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Sports Direct, people moves and the upcoming May general election are the focus of this week’s Drapers Talks video.
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Emma Willis is founder of the eponymous Jermyn Street shirt brand.
Emma Woodward is owner of five-store vintage-inspired womenswear retailer Aspire Style.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, a new trainer focused women’s-only lifestyle store, has opened in Shoreditch.
Consumer confidence among UK shoppers, which reached a five-month high last month, held steady at +1 in February.
The second edition of Liverpool trainer festival Laces Out will take place on Saturday, March 7.
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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Michael Kors offered a lesson in discreet luxury with his elegant autumn 15 collection at NYFW.
The Drapers Interview
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.
The retail veteran and founder of London independent Woodhouse on why his Mr Start label is moving in a more casual direction.