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Eric Musgrave

The best way to assure a prosperous future is to invest in the present

30 October 2014 | By

Speculate to accumulate is not a phrase much heard these days.

Jonathan De Mello

Why single channel retail is no longer an option

29 October 2014

Jonathan De Mello is head of retail consultancy at property adviser Harper Dennis Hobbs.


River Island launches Kindle app

30 October 2014 | By

River Island has become one of the first retailers to develop a Kindle version of its transactional shopping app.

Boohoo\'s pop-up in New York, October 30, 2014

Image Gallery: Boohoo's New York pop-up

30 October 2014 | By

Manchester-based etailer opened its first bricks-and-mortar pop-up shop in New York today.

Shop Direct

Shop Direct extends Black Friday to a full week

28 October 2014 | By

Shop Direct is getting ready for a week of Christmas promotions to build on the success of last year, when the etailer’s first Black Friday campaign generated the highest ever daily orders for

The Hunt

Social media fashion site The Hunt launches in the UK

28 October 2014 | By

The Hunt, a US-based community-driven visual search site, will officially launch in the UK tomorrow.

Neiman Marcus Slyce

Neiman Marcus launches 'one click' visual search technology

28 October 2014 | By

US department store retailer Neiman Marcus has launched a new mobile app feature enabling shoppers to take photos and then find handbags and shoes with matching attributes in just one click.

Alex Baldock Shop Direct

Video: Shop Direct boss explains 512% surge in pre-tax profits Video

28 October 2014 | By

Shop Direct’s group chief executive Alex Baldock explains how mobile shopping and a surge in sales at have led to a pre-tax profit rise of 512% to £40.4m in the year to June 30.

Shop Direct

Profits soar 512% at Shop Direct

28 October 2014 | By

Pre-tax profits have jumped 512% to £40.4m at Shop Direct as mobile sales and growth at have soared.


Boohoo to open pop-up store in New York

27 October 2014 | By

Manchester-born pure-play etailer will open its first bricks-and-mortar pop-up store in New York on October 30.

Liz Evans, Chief executive of Oasis and Warehouse

The Drapers Interview - Liz Evans, Oasis & Warehouse

30 October 2014 | By

Liz Evans, tactician behind Warehouse and Oasis, is focused on social media and domestic growth to keep both brands in the premier league.

Johnstons of Elgin

The Drapers Interview - Simon Cotton, Johnstons of Elgin

22 October 2014 | By

Back to the future: Simon Cotton, chief executive of Johnstons of Elgin, is getting the balance right between private and own label business to continue the mill’s success.

Founders Andrew and Duncan McKenzie crop

Shopwatch: Aphrodite

30 October 2014 | By

Twenty-year-old Aphrodite’s passion for menswear grows ever stronger on Wearside.


Shopwatch: Stradivarius

23 October 2014 | By

Striking the right note: With Inditex fascia Stradivarius a few months into its UK expansion, we visit its first store to assess its chances of success.