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Sharon Savage owns designer resale store Grace & Ted in Bath with her daughter, Emma (pictured, left), and is a member of the Fashion Association of Britain (FAB).
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Marks & Spencer has poached Next’s head of menswear design Simon Hawksworth to replace Tony O’Connor, who has left at the beginning of the year to explore other opportunities, Drapers understands.
Ecommerce giant Alibaba has complained of ‘misconduct’ and claimed the Chinese government is biased after it accused the website of permitting sales of fake goods.
Nick Robertson, Asos.com co-founder and chief executive, has offloaded £20m worth of shares following a “big tax bill”.
Chief executive of Adidas Herbert Hainer has vowed to remain at the helm of the sportswear company despite criticism that it is losing ground to US rival Nike.
USC suppliers have raised concerns over revised contracts issued by the young fashion chain’s new owner Republic, which appear to give brands less control over their stock.
Nicole Farhi chief executive Martin Mason is to leave after less than a year in the job, Drapers understands.
Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor is the face of womenswear retailer Phase Eight’s spring 15 campaign.
Levi’s has opened a five-month pop-up in Shoreditch, London, for its Line 8 young fashion collection.
Ethical fashion retailer Braintree Clothing has unveiled a new brand identity as part of wider plans to grow its customer base through expansion in the UK and Europe.
Shop Direct has launched its first transactional shopping app for its Very brand, which allows customers to scan clothing and match it with products from around 950 brands.
John Lewis fashion buying director Ed Connolly has told Drapers fashion will play an increasing part of the department store business in future, with a more contemporary offer at the top of the agenda.
Kurt Geiger has announced plans to compete in the kids’ footwear market for the first time with a multi- and own-brand offering.
Exhibitors at Who’s Next in Paris were left disappointed after visitor numbers struggled on day two.
Reiss’s founder is still calling the shots, and after getting the chain back on track he wants to take it further upmarket.
Focusing on ‘real women’, Curvy Kate lingerie has enjoyed a meteoric rise, culminating in a Drapers Award last year.
Dedicated customer service helped Janie Theaker turn Bridge into a Drapers Independents Award winner.
Archie and Karen Hume have dusted off a traditional countrywear retailer to create a thoroughly modern business - and Drapers’ Indie of the Year.