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Daniel Tozer

Talking Business: What are the legal requirements of wearable technology?

31 July 2015

Daniel Tozer is a partner at London law firm Harbottle and Lewis

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Memo from Musgrave: Harvey Nichols goes back to basics with new store

30 July 2015 | By

Twelve years ago I jumped on a train to Birmingham to witness the opening of the Selfridges store in the Bullring. This Wednesday I jumped on a train to Birmingham to see the new and enlarged Harvey Nichols store in The Mailbox. And in September I hope to travel up to examine the latest John Lewis in Grand Central. How did Brum get so lucky with innovative department stores?

Jill Dougan is UK managing director at advertising and technology company Cardlytics

Comment: Are fashion tribes loyal? Data can identify the most fickle shoppers

23 July 2015

Jill Dougan is UK managing director at advertising and technology company Cardlytics

Pure Fashion 100

Pure launches trend chart for buyers

31 July 2015 | By

London trade show Pure has launched a top 100 list of the brands, products and styles trending on its website.

Alexander McQueen and Nick Knight

Video: Unseen footage from Alexander McQueen and Nick Knight collaborations Video

31 July 2015 | By

Photographer Nick Knight and his fashion film company ShowStudio have released a video featuring previously unseen footage from his past collaborations with the late designer Alexander McQueen.

Mastercard

MasterCard pays Tesco £39m to settle card transaction fee dispute

31 July 2015 | By

MasterCard has agreed to pay Tesco $61m (£39m) to settle a dispute over credit card interchange fees.

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Boux Avenue confirms Oxford Street store

31 July 2015 | By

Lingerie retailer Boux Avenue has confirmed it will open a flagship store on London’s Oxford Street in September or October this year.

Geox

Geox sales rise 6.7% in first half

31 July 2015 | By

Italian footwear brand Geox grew sales by 6.7% to €427m (£300m) in the first half.

Kirsty McGregor and Tara Hounslea

Drapers Talks: Topshop's super-skinny mannequins and Jacket Required Video

31 July 2015 | By ,

Drapers’ news editor Kirsty McGregor talks to senior news reporter Tara Hounslea about Topshop’s decision this week to halt further purchases of super-skinny mannequins after a customer complained, the popularity of menswear trade show Jacket Required, and the new anti-slavery laws being introduced.

John Lewis

Strong end to clearance for John Lewis

31 July 2015 | By

John Lewis enjoyed a 10.2% boost in sales to £76.5m last week as its clearance drew to a close.

JD Sports Fashion

JD Sports ups full-year profit forecast

31 July 2015 | By

JD Sports Fashion’s pre-tax profits for the current year are likely to be 10% ahead of market expectations of around £110m thanks to strong underlying sales.

Wolf & Badger

Wolf & Badger acquires online marketplace Boticca

31 July 2015 | By

Designer independent Wolf & Badger has acquired online accessories marketplace Boticca for an undisclosed amount.

Jacket Required

Jacket Required delivers the goods

31 July 2015 | By ,

Jacket Required closed yesterday (July 30) with quieter footfall than on Wednesday, but having confirmed its attraction to multiple and independent buyers who no longer feel a strong pull to the Berlin fairs.

UK exporters brace for continued currency headwinds

UK exporters brace themselves for continued strength of pound

30 July 2015 | By

British brands and manufacturers are hunkering down in the face of currency headwinds, as the strength of the pound looks set to continue.

Marks & Spencer Cheshire Oaks

M&S and Joanna Lumley complete 24 community projects in 24 hours

30 July 2015 | By

Marks & Spencer has teamed up with actress Joanna Lumley to launch an initiative called Spark Something Good.

Carlos Duarte of H&M

The Drapers Interview: Carlos Duarte on growing H&M's footprint on these shores

29 July 2015 | By

Store openings and a beauty launch are keeping UK and Ireland country manager Carlos Duarte busy.

Colin Henry, Jaeger

The Drapers Interview: Colin Henry on Jaeger's polyester purge

27 July 2015 | By

Two years after he was brought in to lead Jaeger’s turnaround, Colin Henry reflects on the challenges he has faced so far and those still ahead

Timothy Everest

The Drapers Interview: Timothy Everest on taking ready-to-wear by storm

15 July 2015 | By

Twenty-five years since the launch of his eponymous brand, Timothy Everest is ready to bring his new ready-to-wear collection to the streets of east London.

Whispering Smith

The Drapers Interview: Whispering Smith, the high street's silent suppliers

8 July 2015 | By

Whispering Smith is the UK high street’s best kept secret, but now the Manchester clothing firm is ready to make some noise about its own label brands.

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