The Drapers Footwear Awards are relaunching for the 2015 edition and will no longer include accessories businesses.
French Connection has warned that its half-year retail sales will be “materially lower than expected”, due to challenging conditions reported at the year end that continued through the Easter period.
John Lewis fashion sales were up 4.4% year on year for the week ended April 18 thanks to the early warm weather. Womenswear, kidswear, accessories and footwear all performed strongly.
Young fashion etailer Boohoo.com will launch a capsule men’s tailoring collection at the end of August, to capitalise on the trend towards smarter dressing.
Disney is identifying new brand and retail partners as it looks to expand its offering in adult fashion, building on 40 current collaborations including motorcycle-inspired brand Matchless, accessories label Anya Hindmarch and young British womenswear designer Ashley Williams.
Matthew Williamson is to close his London flagship store and focus on ecommerce and licensing partnerships.
Tesco has appointed property firm DTZ to sell its Cheshunt headquarters, following the supermarket’s announcement in January that it would shut the office and move staff to its other office in Welwyn Garden City.
Footwear brand Kickers has collaborated with Topshop for an exclusive women’s collection for spring 15 to celebrate 40 years of the label’s Kick Hi shoe.
The number of people working in the non-food sector, including fashion retail, rose during the first quarter of 2015, according to the latest figures.
Menswear etailer Mr Porter has announced its founding editor-in-chief Jeremy Langmead will return to the business as brand and content director.
Asos.com is to create official formal and ceremony wear for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Drapers’ news editor Kirsty McGregor talks to senior news reporter Jill Geoghegan about the news that Jacques Vert Group’s chief executive Teresa Tideman has stepped down and been replaced by former Debenhams and Baugur executive Tim Davies, who joined JVG two months ago as interim transformation ...
Tesco has posted a statutory pre-tax loss of £6.4bn for the year to February 28, as group trading profit plummeted 58.2% to £1.4bn in line with expectations.
Tesco’s clothing arm F&F is a “strong standalone business” according to its brand and marketing director Chris Other.
John Lewis is restructuring its fashion buying team amid wider changes to its strategy following the appointment of Ed Connolly as fashion buying director in June last year.
UK suppliers and sourcing experts have hailed the “vast improvements” made across the garment industry in Bangladesh two years on from the Rana Plaza disaster.
Dutch retail group Macintosh has appointed BNP Paribas to find a buyer for its UK footwear businesses Jones Bootmaker and Brantano UK.
Italian etailer Yoox has appointed Luxottica co-chief executive Enrico Cavatorta as its chief financial and corporate officer, effective April 27.
Drapers editorial director Eric Musgrave discusses the impact of Drapers’ exclusive news that Teresa Tideman, who has led the turnaround at Jacques Vert Group for the past two years, has stepped down.
Drapers has been nominated for three awards at this year’s Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Awards, which recognises innovation and success in the consumer and business media industry.
The merger between online luxury fashion retailer Net-a-Porter and Italian etail rival Yoox has been approved by the board of directors.
Spanish footwear and handbag retailer Cuplé has made its UK debut in London’s Notting Hill, and is looking for other stores across the capital in locations including Marylebone High Street, King’s Road and Covent Garden.
Teresa Tideman, who has led the turnaround at Jacques Vert Group for the past two years, has stepped down.
Designer menswear etailer Mr Porter will launch a dedicated sportswear mini site next week.
A British university academic has called on the government to support retailers’ schemes used to tackle clothing waste.
New Look has appointed H&M’s chief operating officer for menswear, Christopher Englinde, as its new menswear design director.
Drapers interviews Schuh head of ecommerce and customer service Sean McKee via Twitter about the footwear retailer’s plans to introduce online pre-orders, its use of transport hubs for click & collect and its strategy for Black Friday.
JD Sports Fashion is looking to snap up “two or three” shops from defunct young fashion chain Bank for its multi-brand retailer Ark.
Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis talks to chief financial officer Alan Stewart about today’s results, which revealed a £6.4bn pre-tax loss for the year to February 28.
German etailer Zalando has opened a technology hub in Dublin, the first outside of its home country.