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Natalie Massenet interview

Video: Net-a-Porter's Natalie Massenet discusses China Video

1 July 2015 | By

Net-a-Porter’s founder and chairman Natalie Massenet talks to Bloomberg Television about the etailer’s “pockets of strength” in the US, the UK and Hong Kong, as mainland China is growing.

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Memo from Musgrave: The best things in life aren’t free at John Lewis

3 July 2015 | By

After the chaotic mayhem of last November’s Black Friday online boom abated, Andy Street, the astute managing director of John Lewis, was the first retailer of significance to say enough is enough.

James Knowles

Comment: Many unhappy returns eat into profit margins

30 June 2015 | By

Clothing and footwear returns are rising up the retail agenda, as multichannel shopping continues to grow, not just in the UK, but across borders.

Bognor Regis high street

Fashion sales fall 1.9% in June

3 July 2015 | By

Retailers had the worst June for nearly a decade as like-for-like fashion sales fell by 1.9% against the previous year, according to accountancy firm BDO’s High Street Sales Tracker.

Paying by card

Death of cash ‘exaggerated’, says BRC

2 July 2015 | By

Cash remains the preferred payment method in the majority of transactions, this year’s annual payments survey by the British Retail Consortium has found.

Yourbrandspace

Wholesale platform Yourbrandspace goes transactional

2 July 2015 | By

Yourbrandspace.com, the wholesale fashion platform that allows brands to showcase collections to retailers, has gone transactional as of today.

Shaun Kearney

New fashion school appoints British designer as patron

2 July 2015 | By

The soon-to-open Rare School of Fashion in Liverpool has named British fashion designer Shaun Kearney as its first patron.

Switched on:  Hackett’s website and John Lewis’s Exeter store

John Lewis fee triggers click-and-collect debate

1 July 2015 | By Drapers Reporters

John Lewis’s decision to charge a flat rate of £2 for click-and-collect services on orders under £30 from the end of July “could be an industry game changer”, according to some experts.

Natalie Massenet interview

Video: Net-a-Porter's Natalie Massenet discusses China Video

1 July 2015 | By

Net-a-Porter’s founder and chairman Natalie Massenet talks to Bloomberg Television about the etailer’s “pockets of strength” in the US, the UK and Hong Kong, as mainland China is growing.

Amazon

Amazon begins one-hour deliveries in central London

1 July 2015 | By

Amazon is offering a one-hour delivery service to parts of central London in a move UK managing director Christopher North said is “just the beginning”.

Antony Hawman

Former My-Wardrobe director launches brand partnership consultancy

1 July 2015 | By

Antony Hawman, whose previous roles have included brand partnership director at pure-play etailer My-Wardobe.com, has launched a brand partnership consultancy.

Farfetch Korea

Etail Europe: Launch international sites quickly to start the learning

30 June 2015 | By

Retailers should not hold out on creating a “Rolls Royce solution” for new international websites, but launch them quickly to immediately start learning, and should not feel like every element must be adapted to the new market, ecommerce experts have warned.

Patrick Chalhoub

The Drapers Interview: Patrick Chalhoub's luxury dominance in the Gulf

1 July 2015 | By

Vast, specialised boutiques and capturing the growing online market in the Middle East are the next steps in the Chalhoub Group’s 60-year history.

Ed Connolly John Lewis

The Drapers Interview: Ed's own brand dream for John Lewis

24 June 2015 | By

After a year in the job and having recently reshaped his fashion buying team, Ed Connolly is preparing to ramp up John Lewis’s women’s proposition and own brand collections.

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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