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Guy Hudson and Paul Lown

Lynx menswear manager leaves to set up own shop

24 June 2014 | By

Paul Lown, manager and buyer at Lynx Menswear in Harrogate, has left the business to open his own shop in the same town.

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There’s no dressing up the naked truth when Moss Bros boss goes undercover

19 July 2014 | By

Moss Bros chief executive Brian Brick got an uncomfortable view of how his company operates in this week’s episode of Undercover Boss, a Channel 4 reality TV series.

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Adidas celebrates World Cup social media triumph

16 July 2014 | By

The Germans have plenty to celebrate following the dramatic conclusion of Sunday’s World Cup in Brazil, and German sportswear brand Adidas is sharing in the triumph.

Eric-Musgrave

Will taking Bread & Butter to Seoul be a good Korea move?

10 July 2014 | By

On Tuesday night, I was not expecting anything to be as surprising as Bread & Butter’s news that it would hold an edition in Seoul on September 3-5, 2015.

Direct Boris Johnson's cash to policy, not retailers, say experts

22 July 2014 | By

Cash pledged to boost London’s high streets is “an expensive sticking plaster” and would be better spent improving policy such as that surrounding business rates, retail experts have said.

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Shoppers ditch high streets as temperatures soar

21 July 2014 | By

Shoppers ditched high streets and shopping centres across virtually all regions of the UK last week as they soaked up the sun.

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South Shields’ Edit Clothing to rebrand as Northern Threads

18 July 2014 | By

South Shields denim retailer Edit Clothing is being rebranded and repositioned to bring it in line with sister store Northern Threads.

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Who will carry off the Drapers Independents Awards 2014?

18 July 2014 | By

More than 70 independent retailers, brands and agencies are in the running for the Drapers Independents Awards 2014.

Bromley High Street, where the mayor announced the funding this morning

Boris Johnson pledges £9m to improve London's high streets

17 July 2014 | By

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has pledged £9m of funding for improvements to town centres across the capital to exploit the “hidden space” around London’s high streets.

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Cabinet reshuffle hands Matt Hancock retail responsibilities

15 July 2014 | By

Matt Hancock has been made minister for business, enterprise and energy, picking up responsibility for retail, as part of today’s Cabinet reshuffle.

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Clothing outperforms retail sector as discounting 'evolves'

15 July 2014 | By

Clothing was the best performing retail category last month, as the industry’s discounting practices “evolved”.

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Shopping centres and retail parks benefit from bargain hunter footfall

8 July 2014 | By

Shoppers looking for holiday clothes and mid-season bargains flocked to shopping centres and retail parks last week.

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Retailers back Levi's decision to simplify Curve ID range

4 July 2014 | By

Independent retailers have expressed relief following Levi’s decision to streamline its Curve ID jeans range from spring 15, telling Drapers the new approach will prove less costly.

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The Berlin Shows: The best of the bunch

19 July 2014 | By , ,

Not sure what trends to back? Some of Berlin’s big-hitting brands told us what they expect to sell.

The young fashion chain has unveiled a fresh store concept at Westfield London

Shopwatch: New Look

5 July 2014 | By

Fast-fashion retailer New Look is upping its game.

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Shopwatch: Roksanda

28 June 2014 | By

Mount Street’s latest addition is an eye-catching combination of colour, art and architecture - and will soon be showcasing more than just clothes.

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The Drapers Interview - Jürgen Leuthe and Diane Sykes, Hauber

19 July 2014 | By

Helped by sales manager Diane Sykes, Jürgen Leuthe is giving the 144-year-old label a new lease of life.

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The Drapers Interview- Emma Alexander, USC

12 July 2014 | By

Youthful Ambition: USC brand director Emma Alexander wants to make young fashion retailing look simple - starting on Oxford Street.

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Ecommerce: Retailers play tag

28 June 2014 | By

PowaTag, which allows any advert to be turned into a buying opportunity, is being snapped up by retailers hoping to capitalise on the ability to fast-track sales and payments.

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Ecommerce: A sense of security

21 June 2014 | By

To minimise the risk of fraudulent transactions and hackings, retailers must wise up to the danger signs in their data.

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