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The dream of Scottish independence may be over, but the fallout from the vote will take much longer to settle, according to those working in the country’s fashion industry.
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Years ago, I was a van driver’s mate in London. The van driver worked almost exclusively for the antiques trade so our working day was spent picking up objets d’art from auction houses and taking them to antique shops, or vice versa.
Ian Anderson is head of retail planning at CBRE.
Richard Pepper is owner of menswear and womenswear independent Peppers in Church Stretton, Shropshire, and a member of the IMC (Independent Menswear Company) Buying Group.
Retailers are being warned to plan carefully to avoid delivery failures and breakdowns in their supply chains in the run-up to Christmas, as experts predict an unprecedented demand for click-and-collect services.
Less than half of retailers expect to increase staffing in the next three months, compared with 72% in the same period last year, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).
The fashion and textiles industry must unite and work with the government to create a climate for British manufacturing to thrive, said experts at a Westminster forum on domestic manufacturing, skills and wearable technology on Tuesday.
Consumer confidence has risen for the third quarter in succession according to the Deloitte Consumer Tracker, which surveys 3,000 adults on consumer spending attitudes and behaviour.
The owner of premium independent department store Psyche has opened a 8,000 sq ft shop dedicated to young fashion brands, also in Middlesbrough.
A new law obliging retailers in Scotland to charge customers for single-use carrier bags came into effect today (October 20).
Over 375 brands have already confirmed for next year’s Pure London event, an increase of 54% on the same time last year.
Farfetch has announced Restir in Tokyo, Japan, will join its network of independent stores after winning the Superstore competition by a public vote.
Footfall across all retail destinations fell by 0.9% in September, with consumers making less visits to indoor shopping centres due to the warm weather and ‘changing’ shopping habits.
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Striking the right note: With Inditex fascia Stradivarius a few months into its UK expansion, we visit its first store to assess its chances of success.
After 50 years at its King’s Road address, Jaeger’s smart revamp brings it up to date while staying true to its heritage.
The Drapers Interview
Back to the future: Simon Cotton, chief executive of Johnstons of Elgin, is getting the balance right between private and own label business to continue the mill’s success.
Redefining luxury: Shop Direct is steering into uncharted territory with VeryExclusive.co.uk, but Sarah Curran and Gareth Jones are confident about its democratic offering.
Italian tailoring etailer Lanieri is using 3D scanning technology in UK pop-up stores to offer shoppers better-fitting suits and to boost sales.
Drapers spoke to Harding via Twitter about the rise of mobile shopping – which he predicts could overtake plastic payments in two years – the new technologies for retailers to tap into and whether wearable technology in fashion will ever become mainstream.