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Video: Kanye West unveils Adidas collab at New York Fashion Week Video

13 February 2015 | By

The singer has teamed up with Adidas Originals for an autumn 15 clothing and footwear range.

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TV’s buzz of excitement for UK manufacturing

26 February 2015 | By

I am hardly a fan of reality TV and contrived competitions, but The Great British Sewing Bee has me hooked.

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What does your customer really want from you?

26 February 2015

Giulio Cinque is owner of designer independent Giulio in Cambridge.

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Roman Originals courts media storm with #thedress

27 February 2015 | By

Womenswear retailer Roman Originals is at the centre of a social media debate following a picture of a dress that some people see as black and blue and others believe is cream and gold.

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Gerry Weber net income edges up despite flat sales

27 February 2015 | By Petah Marian

Full-year net income at German clothing firm Gerry Weber has edged up despite flat sales.

Frescobol Carioca to open a pop up store

Frescobol Carioca to open pop up in The Shop at Bluebird

27 February 2015 | By Petah Marian

Brazilian beachwear brand Frescobol Carioca plans to open a pop-up space in The Shop at Bluebird on Kings Road in London’s Chelsea.

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Domestic manufacturers hit by low pay report

27 February 2015 | By

Industry groups are uniting to address poor working practices in the Leicester garment and textile industry, following new research that claims the majority of workers are paid less than half the minimum wage.

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John Lewis weekly online fashion sales record double-digit growth

27 February 2015 | By

John Lewis has reported sales increased by 3.5% to £70.3m, with all fashion buying groups recording double-digit growth online during the week to February 21.

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Intu almost doubles profit to £600m

27 February 2015 | By

Property firm Intu has reported that net rental income increased by £27m to £397m for the full year to December 31.

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Sperry focuses on a younger market as it celebrates 80th anniversary

26 February 2015 | By

US footwear brand Sperry is celebrating its 80th anniversary by targeting a younger market and pushing its nautical heritage with a new global campaign. 

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HoF squeezes suppliers for 20% discount

26 February 2015 | By

House of Fraser is asking brands for a discount of up to 20% based on growth shown with the retailer under a new retrospective bonus scheme.

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The Drapers Interview: Philip Start

26 February 2015 | By

The retail veteran and founder of London independent Woodhouse on why his Mr Start label is moving in a more casual direction.

Storing up success: Mark Batista in his second London shop, Content & Co, which opened  last September

The Drapers Interview: Mark Batista

19 February 2015

Mark Batista has turned his hand to almost all functions during his menswear career, gaining a keen eye for what sells and detailed knowledge of the market along the way.

Film stars: New Look takes a more content-led approach

Ecommerce: Online video content

11 February 2015 | By

Retailers are increasingly using online video content to drive sales and boost customer loyalty.

Love match: the game is free to play

Ecommerce: Björn Borg uses shoppable game to serve up range

28 January 2015 | By

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.

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Shopwatch: Pud

26 February 2015 | By

Kidswear has got a new designer outlet - and it’s made with mothers in mind.

Going digital: the showroom is the brainchild of chief executive Daniel Grieder (pictured above, left, with Tommy Hilfiger)

Shopwatch: Tommy Hilfiger

19 February 2015 | By

Could digital showrooms be the future of buying? If so, Tommy Hilfiger’s invention could be the first of many.

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