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Rahul Mishra

Fashion team favourite: Woolmark winner Rahul Mishra hits Harvey Nichols

2 September 2014 | By

International Woolmark Prize 2013/14 winner Rahul Mishra today launched his exclusive winning capsule collection at London department store Harvey Nichols.

Keely Stocker

Menswear shoppers may be Open to change – but are trade show organisers?

30th August 2014 | By

As the sunny weather disappears and the kids go back to school, a new season begins.

Glamorous Footwear

Glamorous to launch debut footwear range

2 September 2014 | By

Women’s young fashion brand Glamorous is gearing up to launch its first footwear range for spring 15.

Micam

Footwear brands frustrated by clashing spring dates

2 September 2014 | By

The clashing dates of three global trade shows next February caused concern among footwear brands exhibiting at Milanese trade show Micam this week.

The Hub

The Hub confirms fourth edition after new venue is well received

2 September 2014 | By

The fourth edition of Hong Kong trade show The Hub will take place on March 12-13 2015, Drapers can reveal.

Arnotts

Arnotts launches first customer loyalty card

1 September 2014 | By

Dublin department store Arnotts has launched its first store loyalty card, the Wonder Card, today.

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Sales rise in 90th year at Charles Clinkard

1 September 2014 | By

Family-run footwear chain Charles Clinkard has recorded a 9.1% rise in like-for-like sales to £15.6m for the six months to July 31.

Fat Lad at the Back jersey

Fat Lad at the Back expands range and eyes Evans Cycles store debut

1 September 2014 | By

Plus-size cycling brand Fat Lad at the Back will expand into running and triathlon gear for spring 15 as it looks to make its bricks-and-mortar debut in Evans Cycles stores.

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Sugarhill Boutique plots store openings

29 August 2014 | By

Sugarhill Boutique is preparing to open its first full-price stores as part of a plan to boost sales to £10m in the next three years.

Cotton

Cotton prices fall but retailers reap no benefit

29 August 2014 | By

British fashion industry players have expressed frustration at the lack of a trickle-down effect from the falling price of cotton around the world.

Michael Ward

The Drapers Interview- Michael Ward, Harrods

28 August 2014 | By Charlotte Rogers

Harrods managing director Michael Ward says its Shoe Heaven concept puts it ahead of the field in the battle for well-heeled shoppers.

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The Drapers Interview - Charlotte McHardy, Olsen

23 August 2014 | By

After advising a rescue of womenswear label Olsen, VeldhovenGroup UK boss Charlotte McHardy is delivering on her promise to revive it.

Snap Fashion in action

Ecommerce: The rise of Image Recognition Technology

6 August 2014 | By

Want it, snap it, find it - picture-led shopping apps that allow customers to search by taking images and submitting them to the app are taking off, and retailers are queuing to sign up.

Michael Kors

Interview: Tracy Yaverbaun - Using Facebook to drive sales

30 July 2014 | By

Facebook’s Tracy Yaverbaun explains why the social network can be a platform to drive sales after all.

John Varvatos

Shopwatch: John Varvatos strikes a chord in London

28 August 2014 | By

A big noise hits London’s stage- Vintage guitars and music photography help John Varvatos make a high-volume arrival onto the European retail scene

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Shopwatch: Pro-Direct

23 August 2014 | By

Specialist football etailer Pro-Direct is hoping its first physical presence, just off Carnaby Street, will prove to be a game changer.

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