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Drapers counts down the ten best store openings, extensions and revamps of 2014.
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From the appointments of Richard Nicoll at Jack Wills and Nicolas Ghesquiere at Louis Vuitton, to the Kimye US Vogue cover, here are the fashion stories that got everyone talking this year.
When the history of fashion retailing is written, 2014 will be seen as a momentous year in which the accepted norms of business practice were challenged on several fronts and we saw a structural shift across many areas of the sector.
Jigsaw has opened its new 2,656 sq ft store at Centre:mk in Milton Keynes. Situated on Silbury Arcade, adjacent to Kurt Geiger, House of Fraser and The White Company, the store stocks the full range of women’s, men’s and kids’ clothing and accessories.
Marks & Spencer has signed up to be the anchor tenant at a £60m development in Oldham town centre.
Boxing Day online sales are expected to reach £748m this year, the equivalent of £519,000 per minute, which falls short of the £810m spent online during this year’s Black Friday.
Increased footfall is expected to drive shoplifting levels to a record high this Christmas, costing the UK economy more than £1bn, with department stores hit hardest.
As the year draws to a close Drapers looks at the fashion businesses that have succeeded and struggled during 2014.
New research suggests 8.5m adults are set to skip giving Christmas this year and spend the money on themselves instead, with a further 1.5m planning to hold out on exchanging gifts until the January Sales begin.
Next has appointed Camelot Group chief executive Dianne Thompson as a non-executive director with effect from January 1, 2015.
Fees paid by European retailers to process non-cash transactions will be capped at 0.2% for debit cards rates and 0.3% for credit cards under new laws set to come into force by autumn 2015.
A trend for online games has resulted in creative ways to win sales in the run-up to Christmas.
As Facebook prepares to cut back on unpaid adverts in its users’ feeds from January, we talk to retailers, brands and consultants about the possible impact of the change.
The Drapers Interview
Betty Jackson’s passion for fabrics and print has endured for 47 years, and the Drapers Lifetime Achievement winner is still firmly ensconced in the design studio.
After 125 years of making jeans, Lee is being led into uncharted territory by European boss Gilles Laumonier.