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New Look opened its fourth standalone menswear store at the Intu Trafford Centre on Friday, making a confident statement about its intentions to make serious headway into the young fashion-savvy menswear market.
Here’s a handy reminder to cheer the spirits: three-quarters of 2015 is already behind us. What sort of year have you and your business had? What can you do over the next 12 weeks to ensure you have maximised the opportunities the year offered?
The government’s proposal to relax Sunday trading rules by devolving power to local areas will inevitably divide opinion – whether you are a retailer, a worker or a consumer.
Like-for-like retail sales were up 2.6% in September compared to the same period last year, as fashion and footwear performed well thanks to a boost from the late bank holiday.
US made-to-measure tailoring company Trinity Apparel Group is expanding its UK service to premium menswear independents.
Altrincham, Rotherham and Tamworth are battling it out to be crowned the best town centre in The Great British High Street Awards 2015.
The UK government will monitor retailers to ensure they pass on the £480m annual savings from the EU’s ban on excessive bank card fees to consumers.
Brands and suppliers were breathing a sigh of relief at the return of wet and windy weather this week, after a warm spell across many parts of the UK at the end of September hit sales of autumn stock.
Independent retailers have raised concerns over the news this week that local councils will be given control of business rates in a complete overhaul of the system.
The UK shop vacancy rate fell to 12.9% in September, which is the lowest level since April 2010, as consumer confidence improves.
Almost 80% of UK shoppers made a purchase online last year, which places the UK higher than any other European Union country, according to new research from the Office of National Statistics.
Ted Baker increased sales by 24.5% to £226.8m for the 28 weeks ended August 15, while profit before tax rose by 14.6% to £17.8m.
A beginner’s guide to independent retail
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Jarrolds, the family-run independent department store in Norwich, opened the redesigned womenswear area on its first floor this week.
A glimpse of the latest store openings from significant luxury and jeanswear names.
The Drapers Interview
With a major rollout of own retail on the cards for 2016, Boden has its sights set on becoming a truly multichannel business in what will be its 25th anniversary year.
An online-first approach has turned transformed a family-run shoe shop in Cheshire into an international etail powerhouse – and 2015 winner of the Drapers Independent Footwear Retailer Award.
Drapers meets brothers Sach and Nish Kukadia, who founded the UK’s first flash Sales site SecretSales.com in 2007, which turned over £37.5m in 2014.
Drapers reveals the Israeli retail tech start-ups ready to inject innovation into your business.