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Eric Musgrave

Editor's Comment: Election glare spotlights retail’s low-wage culture

17 April 2015

Are you suffering from election fatigue yet?

Apple Watch Edition collection

Apple Watch is a game changer for fashion-led wearable tech

14 April 2015 | By

The new Apple Watch has whipped up a frenzy in the wearable tech market. More than one million devices are said to have been pre-ordered during the first weekend of its availability last weekend, and there’s still a week and a half to go until its official release on April 24.


Axe falls on German womenswear brand Hauber

18 April 2015 | By

German womenswear brand Hauber will cease trading after autumn 15.

Adidas shop-in-shop

Adidas takes action against Marc by Marc Jacobs

17 April 2015 | By

Adidas has begun legal proceedings against Marc by Marc Jacobs over copyright infringement.

Martin Mason

Former Nichole Farhi boss Martin Mason resurfaces at Tricker’s

17 April 2015 | By

Tricker’s has appointed ex-Nicole Farhi chief executive Martin Mason as managing director, joining on June 1.

Cath Kidston

Cath Kidston to open at Intu Trafford Centre

17 April 2015 | By

Cath Kidston is to open a 2,100 sq ft unit at the Intu Trafford Centre in Manchester in May.

Jason McShane-Chapman

Womenswear brand Viz-a-Viz appoints head of retail

17 April 2015 | By

Mainstream womenswear brand Viz-a-Viz has appointed former BHS store director Jason McShane-Chapman to the newly created role of head of retail.

Clive Reeve

Drapers Next Gen: Drawing skills are still essential, says Oasis design director

17 April 2015 | By

Oasis design director Clive Reeve has said the two things he looks for in a potential new recruit are an ability to draw and a good portfolio.


Copenhagen Fashion Week unifies show dates

16 April 2015 | By

The Copenhagen trade fairs have agreed a unified date for their spring 16 editions, with CIFF and Revolver set to run from August 5-7.

NEWGEN MEN SS16 courtesy of Darren Gerrish

Spring 16 Newgen Men recipients announced

15 April 2015 | By

The latest batch of young menswear designers to receive financial and business support from Newgen Men, the Topman-sponsored talent initiative, has been announced by the British Fashion Council.

Karpelle managing director Howard Klepper.

The Drapers Interview: Howard Klepper, managing director of Karpelle

15 April 2015 | By

Today’s manufacturers must be agile and responsive, qualities that Manchester-based Karpelle, run by Howard Klepper, has in abundance

Lauren Ferguson

The Drapers Interview: Lauren Ferguson

8 April 2015 | By

Old-fashioned customer service and a modern buying approach helped Lauren Ferguson’s Sisters Boutique in Falkirk scoop a Drapers Award

Apple Watch

Apple Watch could provide a timely boost for contactless payment

17 April 2015 | By

The new Apple Watch, which went on general sale this week, is being touted as a game changer for fashionable wearable tech but could also have a significant impact on the future of contactless payments in stores.

Shop Direct Group tablets

Retailers get personal online

25 March 2015 | By

Personalisation has rapidly become a buzzword in ecommerce, as retailers grapple to find new ways to prove their relevance to shoppers, stand out from the crowd and build loyalty.


Shopwatch: H&M, The Oracle, Reading

15 April 2015 | By

With a new mezzanine level, a shoe lounge and a home department, H&M’s refit at The Oracle in Reading raises the bar for the chain’s regional stores

Phizzard smart changing room

The shop of the future Video

9 April 2015 | By

The bricks and mortar shop of the future will be fully digitalised, seamlessly connecting shoppers’ online and offline retail experiences and making the process both more simple and more engaging.

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