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Bank or Bust?

28 November 2014 | By

It was no surprise when JD announced on Tuesday (November 25) that it was offloading loss-making fashion chain Bank, with many in the industry saying it should have happened “years ago”.

Eric Musgrave

Black Friday’s discount deals are as welcome as Japanese knotweed

27 November 2014 | By

Having had many a happy visit to the US, roaming about from sea to shining sea, I am very fond of that fine republic.

Shop Direct\'s Black Friday war room

Video: How Shop Direct prepared for the Black Friday rush Video

28 November 2014 | By

Shop Direct anticipated that this year’s Black Friday would be bigger and better. In this video, they outline how they’re maximising sales.

Drapers Fashion Forum 2014

Fashion Forum: Are there enough women in ecommerce?

28 November 2014 | By

Not enough is being done to encourage women into senior ecommerce positions, according to experts at the Drapers Fashion Forum on November 27.

Shop Direct Group tablets

Video: Shop Direct's Paul Hornby on making websites stand out from the crowd Video

27 November 2014 | By

Paul Hornby, head of ecommece at Shop Direct, talks to Drapers about how to make retail websites stand out from the crowd, the use of social media and the anticipated shopping frenzy during Black Friday.

Sergio Bucher

Fashion Forum: Amazon to double Black Friday sales to two million products

27 November 2014 | By will double the amount of fashion products it will sell this week in the run up to Black Friday to two million products.


Profits could suffer in Black Friday discount frenzy

27 November 2014 | By

As Black Friday and Cyber Monday cement their position in the shopping calendar, retailers have been warned that the domino effect of discounting could have harmful consequences for margins.

Net a porter website

Net-a-Porter’s website crashes after launching Sale

27 November 2014 | By

Etailer Net-a-Porter’s website crashed just one hour after launching its Black Friday Sale yesterday (November 26).

drapers digital awards 2015

Drapers Digital Awards 2015 deadline extended

27 November 2014 | By

The deadline for entries to the Drapers Digital Awards 2015 has been extended to Friday, December 5.

Charlotte Olympia

Charlotte Olympia to launch Christmas slot machine game

27 November 2014 | By

Footwear designer Charlotte Olympia will run a slot machine game on its website for the first 12 days of December, enabling its shoppers to win prizes.

Jonathan Wall

Twitter Interview: Jonathan Wall, ecommerce director, Shop Direct Video

12 November 2014

Drapers interviews Shop Direct’s ecommerce director Jonthan Wall via Twitter about the rise of mobile shopping, which ecommerce trends he predicts are here to stay, the launch of the new Very app and how Shop Direct is gearing up for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Simon Nankervis

The Drapers Interview: Simon Nankervis, American Eagle Outfitters

27 November 2014 | By

Simon Nankervis has overseen American Eagle Outfitters’ UK arrival, and is confident it can sink its talons firmly into the young fashion market.

Charles Clinkard

The Drapers Interview: Charles Clinkard

20 November 2014 | By

Footwear chains have come and gone in the past 90 years, but family-run Charles Clinkard has stood firm. Its eponymous boss tells us how it has succeeded.

Zara Mega Khimki

Shopwatch: Russian Retail

27 November 2014 | By

Moscow Landmarks: The rise of Russia’s nouveau riche has been followed by the evolution of its shopping centres.

SuitSupply, London

Shopwatch: Suitsupply

20 November 2014 | By

Suitsupply has revamped its London flagship - and will now take its playful approach to tailoring nationwide following the revamp of its London flagship.


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