My-Wardrobe.com has ceased trading online and sold its domain name to the Net-a-Porter Group.
The black hole in Tesco’s accounts may be larger than feared, according to analysts at JP Morgan.
British designer Gareth Pugh will return to London Fashion Week after a seven-year hiatus.
Marks & Spencer has launched a make-a-wish campaign featuring the two fairies from its 2014 Christmas TV advert, Magic and Sparkle, which calls on the UK public to share details of good deeds they carry out in the run-up to Christmas using the hashtag #followthefairies.
Berlin trade show Bread & Butter has filed for insolvency following the cancellation of its January edition.
Officials in Rochdale have introduced a pilot scheme to revive the fortunes of its town centre with up to an 80% discount on business rates.
Larger retailers and brand houses are feeling positive about the final few days of trading in the run-up to Christmas and the new year, despite the recent challenging weather and widespread discounting on the high street.
Shirtmaker Thomas Pink is moving into wholesale for autumn 15 and will make its trade show debut at Pitti Uomo in Florence on January 13-16, then will exhibit at Premium in Berlin on January 19-21.
American Apparel has appointed Paula Schneider as its first female chief executive, replacing founder Dov Charney, who was suspended earlier this year following allegations of misconduct.
Barclaycard is taking contactless payment a step further by trialling a pair of gloves embedded with a chip that allows wearers to complete transactions by swiping their hands over card machines.
Drapers has run a competition to find the best Christmas windows created by independent retailers this year.
Bricks-and-mortar retailers should change their prices more regularly to avoid losing up to 32% of customers who look for cheaper deals on a mobile or tablet device while in store, according to a report from digital display business Displaydata.
Fashion sales at John Lewis increased 5.2% for the week to December 14, driven by own-brand womenswear label Kin and childrenswear.
Liberty has hired marketing agency SapientNitro to work on a new website in the coming weeks.
Footwear business Crocs has appointed board member Gregg Ribatt as chief executive as it looks to boost sales.
Brands have told Drapers their hands are tied when it comes to discounting, as pressure mounted this week from independent retailers worried about the impact on their bottom lines.
Vince Cable has called for a meeting with Tesco boss Dave Lewis to discuss the supermarket’s long-term strategy.
Wolford has appointed Ashish Sensarma as its new chief executive from January 7.
Sportswear retailer Decathlon has opened in Croydon, its first new opening in London for 15 years.
Online clothing sales were up 32% month-on-month in November, which was the largest spike between October and November in the 14-year history of the IMRG Capgemini e-retail sales index.
Rihanna has been appointed global ambassador for women’s training at Puma and will serve as the sportswear brand’s women’s creative director from January.
Jigsaw’s EBITDA increased by 78.4% to £3.14m in the year to September 27, as like-for-sales grew by 9.5% and total sales by 11%.
Psyche in Middlesbrough has won Drapers’ competition to find the best indie Christmas window this year, for its colourful and eye-catching displays that feature products from brands including Hugo Boss and Barbour presented on snow-covered streets alongside a snowman, dog and red postbox.
Retail sales in Scotland fell 1.4% year on year in November, while like-for-likes were down 2.6%, according to the Scottish Retail Consortium and KPMG.
Browns has run its own Christmas-themed spin-off of The Great British Bake-Off, called ‘The Browns Great Christmas Bake-Off’, which pitches designers Henry Holland, Roksanda Ilincic, James Long and the retailer’s chief executive and creative director Simon and Caroline Burstein against one another.
Footwear brand Hudson has treated unsuspecting skaters to a pair of new shoes for its Christmas 2014 campaign video.
Net-a-Porter director Dr Frederick Mostert will retire from his duties at the etailer and its owners the Richemont Group, effective December 31.
Retail guru Mary Portas has criticised the government for making “token gestures” in response to her 2011 review into how to revive struggling high streets.
Manchester menswear independent Oi Polloi will open in London’s Carnaby in March next year.
Burberry has released the video campaign for its spring 15 collection, featuring models Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn.