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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.
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Scarcely do I have a conversation with anyone in the business these days without talk turning to ecommerce.
Marks & Spencer’s full year results did not evolve into the comeback tale many were expecting.
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.
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).
Kidswear label Rachel Riley has appointed its first UK agent as it looks to grow its wholesale presence.
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.
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.
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.
Singer Lily Allen will feature in a year-long campaign for Danish brand house Bestseller’s womenswear brand Vero Moda from August.
Danish brand house Bestseller has made around 10 of its UK sales staff redundant, Drapers understands.
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.
London has been named as the world’s most international shopping destination, with 57.9% of international retailers present in the UK capital.
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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.
Footwear brand Robert Clergerie’s revamped store has a chic, unfussy look in keeping with its Paris origins.
The British occasionwear brand brings a dose of glamour to Brent Cross
The Drapers Interview
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.
In the latest of our Home Made series, we visit Carlisle’s Linton Tweeds, Chanel’s fabric manufacturer of choice.
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.
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.