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Tara Hounslea and Eric Musgrave

Drapers Talks: The BHS turnaround strategy and Farfetch's purchase of Browns Video

15 May 2015 | By ,

Drapers editorial director Eric Musgrave talks to senior news reporter Tara Hounslea about BHS chief executive Darren Topp’s plans to turnaround the struggling department store retailer, and this week’s purchase by etailer Farfetch of the Browns boutique.

Eric Musgrave

Memo from Musgrave: Sell your store online, if not your wares

21 May 2015 | By

Scarcely do I have a conversation with anyone in the business these days without talk turning to ecommerce.


Drapers Comment: As ever, there's more to do at M&S

20 May 2015 | By

Marks & Spencer’s full year results did not evolve into the comeback tale many were expecting.

Greig Holbrook, chief executive of digital marketing firm Oban Digital

Understanding China for an online launch

19 May 2015 | By Greig Holbrook, chief executive of digital marketing firm Oban Digital

In an interview with Drapers last month, House of Fraser’s chief executive Nigel Oddy revealed details of the department store’s imminent launch into China.

UKFT 2015

UKFT award winners revealed

22 May 2015 | By

Men’s tie and tailoring brand Drake’s, premium womenswear brand Teatum Jones and luxury London boutique Browns were among the winners at the UK Fashion & Textiles Awards 2015 last night (May 21).

Rachel Riley

Rachel Riley appoints first UK agent to grow wholesale

21 May 2015 | By

Kidswear label Rachel Riley has appointed its first UK agent as it looks to grow its wholesale presence.

A Number of Names flagship store

Image gallery: A Number of Names to open London store

21 May 2015 | By

Streetwear agency A Number of Names will open a flagship store in London’s Soho on Saturday stocking brands including Bedwin & The Heartbreakers and Billionaire Boys Club, as well as its own brand Anon products.

Missing the Target: the US retail giant recently had 70 million customers’ credit card details stolen following a data security breach

Cashless payments overtake cash for the first time

21 May 2015 | By

Cashless payments have overtaken notes and coins for the first time in the UK, reflecting the growing trend towards using automated payment methods, credit and debit cards.

High Street

Fashion and footwear sales reach five-year high

21 May 2015 | By

Fashion, footwear and textiles sales grew by 8.7% in April against the same month last year, which was the largest year-on-year increase since February 2010.

Vero Moda

Vero Moda signs Lily Allen as brand ambassador

19 May 2015 | By

Singer Lily Allen will feature in a year-long campaign for Danish brand house Bestseller’s womenswear brand Vero Moda from August.

Jack & Jones

Bestseller makes staff cuts

19 May 2015 | By

Danish brand house Bestseller has made around 10 of its UK sales staff redundant, Drapers understands.

George Osborne

Osborne urged to renew business rates pledge in July budget

19 May 2015 | By Drapers Reporters

The fashion industry has urged chancellor George Osborne to use the emergency budget in July to renew his commitment to reviewing the business rates system by early 2016.

American Eagle Westfield London

London crowned world’s most international shopping destination

19 May 2015 | By

London has been named as the world’s most international shopping destination, with 57.9% of international retailers present in the UK capital.

The interior of the new-look Robert Clergerie store.

Shopwatch: Robert Clergerie brings a Paris salon to London

18 May 2015 | By

Footwear brand Robert Clergerie’s revamped store has a chic, unfussy look in keeping with its Paris origins.

Ariella store Brent Cross London

Shopwatch: Ariella's retail revival at Brent Cross

7 May 2015 | By

The British occasionwear brand brings a dose of glamour to Brent Cross

Louis Copeland

The Drapers Interview: King Louis Copeland reigns in Ireland

21 May 2015 | By

Two Drapers Independents Awards, new customers, wholesale plans for his own brand and an improving economy – we get the measure of master tailor Louis Copeland’s success.

Keith Walker, managing director of Linton Tweeds.

The Drapers Interview: Keith Walker, Linton Tweeds

13 May 2015 | By

In the latest of our Home Made series, we visit Carlisle’s Linton Tweeds, Chanel’s fabric manufacturer of choice.

Apple Watch

Apple Watch could provide a timely boost for contactless payment

17 April 2015 | By

The new Apple Watch, which went on general sale this week, is being touted as a game changer for fashionable wearable tech but could also have a significant impact on the future of contactless payments in stores.

Shop Direct Group tablets

Retailers get personal online

25 March 2015 | By

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.

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