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James Knowles

Comment: Many unhappy returns eat into profit margins

30 June 2015 | By

Clothing and footwear returns are rising up the retail agenda, as multichannel shopping continues to grow, not just in the UK, but across borders.

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Memo from Musgrave: Shops remain the strongest link in the retail chain

25 June 2015 | By

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.


Wholesale platform Yourbrandspace goes transactional

2 July 2015 | By, the wholesale fashion platform that allows brands to showcase collections to retailers, has gone transactional as of today.

John Hooks

La Perla owner appoints John Hooks as new chief executive

2 July 2015 | By ,

The parent company of lingerie brand La Perla  has appointed luxury fashion veteran John Hooks as chief executive.

Heidi Klum Intimates

Video: Heidi Klum launches autumn lingerie collection Video

2 July 2015 | By

Supermodel Heidi Klum has launched the autumn 15 collections of her eponymous lingerie ranges Heidi Klum Intimates and Heidi by Heidi Klum.

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John Lewis fee triggers click-and-collect debate

1 July 2015 | By Drapers Reporters

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.


Denham to open second UK store in Leeds

1 July 2015 | By

Dutch denim brand Denham will open its second UK store in Leeds tomorrow (July 2).

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Ariella ploughs ahead with retail expansion

1 July 2015 | By

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.

Fatemeh Nassarpour

Little Mistress poaches international French Connection sales head

1 July 2015 | By

Little Mistress Group has poached French Connection’s international sales manager Fatemeh Nassarpour to help ramp up its international growth.

Charlotte Olympia\'s second UK store

Charlotte Olympia opens second UK store

1 July 2015 | By

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: Patrick Chalhoub's luxury dominance in the Gulf

1 July 2015 | By

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.

Ed Connolly John Lewis

The Drapers Interview: Ed's own brand dream for John Lewis

24 June 2015 | By

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.

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Etail Europe: Launch international sites quickly to start the learning

30 June 2015 | By

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.

Apple Pay

How to: Use and set up Apple Pay

17 June 2015 | By

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.

Matalan\'s Oxford Street store

Shopwatch: Matalan signals its high street ambitions on Oxford Street

30 June 2015 | By

The traditionally out-of-town value retailer is raising its high street profile by packing plenty into its Oxford Street debut

Nike women\'s store King\'s Road

Shopwatch: Nike just does it for women

23 June 2015 | By

Nike is flexing its muscles in the fitness market with its first female-only European store.

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