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Have you sent in your nominations for Drapers’ 30 under 30 yet? If you haven’t, you only have one week to do it.
One of the panel at last week’s judging for the Drapers Awards 2014 summed up the current situation very well: “It’s a testament to the strength of the sector that many of the choices were so difficult.”
Premium men’s footwear independent The Brogue Trader is hoping to open nine new stores as it looks to bring “a bit of London’s Jermyn Street” to market towns across the UK.
It is understood a group of investors from Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi are seeking to buy Reebok from parent company Adidas.
Over 375 brands have already confirmed for next year’s Pure London event, an increase of 54% on the same time last year.
Farfetch has announced Restir in Tokyo, Japan, will join its network of independent stores after winning the Superstore competition by a public vote.
Virtual fitting room specialist Metail has received a further $12m (£7.5m) in funding to launch a mobile platform, expand the team and grow its overseas presence.
Burberry’s director of real estate Adele Reast Duggan has left the business to join Bicester Village owner Value Retail.
Los Angeles lifestyle brand James Perse will open a flagship at 30a Dover Street in London’s West End.
Alexander Wang has taken a lease on a former Post Office site in Mayfair in London, Drapers understands.
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The Drapers Interview
Redefining luxury: Shop Direct is steering into uncharted territory with VeryExclusive.co.uk, but Sarah Curran and Gareth Jones are confident about its democratic offering.
Viz-a-Viz chief executive Rinku Loomba is on a mission to shake up independent fashion wholesale - one PartnerShop at a time.
Italian tailoring etailer Lanieri is using 3D scanning technology in UK pop-up stores to offer shoppers better-fitting suits and to boost sales.
Bag brand Kipling has this week unveiled a loyalty programme that rewards shoppers for talking about the company on social media as well as purchasing its products.
After 50 years at its King’s Road address, Jaeger’s smart revamp brings it up to date while staying true to its heritage.
Hardy Amies’ ready-to-wear store on Savile Row offers a carefully crafted lifestyle experience, inspired by London and cherry picking the best of British design.