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Very breaks the world record for the most models on a catwalk.

Video: Very breaks records on the catwalk Video

23 July 2015 | By

Etailer Very decided to go big or go home in its bid to break the Guinness World Record for the most models walking a catwalk…ever. To break the record 3,651 models strutted their stuff on The Very Big Catwalk Show at Liverpool’s Pier Head (July 4), including Saturday’s singer and Very designer Rochelle Humes and Lauren Pope from The Only Way is Essex.

Jill Dougan is UK managing director at advertising and technology company Cardlytics

Are fashion tribes loyal? Data can identify the most fickle shoppers

23 July 2015

Jill Dougan is UK managing director at advertising and technology company Cardlytics

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Memo from Musgrave: Local pressure is the way to ease parking fees

23 July 2015 | By

The cost of high-street parking is a local issue that is a national problem. Rather like the calls for legislation to govern the time and duration of Sales, it is a subject that has resurfaced on a regular basis throughout my 35 years in the business. 

Verdict

Conlumino’s owner to buy rival retail consultancy Verdict

27 July 2015 | By

Progressive Digital Media Group, the owner of Conlumino, has signed a deal to acquire Verdict, Datamonitor Financial, Datamonitor Consumer and MarketLine from Informa for £25m.

Winser London

Former M&S director to open Fenwick pop-up

27 July 2015 | By

Former Marks & Spencer director of womenswear Kim Winser will open a pop-up shop for her online fashion business Winser London in Fenwick’s Bond Street branch next week.

Mark Horrobin

Yodel drafts in help to cope with Black Friday demand

27 July 2015 | By

Parcel carrier Yodel has appointed Mark Horrobin to the newly created role of peak programme director and tasked him with strengthening its delivery services during busy times for online orders such as Black Friday and Christmas.

Amazon

Amazon named UK’s favourite retailer as it plots drive-through shop

27 July 2015 | By

Amazon has been voted the UK’s favourite retailer by advertising group Havas as the firm plots to open its first standalone drive-through shop in California.

MySale

MySale appoints The Hut Group director as non-executive chairman

27 July 2015 | By

Australian flash Sales site MySale has appointed The Hut Group’s Iain McDonald as non-executive chairman.

Belles of London

Fashion Enter launches two womenswear brands

24 July 2015 | By

Not-for-profit organisation Fashion Enter will launch two womenswear brands next week called Belles of London and FCB Boutique.

Amazon Fashion imaging team at the site of the new studio in London

Amazon posts surprise return to profit

24 July 2015 | By

Amazon reported a 173% surge in net profits to $92m (£59m) for the three months to June 30 as sales also beat analysts’ predictions.

Very breaks the world record for the most models on a catwalk.

Video: Very breaks records on the catwalk Video

23 July 2015 | By

Etailer Very decided to go big or go home in its bid to break the Guinness World Record for the most models walking a catwalk…ever. To break the record 3,651 models strutted their stuff on The Very Big Catwalk Show at Liverpool’s Pier Head (July 4), including Saturday’s singer and Very designer Rochelle Humes and Lauren Pope from The Only Way is Essex.

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?

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

Timothy Everest

The Drapers Interview: Timothy Everest on taking ready-to-wear by storm

15 July 2015 | By

Twenty-five years since the launch of his eponymous brand, Timothy Everest is ready to bring his new ready-to-wear collection to the streets of east London.

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

Nike women\'s store King\'s Road

Shopwatch: Nike just does it for women

23 June 2015 | By

Nike is flexing its muscles in the fitness market with its first female-only European store.

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