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Daniel Tozer is a partner at London law firm Harbottle and Lewis
Twelve years ago I jumped on a train to Birmingham to witness the opening of the Selfridges store in the Bullring. This Wednesday I jumped on a train to Birmingham to see the new and enlarged Harvey Nichols store in The Mailbox. And in September I hope to travel up to examine the latest John Lewis in Grand Central. How did Brum get so lucky with innovative department stores?
Jill Dougan is UK managing director at advertising and technology company Cardlytics
Clothing and footwear prices fell by 4.9% year-on-year in July, the 28th month of decline.
The government has launched a six-week consultation on its proposals to relax Sunday trading regulations by giving local authorities the power to allow stores to open for longer.
Philip Start’s own brand store Mr Start will close in September following the closure of his multibrand menswear and womenswear stores earlier this year.
Premium menswear independent retailer Peggs & Son opened a second store across the road from its existing unit on Brighton’s Duke Street on August 1.
The owner of premium Hertfordshire independent Purple Menswear will open a second store in the county on August 21.
A positive attitude from premium buyers was widely reported by exhibitors on Monday, the middle day of Scoop at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea.
Exhibitors and buyers were in a positive mood on the second day of the Pure trade show in London as footfall picked up and retailers could be seen on stands making orders.
Northern Irish young fashion independent Chocolate will rebrand as a luxury kidswear retailer following its sale to Dubai-based clothing manufacturer The Griffin Corporation.
Womenswear indie Stolen from Susie opened a new store at Dorchester’s Brewery Square at the weekend.
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Last week, Apple attempted to put the final nail in the coffin of cash and plastic cards with the launch of its contactless payment service, Apple Pay. But does the US tech titan, or any other contender, have the clout to create a seismic shift from plastic to digital?
As Apple launches its Apple Pay contactless payment system in the UK, with retailers including New Look, Marks & Spencer, Dune, JD Sports and Liberty already signed up, Drapers looks at what you need to know to take advantage of the new system.