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Buy British Day

Video: Timothy Everest on Buy British Day Video

30 July 2014

Bespoke tailor and designer Timothy Everest talks to Drapers about the launch of the inaugural Buy British Day, which will take place on October 3.

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Offer a clear positioning and they will come

27 August 2014

Ashley Morris is co-owner of Linzi Shoes, which has one store at Westfield Stratford and four in Essex, and a member of the Fashion Association of Britain.

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Etail has made Sunday trading laws obsolete

27 August 2014

Mark Allatt is co-founder of campaign group Open Sundays.

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Business rates, Asian markets and customer service are all taxing issues

23 August 2014

In the notoriously quiet month of August, the battle against business rates does not subside.

Stockholm fashion week

VIDEO: Stockholm fashion week, day one highlights Video

27 August 2014 | By

Drapers takes a look at the key catwalk shows at day one of the spring 15 edition of Stockholm fashion week.

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Closet to pop up in London for retail debut

27 August 2014 | By

Closet will launch its first standalone retail store via a pop-up shop in London as early as this autumn.

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Wet bank holiday dampens footfall 

26 August 2014 | By

The rainy weather hit footfall in retail parks, shopping centres and on the high street this weekend, with double digit drops recorded across the majority of UK regions. 

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Indie click-and-collect website StreetHub extends to Brighton

22 August 2014 | By

StreetHub, a website and app offering a click-and-collect service for independent London retailers, is preparing to expand to Brighton.

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Political unrest means tourists spend less

22 August 2014 | By Pennie Varvarides

Political tensions in Russia and Thailand and unfavourable exchange rates have hit tourist retail spend in the UK in the seven months to the end of July.

Miss Sixty will make its wholesale return for spring 15

Miss Sixty and Energie in wholesale revival

21 August 2014 | By

Young fashion brands Miss Sixty and Energie are to be relaunched into the UK wholesale market for spring 15 after a two-year hiatus.

A Child of the Jago

A Child of the Jago opens second London store

21 August 2014 | By

Joseph Corré, founder of lingerie brand Agent Provocateur and son of Vivienne Westwood, has agreed a deal to open a second store for his A Child of the Jago brand.

Urban Vintage

Urban Vintage axes womenswear to focus on menswear

20 August 2014 | By

Ipswich independent Urban Vintage has bowed out of the womenswear market this week to focus instead on providing a mix of men’s streetwear and premium brands.

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Agyness Deyn label Title A gears up for wholesale push

19 August 2014 | By

Title A, the contemporary womenswear label by model-turned-actress Agyness Deyn, is on the hunt for global wholesale partners for spring 15.

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The Berlin Shows: The best of the bunch

19 July 2014 | By , ,

Not sure what trends to back? Some of Berlin’s big-hitting brands told us what they expect to sell.

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Shopwatch: Pro-Direct

23 August 2014 | By

Specialist football etailer Pro-Direct is hoping its first physical presence, just off Carnaby Street, will prove to be a game changer.

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Shopwatch: Denham

16 August 2014 | By

Denham has chosen Berlin’s trendy new retail concept, The Blue Yard, for its first standalone German store.

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The Drapers Interview - Charlotte McHardy, Olsen

23 August 2014 | By

After advising a rescue of womenswear label Olsen, VeldhovenGroup UK boss Charlotte McHardy is delivering on her promise to revive it.

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The Drapers Interview - Russell, Wendy and James Jones

16 August 2014 | By

The family behind Robinsons of Bawtry have turned a small-town indie into a big player.

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Ecommerce: The rise of Image Recognition Technology

6 August 2014 | By

Want it, snap it, find it - picture-led shopping apps that allow customers to search by taking images and submitting them to the app are taking off, and retailers are queuing to sign up.

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Interview: Tracy Yaverbaun - Using Facebook to drive sales

30 July 2014 | By

Facebook’s Tracy Yaverbaun explains why the social network can be a platform to drive sales after all.

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