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Review of the year 2014: Trends and trade shows

19 December 2014 | By

From the appointments of Richard Nicoll at Jack Wills and Nicolas Ghesquiere at Louis Vuitton, to the Kimye US Vogue cover, here are the fashion stories that got everyone talking this year.

Eric Musgrave

The times they are a-changin’ – and we ain’t seen nothing yet

18 December 2014 | By

When the history of fashion retailing is written, 2014 will be seen as a momentous year in which the accepted norms of business practice were challenged on several fronts and we saw a structural shift across many areas of the sector.

Shoppers

Review of the year 2014: The winners and losers

19 December 2014 | By

As the year draws to a close Drapers looks at the fashion businesses that have succeeded and struggled during 2014.

My Wardrobe

My-Wardrobe.com bought by Net-a-Porter

18 December 2014 | By

My-Wardrobe.com has ceased trading online and sold its domain name to the Net-a-Porter Group.

High street Glasgow, Scotland

Scottish retail sales down 1.4% in November

17 December 2014 | By

Retail sales in Scotland fell 1.4% year on year in November, while like-for-likes were down 2.6%, according to the Scottish Retail Consortium and KPMG.

online shop

Online clothing sales rise, but average basket size falls

17 December 2014 | By

Online clothing sales were up 32% month-on-month in November, which was the largest spike between October and November in the 14-year history of the IMRG Capgemini e-retail sales index.

Dr Frederick Mostert

Net-a-Porter director to step down

17 December 2014 | By

Net-a-Porter director Dr Frederick Mostert will retire from his duties at the etailer and its owners the Richemont Group, effective December 31.

Shop Direct

Survey finds Very offers latest Christmas next-day delivery date

16 December 2014 | By

A survey of fashion retailers has found that Very.co.uk is offering the latest Christmas cut-off date for next-day delivery on December 23.

Get The Label shoppable app

Get the Label launches shoppable app

16 December 2014 | By

Get the Label, the JD Sports Fashion-owned discount branded fashion and sportswear retailer, has launched a transactional app as part of its focus on developing a mobile strategy.

ShopStyle on digital technology trends in 2015

Video: Fashion and digital technology trends in 2015 Video

16 December 2014 | By

Drapers catches up with the team behind aggregate site ShopStyle, to find out what they think will be the biggest trends in fashion and digital technology next year.

Play time: Selfridges launched a game

Ecommerce: Online Games

18 December 2014 | By

A trend for online games has resulted in creative ways to win sales in the run-up to Christmas.

Betty Jackson

The Drapers Interview: Betty Jackson

18 December 2014 | By

Betty Jackson’s passion for fabrics and print has endured for 47 years, and the Drapers Lifetime Achievement winner is still firmly ensconced in the design studio.

Gilles Laumonier

The Drapers Interview: Gilles Laumonier, Lee

11 December 2014 | By

After 125 years of making jeans, Lee is being led into uncharted territory by European boss Gilles Laumonier.

Jigsaw on Duke Street store frontage

Review of the year 2014: Shopwatch - The top 10

19 December 2014 | By

Drapers counts down the ten best store openings, extensions and revamps of 2014.

Dulwich trader

Shopwatch: The Dulwich Trader

11 December 2014 | By

The Dulwich Trader has freshened up its store, creating a more seamless lifestyle look.

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