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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.

Eric Musgrave

Apple Watch will offer payment at the flick of a wrist

10 September 2014 | By

How many watches are bought as coming-of-age presents these days?

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How we’re keeping surf fans on board after the tourists have left

10 September 2014

Gemma Lessinger is a buyer for Ann’s Cottage surf stores in Cornwall, which has nine outlets in the county.

Warren

Why your SEO strategy must also be on trend

10 September 2014

Warren Cowan is chief executive of SEO specialist OneHydra.

Drapers Independent Awards 2014

Scotland's A Hume wins Retailer of the Year at Drapers Independent Awards

17 September 2014 | By

On the eve of the Scottish referendum for independence, A Hume Country Clothing in Kelso, Scotland, picked up two prizes including the coveted Independent Retailer of the Year Award at the Drapers Independents Awards 2014.

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Mark Batista launches new concept store

16 September 2014 | By

Menswear independent retailer The Content Store, founded by Mark Batista, has teamed up with denim brand Edwin Europe to launch a new store in Exmouth Market in London’s Farringdon.

High Street

Business rates discounts spread across the UK

11 September 2014 | By

Business rates support has now spread to 300,000 premises across the UK according to new High Streets Minister Penny Mordaunt.

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Footwear veteran Peter Newman dies

10 September 2014 | By

Footwear veteran Peter Newman, founder of Kent-based chain Peter Newman Shoes, died on September 5 after a long illness. He was 74. A well-known and popular character, he spent his entire working life in the shoe trade.

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Juicy Couture opens Regent Street showroom

10 September 2014 | By

Juicy Couture has opened its first showroom above the brand’s flagship at 198 Regent Street, in London.

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Shoreditch development will target independent retailers

10 September 2014 | By

A 60-store development planned in London’s East End will target “independent and alternative” retailers.

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Javelin to mark store's 25th birthday

10 September 2014 | By

Suffolk-based unisex independent Javelin is celebrating 25 years of trading under its current owners with a retro-themed fashion show at its Bury St Edmunds store on September 25.

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Recovery on high streets lags while indies take shopping centre space

9 September 2014 | By Ben Cooper

The rate at which empty shops are being filled in town centres is lower than across shopping centres and retail parks with independent retailers becoming a more common feature within UK malls.

Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station kicks off search for retailers

5 September 2014 | By

Battersea Power Station will begin the search for upmarket brands and businesses to fill its 700,000 sq ft of retail and restaurant space in October.

A student at the London Technical Fashion Academy in Hackney, east London

Fashion academy to mark inaugural apprenticeship scheme

12 September 2014 | By Ben Cooper

A new training scheme for young members of the fashion industry will begin next week with the first intake of an apprenticeship programme at a London-based manufacturer.

One for the boys: Open says its store is designed to appeal to men’s desire for easily navigable stores with clear layouts

Shopwatch: JD Sports

11 September 2014 | By

JD Sports wants to shake up high street menswear with its Open concept. We visited the first store to gauge its prospects.

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Shopwatch: John Varvatos strikes a chord in London

28 August 2014 | By

A big noise hits London’s stage- Vintage guitars and music photography help John Varvatos make a high-volume arrival onto the European retail scene

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The Drapers Interview - Fiona Lambert, George at Asda

11 September 2014

Asda’s clothing brand boss Fiona Lambert is not worried by the growing threat from supermarket rivals

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The Drapers Interview - Ray Hernan, Arnotts

4 September 2014 | By

With a refreshed offer and customer loyalty card, Arnotts boss Ray Hernan is leading the Dublin store out of the dark days of Ireland’s economic crash.

Nine West

Ecommerce: Live chat boosts Nine West sales

13th September 2014

US footwear brand Nine West has increased average online order values by 10% after launching a trial of live chat technology.

Going live: Alfred Dunhill is among those applying for a London domain name

Ecommerce: Countdown begins for launch of Dot London websites

13th September 2014 | By

Dot London internet domain names will enable retailers “to digitally connect with their city and create greater visibility” for their companies, retailers say, as the first websites for fashion companies hope to launch this week.

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Production Manager

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PR Manager

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