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Drapers spoke to Harding via Twitter about the rise of mobile shopping – which he predicts could overtake plastic payments in two years – the new technologies for retailers to tap into and whether wearable technology in fashion will ever become mainstream.
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Amazon is to hire 13,000 temporary staff in the UK in the run up to the busy festive season.
Annual pre-tax profits dropped by 14% to £46.9m at Asos as the strength of the sterling pound hit international sales growth.
Farfetch has announced Restir in Tokyo, Japan, will join its network of independent stores after winning the Superstore competition by a public vote.
Footfall across all retail destinations fell by 0.9% in September, with consumers making less visits to indoor shopping centres due to the warm weather and ‘changing’ shopping habits.
Virtual fitting room specialist Metail has received a further $12m (£7.5m) in funding to launch a mobile platform, expand the team and grow its overseas presence.
Online occasionwear marketplace Little Black Dress is developing a capsule collection of premium dresses to retail at around £175 to £300.
Former buying and merchandising director for Mywardrobe.com Luisa De Paula will join online marketplace Boticca as fashion and brand director on October 20.
Shop Direct has promoted Gareth Jones to the newly created role of deputy chief executive.
Italian tailoring etailer Lanieri is using 3D scanning technology in UK pop-up stores to offer shoppers better-fitting suits and to boost sales.
The Drapers Interview
Redefining luxury: Shop Direct is steering into uncharted territory with VeryExclusive.co.uk, but Sarah Curran and Gareth Jones are confident about its democratic offering.
Viz-a-Viz chief executive Rinku Loomba is on a mission to shake up independent fashion wholesale - one PartnerShop at a time.
After 50 years at its King’s Road address, Jaeger’s smart revamp brings it up to date while staying true to its heritage.
Hardy Amies’ ready-to-wear store on Savile Row offers a carefully crafted lifestyle experience, inspired by London and cherry picking the best of British design.