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Drapers asked key figures across the fashion industry to nominate the women they feel have inspired their careers in honour of International Women’s Day on Sunday March 8.
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Idris Elba may be a while off saving the world as James Bond, but in the meantime the British actor and singer is being parachuted in to save Superdry’s stateside operations.
I may regret saying this, especially as the bank holiday approaches, spring seems to have arrived - at least in the south of England.
The Chancellor’s budget on March 18 contained plans to save high street shops from the threat of online competition with a business rates review said to be the widest ranging in a generation.
Retail sales bounced back in March after a sluggish February and look set to continue their upwards trend over Easter, according to the Confederation of British Industry.
The deadline for entries to this year’s Drapers Independents Awards has been extended to April 10.
Independent retailers across the UK and Ireland are pinning their hopes on a strong Easter to make up for a difficult trading period in the run-up to spring.
A willingness to embrace the digital space will be essential to the successful reinvention of the British high street, according to the British Retail Consortium’s director general Helen Dickinson.
Its new website is the latest landmark in a period of redevelopment for Middlesbrough independent Psyche
US-imported discount day Black Friday can be very profitable for UK retailers but they must learn from last year and avoid panic discounting, ecommerce trade body IMRG has warned.
Retailers of all sizes will be able to offer click-and-collect services from April 15, when the rules around planning permission will be relaxed.
London business Start will close its eponymous multi-brand womenswear store in Shoreditch on June 28.
The Labour government has pledged not to raise VAT if it is elected into power on May 7.
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Protestors gathered outside Dolce & Gabbana’s London flagship earlier today following the designers’ controversial comments opposing gay adoption and IVF.
The Drapers Interview
Ann-Sofie Johansson has risen from shop assistant to design boss at H&M, picking up some luxury friends along the way
Parallel worlds: Celia Birtwell and Dame Zandra Rhodes have long been icons of UK fashion, but are now working together for the first time.
Personalisation has rapidly become a buzzword in ecommerce, as retailers grapple to find new ways to prove their relevance to shoppers, stand out from the crowd and build loyalty.
Mobile retail technology specialist Red Ant has launched a new app-based system aimed at helping retailers to offer a more personalised and joined-up service across their different operating and transactional platforms.