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Eric Musgrave

The times they are a-changin’ – and we ain’t seen nothing yet

18 December 2014 | By

When the history of fashion retailing is written, 2014 will be seen as a momentous year in which the accepted norms of business practice were challenged on several fronts and we saw a structural shift across many areas of the sector.

David Conaghan crop

Nostalgic for the retail buzz of Christmas past

17 December 2014

Dave Conaghan is owner of young fashion independent Chocolate Clothing in Derry, Northern Ireland.


Wolford appoints new chief executive

18 December 2014 | By

Wolford has appointed Ashish Sensarma as its new chief executive from January 7.

Gareth Pugh

Gareth Pugh to celebrate 10th anniversary at London Fashion Week

18 December 2014 | By

British designer Gareth Pugh will return to London Fashion Week after a seven-year hiatus.

My Wardrobe bought by Net-a-Porter

18 December 2014 | By has ceased trading online and sold its domain name to the Net-a-Porter Group.


Discounts beyond our control, say brands

18 December 2014 | By ,

Brands have told Drapers their hands are tied when it comes to discounting, as pressure mounted this week from independent retailers worried about the impact on their bottom lines.

Thomas Pink AW15

Thomas Pink sees wholesale launch as route to European expansion

17 December 2014 | By

Shirtmaker Thomas Pink is moving into wholesale for autumn 15 and will make its trade show debut at Pitti Uomo in Florence on January 13-16, then will exhibit at Premium in Berlin on January 19-21.


Bread & Butter files for insolvency

17 December 2014 | By

Berlin trade show Bread & Butter has filed for insolvency following the cancellation of its January edition.


Video: Hudson ‘gives the gift of shoes’ for Christmas campaign Video

17 December 2014 | By

Footwear brand Hudson has treated unsuspecting skaters to a pair of new shoes for its Christmas 2014 campaign video.

Rihanna signs with Puma

Rihanna named women's creative director of Puma

17 December 2014 | By

Rihanna has been appointed global ambassador for women’s training at Puma and will serve as the sportswear brand’s women’s creative director from January.

Betty Jackson

The Drapers Interview: Betty Jackson

18 December 2014 | By

Betty Jackson’s passion for fabrics and print has endured for 47 years, and the Drapers Lifetime Achievement winner is still firmly ensconced in the design studio.

Gilles Laumonier

The Drapers Interview: Gilles Laumonier, Lee

11 December 2014 | By

After 125 years of making jeans, Lee is being led into uncharted territory by European boss Gilles Laumonier.

Play time: Selfridges launched a game

Ecommerce: Online Games

18 December 2014 | By

A trend for online games has resulted in creative ways to win sales in the run-up to Christmas.

HoF ecommerce

Ecommerce: Social Media

11 December 2014 | By

As Facebook prepares to cut back on unpaid adverts in its users’ feeds from January, we talk to retailers, brands and consultants about the possible impact of the change.

Dulwich trader

Shopwatch: The Dulwich Trader

11 December 2014 | By

The Dulwich Trader has freshened up its store, creating a more seamless lifestyle look.

Mahani, Dubai

Shopwatch: Farfetch finalists

4 December 2014 | By

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