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London Textile Fair, July 2015

Video: What's on offer at autumn 16's London Textile Fair Video

16 July 2015 | By

On the first day of the London Textile Fair, held at the Business Design Centre between July 15-16, Drapers caught up with show founder John Kelley, as well as exhibitors Magee and Mahlia Kent, to find out about their experiences of the exhibition so far.

Jill Dougan is UK managing director at advertising and technology company Cardlytics

Comment: Are fashion tribes loyal? Data can identify the most fickle shoppers

23 July 2015

Jill Dougan is UK managing director at advertising and technology company Cardlytics

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Memo from Musgrave: Local pressure is the way to ease parking fees

23 July 2015 | By

The cost of high-street parking is a local issue that is a national problem. Rather like the calls for legislation to govern the time and duration of Sales, it is a subject that has resurfaced on a regular basis throughout my 35 years in the business. 

Sainsbury’s overtakes Asda to become the UK’s second biggest supermarket

29 July 2015 | By

Sainsbury’s has taken the title of the UK’s second biggest supermarket by stealing market share from struggling Asda.


Businesses must prove slave labour is not being used says Prime Minister

29 July 2015 | By

Thousands of the biggest companies in the UK will have to prove they have taken action to ensure they do not use child or slave labour under plans set out by the Prime Minister.

Jack Russell Emporium

Retailers to launch British department store online in China

28 July 2015 | By

Former executives from Burberry, Marks & Spencer and Jonathan Saunders are launching an online department store for British retailers in China in September.

Trinity Leeds

Trinity Leeds integrates Apple Watch into its loyalty programme

28 July 2015 | By

Trinity Leeds has become the first shopping centre in Europe to allow users of its loyalty programme to redeem offers using an Apple Watch.

The Kooples

The Kooples relocates to bigger London flagship

28 July 2015 | By

Contemporary French retailer The Kooples will relocate to a bigger flagship on London’s Carnaby Street in August.


BHS may close Southampton and Carlisle stores

28 July 2015 | By

BHS has started consultations with almost 120 employees at two of its stores in Southampton and Carlisle as it continues to review its property portfolio.

American Eagle Westfield London

American Eagle plots further UK expansion with regional stores

28 July 2015 | By

US young fashion retailer American Eagle Outfitters is set to spread its wings further with new regional stores after debuting in London last November.


Stradivarius to launch menswear line in 2017

28 July 2015 | By

Spanish womenswear retailer Stradivarius will launch a menswear line in 2017, aimed at urban cosmopolitan men aged between 20 and 30.

Matalan\'s Oxford Street store

Shopwatch: Matalan signals its high street ambitions on Oxford Street

30 June 2015 | By

The traditionally out-of-town value retailer is raising its high street profile by packing plenty into its Oxford Street debut

Nike women\'s store King\'s Road

Shopwatch: Nike just does it for women

23 June 2015 | By

Nike is flexing its muscles in the fitness market with its first female-only European store.

Apple Pay

Retailers' first bite at Apple Pay

24 July 2015 | By ,

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?

Apple Pay

How to: Use and set up Apple Pay

14 July 2015 | By

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.

Colin Henry, Jaeger

The Drapers Interview: Colin Henry on Jaeger's polyester purge

27 July 2015 | By

Two years after he was brought in to lead Jaeger’s turnaround, Colin Henry reflects on the challenges he has faced so far and those still ahead

Timothy Everest

The Drapers Interview: Timothy Everest on taking ready-to-wear by storm

15 July 2015 | By

Twenty-five years since the launch of his eponymous brand, Timothy Everest is ready to bring his new ready-to-wear collection to the streets of east London.

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