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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.

Ashley Morris crop

Offer a clear positioning and they will come

27 August 2014

Ashley Morris is co-owner of Linzi Shoes, which has one store at Westfield Stratford and four in Essex, and a member of the Fashion Association of Britain.

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.

Dave Lewis

Tesco issues profit warning, brings Lewis in a month early

29 August 2014 | By

Tesco has issued a profit warning and announced chief executive Dave Lewis will start on Monday, a month earlier than scheduled.

Suits from the John Lewis & Co range

Early outerwear sales give John Lewis end-of-summer boost

29 August 2014 | By

Fashion sales at John Lewis last week were up 14.3% year-on-year, with growth driven by a strong performance in womenswear.

High street

High street retailers' optimism reaches 12-year high

29 August 2014 | By

High street retailers are more optimistic about the next three months of trading than they have been in 12 years, as sales grew strongly in the year to August.

Monsoon Baggers

Monsoon crafts plan to expand its Artisan range

28 August 2014 | By

Monsoon plans to bolster its Artisan range of collaborative pieces with overseas craftspeople in a bid to boost its ethical credentials and support women’s charities.

Karen Millen, Knightsbridge

Director Lynn Ritson leaves Karen Millen

28 August 2014 | By

Karen Millen’s brand communications director Lynn Ritson has left the business.

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


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.


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.

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