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Drapers editorial director Eric Musgrave talks to senior news reporter Tara Hounslea about BHS chief executive Darren Topp’s plans to turnaround the struggling department store retailer, and this week’s purchase by etailer Farfetch of the Browns boutique.
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It was black tie time again on May 21 when I attended the UK Fashion & Textile Awards at Tobacco Dock in east London, courtesy of my fellow son of Leeds, Simon Berwin.
Gillian Mead is the founder and creative director of ethical fashion brand Araminta
Tesco has fallen off the world’s 100 most valuable brands list compiled by research agency Millward Brown.
Marks & Spencer’s executive directors will reportedly receive incentive scheme shares worth just 4.7% of their maximum value this year after the retailer missed its revenue targets.
Industry bodies including the British Retail Consortium and Confederation of British Industry have said the 2015 Queen’s Speech is likely to find support among retailers and used the opportunity to renew calls for a review of business rates.
Clothing and footwear retailers have reported a mixed bag of trading over the bank holiday weekend, with the high street faring better than retail parks and shopping centres.
Jack Wills has revealed a raft of new senior appointments to enhance its capabilities and help continue its UK and overseas growth, replacing some of the departures reported by Drapers last week.
VAT, income tax and national insurance will not rise before 2020, David Cameron has confirmed in the first all-Conservative Queen’s Speech since 1996.
Retailers that do not invest in mobile shopping could be losing out on a combined £6.6bn of sales per year, according to the latest figures.
Department stores sales bounced back in May, experiencing a 98% rise and outperforming the wider retail sector during the month, following on from a 47% drop in April.
Drapers takes a look at the new Eileen Fisher, Michael Kors and Oi Polloi stores in the capital, as well as that of Maison Ullens, the luxury womenswear brand founded in 2010 by a Belgian baroness.
Footwear brand Robert Clergerie’s revamped store has a chic, unfussy look in keeping with its Paris origins.
With six months to go until the next Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping bonanzas, on November 27 and 30 respectively, leading ecommerce operators tell us what preparations retailers should be making to ensure they meet demand.
The new Apple Watch, which went on general sale this week, is being touted as a game changer for fashionable wearable tech but could also have a significant impact on the future of contactless payments in stores.
The Drapers Interview
Although a relative unknown in the UK, Hong Kong fashion giant IT and its cluster of brands is one to watch.
Two Drapers Independents Awards, new customers, wholesale plans for his own brand and an improving economy – we get the measure of master tailor Louis Copeland’s success.