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Kirsty McGregor and Jill Geoghegan

Drapers Talks: Sports Direct, people moves and the general election Video

20 February 2015 | By Drapers Reporters

Sports Direct, people moves and the upcoming May general election are the focus of this week’s Drapers Talks video.

Emma Willis

Picking up the thread to revive UK sewing skills

5 March 2015

Emma Willis is founder of the eponymous Jermyn Street shirt brand.

Emma Woodward

Use the quiet months to refresh and revaluate

5 March 2015

Emma Woodward is owner of five-store vintage-inspired womenswear retailer Aspire Style.

Eric Musgrave

LFW’s identikit models are no match for reality

5 March 2015 | By

There is an unhappy irony that during the week of International Women’s Day (March 8) I have been reflecting (again) on the slightly depressing portrayal of females in the fashion business.

London\'s West End

London must create ‘day out' experience to maintain record retail spend

5 March 2015 | By

Creating a unique “day out” experience is essential to ensure London’s West End continues its record retail sales growth in 2015 and beyond, according to property experts.

Textile Forum

Visitor numbers up at Textile Forum

5 March 2015 | By

Buyers and designers from Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Italy and Slovakia made up an increasing international presence on the first day of trade show Textile Forum at London’s One Marylebone on March 4.

farfetch

Farfetch secures new funding to launch same-day delivery

4 March 2015 | By

Indie etail portal Farfetch is to launch same-day delivery in London and other global markets, and will introduce new local language sites including German, Korean and Spanish this year, after receiving $86m (£56m) investment led by Russian firm DST Global.

Apprenticeships

UK retailers urged to get behind National Apprenticeship Week

3 March 2015 | By

UK businesses including fashion retailers and manufacturers will be called upon to offer more training opportunities to the next generation of workers as part of National Apprenticeship Week on March 9-13.

Shoplifters

MP proposes reforms to tackle shoplifting

3 March 2015 | By

Shoplifting from smaller stores has been “virtually decriminalised” because the offences are not treated as a priority by police or the courts, Labour MP and London mayoral candidate David Lammy has said.

Pam Pam

Sneaker store Pam Pam steps into Shoreditch

3 March 2015 | By

Pam Pam, a new trainer focused women’s-only lifestyle store, has opened in Shoreditch.

High Street

Consumer confidence holds steady in February

2 March 2015 | By

Consumer confidence among UK shoppers, which reached a five-month high last month, held steady at +1 in February.

Laces Out, Liverpool

Liverpool trainer festival laces up for a second time

27 February 2015 | By

The second edition of Liverpool trainer festival Laces Out will take place on Saturday, March 7.

Intu

Intu almost doubles profit to £600m

27 February 2015 | By

Property firm Intu has reported that net rental income increased by £27m to £397m for the full year to December 31.

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Shopwatch: Pud

26 February 2015 | By

Kidswear has got a new designer outlet - and it’s made with mothers in mind.

Going digital: the showroom is the brainchild of chief executive Daniel Grieder (pictured above, left, with Tommy Hilfiger)

Shopwatch: Tommy Hilfiger

19 February 2015 | By

Could digital showrooms be the future of buying? If so, Tommy Hilfiger’s invention could be the first of many.

In the hot seat: Wright’s  gamble to leave the food  industry for fashion has paid off

The Drapers Interview: Anne Wright

5 March 2015 | By

With an armful of Drapers Independents Awards, Young Ideas owner Anne Wright recounts how a store in a Derbyshire market town became a beacon of indie retail.

Philip Start

The Drapers Interview: Philip Start

26 February 2015 | By

The retail veteran and founder of London independent Woodhouse on why his Mr Start label is moving in a more casual direction.

Snap to it: Michael Kors used the app during NYFW

Ecommerce: Snapchat has everyone talking

4 March 2015 | By

Retailers are turning to Snapchat as their latest mouthpiece for reaching millennial shoppers.

Film stars: New Look takes a more content-led approach

Ecommerce: Online video content

11 February 2015 | By

Retailers are increasingly using online video content to drive sales and boost customer loyalty.

Job of the week

Selfridges & Co

Department Manager - Women's Shoe Galleries

£Competitive plus excellent company benefits

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Boys Wear Designer

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Recruitment Consultant

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Store Manager required for contemporary brand in Bicester

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Assistant Designer

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