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Diane Bardon, owner of womenswear indie De Joli in Chiswick west London

Talking Shop: Give indies the right to buy

25 May 2015

Diane Bardon is owner of womenswear independent De Joli in Chiswick, west London.

Eric Musgrave

Memo from Musgrave: Sell your store online, if not your wares

21 May 2015 | By

Scarcely do I have a conversation with anyone in the business these days without talk turning to ecommerce.


Suppliers approve Shoon CVA

22 May 2015 | By

Brands and landlords have approved footwear retailer Shoon’s company voluntary arrangement, saving the business from falling into administration.

Scotch & Soda The Story of Things

Video: Scotch & Soda presents 'The Story of Things' Video

22 May 2015 | By

In the first of a series of four films, Scotch & Soda tells the story of the brand’s DNA.

Small footprint: Zalando’s UK business makes up just 1% of the etailer’s total sales

Zalando acquires minority stake in UK tech business Anatwine

22 May 2015 | By

German etailer Zalando has acquired a 20% stake in UK technology start-up Anatwine for a seven-figure sum.

UKFT 2015

UKFT award winners revealed

22 May 2015 | By

Men’s tie and tailoring brand Drake’s, premium womenswear brand Teatum Jones and luxury London boutique Browns were among the winners at the UK Fashion & Textiles Awards 2015 last night (May 21).

USC cropped fascia

USC to open Worcester store

21 May 2015 | By

USC is to open a new 5,500 sq ft store in the Crowngate shopping centre, Worcester, with dedicated areas for footwear and denim.

A Number of Names flagship store

Image gallery: A Number of Names to open London store

21 May 2015 | By

Streetwear agency A Number of Names will open a flagship store in London’s Soho on Saturday stocking brands including Bedwin & The Heartbreakers and Billionaire Boys Club, as well as its own brand Anon products.

High Street

Fashion and footwear sales reach five-year high

21 May 2015 | By

Fashion, footwear and textiles sales grew by 8.7% in April against the same month last year, which was the largest year-on-year increase since February 2010.


Mothercare UK sales rise as margins stabilise

21 May 2015 | By

Mothercare has increased its UK like-for-like sales by 2%, as total domestic sales rise by 0.9% to £458.1m resulting in a loss of £18m for the full year to March 28.

Louis Copeland

The Drapers Interview: King Louis Copeland reigns in Ireland

21 May 2015 | By

Two Drapers Independents Awards, new customers, wholesale plans for his own brand and an improving economy – we get the measure of master tailor Louis Copeland’s success.

Keith Walker, managing director of Linton Tweeds.

The Drapers Interview: Keith Walker, Linton Tweeds

13 May 2015 | By

In the latest of our Home Made series, we visit Carlisle’s Linton Tweeds, Chanel’s fabric manufacturer of choice.

Apple Watch

Apple Watch could provide a timely boost for contactless payment

17 April 2015 | By

The new Apple Watch, which went on general sale this week, is being touted as a game changer for fashionable wearable tech but could also have a significant impact on the future of contactless payments in stores.

The interior of the new-look Robert Clergerie store.

Shopwatch: Robert Clergerie brings a Paris salon to London

18 May 2015 | By

Footwear brand Robert Clergerie’s revamped store has a chic, unfussy look in keeping with its Paris origins.

Ariella store Brent Cross London

Shopwatch: Ariella's retail revival at Brent Cross

7 May 2015 | By

The British occasionwear brand brings a dose of glamour to Brent Cross

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