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Fashion team favourite: Kempes' spring 15 collection

28 July 2014 | By

The new menswear brand from designer Danny Passarella caught the eye of the Drapers fashion team this week.


Fashion team favourite: Opening Ceremony, Shoreditch

24 July 2014 | By

The new east London outpost of cult New York store Opening Ceremony opened today, nestled in the Ace Hotel on Shoreditch High Street.


Next raises profit guidance as first half sales soar

29 July 2014 | By

Next has increased its full year profit guidance by £25m to between £775m and £815m as sales for the first half soared by 10.7%.

Disaster: more than 400 lives were lost in the Rana Plaza collapse. The factory was being used by Primark and Mango

Matalan pledges three-year commitment to Bangladesh charity as new Rana Plaza campaign builds

28 July 2014 | By

Matalan has rejected further calls for it to pay into an official fund for victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, saying it will instead build a longer-term relationship with its local charity partner.

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Video: Philip Clarke to Dave Lewis - 'Make Tesco better' Video

28 July 2014

Ousted chief executive Philip Clarke has made a ‘ClarkeCam’ video, urging his successor Dave Lewis to “make Tesco better”.

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Commonwealth fever spurs Scottish shoppers

28 July 2014 | By

The feel-good factor from Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games encouraged shoppers to hit Scottish high streets last week, with footfall rising 9.1% on last year.

The flagship store on New York\'s Fifth Avenue is set to open in November

Topshop and Topman to launch on Zalando

28 July 2014 | By

Topshop and Topman will launch dedicated online shops on German website Zalando in September.

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Sports Direct to open gyms

28 July 2014 | By

Sports Direct is to open fitness centres above its stores, ahead of a nationwide launch of standalone gyms.


Mothercare 'confident' as Destination Maternity abandons bid

28 July 2014 | By

Mothercare has said it is “confident” in its future after US baby chain Destination Maternity dropped its bid to take over the business.

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25 July 2014

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Shopwatch: Oasis

24 July 2014 | By

Oasis continues to evolve its domestic-based flagship design, with Glasgow Buchanan Galleries the site of its latest incarnation.

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.

Westfield Labs digital kiosk

Ecommerce: Westfield goes digital

26 July 2014 | By

Shopping centre operator is trialling technologies.


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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The Drapers interview- Alexia Parmigiani

26 July 2014 | By

We caught up with one of the winners from the design categories at the Drapers Footwear & Accessories Awards 2014 in May to find out how they plan to capitalise on their success.

Footwear family: the signature high heels and woven ankle boots, the Mayfair store, and Samantha, Bernardo and Stephanie Müller Knab

The Drapers interview- Lele PyP

26 July 2014 | By

We caught up with one of the winners from the design categories at the Drapers Footwear & Accessories Awards 2014 in May to find out how they plan to capitalise on their success.

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