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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.

James Knowles

Drapers' 30 under 30: Are your nominations in yet?

17 October 2014 | By

Have you sent in your nominations for Drapers’ 30 under 30 yet? If you haven’t, you only have one week to do it.

Eric Musgrave

It’s time to put business rates reform on the election agenda

16 October 2014 | By

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.”

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Men’s footwear independent eyes market towns for expansion

20 October 2014 | By

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.

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Investors look to buy Reebok

20 October 2014 | By

It is understood a group of investors from Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi are seeking to buy Reebok from parent company Adidas.

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Exhibitors rush to rebook for Pure London 2015

20 October 2014 | By

Over 375 brands have already confirmed for next year’s Pure London event, an increase of 54% on the same time last year.

Farfetch plans to expand into China, Japan and Russia

Japanese Restir joins Farfetch network

20 October 2014 | By

Farfetch has announced Restir in Tokyo, Japan, will join its network of independent stores after winning the Superstore competition by a public vote.

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Metail raises £7.5m funding to launch mobile fitting room

17 October 2014 | By

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.

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Burberry real estate boss exits

17 October 2014 | By

Burberry’s director of real estate Adele Reast Duggan has left the business to join Bicester Village owner Value Retail.

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James Perse to open on Dover Street

17 October 2014 | By

Los Angeles lifestyle brand James Perse will open a flagship at 30a Dover Street in London’s West End.

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Alexander Wang to open Mayfair store

17 October 2014 | By

Alexander Wang has taken a lease on a former Post Office site in Mayfair in London, Drapers understands.


The Drapers Interview: Sarah Curran & Gareth Jones

16 October 2014 | By

Redefining luxury: Shop Direct is steering into uncharted territory with, but Sarah Curran and Gareth Jones are confident about its democratic offering.


The Drapers Interview: Rinku Loomba, Viz-a-Viz

8 October 2014 | By

Viz-a-Viz chief executive Rinku Loomba is on a mission to shake up independent fashion wholesale - one PartnerShop at a time.


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.

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Ecommerce: Being friends with Kipling has its rewards

2 October 2014 | By

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.


Shopwatch: Jaeger

9 October 2014 | By

After 50 years at its King’s Road address, Jaeger’s smart revamp brings it up to date while staying true to its heritage.

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Shopwatch: Hardy Amies

2 October 2014 | By

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.

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