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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.

Talking Shop

As customer behaviour changes, so should you

16 April 2014

Tracy-Anne Fraser, is the owner of Somerset-based womenswear stores Grace at No 5 and The Frock Shop, and a member of the Fashion Association of Britain (FAB).


Belstaff to tempt back indies ahead of HQ relocation

17 April 2014 | By

Luxury outerwear brand Belstaff is looking to regain UK stockists under a new sales boss, as it relocates its global headquarters to London from New York later this year.   

one small step one giant leap

One Small Step One Giant Leap founder exits the company

17 April 2014 | By

The founder of kids’ footwear mini-chain One Small Step One Giant Leap Nick Schwefel has left the business as the parent company puts expansion plans on hold.


JD looks to grow as outdoor and fashion begin turnaround

16 April 2014 | By

JD Sports Fashion is considering new opportunities for growth in the coming year – both potential acquisitions and international expansion – as its outdoor arm breaks even and the turnaround of its fashion chain Bank continues.

High Street

Fashion and footwear top retail performers in March

15 April 2014 | By

Fashion and footwear were the top performing retail categories in March, according to data published by the British Retail Consortium/KPMG today.

High Street

Bumper prospects for bank holiday trading

11 April 2014 | By , , Nick Johnstone

Retailers are banking on the late Easter, better weather and improved consumer sentiment to boost trade over the long bank holiday weekend, with department stores and etailers tipped to be the big winners.


Temperley London to undergo major repositioning

10 April 2014 | By

Temperley London chief executive Ulrik Garde Due has begun a major repositioning of the British designer label in an effort to create a single brand voice.

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National Shoe Fitting Week kicks off this weekend

9 April 2014 | By

National Shoe Fitting Week kicks off on Saturday (April 12), highlighting the importance of measuring and fitting shoes correctly in order to prevent foot and back problems.

Carlisle Empty shops

Shop vacancy rate down on last year

9 April 2014 | By

Britain’s shop vacancy rate has remained stable at 13.6% for the second consecutive month, according to the Local Data Company (LDC).


Clothing deflation continues to build

9 April 2014 | By

Clothing and footwear deflation has hit an all-time high, with year-on-year levels reaching 12.8% in March – beating last month’s figure of 12%, according to data supplied by the British Retail Consortium/Nielsen.

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Timeline: Mulberry under Bruno Guillon

21 March 2014 | By

Following Mulberry chief executive Bruno Guillon stepping down from his role Drapers takes a look at his turbulent two years at the helm of the British luxury brand.

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.

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.

Get your hands on a deal: Bluetooth transmitters detect shoppers using the device and send targeted messages to their smartphones

Ecommerce: Beacon app signals greater interaction Video

14 March 2014 | By

Eastleigh mall uses Bluetooth tech to send offers to shoppers.

Burberry: product close-ups

Ecommerce: Instagram steals the show at London Fashion Week

15 March 2014 | By

Why photo-sharing platform Instagram is the go-to app for the fashion industry.

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