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This week I did something I hadn’t done for a very long time.
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New Look has signed up to be the headline sponsor for this summer’s Wireless festival, as it looks to attract more male shoppers.
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.
Fashion sales at John Lewis were up 10% in the week to January 24, as its post-Christmas clearance period drew to a close.
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.
Turkish retail company Eroglu Holding has bought bankrupt Dutch fashion business Mexx, according to reports.
Rebekka Bay has left her position as creative director of Gap and will not be replaced, as the US retailer restructures its management team.
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 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).
Streetwear brand Element skates into Seven Dials with a store showcasing the artistry of the boardsports tribe.
The opening of its store at The Centre MK in Milton Keynes represents a change of pattern for the contemporary retailer.
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.
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.
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Reiss’s founder is still calling the shots, and after getting the chain back on track he wants to take it further upmarket.
Focusing on ‘real women’, Curvy Kate lingerie has enjoyed a meteoric rise, culminating in a Drapers Award last year.