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Remembering Oscar de la Renta Video

21 October 2014 | By

The fashion designer died today at the age of 82.

James Knowles

Drapers' 30 under 30: Are your nominations in yet?

17 October 2014 | By

Have you sent in your nominations for Drapers’ 30 under 30 yet? If you haven’t, you only have one week to do it.

Plastic Bag

Single-use carrier bag charge comes into effect in Scotland

20 October 2014 | By Ben Cooper

A new law obliging retailers in Scotland to charge customers for single-use carrier bags came into effect today (October 20).


London Collections: Men adds fourth day

20 October 2014 | By

London Collections: Men will open a day earlier in January 2015 to accommodate a growing schedule of shows, presentations and events.

Pure London spring 15

Pure London says exhibitor numbers are up by 54% for 2015

20 October 2014 | By

Over 375 brands have already confirmed for next year’s Pure London event, an increase of 54% on the same time last year.

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Online shopping and warm weather hit September footfall

20 October 2014 | By

Footfall across all retail destinations fell by 0.9% in September, with consumers making less visits to indoor shopping centres due to the warm weather and ‘changing’ shopping habits.

Oxford Street Talent Starts Here

John Lewis to host Oxford Street Christmas lights switch-on

20 October 2014 | By

The Oxford Street Christmas lights switch-on will be launched at John Lewis on November 6.

MK One

MK One's Mark Brafman jailed for running company while disqualified

16 October 2014 | By

MK One founder Mark Gerald Brafman and his former business partner Bulbinder Singh Sandhu have been jailed for acting as company directors while disqualified.


Stores seek manifesto rates pledge

16 October 2014 | By

Retailers are putting pressure on the main political parties to address increasing business rates and high street rents in their election manifestos, as new data shows a disproportionately large number of clothing shops closed in the first half of this year.

Eric Musgrave on The Apprentice

Drapers advises The Apprentice contestants on wearable tech

16 October 2014 | By

On last night’s episode of The Apprentice (October 15), the women’s team called Tenacity visited the office of Emap – Drapers’ publisher – to pitch an idea about wearable technology.


Shopwatch: Jaeger

9 October 2014 | By

After 50 years at its King’s Road address, Jaeger’s smart revamp brings it up to date while staying true to its heritage.

Hardy Amies

Shopwatch: Hardy Amies

2 October 2014 | By

Hardy Amies’ ready-to-wear store on Savile Row offers a carefully crafted lifestyle experience, inspired by London and cherry picking the best of British design.


Ecommerce: Pop-ups and 3D scans suit Lanieri’s needs

2 October 2014 | By

Italian tailoring etailer Lanieri is using 3D scanning technology in UK pop-up stores to offer shoppers better-fitting suits and to boost sales.


Twitter Interview: Andy Harding, House of Fraser’s executive director of multichannel Video

15 October 2014 | By

Drapers spoke to Harding via Twitter about the rise of mobile shopping – which he predicts could overtake plastic payments in two years – the new technologies for retailers to tap into and whether wearable technology in fashion will ever become mainstream.


The Drapers Interview: Sarah Curran & Gareth Jones

16 October 2014 | By

Redefining luxury: Shop Direct is steering into uncharted territory with, but Sarah Curran and Gareth Jones are confident about its democratic offering.


The Drapers Interview: Rinku Loomba, Viz-a-Viz

8 October 2014 | By

Viz-a-Viz chief executive Rinku Loomba is on a mission to shake up independent fashion wholesale - one PartnerShop at a time.

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