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Kate Bostock

Exclusive: Kate Bostock steps down as Coast CEO

Chief executive of Coast Kate Bostock has stepped down from her role, but will remain in the business in a consultancy capacity.

Christopher Shannon LCM

LCM show space to be turned into offices

Work has begun to convert one of the venues used by London Collections Men, the Old Sorting Office, into office and retail space.

New Era Carnaby Street

Image gallery: New Era opens UK flagship in London

US sportswear brand New Era has opened its UK flagship at 40 Carnaby Street in London.

Primark distribution centre in The Netherlands

Primark to launch Dutch distribution centre

Primark has signed a 10-year lease for one of the largest logistics sites in The Netherlands to fuel the retailer’s growing presence in Europe.

The Burberry window as part of Harrods' Menswear Takeover

Video: Inside Harrods' menswear takeover

Drapers speaks to fashion director of menswear, sports and watches Jason Broderick about Harrods’ first month long menswear takeover, launched on October 1. Tying in with the launch of the autumn/winter 15 edition of the Harrods Man magazine, the luxury department store has partnered with 12 designers for its Cover to Cover menswear campaign including Tom Ford, Brioni, Valentino, Paul Smith and Burberry, the later which created a 28 piece capsule collection in honour of the event.

Christopher Bastin Gant

Gant creative director to step down

Gant’s creative director Christopher Bastin is leaving the business after a decade.

Lacoste snaps up victory in crocodile logo battle

Lacoste has won a legal battle with Polish competitors Mocek and Wenta over its iconic crocodile logo.

Eric Musgrave and Jill Geoghegan

Drapers Talks: Ralph Lauren steps down, Diesel restructures while John Dixon joins David Jones

Drapers editorial director Eric Musgrave talks to senior news reporter Jill Geoghegan about John Dixon’s move to join Australia’s David Jones department store as CEO, denim brand Diesel’s management restructure and Ralph Lauren’s decision to step down as the boss of his eponymous label.


Minimum wage increases 20p to £6.70

A 20p increase in the national minimum wage has come into effect today, bringing the new adult rate up to £6.70 an hour.

Simon Dawes M and Co

M&Co appoints buying and merchandising directors

M&Co has appointed Simon Dawes as its new merchandising director and Sue Swannie as its buying director.

Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren steps down as CEO

Ralph Lauren is stepping down as chief executive of the fashion empire he founded almost 50 years ago, but will continue to drive its strategy as executive chairman and chief creative officer.

Hunter autumn 15

New flagship and product categories boost Hunter’s sales

Hunter’s pre-tax profit rose 5% year-on-year to £15.4m in the 12 months to December 31, 2014, as sales grew 17% to £95.7m.

Fashion SVP

Confident start at near-shore sourcing show

Fashion SVP, the sourcing show for near-shore suppliers, got off to a promising start at Olympia on Tuesday.

Moss Bespoke

Moss Bros to relaunch made-to-measure service

Menswear business Moss Bros will trial a revamped version of its made-to-measure suit service in November.


Sales up at Boohoo as margin slips

Boohoo has reported a 35% increase in sales to £90.8m for the six months to August 31. However, promotions at the etailer led to a drop in gross margin.

Ed Connolly

John Lewis’s Ed Connolly ‘optimistic’ for October

Buying director of fashion and beauty at John Lewis Ed Connolly said the retailer has an “optimistic outlook” for October following a strong week of trade across the UK.

River Island in Russia

River Island pays £100m dividend

River Island, owned by the billionaire Lewis family, has paid a £100m dividend despite only making £149.1m profit for the year to December 27 2014.

Peter Lamble of Start-rite

Start-rite boss exits ahead of growth push

Family footwear brand Start-rite is hunting for new leadership to push the business forward as chief executive and chairman Peter Lamble prepares to step down after 25 years.

The Fabric of India exhibition

Video: Inside V&A's The Fabric of India

Drapers takes a tour of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s latest exhibition, The Fabric of India, which celebrates the beauty of Indian textiles from over the centuries. The collection features garments dating back to the 16th century, alongside intricate tie-dye fabrics from the 1900s and clothes created by contemporary Indian designers.

David Jones

John Dixon will ‘modernise’ David Jones

Former Marks & Spencer clothing boss John Dixon will look to modernise the 177-year-old Australian department store David Jones following his appointment as chief executive earlier this week, according to observers.


Etailer Koovs' profits fall under ex-Asos staff

Indian fashion etailer Koovs saw its pre-tax losses widen in the year to March 31, despite a substantial rise in sales.

Mahmud Kamani

Boohoo boss gifts £25m shares to family

Boohoo joint chief executive and co-founder Mahmud Kamani has gifted his brother, Nurez Kamani, £25m worth of shares in the etailer.

chinese shoppers

Consumer rights shakeup becomes law

The 2015 Consumer Rights Act comes into force today, with the aim of making consumer and retailer rights clearer.

Anders Holch Povlsen

Bestseller boss to buy on Oxford Street

The billionaire owner of Danish brand house Bestseller is getting ready to snap up a string of buildings on London’s Oxford Street.

Lesley Exley

Talking Business: A lull in luxury in London – but hopefully not for long…

Lesley Exley is managing director of London-based executive search agency Exley Hervey, which specialises in both the luxury and retail sectors and has been in the high-end branded world for more than 25 years.

John Dixon

John Dixon to head up Australia’s David Jones

Former Marks & Spencer head of general merchandise John Dixon is moving to Australia to become chief executive of department store chain David Jones.

Sainsbury's Tu

Tu trading 'exceptionally well' online, says Sainsbury's

Sainsbury’s clothing brand Tu has been trading “exceptionally well” online since its ecommerce site launched nationwide in August, the company revealed today.


Oasis invests in social technology

Oasis has launched two new social features to engage shoppers and pull its online and bricks-and-mortar offers closer together.

Chinese shoppers

Currency crisis to hit Chinese Golden Week

The devaluation of the yuan could cause Chinese shoppers to stay away from the UK during Chinese Golden Week, warns tax-free spending firm Global Blue.

Carol Kane and Mahmud Kamani, co-founders, Boohoo

Promotion-heavy market led to margin slip, says Boohoo boss

Intense competition and a “high level” of promotional activity eroded Boohoo’s margin during the six months to August 31, joint chief executive Carol Kane has said.

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