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Kings Road Sporting Club

Lululemon in talks over iconic King's Road Sporting Club store

8 April 2014 | By

Canadian yogawear business Lululemon is poised to take over the Chelsea store currently occupied by iconic independent King’s Road Sporting Club, which is closing its doors for the last time this month after 21 years.

Ana Santi

It takes more than product to breed success in fashion – it takes character, too

19 April 2014 | By

At Debenhams’ press briefing on Wednesday morning, chief executive Michael Sharp said “product remains at the heart of what we do”.

Ian Humphris

Pick up some lessons from the supermarket

16 April 2014

Ian Humphris, joint managing director of marketing consultancy Life Agency.


Tesco clothing rockets online but group profits slip

16 April 2014 | By

Tesco’s clothing range F&F has performed strongly online, with sales up nearly 60% in 2013/14, as the supermarket reports annual profits down 6%.


JD looks to grow as outdoor and fashion begin turnaround

16 April 2014 | By

JD Sports Fashion is considering new opportunities for growth in the coming year – both potential acquisitions and international expansion – as its outdoor arm breaks even and the turnaround of its fashion chain Bank continues.

Don McCarthy

Don McCarthy could leave HoF by July as Sanpower deal nears completion

16 April 2014 | By

House of Fraser chairman Don McCarthy could leave the department store chain as early as July, depending on when the sale to Chinese group Sanpower’s Nanjing Cenbest subsidiary is completed.


Debenhams could trial Sports Direct sportswear this summer

15 April 2014 | By

Sports Direct is among a dozen brands currently in talks with Debenhams to trial being stocked by the department store over the next few months.

New addition: JD Sports Fashion  is planning 15 Open stores this year, joining stablemate JD

JD group profits rise as fashion arm records £6.4m loss

15 April 2014 | By

JD Sports Fashion has reported operating losses of £6.4m in its fashion arm for the year to February 1, compared to losses of £1.7m in 2013, as total revenues rose by 5.7% to £1.3bn.


Debenhams tightens promotional strategy as first half profits plummet

15 April 2014 | By

Debenhams has said it will refocus its strategy around discounting, with fewer days on Sale, after group profits plummeted 24.5% to £85.2m in the first half of its financial year.


Bonmarché to invest in new areas on back of strong full-year results

15 April 2014 | By

Bonmarché is forging ahead with plans for a multichannel future as it trials new shopfits, more stores in garden centres and a revamp of its digital back office.

High Street

Fashion and footwear top retail performers in March

15 April 2014 | By

Fashion and footwear were the top performing retail categories in March, according to data published by the British Retail Consortium/KPMG today.

Nicholas Deakins

Shopwatch: Nicholas Deakins

16 April 2014 | By

The smart flagship store recently unveiled by Nicholas Deakins in Leeds signals a new maturity for the men’s clothing and footwear brand.

Lululemon Athletica, Covent Garden

Shopwatch: Lululemon Athletica

10 April 2014 | By

It’s all about healthy living at Canadian yoga brand Lululemon’s first UK store.

Get your hands on a deal: Bluetooth transmitters detect shoppers using the device and send targeted messages to their smartphones

Ecommerce: Beacon app signals greater interaction Video

14 March 2014 | By

Eastleigh mall uses Bluetooth tech to send offers to shoppers.

Burberry: product close-ups

Ecommerce: Instagram steals the show at London Fashion Week

15 March 2014 | By

Why photo-sharing platform Instagram is the go-to app for the fashion industry.

Dani Reiss

The Drapers Interview - Dani Reiss of Canada Goose

5 April 2014 | By

Under Dani Reiss, Canada Goose has stretched its wings to encompass both Arctic explorers and suburban adventurers.

Fergus Patterson

The Drapers Interview - Fergus Patterson

27 March 2014 | By

Fergus Patterson has big plans for Gant, which has made a success of menswear but found womenswear trickier.

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