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Business case: Louis Copeland had a lot to consider before opening a shop in Dundrum centre, Dublin

A beginner’s guide: Independent retail

22 October 2014 | By

Great concept? Check! Next in our 12-part guide to setting up shop is the crucial phase of ensuring your business is built on strong financial foundations.

Jonathan De Mello

Mapic retail property conference was 'awash with delegates doing deals'

25 November 2014 | By Jonathan De Mello

Mapic - Europe’s premier retail property conference - certainly lived up to the billing this year with more retailers, more property investors, and more sun. The famous Cannes Croisette was awash with delegates doing deals, talking retail, and taking advantage of the weather for some al fresco lunching.

Eric Musgrave

Today’s not-so-supermarkets will have to adapt and overcome

21 November 2014 | By

Back in 2007, social campaigner Andrew Simms published a book called Tescopoly, which warned of the horrors of the seemingly inexorable spread of the UK’s largest retailer.

Ron Porcello

Technology makes a business leaner and fitter

20 November 2014

Ron Porcello is European sales director at software and technology firm Attune Consulting.

Lambert\'s Yard

Video: Adam Jagger on the launch of Leeds' Lambert's Yard Video

25 November 2014 | By

Adam Jagger, buying consultant at Leeds-based premium fashion concept store Lambert’s Yard, talks to Drapers about last weekend’s launch (November 22).

Peter Blake collage for Small Business Saturday 2014

Small Business Saturday divides fashion indies

25 November 2014 | By

Independent fashion retailers across the UK remain unconvinced about the impact Small Business Saturday will have on trading, as the second annual event approaches on December 6.

Aspire Style

Aspire Style to open fifth store

25 November 2014 | By

Lifestyle indie retailer Aspire Style will open its fifth store later this week, and is looking for a further site to open next year.

mobile shopping

Technology will influence half of store sales this Christmas

24 November 2014 | By

Almost half of physical shop sales will be digitally influenced this year, according to research from Deloitte.

The womenswear section at Lamberts Yard.

Image Gallery: Lambert's Yard unveiled

24 November 2014 | By

Leeds-based independent concept store Lambert’s Yard opened its doors on November 22.

High street

Footfall dips as shoppers hold out for Black Friday

24 November 2014 | By

Footfall to high streets and shopping centres fell last week compared with the same period last year, as shoppers waited for bargains associated with the upcoming Black Friday and pay-day weekend.

High Street

Fresh call for business rates reform

24 November 2014 | By

The Government is being urged to do more to address business rates, after new research indicates that measures introduced in last year’s Autumn Statement are having little effect.

Best store design of the year: Primark for its Alexanderplatz Berlin store

Image gallery: The winners at the Drapers Awards 2014

21 November 2014 | By

The Drapers Awards were held at Old Billingsgate last night (Thursday November 20). Here are the winners from the evening.

Drapers Awards 2014

Image gallery: All of the action from the Drapers Awards 2014

21 November 2014 | By

The Drapers Awards, hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall, were held at Old Billingsgate last night (Thursday November 20).

SuitSupply, London

Shopwatch: Suitsupply

20 November 2014 | By

Suitsupply has revamped its London flagship - and will now take its playful approach to tailoring nationwide following the revamp of its London flagship.


Shopwatch: MMW

6 November 2014 | By

For surf & turf: Lifestyle boutique MMW’s debut store in Newquay is swelling the horizons of surfwear.

Charles Clinkard

The Drapers Interview: Charles Clinkard

20 November 2014 | By

Footwear chains have come and gone in the past 90 years, but family-run Charles Clinkard has stood firm. Its eponymous boss tells us how it has succeeded.

Hunter store

The Drapers Interview: James Seuss, Hunter

13 November 2014 | By

Hunter reboots: the welly brand’s boss is making great strides in his plan to transform it into a lifestyle player.

Jonathan Wall

Twitter Interview: Jonathan Wall, ecommerce director, Shop Direct Video

12 November 2014

Drapers interviews Shop Direct’s ecommerce director Jonthan Wall via Twitter about the rise of mobile shopping, which ecommerce trends he predicts are here to stay, the launch of the new Very app and how Shop Direct is gearing up for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Samsung tech

Ecommerce: Shopping habits in the digital age

6 November 2014 | By

A discussion at last month’s Samsung Futurescape pop-up at Westfield London offered etail insights.

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