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Review of the year 2014: Trends and trade shows

19 December 2014 | By

From the appointments of Richard Nicoll at Jack Wills and Nicolas Ghesquiere at Louis Vuitton, to the Kimye US Vogue cover, here are the fashion stories that got everyone talking this year.

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The times they are a-changin’ – and we ain’t seen nothing yet

18 December 2014 | By

When the history of fashion retailing is written, 2014 will be seen as a momentous year in which the accepted norms of business practice were challenged on several fronts and we saw a structural shift across many areas of the sector.

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Nostalgic for the retail buzz of Christmas past

17 December 2014

Dave Conaghan is owner of young fashion independent Chocolate Clothing in Derry, Northern Ireland.

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Jigsaw opens store with café in Milton Keynes

19 December 2014 | By

Jigsaw has opened its new 2,656 sq ft store at Centre:mk in Milton Keynes. Situated on Silbury Arcade, adjacent to Kurt Geiger, House of Fraser and The White Company, the store stocks the full range of women’s, men’s and kids’ clothing and accessories.

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Calvin Klein to expand online presence

19 December 2014 | By

Calvin Klein is to bolster its online presence by launching six new websites across Asia in 2015.

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M&S to anchor Oldham Prince’s Gate development

19 December 2014 | By

Marks & Spencer has signed up to be the anchor tenant at a £60m development in Oldham town centre.

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Boxing Day ‘unlikely’ to eclipse Black Friday online sales

19 December 2014 | By

Boxing Day online sales are expected to reach £748m this year, the equivalent of £519,000 per minute, which falls short of the £810m spent online during this year’s Black Friday.

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Rigby & Peller opens 10th UK store

19 December 2014 | By

Rigby & Peller opened its tenth UK store on Wednesday in St Johns Wood in London.

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Image gallery: Royal visit for Zatchels factory

19 December 2014 | By

HRH The Princess Royal visited bag and accessories brand Zatchels at its factory in Leicester yesterday.

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Shoplifting to reach record high over Christmas

19 December 2014 | By

Increased footfall is expected to drive shoplifting levels to a record high this Christmas, costing the UK economy more than £1bn, with department stores hit hardest.

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Drapers' Eric Musgrave to advise on The Apprentice final

19 December 2014 | By

Drapers’ editorial director Eric Musgrave will appear in The Apprentice final on December 21 advising Lord Sugar, who has £250,000 to invest in the winner’s initiative.

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London Fashion Week autumn 15 provisional schedule

19 December 2014 | By

The British Fashion Council has released the provisional autumn 15 schedule for London Fashion Week, which will take place on February 20-24.

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Review of the year 2014: The winners and losers

19 December 2014 | By

As the year draws to a close Drapers looks at the fashion businesses that have succeeded and struggled during 2014.

Retailers welcome cap on card fees

BRC welcomes cap on card fees

19 December 2014 | By

The British Retail Consortium has welcomed the European agreement to cap the “anti-competitive” cost of processing debit and credit card payments.

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Galeries Lafayette teams with Airbnb for January Sale

19 December 2014 | By

French department store Galeries Lafayette will team up with Airbnb to give shoppers the chance to spend the night in its Parisian store the night before the January Sales start.

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Review of the year 2014: The most popular stories

19 December 2014

From new store openings to businesses ceasing trading and individuals changing positions in the industry, here are the most popular stories of 2014.

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The Drapers Interview: Betty Jackson

18 December 2014 | By

Betty Jackson’s passion for fabrics and print has endured for 47 years, and the Drapers Lifetime Achievement winner is still firmly ensconced in the design studio.

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The Drapers Interview: Gilles Laumonier, Lee

11 December 2014 | By

After 125 years of making jeans, Lee is being led into uncharted territory by European boss Gilles Laumonier.

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The Drapers Interview: Simon Nankervis, American Eagle Outfitters

27 November 2014 | By

Simon Nankervis has overseen American Eagle Outfitters’ UK arrival, and is confident it can sink its talons firmly into the young fashion market.

Charles Clinkard

The Drapers Interview: Charles Clinkard

20 November 2014 | By

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.

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Drapers December 20 2014

Digital Edition: December 20 2014

20 December 2014

The best of Betty: Drapers lifetime achievement winner Betty Jackson is not retiring yet. Click here to view Drapers as a digital edition.