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My Wardrobe

My-Wardrobe.com bought by Net-a-Porter

My-Wardrobe.com has ceased trading online and sold its domain name to the Net-a-Porter Group.

Tesco is hoping to raise £4.5m for the Poppy Appeal

Tesco profit hole may be larger than feared

The black hole in Tesco’s accounts may be larger than feared, according to analysts at JP Morgan.

Gareth Pugh

Gareth Pugh to celebrate 10th anniversary at London Fashion Week

British designer Gareth Pugh will return to London Fashion Week after a seven-year hiatus.

M&S make a wish campaign

M&S launches make-a-wish campaign

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.

Muller

Bread & Butter files for insolvency

Berlin trade show Bread & Butter has filed for insolvency following the cancellation of its January edition.

Rochdale town centre

Rochdale targets indies with 80% discount on business rates

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.

Bond Street Christmas 2014

Multiples optimistic for Christmas trading and 2015

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.

Thomas Pink AW15

Thomas Pink sees wholesale launch as route to European expansion

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

American Apparel's first female boss replaces founder Charney

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 contactless payment gloves

Barclaycard trials contactless payment gloves

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.

Psyche in Middlesbrough

Poll: Which indie do you think has the best Christmas windows?

Drapers has run a competition to find the best Christmas windows created by independent retailers this year.

Access all areas: user reviews on tablets and QR codes in  store offer customers extra information to aid purchasing

Retailers must match online price changes

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.

john lewis

John Lewis fashion sales increase 5.2%

Fashion sales at John Lewis increased 5.2% for the week to December 14, driven by own-brand womenswear label Kin and childrenswear.

Liberty to launch new omnichannel strategy

Liberty has hired marketing agency SapientNitro to work on a new website in the coming weeks.

Gregg Ribatt

Crocs appoints chief executive

Footwear business Crocs has appointed board member Gregg Ribatt as chief executive as it looks to boost sales.

EB6

Discounts beyond our control, say brands

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

Vince Cable seeks meeting with Tesco bosses

Vince Cable has called for a meeting with Tesco boss Dave Lewis to discuss the supermarket’s long-term strategy.

Wolford

Wolford appoints new chief executive

Wolford has appointed Ashish Sensarma as its new chief executive from January 7.

decathlon

Decathlon opens Croydon store

Sportswear retailer Decathlon has opened in Croydon, its first new opening in London for 15 years.

online shop

Online clothing sales rise, but average basket size falls

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 signs with Puma

Rihanna named women's creative director of Puma

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

Jigsaw reports healthy full-year performance

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 - The Winner

Image gallery: Find out which indie has the best Christmas window this year

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.

High street Glasgow, Scotland

Scottish retail sales down 1.4% in November

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 Christmas Bake Off

Video: Browns Christmas Bake-Off with Henry Holland and Roksanda Ilinčić

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.

Hudson

Video: Hudson ‘gives the gift of shoes’ for Christmas campaign

Footwear brand Hudson has treated unsuspecting skaters to a pair of new shoes for its Christmas 2014 campaign video.

Dr Frederick Mostert

Net-a-Porter director to step down

Net-a-Porter director Dr Frederick Mostert will retire from his duties at the etailer and its owners the Richemont Group, effective December 31.

Mary Portas

Portas calls for faster action on ‘crippling’ business rates

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.

Oi Polloi

Oi Polloi to open London store in March

Manchester menswear independent Oi Polloi will open in London’s Carnaby in March next year.

Burberry spring 15

Video: Burberry releases spring 15 campaign featuring Naomi Campbell

Burberry has released the video campaign for its spring 15 collection, featuring models Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn.

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