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Chris Bishop is founder and chief executive of digital media agency 7thingsmedia.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Simon Carter has signed a new licensing agreement with Prominent Europe for the brand’s shirt, tie and tailoring business, replacing existing supplier Israeli suiting manufacturer Bagir Group.
Fleur Bird, owner of the Fleur B boutiques in London’s Chelsea and Duke Street, is expanding her wholesale collection for autumn 15 and has launched a fund to help emerging British brands develop their own collections.
Zalando has introduced a partnership programme for UK retailers and brands that allows them to display and sell their stock on the German etailer’s platform.
VeryExclusive.co.uk, the standalone luxury website from Shop Direct, has launched a Facebook page with behind-the-scenes images and news, ahead of the brand’s full launch on February 19.
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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.
Sports fashion brand Björn Borg will launch its spring 15 collection this week using a free web-based game called First Person Lover, which will feature in-game shopping.
A former Royal Marine Commando who unsuccessfully appeared on BBC One’s Dragons’ Den has signed an exclusive deal to sell his wearable technology clothing range in Harrods for six weeks from January 19.
Streetwear brand Element skates into Seven Dials with a store showcasing the artistry of the boardsports tribe.
The opening of its store at The Centre MK in Milton Keynes represents a change of pattern for the contemporary retailer.