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Eric Musgrave

Whichever way you look at it, the end is nigh for BHS

29 January 2015 | By

This week I did something I hadn’t done for a very long time.

Chris Bishop

Online is an opportunity for retail, not a threat

29 January 2015

Chris Bishop is founder and chief executive of digital media agency 7thingsmedia.

New Look AW14

New Look to sponsor Wireless festival

30 January 2015 | By

New Look has signed up to be the headline sponsor for this summer’s Wireless festival, as it looks to attract more male shoppers.

Don McCarthy donates £1.5m to charity

Former House of Fraser chairman McCarthy donates £1.5m to charity

30 January 2015 | By

Specialist cancer hospital The Royal Marsden has received a £1.5m gift from retail entrepreneur Don McCarthy and his family in memory of his wife Diane, who died of bowel cancer in 2007.

John Lewis

Fashion sales up 10% at John Lewis as mobile traffic soars

30 January 2015 | By

Fashion sales at John Lewis were up 10% in the week to January 24, as its post-Christmas clearance period drew to a close.

David Reiss

Video: David Reiss on his plans for international expansion Video

30 January 2015 | By

Reiss’s founder is still calling the shots, and after getting the chain back on track he wants to expand into new international markets. He tells Drapers’ Kirsty McGregor about his plans for 2015.

Mexx bought by Turkish company Eroglu Holding

30 January 2015 | By

Turkish retail company Eroglu Holding has bought bankrupt Dutch fashion business Mexx, according to reports.

Rebekka Bay

Rebekka Bay departs as Gap 'eliminates' creative director role

30 January 2015 | By

Rebekka Bay has left her position as creative director of Gap and will not be replaced, as the US retailer restructures its management team.

TESCO CROP

Tesco names 43 UK shops to close

28 January 2015 | By

Troubled supermarket giant Tesco has confirmed the locations of 43 of its stores across the UK which will close this spring, which include seven superstores stocking the F&F fashion brand.

H&M

H&M to open 400 stores this year

28 January 2015 | By

H&M Group will open more than 400 stores this year, as the Swedish chain announced full-year sales increased by 14% in local currencies to SEK 176.6bn (£14.2bn).

Element, Seven Dials

Shopwatch: Element

22 January 2015 | By

Streetwear brand Element skates into Seven Dials with a store showcasing the artistry of the boardsports tribe.

Jigsaw, Milton Keynes

Shopwatch: Jigsaw

15 January 2015 | By

The opening of its store at The Centre MK in Milton Keynes represents a change of pattern for the contemporary retailer.

Love match: the game is free to play

Ecommerce: Björn Borg uses shoppable game to serve up range

28 January 2015 | By

Sports fashion brand Björn Borg will launch its spring 15 collection this week using a free web-based game called First Person Lover, which will feature in-game shopping.

Glofaster

Ecommerce: Harrods to sell Dragons’ Den smart running jackets

28 January 2015 | By

A former Royal Marine Commando who unsuccessfully appeared on BBC One’s Dragons’ Den has signed an exclusive deal to sell his wearable technology clothing range in Harrods for six weeks from January 19.

David Reiss

The Drapers Interview: David Reiss

29 January 2015 | By

Reiss’s founder is still calling the shots, and after getting the chain back on track he wants to take it further upmarket.

Steve Hudson

The Drapers Interview: Steve Hudson, Curvy Kate

22 January 2015 | By

Focusing on ‘real women’, Curvy Kate lingerie has enjoyed a meteoric rise, culminating in a Drapers Award last year.

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