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Clothing and footwear returns are rising up the retail agenda, as multichannel shopping continues to grow, not just in the UK, but across borders.
How many shops is enough shops? That rather basic question must be bothering retailing chiefs as never before as the shift in shopping patterns requires them to recalibrate some of the basic formulae of the business.
Yourbrandspace.com, the wholesale fashion platform that allows brands to showcase collections to retailers, has gone transactional as of today.
The parent company of lingerie brand La Perla has appointed luxury fashion veteran John Hooks as chief executive.
Supermodel Heidi Klum has launched the autumn 15 collections of her eponymous lingerie ranges Heidi Klum Intimates and Heidi by Heidi Klum.
John Lewis’s decision to charge a flat rate of £2 for click-and-collect services on orders under £30 from the end of July “could be an industry game changer”, according to some experts.
Dutch denim brand Denham will open its second UK store in Leeds tomorrow (July 2).
Women’s eveningwear specialist Ariella is expanding its retail footprint, while its sister company Cocktail Clothing Company has secured new wholesale accounts to supply high street multiples including Marks & Spencer and Coast.
Little Mistress Group has poached French Connection’s international sales manager Fatemeh Nassarpour to help ramp up its international growth.
Luxury footwear and accessories brand Charlotte Olympia has opened its second UK store on Brompton Cross in London.
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The Drapers Interview
Vast, specialised boutiques and capturing the growing online market in the Middle East are the next steps in the Chalhoub Group’s 60-year history.
After a year in the job and having recently reshaped his fashion buying team, Ed Connolly is preparing to ramp up John Lewis’s women’s proposition and own brand collections.
Retailers should not hold out on creating a “Rolls Royce solution” for new international websites, but launch them quickly to immediately start learning, and should not feel like every element must be adapted to the new market, ecommerce experts have warned.
As Apple gears up to launch its Apple Pay contactless payment system in the UK next month, with retailers including New Look, Marks & Spencer, Dune, JD Sports and Liberty already signed up, Drapers looks at what you need to know to take advantage of the new system.
The traditionally out-of-town value retailer is raising its high street profile by packing plenty into its Oxford Street debut
Nike is flexing its muscles in the fitness market with its first female-only European store.