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Daniel Tozer

Talking Business: What are the legal requirements of wearable technology?

31 July 2015

Daniel Tozer is a partner at London law firm Harbottle and Lewis

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Memo from Musgrave: Harvey Nichols goes back to basics with new store

30 July 2015 | By

Twelve years ago I jumped on a train to Birmingham to witness the opening of the Selfridges store in the Bullring. This Wednesday I jumped on a train to Birmingham to see the new and enlarged Harvey Nichols store in The Mailbox. And in September I hope to travel up to examine the latest John Lewis in Grand Central. How did Brum get so lucky with innovative department stores?

Found by John Lewis

John Lewis to sell womenswear and tech in new Found concept

3 August 2015 | By

John Lewis will launch a new women’s fashion and lifestyle concept called Found in the new Birmingham store when it opens on September 24 and online on the same day.

Belstaff Spitalfields

Belstaff opens second London store

3 August 2015 | By

Outerwear brand Belstaff has opened its second London store at 16 Lamb Street in Spitalfields, east London.

Pure Fashion 100

Pure launches trend chart for buyers

31 July 2015 | By

London trade show Pure has launched a top 100 list of the brands, products and styles trending on its website.


Geox sales rise 6.7% in first half

31 July 2015 | By

Italian footwear brand Geox grew sales by 6.7% to €427m (£300m) in the first half.

Jacket Required

Jacket Required delivers the goods

31 July 2015 | By ,

Jacket Required closed yesterday (July 30) with quieter footfall than on Wednesday, but having confirmed its attraction to multiple and independent buyers who no longer feel a strong pull to the Berlin fairs.

UK exporters brace for continued currency headwinds

UK exporters brace themselves for continued strength of pound

30 July 2015 | By

British brands and manufacturers are hunkering down in the face of currency headwinds, as the strength of the pound looks set to continue.

Kat Maconie

Kat Maconie receives investment to fund further international expansion

30 July 2015 | By

Footwear designer Kat Maconie has received “significant investment” from its Chinese licencing partner Phoenicia International Trading to launch in the Middle East and expand in the US.


Sir Stuart Rose backs former M&S director’s new brand

30 July 2015 | By

Former M&S director Nayna McIntosh has launched a new womenswear brand called Hope, backed by former M&S executive chairman Sir Stuart Rose, former M&S marketing director Steve Sharp and former chief executive of Jacques Vert Group Teresa Tideman.

Carlos Duarte of H&M

The Drapers Interview: Carlos Duarte on growing H&M's footprint on these shores

29 July 2015 | By

Store openings and a beauty launch are keeping UK and Ireland country manager Carlos Duarte busy.

Colin Henry, Jaeger

The Drapers Interview: Colin Henry on Jaeger's polyester purge

27 July 2015 | By

Two years after he was brought in to lead Jaeger’s turnaround, Colin Henry reflects on the challenges he has faced so far and those still ahead

Apple Pay

Retailers' first bite at Apple Pay

24 July 2015 | By ,

Last week, Apple attempted to put the final nail in the coffin of cash and plastic cards with the launch of its contactless payment service, Apple Pay. But does the US tech titan, or any other contender, have the clout to create a seismic shift from plastic to digital?

Apple Pay

How to: Use and set up Apple Pay

14 July 2015 | By

As Apple launches its Apple Pay contactless payment system in the UK, with retailers including New Look, Marks & Spencer, Dune, JD Sports and Liberty already signed up, Drapers looks at what you need to know to take advantage of the new system.

Charlotte Olympia

Shopwatch roundup: Denham, Charlotte Olympia and more

29 July 2015 | By

A glimpse of the latest store openings from significant luxury and jeanswear names.

Matalan\'s Oxford Street store

Shopwatch: Matalan signals its high street ambitions on Oxford Street

30 June 2015 | By

The traditionally out-of-town value retailer is raising its high street profile by packing plenty into its Oxford Street debut

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