk calendar to align with retail deliveries.
High street fashion sales bounced back in January, posting a year-on-year rise of 1.9%, BDO’s monthly tracker shows.
John Lewis fashion weekly sales fell 2.3% for the week to January 30, the last in the chain’s financial year.
Increased discounting activity will be the number one business concern for fashion independents over the coming year, figures from Drapers’ first Independents Market Report has revealed.
Last year was our 20th in business, and we had a great year, writes Tim Hobden, director of Landmark Clothing in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. Until Black Friday that is, which set the tone for the remainder of the festive period, teaching the consumer to expect a discount.
The positive mood continued on the second day of menswear trade show Jacket Required, with brands praising the presence of “quality buyers” at the autumn 16 edition held at the Old Truman Brewery in East London.
The positive mood and busy crowds seen on day one continued on the second day of the Copenhagen trade shows, as busy stands and a consistent flow of visitors were seen across most areas of CIFF and Revolver.
Drapers news editor Kirsty McGregor talks to online content editor James Knowles about Ben Sherman’s pre-pack administration deal, this week’s Scoop and Jacket Required trade shows in London and the launch of our first Independents Market Report.
Marks & Spencer will launch a capsule collection of womenswear styles from its archive in Leeds in collaboration with model and TV personality Alexa Chung in April.
River Island has promoted marketing director Josie Roscop to the newly created role of customer director.