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Burberry London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week: technology round-up

24 February 2015 | Updated: 24 February 2015 | By

More brands than ever used technology during London Fashion Week to deliver an omnichannel experience for those attending the shows and for shoppers.Smartphone apps and social media gimmicks were utilised during the capital’s five days of catwalks and presentations on February 20 to 24. In addition to increasing publicity for the latest collections, the focus was on offering an instantly shoppable experience to UK customers.

Eric Musgrave

TV’s buzz of excitement for UK manufacturing

26 February 2015 | Updated: 2 March 2015 | By

I am hardly a fan of reality TV and contrived competitions, but The Great British Sewing Bee has me hooked.

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What does your customer really want from you?

26 February 2015

Giulio Cinque is owner of designer independent Giulio in Cambridge.


MySale snaps up more unsold UK stock to sell Down Under

2 March 2015 | By

Australian flash Sale site MySale plans to use its “substantial cash resources” to buy some of the high levels of the UK’s autumn 14 stock left following the unseasonal warm weather at the end of last year, at discounted prices.

Cooper & Hill

High street handbag manufacturer launches own label online

2 March 2015 | By

Handbag manufacturer Cooper & Hill is launching its first transactional website on March 7.

Boohoo We are us

Boohoo launches new marketing campaign

2 March 2015 | By

Young fashion etailer Boohoo has launched a new global marketing campaign entitled ‘We are Us’ in order to connect with new and existing customers.

Whistles appoints new head of ecommerce

2 March 2015 | By

Whistles has appointed men’s tailoring business Charles Tyrwhitt’s online boss Jennie Blythe as its new head of ecommerce.

Parcel delivery

UK etailers to send one billion parcels in 2015

2 March 2015 | By

A billion parcels will be sent by online retailers for the first time across 2015, according to an official industry prediction.


MySale makes first half £5.7m EBITDA loss

27 February 2015 | By

Australian flash Sales etailer MySale has reported that revenues increased by 8% to A$123.3m (£62.6m) for the six months to December 31, but it made an EBITDA loss of A$11.4m (£5.7m).

Shopa ecommerce site

Shopa launches consumer-facing shopping site

26 February 2015 | By

Ecommerce solutions business Shopa has launched its own consumer-facing platform, selling third party products from the likes of Paul Smith, Marni and Stella McCartney.

Hermes online shopping

Online growth propped up by discounting

25 February 2015 | By Drapers Reporters

Online growth in the first few months of this year has been like “smoke and mirrors”, with sales propped up by discounting and shoppers increasingly seeing ecommerce as a promotion-led environment, pure-play and multichannel retailers have warned.

Philip Start

The Drapers Interview: Philip Start

26 February 2015 | By

The retail veteran and founder of London independent Woodhouse on why his Mr Start label is moving in a more casual direction.

Storing up success: Mark Batista in his second London shop, Content & Co, which opened  last September

The Drapers Interview: Mark Batista

19 February 2015

Mark Batista has turned his hand to almost all functions during his menswear career, gaining a keen eye for what sells and detailed knowledge of the market along the way.


Shopwatch: Pud

26 February 2015 | By

Kidswear has got a new designer outlet - and it’s made with mothers in mind.

Going digital: the showroom is the brainchild of chief executive Daniel Grieder (pictured above, left, with Tommy Hilfiger)

Shopwatch: Tommy Hilfiger

19 February 2015 | By

Could digital showrooms be the future of buying? If so, Tommy Hilfiger’s invention could be the first of many.


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