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Caryn Franklin

Self Esteem: Wearer and worker politics are connected

25 April 2014

Fashion commentator and founder of All Walks Beyond the catwalk Caryn Franklin on the importance of ethical fashion.


'Bailey could take Burberry into a new age’

24 April 2014

Talking business Maria Hvorostovsky is the director and founder of recruiter HVO Search

Ronke Fashola

Selling through trustworthy channels is vital for my brand

24 April 2014

Ronke Fashola is founder of pop-up boutique LoveurLook, which will launch in House of Fraser Oxford Street on May 12.

Bognor Regis high street

Warm weather fails to heat up Easter sales

25 April 2014 | By Drapers Reporters

Independent retailers across the UK failed to reap the benefits of the expected bumper Easter trading, as good weather tempted shoppers away from the high street.


Ed Miliband pledges stricter controls on zero-hour contracts

25 April 2014 | By

Labour leader Ed Miliband will pledge stricter controls on zero-hour contracts across the UK today, as he unveils the findings of a party-commissioned review into the controversial working practice.


Independent Iris opens its first store outside London

23 April 2014 | By

Womenswear boutique Iris is to open its first store outside London next week, to reach consumers living in the commuter belt surrounding the capital.  

West End defies UK's March sales drop

22 April 2014 | By Willard Foxton

Retail sales in London’s West End went up 2.4% year on year in March, according to figures from New West End Company, which represents 600 retailers on Bond Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street.

High street

Easter footfall drops - but rises again by Monday

22 April 2014 | By

Easter trading was a game of two halves as footfall dropped on Friday and Saturday, but rose again on bank holiday Monday.


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.

John Lewis 150

Timeline: John Lewis 150 years

24 April 2014

As John Lewis unveils a range of events to mark its 150th anniversary next month, Drapers takes a look back at the retailers 150 year history.

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.


The Drapers Interview: Colin Temple

26 April 2014 | By

By upping its distribution capabilities, Schuh is on a good footing for growth under managing director Colin Temple

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.

Topman Virtual Blipper

Topman goes virtual with Blippar

24 April 2014 | By

Topman has launched a campaign with augmented reality advertising agency Blippar that allows shoppers to virtually try on product.

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.

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