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Business case: Louis Copeland had a lot to consider before opening a shop in Dundrum centre, Dublin

A beginner’s guide: Independent retail

22 October 2014 | By

Great concept? Check! Next in our 12-part guide to setting up shop is the crucial phase of ensuring your business is built on strong financial foundations.

Eric Musgrave

Today’s not-so-supermarkets will have to adapt and overcome

21 November 2014 | By

Back in 2007, social campaigner Andrew Simms published a book called Tescopoly, which warned of the horrors of the seemingly inexorable spread of the UK’s largest retailer.

Ron Porcello

Technology makes a business leaner and fitter

20 November 2014

Ron Porcello is European sales director at software and technology firm Attune Consulting.

Jo Davies

I’m determined to resist the discount culture

20 November 2014

Jo Davies is the owner of premium womenswear retailer Black White Denim in Wilmslow, Cheshire.

Best store design of the year: Primark for its Alexanderplatz Berlin store

Image gallery: The winners at the Drapers Awards 2014

21 November 2014 | By

The Drapers Awards were held at Old Billingsgate last night (Thursday November 20). Here are the winners from the evening.

Drapers Awards 2014

Image gallery: All of the action from the Drapers Awards 2014

21 November 2014 | By

The Drapers Awards, hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall, were held at Old Billingsgate last night (Thursday November 20).

Lambert\'s Yard to open.

Lambert’s Yard primed for opening

19 November 2014 | By

Leeds will open its first independent concept store to the public on Saturday November 22. 

High Street

Blueprint for business rates reform unveiled

19 November 2014 | By

The British Property Federation has set out six proposals for reforming the business rates system, as the chancellor’s Autumn Statement draws closer.

Warmer weather hits sales

Women's raincoats and jumpers biggest casualties of warmer weather

18 November 2014 | By

The warm start to the autumn 14 season led to a 30% drop in sales of women’s raincoats while sales of women’s jumpers left a £60m hole in retailers’ pockets, according to research by Kantar Worldpanel.


Farfetch introduces click-and-collect

17 November 2014 | By

Independent etail portal Farfetch has launched a click-and-collect service allowing shoppers to order goods from one store and collect it from another potentially thousands of miles away.

Royal Liver Building

Celebration of Style event kicks off in Liverpool

14 November 2014 | By

A new three-day fashion, arts and design event launched in Liverpool yesterday with a dinner hosted by designer Matthew Williamson.

High Street

Black Friday discounts loom as retailers look to shift unsold stock

12 November 2014 | By Drapers Reporters

Retailers are hoping to regain some of the sales lost due to the unseasonably warm weather over recent months and clear stock through controlled and targeted discounting on Black Friday.

High street

Government urged to give councils greater control over business rates

11 November 2014 | By

The case for business rates reform gathered momentum today, as the Local Government Association urged Chancellor George Osborne to give councils greater control over the system in his Autumn Statement on December 3.

SuitSupply, London

Shopwatch: Suitsupply

20 November 2014 | By

Suitsupply has revamped its London flagship - and will now take its playful approach to tailoring nationwide following the revamp of its London flagship.


Shopwatch: MMW

6 November 2014 | By

For surf & turf: Lifestyle boutique MMW’s debut store in Newquay is swelling the horizons of surfwear.

Charles Clinkard

The Drapers Interview: Charles Clinkard

20 November 2014 | By

Footwear chains have come and gone in the past 90 years, but family-run Charles Clinkard has stood firm. Its eponymous boss tells us how it has succeeded.

Hunter store

The Drapers Interview: James Seuss, Hunter

13 November 2014 | By

Hunter reboots: the welly brand’s boss is making great strides in his plan to transform it into a lifestyle player.

Jonathan Wall

Twitter Interview: Jonathan Wall, ecommerce director, Shop Direct Video

12 November 2014

Drapers interviews Shop Direct’s ecommerce director Jonthan Wall via Twitter about the rise of mobile shopping, which ecommerce trends he predicts are here to stay, the launch of the new Very app and how Shop Direct is gearing up for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Samsung tech

Ecommerce: Shopping habits in the digital age

6 November 2014 | By

A discussion at last month’s Samsung Futurescape pop-up at Westfield London offered etail insights.

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