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Video: Buyers and exhibitors on the mood at Pitti Uomo spring 16 Video

18 June 2015 | By

Drapers chats to buyers and exhibitors from the likes of Oliver Sweeney, Original Penguin and Barbour, to find out how the first two days of the spring 16 edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo in Florence (June 16-19) have been for them.

James Knowles

Comment: Many unhappy returns eat into profit margins

30 June 2015 | By

Clothing and footwear returns are rising up the retail agenda, as multichannel shopping continues to grow, not just in the UK, but across borders.

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Memo from Musgrave: Shops remain the strongest link in the retail chain

25 June 2015 | By

How many shops is enough shops? That rather basic question must be bothering retailing chiefs as never before as the shift in shopping patterns requires them to recalibrate some of the basic formulae of the business.

This is Edinburgh

Comment: Give councils more power to support indie retailers

19 June 2015 | By

The British Retail Consortium’s warning that inaction on business rates reform could see as many as 80,000 shops shut by 2017 was scaremongering worthy of the Daily Mail. But putting aside the numbers, the warning was a much-needed shot across the bow.

Bread and Butter Berlin

London shows challenge Berlin for UK brands and buyers

1 July 2015 | By

Berlin trade shows are facing growing competition from London in the battle to attract UK brands and buyers.

Amazon

Amazon begins one-hour deliveries in central London

1 July 2015 | By

Amazon is offering a one-hour delivery service to parts of central London in a move UK managing director Christopher North said is “just the beginning”.

Antony Hawman

Former My-Wardrobe director launches brand partnership consultancy

1 July 2015 | By

Antony Hawman, whose previous roles have included brand partnership director at pure-play etailer My-Wardobe.com, has launched a brand partnership consultancy.

Mish

Lingerie indie Mish to open debut high street store

30 June 2015 | By

Cornish lingerie retailer Mish is in final talks to agree a deal to open its first high street store in Wadebridge.

Carolyn Fairbairn

CBI appoints first female director general

30 June 2015 | By

Former BBC and ITV director of strategy Carolyn Fairbairn has been appointed director general of the Confederation of British Industry, replacing John Cridland who will leave in November.

The retailer will close at the end of July

Cardiff indie Pavilion Clothing to close after 29 years

30 June 2015 | By

Cardiff-based young fashion retailer Pavilion Clothing is to close its doors at the end of July after 29 years of trading.

TrueStart\'s hub in London\'s Victoria

Applications open for retail start-up funding scheme

30 June 2015 | By

Applications for retail start-up accelerator programme TrueStart Collection have opened for the autumn 2015 season, offering a six-month mentoring scheme and either £25,000 or £50,000 equity funding options.

Best of Britannia

Best of Britannia to grow online following move to biannual shows

30 June 2015 | By

Manufacturing showcase Best of Britannia has revealed plans to grow its transactional website by the end of the year following its move to a twice-yearly format.

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Irish retail insolvencies increase by 50%

30 June 2015 | By

The number of corporate insolvencies in the Irish retail sector rose by 52% in the three months to the end of June, according to a new survey.

British Designers’ Collective at Bicester Village

Sixth British Designers’ Collective to launch at Bicester Village

24 April 2015 | By

Mary Katrantzou, Sophia Webster and Peter Pilotto are among the designers whose previous collections will be featured at the British Designers’ Collective pop-up boutique at Bicester Village in Oxfordshire.

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

Nike women\'s store King\'s Road

Shopwatch: Nike just does it for women

23 June 2015 | By

Nike is flexing its muscles in the fitness market with its first female-only European store.

Patrick Chalhoub pictured at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower

The Drapers Interview: Patrick Chalhoub's luxury dominance in the Gulf

1 July 2015 | By

Vast, specialised boutiques and capturing the growing online market in the Middle East are the next steps in the Chalhoub Group’s 60-year history.

Ed Connolly John Lewis

The Drapers Interview: Ed's own brand dream for John Lewis

24 June 2015 | By

After a year in the job and having recently reshaped his fashion buying team, Ed Connolly is preparing to ramp up John Lewis’s women’s proposition and own brand collections.

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Etail Europe: Launch international sites quickly to start the learning

30 June 2015 | By

Retailers should not hold out on creating a “Rolls Royce solution” for new international websites, but launch them quickly to immediately start learning, and should not feel like every element must be adapted to the new market, ecommerce experts have warned.

Apple Pay

How to: Use and set up Apple Pay

17 June 2015 | By

As Apple gears up to launch its Apple Pay contactless payment system in the UK next month, 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.

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