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With Bread & Butter off the menu, Berlin loses some of its flavour

22 January 2015 | By

This week was a good time for taxi drivers in Berlin.

Dean Dunham

Protect yourself from bogus or weak complaints

22 January 2015

Dean Dunham is chief executive and ombudsman at The Retail Ombudsman.

Mr Porter and Google interactive booth

Video: Mr Porter and Google launch interactive film booth Video

26 January 2015 | By

Etailer Mr Porter and Google have collaborated to create an interactive booth at the Vue cinema at Westfield London shopping centre, enabling cinema-goers to digitally try on clothes from a menswear range launched to support the new Hollywood spy film Kingsman: The Secret Service.


Asos invests in online 3D shop specialist Trillenium

26 January 2015 | By

Asos Ventures, the venture capital arm of, has taken a minority shareholding in Trillenium, which creates 3D shops for online retailers.

Anna Sweeting (centre) has joined Natasha Rufus Isaacs (right) and Lavinia Brennan on the board of Beulah London

Beulah London appoints chief executive and plans expansion

26 January 2015 | By

Womenswear brand Beulah London has appointed Anna Sweeting as chief executive, tasked with expanding the business through wholesale and retail.

Crooked Tongues

Asos ditches footwear etailer Crooked Tongues

26 January 2015 | By has closed footwear website Crooked Tongues, which specialised in trainers, to avoid confusion with its own offer.

DPD is launching a nationwide Sunday delivery service from July

DPD to launch delivery network as alternative to click-and-collect

23 January 2015 | By

DPD will open its own parcel shop network in June, to provide an alternative to competitors’ click-and-collect services.

Finery London

Finery London opens pop-up ahead of February launch

23 January 2015 | By

Finery London, the new online womenswear brand co-founded by former fashion director and Topshop buying director Caren Downie, has unveiled a pop-up at 26 Greek Street in London’s Soho, ahead of the label’s February launch.

Plus-size model Ashley Graham for Navabi

German plus-size etailer targets UK through Bauer investment

22 January 2015 | By

Plus-size womenswear etailer Navabi is setting its sights on UK growth with a €25m (£19.1m) investment led by Bauer Venture Partners.

Bjorn Borg First Person Lover game trailer

Video: Björn Borg creates shoppable game to launch collection Video

22 January 2015 | By

Sports fashion brand Björn Borg will launch its spring 15 collection next week using a free web-based game called ‘First Person Lover’, which will feature in-game shopping.

Steve Hudson

The Drapers Interview: Steve Hudson, Curvy Kate

22 January 2015 | By

Focusing on ‘real women’, Curvy Kate lingerie has enjoyed a meteoric rise, culminating in a Drapers Award last year.

Bridging the gap: positioning itself in the space between high street and designer,  but with a quirky twist, Bridge has sealed its reputation by carefully selecting the perfect product lines for its loyal customer base.  Its location in Solihull centre a

The Drapers Interview: Janie Theaker, Bridge

15 January 2015 | By

Dedicated customer service helped Janie Theaker turn Bridge into a Drapers Independents Award winner.

Element, Seven Dials

Shopwatch: Element

22 January 2015 | By

Streetwear brand Element skates into Seven Dials with a store showcasing the artistry of the boardsports tribe.

Jigsaw, Milton Keynes

Shopwatch: Jigsaw

15 January 2015 | By

The opening of its store at The Centre MK in Milton Keynes represents a change of pattern for the contemporary retailer.


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