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Buy British Day

Video: Timothy Everest on Buy British Day Video

30 July 2014

Bespoke tailor and designer Timothy Everest talks to Drapers about the launch of the inaugural Buy British Day, which will take place on October 3.

Keely Stocker

Menswear shoppers may be Open to change – but are trade show organisers?

30th August 2014 | By

As the sunny weather disappears and the kids go back to school, a new season begins.

Ashley Morris crop

Offer a clear positioning and they will come

27 August 2014

Ashley Morris is co-owner of Linzi Shoes, which has one store at Westfield Stratford and four in Essex, and a member of the Fashion Association of Britain.

Mark Allatt crop

Etail has made Sunday trading laws obsolete

27 August 2014

Mark Allatt is co-founder of campaign group Open Sundays.

The poor weather hit the high street last week

Rain deters high street shoppers

1 September 2014 | By

The torrential rain over the bank holiday weekend and the poor weather that followed hit footfall across the high street last week, according to data company Springboard.


Cotton prices fall but retailers reap no benefit

29 August 2014 | By

British fashion industry players have expressed frustration at the lack of a trickle-down effect from the falling price of cotton around the world.

Consumer confidence grew in August

Consumer confidence rises in August

29 August 2014 | By

Consumers confidence grew by three points to 1 in August, with all five measures used to calculate the monthly GfK’s UK consumer confidence index seeing an increase this month.

High Street

Scottish retailers voice ‘yes’ vote fears

28 August 2014 | By Drapers Reporters

Concern among Scottish retailers is mounting over the impending vote on independence next month, with uncertainty over currency and corporation tax rates playing on the minds of many.

Stockholm fashion week

VIDEO: Stockholm fashion week, day one highlights Video

27 August 2014 | By

Drapers takes a look at the key catwalk shows at day one of the spring 15 edition of Stockholm fashion week.

Closet autumn 14

Closet to pop up in London for retail debut

27 August 2014 | By

Closet will launch its first standalone retail store via a pop-up shop in London as early as this autumn.

High Street

Wet bank holiday dampens footfall 

26 August 2014 | By

The rainy weather hit footfall in retail parks, shopping centres and on the high street this weekend, with double digit drops recorded across the majority of UK regions. 

iPhone Nearby Products

Indie click-and-collect website StreetHub extends to Brighton

22 August 2014 | By

StreetHub, a website and app offering a click-and-collect service for independent London retailers, is preparing to expand to Brighton.

High Street

Political unrest means tourists spend less

22 August 2014 | By Pennie Varvarides

Political tensions in Russia and Thailand and unfavourable exchange rates have hit tourist retail spend in the UK in the seven months to the end of July.

WGSN Mindset

WGSN launches consultancy division

1 September 2014 | By

Trend forecasting agency WGSN has launched a bespoke consumer insight and consultancy service.

John Varvatos

Shopwatch: John Varvatos strikes a chord in London

28 August 2014 | By

A big noise hits London’s stage- Vintage guitars and music photography help John Varvatos make a high-volume arrival onto the European retail scene


Shopwatch: Pro-Direct

23 August 2014 | By

Specialist football etailer Pro-Direct is hoping its first physical presence, just off Carnaby Street, will prove to be a game changer.

Michael Ward

The Drapers Interview- Michael Ward, Harrods

28 August 2014 | By Charlotte Rogers

Harrods managing director Michael Ward says its Shoe Heaven concept puts it ahead of the field in the battle for well-heeled shoppers.


The Drapers Interview - Charlotte McHardy, Olsen

23 August 2014 | By

After advising a rescue of womenswear label Olsen, VeldhovenGroup UK boss Charlotte McHardy is delivering on her promise to revive it.

Snap Fashion in action

Ecommerce: The rise of Image Recognition Technology

6 August 2014 | By

Want it, snap it, find it - picture-led shopping apps that allow customers to search by taking images and submitting them to the app are taking off, and retailers are queuing to sign up.

Michael Kors

Interview: Tracy Yaverbaun - Using Facebook to drive sales

30 July 2014 | By

Facebook’s Tracy Yaverbaun explains why the social network can be a platform to drive sales after all.

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