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Rahul Mishra

Fashion team favourite: Woolmark winner Rahul Mishra hits Harvey Nichols

2 September 2014 | By

International Woolmark Prize 2013/14 winner Rahul Mishra today launched his exclusive winning capsule collection at London department store Harvey Nichols.

Keely Stocker

Menswear shoppers may be Open to change – but are trade show organisers?

30th August 2014 | By

As the sunny weather disappears and the kids go back to school, a new season begins.

M&Co is back in the black

Value retailer M&Co moves back into the black

2 September 2014 | By

Value chain M&Co moved back into the black in the year to February 2014, despite reporting a drop in sales.

Before joining Next, Alexander was at USC for four years

Next hires USC brand director Emma Alexander

2 September 2014 | By

Next has appointed former USC director Emma Alexander to the newly-created role of head of brands, as the high street chain looks to ramp up its third-party offer.

The poor weather hit the high street last week

Rain deters high street shoppers

1 September 2014 | By

The torrential rain over the bank holiday weekend and the poor weather that followed hit footfall across the high street last week, according to data company Springboard.

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Sales rise in 90th year at Charles Clinkard

1 September 2014 | By

Family-run footwear chain Charles Clinkard has recorded a 9.1% rise in like-for-like sales to £15.6m for the six months to July 31.

Sainsbury Tu

Sainsbury's launches Tu ecommerce pilot

1 September 2014 | By

Sainsbury’s began trialling online sales of its Tu clothing brand this weekend, with about 200 customers based in the Midlands invited to take part.

Abbey Clancy for Matalan

Matalan launches second Abbey Clancy range

29 August 2014 | By

Matalan has announced a second collaboration with model Abbey Clancy.

Little White Lies Furbaby cobalt blue fake fur jacket

Little White Lies announces Lipsy debut

29 August 2014 | By

Little White Lies will add Lipsy to its stockists from September 1.

Consumer confidence grew in August

Consumer confidence rises in August

29 August 2014 | By

Consumers confidence grew by three points to 1 in August, with all five measures used to calculate the monthly GfK’s UK consumer confidence index seeing an increase this month.

John Varvatos

Shopwatch: John Varvatos strikes a chord in London

28 August 2014 | By

A big noise hits London’s stage- Vintage guitars and music photography help John Varvatos make a high-volume arrival onto the European retail scene

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Shopwatch: Pro-Direct

23 August 2014 | By

Specialist football etailer Pro-Direct is hoping its first physical presence, just off Carnaby Street, will prove to be a game changer.

Snap Fashion in action

Ecommerce: The rise of Image Recognition Technology

6 August 2014 | By

Want it, snap it, find it - picture-led shopping apps that allow customers to search by taking images and submitting them to the app are taking off, and retailers are queuing to sign up.

Michael Kors

Interview: Tracy Yaverbaun - Using Facebook to drive sales

30 July 2014 | By

Facebook’s Tracy Yaverbaun explains why the social network can be a platform to drive sales after all.

Michael Ward

The Drapers Interview- Michael Ward, Harrods

28 August 2014 | By Charlotte Rogers

Harrods managing director Michael Ward says its Shoe Heaven concept puts it ahead of the field in the battle for well-heeled shoppers.

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The Drapers Interview - Charlotte McHardy, Olsen

23 August 2014 | By

After advising a rescue of womenswear label Olsen, VeldhovenGroup UK boss Charlotte McHardy is delivering on her promise to revive it.