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high street

Video: Future High Street Forum Video

30 March 2015 | By

Speaking at the Future High Street Forum in Nottingham (March 25), director general of the British Retail Consortium Helen Dickinson tells Drapers about her vision for the digital future of the British high street.

Heather Firbank

Image gallery: The wardrobe of Heather Firbank

23 April 2015 | By Steve Draper

Heather Firbank was an It girl of the early 1900s, but is now known for the archive of her clothing that is held by the V&A in London.

Eric Musgrave

Editor's Comment: From king of the British aisles to a £6.4bn loss

22 April 2015 | By

Tuesday cannot have been a fun day for Tesco employees.


We've changed our buying strategy to appeal to younger men

22 April 2015

The new ranges we have brought in for spring 15 say a lot about the direction menswear is taking today.

The Drapers team

Drapers heads for a hat trick in PPA Awards

24 April 2015 | By

Drapers has been nominated for three awards at this year’s Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Awards, which recognises innovation and success in the consumer and business media industry.

Regent Street

Retail employment shows encouraging growth

23 April 2015 | By

The number of people working in the non-food sector, including fashion retail, rose during the first quarter of 2015, according to the latest figures.


PLFM organiser to create new footwear area at Pure London

22 April 2015 | By

Trade show Pure London has joined forces with retailer and PLFM organiser Gerard Levy to launch a section called Premium Footwear at Pure’s spring 16 edition in August.

Billingsley Investments principal Alan Bilingsley; RHL Strategic Solutions founder Brenna O\'Roarty; and panel host Greg Hart, at the ICSC Destination Retail conference in London

Omnichannel is driving discussion around property lease models

21 April 2015 | By

The growth of omnichannel model is driving increased collaboration between shopping centre owners and retailers, as well as presenting fresh discussion on lease terms, delegates at the International Council of Shopping Centres’s Destination Retail conference heard today in London.

Double agents: Chiltern Street Studios’ Jane Wilson (left) and Denise Tavernier

Agencies bask in improving spring sales

21 April 2015 | By ,

Fashion agencies across the UK have reported improving sales and a more positive outlook from independents following a spell of warm weather.

Darren Hoggett, co-owner of J&B Menswear in Norwich

Talking Shop: Discounting is the devil, not a necessary evil

21 April 2015

With the ever-changing retail scene, one could be mistaken for thinking we are having a retail revolution. If only…

mobile shopping

Google to prioritise mobile-friendly sites

21 April 2015 | By

Google is about to embark on a major change to its search function, with the internet giant set to prioritise websites that have been optimised for mobiles.


Axe falls on German womenswear brand Hauber

18 April 2015 | By

German womenswear brand Hauber will cease trading after autumn 15.

High Street

Footfall increased 0.2% in March

17 April 2015 | By

Footfall in March increased by 0.2% compared with the same month in 2014, with high streets the only retail location to record a decline, falling 1.4%.

The exterior of Matalan\'s new head office in Knowsley

Inside Matalan's new head office

22 April 2015 | By

Moving to a new head office involves plenty of challenges, but careful planning and a strong team spirit ensured Matalan’s move went smoothly.


Shopwatch: H&M, The Oracle, Reading

15 April 2015 | By

With a new mezzanine level, a shoe lounge and a home department, H&M’s refit at The Oracle in Reading raises the bar for the chain’s regional stores

Farfetch chief executive José Neves

The Drapers Interview: José Neves, chief executive of Farfetch

22 April 2015 | By

Fresh from a new £56m funding round and a $1bn (£652m) valuation for his seven-year old firm, the founder of Farfetch explains his aggressive international expansion plans and why the platform helps indies take risks that benefit both their online and offline businesses.

Karpelle managing director Howard Klepper.

The Drapers Interview: Howard Klepper, managing director of Karpelle

15 April 2015 | By

Today’s manufacturers must be agile and responsive, qualities that Manchester-based Karpelle, run by Howard Klepper, has in abundance

Apple Watch

Apple Watch could provide a timely boost for contactless payment

17 April 2015 | By

The new Apple Watch, which went on general sale this week, is being touted as a game changer for fashionable wearable tech but could also have a significant impact on the future of contactless payments in stores.

Shop Direct Group tablets

Retailers get personal online

25 March 2015 | By

Personalisation has rapidly become a buzzword in ecommerce, as retailers grapple to find new ways to prove their relevance to shoppers, stand out from the crowd and build loyalty.

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