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James Knowles

Drapers comment: Is your email marketing letting you down?

27 August 2015 | By

Today’s consumer is rarely without their mobile phone in their pocket, so email marketing is potentially a great way to catch them on the move and lure them into your physical store or onto your digital shop. But is your email marketing up to the challenge?

John Clement

Talking Business: Preparing for the Consumer Rights Act 2015

27 August 2015

From 1 October 2015, a new law called the Consumer Rights Act 2015 will give individual customers (“consumers”) buying goods or services from businesses in the UK (including online sales) will have far more rights than ever before. John Clement, a partner at Turbervilles Solicitors, warns why the fashion industry should be waking up to the changes and getting prepared now.

Michelle Mone

Michelle Mone to receive Tory peerage

27 August 2015 | By

Ultimo founder Michelle Mone OBE is to become a member of the House of Lords alongside 45 new peers announced by Downing Street.

The Original Factory Shop in Aylesbury

Fashion focus pays off for The Original Factory Shop

27 August 2015 | By

Profits soared at The Original Factory Shop for the year to March 31, as the discount department store chain continues its focus on fashion.

Annette Worsley-Taylor

Obituary: London Fashion Week co-founder Annette Worsley-Taylor

26 August 2015 | By

Annette Worsley-Taylor, one of the founders of the British Fashion Council and London Fashion Week, has died aged 71.

Joules autumn 15

Joules to open at Centre:MK

26 August 2015 | By

Lifestyle brand and retailer Joules has set to open a new 4,580 sq ft store at Centre:MK in Milton Keynes before the end of the year.

Disaster: more than 400 lives were lost in the Rana Plaza collapse. The factory was being used by Primark and Mango

Bangladesh court bans film about factory collapse

26 August 2015 | By

A film about a garment worker saved from the rubble after the Rana Plaza factory collapse has been banned for six months by Bangladesh’s high court.


Zalando to launch Share Your Style campaign

26 August 2015 | By

German fashion etailer Zalando is to launch a new digital sharing campaign for autumn 15 in the UK and its other European markets on August 30.

Ecco Windsor

Ecco’s Bromley store kickstarts UK expansion

26 August 2015 | By

Danish footwear brand Ecco has confirmed it will open 25 more UK stores by the end of 2017, as it prepares to open its 42nd store in Bromley.

Nike women\'s store Kings Road

Sportswear sales to top £6bn by end of 2015

25 August 2015 | By

Sportswear sales in the UK grew 9.5% to £5.9bn in 2014 and will surpass £6bn by the end of this year, according to market research firm Key Note.

Anthony Thompson Fat Face

The Drapers Interview: Fat Face's Anthony Thompson on beating rivals both here and abroad

19 August 2015 | By

Fat Face chief Anthony Thompson explains why he’s confident the brand will succeed where others have failed in the US and why he resists mid-season discounting and Black Friday.

Tommy Hilfiger

The Drapers Interview: Tommy Hilfiger on the secrets of 30 years' of success

18 August 2015 | By

Tommy Hilfiger is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his eponymous brand this year. He reveals the highs, the lows, and his simple formula for success.

Topshop website

Fashion's omnichannel heroes

24 August 2015 | By

Consultancy firm Kurt Salmon reveals the results of its omnichannel survey of more than 100 UK, German and French fashion retailers, highlighting those deemed to offer the best experience to their shoppers across multiple platforms.

Apple Pay

Retailers' first bite at Apple Pay

24 July 2015 | By ,

Last week, Apple attempted to put the final nail in the coffin of cash and plastic cards with the launch of its contactless payment service, Apple Pay. But does the US tech titan, or any other contender, have the clout to create a seismic shift from plastic to digital?

Charlotte Olympia

Shopwatch roundup: Denham, Charlotte Olympia and more

29 July 2015 | By

A glimpse of the latest store openings from significant luxury and jeanswear names.

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

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