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Burberry Prorsum womenswear spring 15

London Fashion Week: Bugs at Burberry and other key highlights

16 September 2014 | By ,

Wearability at Burberry Prorsum, plus other highlights from day four including Peter Pilotto, Giles and more.


Hit or Miss: Womenswear Autumn 14

31 October 2014 | By

Our new and improved survey of retailers’ stores and collections kicks off this season with lots of plus points.

Eric Musgrave

The best way to assure a prosperous future is to invest in the present

30 October 2014 | By

Speculate to accumulate is not a phrase much heard these days.


Supergroup cuts profit forecasts as warm weather strikes again

31 October 2014 | By

Supergroup has lowered its full year profit guidance to £60m-£65m as the warm autumn weather hits yet another retailer.

Luisa Cerano

Luisa Cerano doubles UK turnover after hiring country manager

30 October 2014 | By

Premium womenswear brand Luisa Cerano has doubled its UK turnover over the past year and has said there is “definitely still room for growth”.

The North Face

The North Face plots franchise route

30 October 2014 | By

Outdoor brand The North Face has revealed plans to open up to 120 franchise stores in the UK and Europe over the next three to four years.

Eileen Fisher

Eileen Fisher to launch into Harvey Nichols

30 October 2014 | By

US womenswear brand Eileen Fisher will launch into Harvey Nichols Edinburgh and online at from November 1.

The kids\' range at the new Hunter store on Regent Street

Hunter opens first store on Regent Street

30 October 2014 | By

Hunter has opened its first company-owned store at 83-85 Regent Street as a showcase for its newly-extended range that now includes outerwear and knitwear.


River Island launches Kindle app

30 October 2014 | By

River Island has become one of the first retailers to develop a Kindle version of its transactional shopping app.

Aquascutum Jermyn Street

Aquascutum to move back into made-to-measure

30 October 2014 | By

Aquascutum is developing a made-to-measure men’s tailoring service that will launch in February.

Nigel Addison

Nigel Addison returns to lead Duck and Cover

29 October 2014 | By

Nigel Addison will return to Duck and Cover as managing director from November 6.

Liz Evans, Chief executive of Oasis and Warehouse

The Drapers Interview - Liz Evans, Oasis & Warehouse

30 October 2014 | By

Liz Evans, tactician behind Warehouse and Oasis, is focused on social media and domestic growth to keep both brands in the premier league.

Johnstons of Elgin

The Drapers Interview - Simon Cotton, Johnstons of Elgin

22 October 2014 | By

Back to the future: Simon Cotton, chief executive of Johnstons of Elgin, is getting the balance right between private and own label business to continue the mill’s success.

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Ecommerce: Pop-ups and 3D scans suit Lanieri’s needs

2 October 2014 | By

Italian tailoring etailer Lanieri is using 3D scanning technology in UK pop-up stores to offer shoppers better-fitting suits and to boost sales.


Twitter Interview: Andy Harding, House of Fraser’s executive director of multichannel Video

15 October 2014 | By

Drapers spoke to Harding via Twitter about the rise of mobile shopping – which he predicts could overtake plastic payments in two years – the new technologies for retailers to tap into and whether wearable technology in fashion will ever become mainstream.

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Shopwatch: Aphrodite

30 October 2014 | By

Twenty-year-old Aphrodite’s passion for menswear grows ever stronger on Wearside.


Shopwatch: Stradivarius

23 October 2014 | By

Striking the right note: With Inditex fascia Stradivarius a few months into its UK expansion, we visit its first store to assess its chances of success.

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