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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.

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Months of uncertainty end as Scotland votes no

19 September 2014 | By

Many Scottish businesses will have breathed a collective sigh of relief at this morning’s referendum results, as did I when I clambered out of bed and switched on the news - if only because it ends months of uncertainty.

Eric Musgrave

Scottish independents win the Yes vote at home and abroad

19 September 2014 | By

There is a bitter-sweet irony that the Drapers Independent Retailer of the Year 2014 is Scottish - very Scottish - and picked up the sought-after accolade on Wednesday, the day before the independence vote north of the border.

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Footwear brand launches with mattress spring technology

23 September 2014 | By

A new men’s and women’s pocket sprung footwear brand called Springuru has launched through crowd funding website Kickstarter with an aim to raise £15,000 by November 3.

Matalan launches Damsel in a Dress diffusion line D by Damsel

22 September 2014 | By

Matalan has launched an exclusive diffusion line D by Damsel by womenswear label Damsel in a Dress.

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Ikea plans vast Russian mall to attract fashion brands

19 September 2014 | By

Plans have been unveiled to build a 2.3 million sq ft shopping centre in Moscow, which is “set to attract a raft of international retailers seeking expansion opportunities in Russia”.

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Miss Sixty will go premium for UK wholesale return

18 September 2014 | By

Miss Sixty will be repositioned as a premium brand when it relaunches in Europe later this year.

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Scotland's A Hume wins Retailer of the Year at Drapers Independents Awards

17 September 2014 | By

On the eve of the Scottish referendum for independence, A Hume Country Clothing in Kelso, Scotland, picked up two prizes including the coveted Independent Retailer of the Year Award at the Drapers Independents Awards 2014.

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Longchamp bags more shop-in-shop space

17 September 2014 | By

Longchamp is ramping up its shop-in-shops and opening more standalone stores as it seeks to improve the consistency of its brand image.

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Man injured at Topshop Showspace during LFW

16 September 2014 | By Ben Cooper

Paramedics were called to the Topshop Showspace London Fashion Week venue on Gray’s Inn Road today (September 16) after a man was injured falling through the roof of the building.

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Mark Batista launches new concept store

16 September 2014 | By

Menswear independent retailer The Content Store, founded by Mark Batista, has teamed up with denim brand Edwin Europe to launch a new store in Exmouth Market in London’s Farringdon.

Small wonders: Lewis wants to keep surprising customers

The Drapers Interview: Tracy Lewis, Wacoal Eveden

12 September 2014 | By

Lewis leads wacoal’s united front: a new name signals a fresh approach for lingerie group Wacoal Eveden, chief executive Tracy Lewis explains.

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The Drapers Interview - Fiona Lambert, George at Asda

11 September 2014

Asda’s clothing brand boss Fiona Lambert is not worried by the growing threat from supermarket rivals

Tommy Hilfiger, Alexa Chung, Tennessee Thomas, Tali Lennox, Amber Le Bon and Alexandra Richards

Ecommerce: Tommy Hilfiger creates a digital first in New York

18 September 2014

During last week’s New York catwalks, Tommy Hilfiger launched the First-Timers programme to attract a more diverse audience.

Live action: Topshop\'s Oxford Circus window

Ecommerce: London’s tech trends

18 September 2014

Brands at LFW showed how they are taking the catwalk to consumers.

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Shopwatch: The Goodhood Store

19 September 2014 | By

After seven years on a quiet back street, The Goodhood Store has moved centre stage with its new Shoreditch store.

One for the boys: Open says its store is designed to appeal to men’s desire for easily navigable stores with clear layouts

Shopwatch: JD Sports

11 September 2014 | By

JD Sports wants to shake up high street menswear with its Open concept. We visited the first store to gauge its prospects.

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