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Bank or Bust?

28 November 2014 | By

It was no surprise when JD announced on Tuesday (November 25) that it was offloading loss-making fashion chain Bank, with many in the industry saying it should have happened “years ago”.

Eric Musgrave

Black Friday’s discount deals are as welcome as Japanese knotweed

27 November 2014 | By

Having had many a happy visit to the US, roaming about from sea to shining sea, I am very fond of that fine republic.

Darren Jackson

Selfridges’ in-store cinema? That’s retailtainment

27 November 2014

Darren Jackson is director of retail solutions at customer communications firm APS Group.

Fashion Forum panel

Fashion Forum: Brand experience key to inspirational offer

28 November 2014 | By

A joined up online and offline experience, relentless customer focus and investment across every channel are key to creating an inspirational offer, according to Oasis and Warehouse chief executive Liz Evans.

Drapers Fashion Forum 2014

Fashion Forum: Are there enough women in ecommerce?

28 November 2014 | By

Not enough is being done to encourage women into senior ecommerce positions, according to experts at the Drapers Fashion Forum on November 27.


Image gallery: Black Friday gets off to slow start at Westfield

28 November 2014 | By

Westfield Stratford in London saw a lacklustre start to Black Friday, despite opening early to accommodate potential crowds.


Government to name and shame late paying companies

28 November 2014 | By

The government will keep a public record of how long it takes large companies to pay their smaller suppliers in a bid to stamp out late payments, business minister Matt Hancock revealed yesterday.


Three Tesco executives leave following accounting scandal

28 November 2014 | By

Three of the eight Tesco executives who stepped aside after a £260m profit misstatement came to light in autumn are thought to have formally left the business.

Agent Provocateur

Video: Agent Provocateur on creating a luxury experience Video

28 November 2014 | By

Speaking at Drapers Fashion Forum, Agent Provocateur chief executive Gary Hogarth talks Black Friday and why creating a luxury ambience is central to his brand experience.

Black Friday crowds

Police called as Black Friday crowds form

28 November 2014 | By

Police were called to a number of supermarkets across the UK overnight as the first Black Friday Sales were launched and crowds of bargain hunters formed.

Gerry Waters

Fashion Forum: ‘Franchising is the biggest decision of a brand's life’

27 November 2014 | By

Deciding to franchise your brand is the “biggest decision” in the life of a business according to Burberry, Gap, and Inditex’s Middle Eastern franchise partner Fawaz A Alhokair & Co.

Loraine Woodhouse

Loraine Woodhouse joins John Lewis board

27 November 2014 | By

Loraine Woodhouse will join the board of John Lewis on December 1 as acting group finance director, taking over from Helen Weir.

Fashion Forum: Luxury retailers should embrace digital technology

27 November 2014 | By

Luxury retail can seem a world apart from the democratic culture of digital technology and ecommerce but the two can be combined, according to luxury goods group Kering.

Shop Direct Group tablets

Video: Shop Direct's Paul Hornby on making websites stand out from the crowd Video

27 November 2014 | By

Paul Hornby, head of ecommece at Shop Direct, talks to Drapers about how to make retail websites stand out from the crowd, the use of social media and the anticipated shopping frenzy during Black Friday.

Kai Bienmueller

Fashion Forum: ‘We can’t neglect wholesale’, says Adidas IT director

27 November 2014 | By

Senior director for IT wholesale ERP of Adidas Group Kai Bienmueller said brands cannot “neglect” its wholesale arm when its retail and ecommerce businesses grow.


Off the record, November 1 2014

30 October 2014

This week’s movers, shakers and soirées.

Simon Nankervis

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.

Hunter store

The Drapers Interview: James Seuss, Hunter

13 November 2014 | By

Hunter reboots: the welly brand’s boss is making great strides in his plan to transform it into a lifestyle player.

Teresa Tideman 1

The Drapers Interview: Teresa Tideman, Jacques Vert Group

6 November 2014 | By

Jacques Vert Group boss Teresa Tideman is forging a modern identity for its portfolio of classic brands.



Christmas adverts 2014 - who got it right?

Job of the week

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Regional Area Manager (London & the South East)

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Store Visual Manager, near Brighton

competitive salary is on offer plus other benefits

Global Design Manager

£60000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus

Garment Technologist

£30 - £32 per annum

Sales Associate

£20000 - £24000 per annum

Product Presentation Developer-Womenswear

An excellent salary is offered plus other benefits

Womenswear Designer

Generous Salary

Drapers 29 Nov 2014

Digital Edition: November 29 2014

28 November 2014

Where Eagle Dares: Simon Nankervis of American Eagle Outfitters hopes to knock the UK’s top denim retailers off their perch. Click here to view Drapers as a digital edition.