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Ana Santi

It takes more than product to breed success in fashion – it takes character, too

19 April 2014 | By

At Debenhams’ press briefing on Wednesday morning, chief executive Michael Sharp said “product remains at the heart of what we do”.

Ian Humphris

Pick up some lessons from the supermarket

16 April 2014

Ian Humphris, joint managing director of marketing consultancy Life Agency.

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Supergroup hires ex-Asda man as ecommerce boss

17 April 2014 | By Willard Foxton

SuperGroup - parent of fashion brand SuperDry - has appointed former Asda customer director Jon Wragg as its new ecommerce chief, replacing Chris Griffin.

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Fitbay.com aims to reduce online returns for retailers

17 April 2014 | By

Scandinavian start-up Fitbay.com is creating a social network that aims to reduce online returns for retailers by “finding clothes that fit.”

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UK shapewear brand Fit Britches launches in US

17 April 2014 | By

Bradford-based fitness and shapewear brand Fit Britches is crowd funding in the US in order to raise the $75,000 (£44,800) needed to bring its manufacturing back to the UK.

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Levi’s appoints Walmart executive Marc Rosen as ecommerce boss

16 April 2014 | By

Levi’s has appointed ex-Walmart ecommerce head Marc Rosen to lead its ecommerce business.

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Drapers Retail Week Etail Awards shortlist announced

15 April 2014 | By

The shortlist for the Drapers Retail Week PayPal Etail Awards 2014 has been unveiled with top retailers including Asos, Tesco and New Look all battling to prove themselves the best in the business.

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East End Manufacturing raises £250,000 ahead of Asos debut 

15 April 2014 | By Willard Foxton

London based jersey clothing and cotton manufacturer East End has raised £250,000 through a crowd-funding initiative as it expands to supply Asos for the first time. 

Bonmarche

Bonmarché to invest in new areas on back of strong full-year results

15 April 2014 | By

Bonmarché is forging ahead with plans for a multichannel future as it trials new shopfits, more stores in garden centres and a revamp of its digital back office.

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Thomas Pink launches social media campaign

4 April 2014 | By

Shirt retailer Thomas Pink has unveiled a series of short films featuring musician Clement Marfo, London-based artists Bompas & Parr and Charles Morgan, of the British carmaker Morgan, showcasing Thomas Pink’s classic fit, slim-fit and super slim-fit shirts.

Simon Carter

The Drapers Interview - Simon Carter

17 April 2014 | By

Originally ‘The King of Cufflinks’, Simon Carter moved into men’s tailoring and ultimately reigned supreme at last year’s Drapers Awards.

Dani Reiss

The Drapers Interview - Dani Reiss of Canada Goose

5 April 2014 | By

Under Dani Reiss, Canada Goose has stretched its wings to encompass both Arctic explorers and suburban adventurers.

Nicholas Deakins

Shopwatch: Nicholas Deakins

16 April 2014 | By

The smart flagship store recently unveiled by Nicholas Deakins in Leeds signals a new maturity for the men’s clothing and footwear brand.

Lululemon Athletica, Covent Garden

Shopwatch: Lululemon Athletica

10 April 2014 | By

It’s all about healthy living at Canadian yoga brand Lululemon’s first UK store.

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