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Eric Musgrave

Drapers Talks: Bread & Butter's demise and Panorama Berlin Video

8 July 2015 | By

Drapers editorial director Eric Musgrave discusses the decline of the spring 16 Bread & Butter trade show in Berlin and the success of its rival Panorama.

Daniel Tozer

Talking Business: What are the legal requirements of wearable technology?

31 July 2015

Daniel Tozer is a partner at London law firm Harbottle and Lewis

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Memo from Musgrave: Harvey Nichols goes back to basics with new store

30 July 2015 | By

Twelve years ago I jumped on a train to Birmingham to witness the opening of the Selfridges store in the Bullring. This Wednesday I jumped on a train to Birmingham to see the new and enlarged Harvey Nichols store in The Mailbox. And in September I hope to travel up to examine the latest John Lewis in Grand Central. How did Brum get so lucky with innovative department stores?

Jill Dougan is UK managing director at advertising and technology company Cardlytics

Comment: Are fashion tribes loyal? Data can identify the most fickle shoppers

23 July 2015

Jill Dougan is UK managing director at advertising and technology company Cardlytics

Clothing and footwear prices fell again in July

Clothing and footwear prices fall 4.9% in July

5 August 2015 | By

Clothing and footwear prices fell by 4.9% year-on-year in July, the 28th month of decline.


Government invites retailers to have their say on Sunday trading

5 August 2015 | By

The government has launched a six-week consultation on its proposals to relax Sunday trading regulations by giving local authorities the power to allow stores to open for longer.

Mr Start

Mr Start to close in September

4 August 2015 | By

Philip Start’s own brand store Mr Start will close in September following the closure of his multibrand menswear and womenswear stores earlier this year.

Peggs & Son opens second store

Image gallery: Peggs & Son opens second store in Brighton

4 August 2015 | By

Premium menswear independent retailer Peggs & Son opened a second store across the road from its existing unit on Brighton’s Duke Street on August 1.

Purple Menswear

Purple Menswear to open second store

4 August 2015 | By

The owner of premium Hertfordshire independent Purple Menswear will open a second store in the county on August 21.

Scoop August 2015

Scoop buoyed by positive buyers

4 August 2015 | By

A positive attitude from premium buyers was widely reported by exhibitors on Monday, the middle day of Scoop at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea.


Footfall and confidence picks up at Pure

4 August 2015 | By

Exhibitors and buyers were in a positive mood on the second day of the Pure trade show in London as footfall picked up and retailers could be seen on stands making orders.


Indie Chocolate to rebrand as luxury kidwear business following sale

3 August 2015 | By

Northern Irish young fashion independent Chocolate will rebrand as a luxury kidswear retailer following its sale to Dubai-based clothing manufacturer The Griffin Corporation.

Stolen from Susie in Dorchester

Stolen from Susie opens third store in Dorchester

3 August 2015 | By

Womenswear indie Stolen from Susie opened a new store at Dorchester’s Brewery Square at the weekend.

Charlotte Olympia

Shopwatch roundup: Denham, Charlotte Olympia and more

29 July 2015 | By

A glimpse of the latest store openings from significant luxury and jeanswear names.

Matalan\'s Oxford Street store

Shopwatch: Matalan signals its high street ambitions on Oxford Street

30 June 2015 | By

The traditionally out-of-town value retailer is raising its high street profile by packing plenty into its Oxford Street debut

Carlos Duarte of H&M

The Drapers Interview: Carlos Duarte on growing H&M's footprint on these shores

29 July 2015 | By

Store openings and a beauty launch are keeping UK and Ireland country manager Carlos Duarte busy.

Colin Henry, Jaeger

The Drapers Interview: Colin Henry on Jaeger's polyester purge

27 July 2015 | By

Two years after he was brought in to lead Jaeger’s turnaround, Colin Henry reflects on the challenges he has faced so far and those still ahead

Apple Pay

Retailers' first bite at Apple Pay

24 July 2015 | By ,

Last week, Apple attempted to put the final nail in the coffin of cash and plastic cards with the launch of its contactless payment service, Apple Pay. But does the US tech titan, or any other contender, have the clout to create a seismic shift from plastic to digital?

Apple Pay

How to: Use and set up Apple Pay

14 July 2015 | By

As Apple launches its Apple Pay contactless payment system in the UK, with retailers including New Look, Marks & Spencer, Dune, JD Sports and Liberty already signed up, Drapers looks at what you need to know to take advantage of the new system.

Job of the week

George Pragnell

Head of the Watch Department

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£24000 - £26000 per annum

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£25000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits

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