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The dream of Scottish independence may be over, but the fallout from the vote will take much longer to settle, according to those working in the country’s fashion industry.
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The fashion designer died today at the age of 82.
Have you sent in your nominations for Drapers’ 30 under 30 yet? If you haven’t, you only have one week to do it.
One of the panel at last week’s judging for the Drapers Awards 2014 summed up the current situation very well: “It’s a testament to the strength of the sector that many of the choices were so difficult.”
A new law obliging retailers in Scotland to charge customers for single-use carrier bags came into effect today (October 20).
Over 375 brands have already confirmed for next year’s Pure London event, an increase of 54% on the same time last year.
Farfetch has announced Restir in Tokyo, Japan, will join its network of independent stores after winning the Superstore competition by a public vote.
Footfall across all retail destinations fell by 0.9% in September, with consumers making less visits to indoor shopping centres due to the warm weather and ‘changing’ shopping habits.
Retailers are putting pressure on the main political parties to address increasing business rates and high street rents in their election manifestos, as new data shows a disproportionately large number of clothing shops closed in the first half of this year.
Costume jewellery brand Orelia wants to increase its global wholesale accounts by 100% in the next two years and will launch into the US later this month, as it prepares to open the biggest branded jewellery concession in Topshop, Oxford Street.
Diesel is to part ways with its long-standing stockist USC and will re-evaluate its account base as part of a wider company strategy to position itself as a more premium brand.
The Government has been urged to take action over the “ever-increasing burden of business rates” after it emerged businesses could face a 2.3% hike next year.
Fashion sales in September recorded their lowest performance in more than two years, as warm weather stifled demand for new season stock.
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After 50 years at its King’s Road address, Jaeger’s smart revamp brings it up to date while staying true to its heritage.
Hardy Amies’ ready-to-wear store on Savile Row offers a carefully crafted lifestyle experience, inspired by London and cherry picking the best of British design.
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Redefining luxury: Shop Direct is steering into uncharted territory with VeryExclusive.co.uk, but Sarah Curran and Gareth Jones are confident about its democratic offering.
Viz-a-Viz chief executive Rinku Loomba is on a mission to shake up independent fashion wholesale - one PartnerShop at a time.
Italian tailoring etailer Lanieri is using 3D scanning technology in UK pop-up stores to offer shoppers better-fitting suits and to boost sales.
Drapers spoke to Harding via Twitter about the rise of mobile shopping – which he predicts could overtake plastic payments in two years – the new technologies for retailers to tap into and whether wearable technology in fashion will ever become mainstream.