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Bread & Butter

Bread & Butter to return to Tempelhof this summer

Troubled trade show Bread & Butter will return to its usual location at Berlin Tempelhof from July 2 to 4, 2015.

Jimmy Choo

Sales up 12% at Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo has announced a 12% increase in sales to £299.1m for the year to December 31, 2014, in its first financial report following its IPO in October.

John Lewis St Pancras 2

Sales edge up at John Lewis despite bad weather

John Lewis has reported a 1.1% increase in sales to £74.25m for the week to January 17, despite blizzards and gales in some areas of Scotland and the north of England at the beginning of the week.

New Balance x Norse Projects

New Balance to open first UK store on Oxford Street

US sportswear business New Balance will open its first UK store in a prime location, on London’s Oxford Street.

Ralf Weber

Gerry Weber appoints founder’s son as chief executive

German mainstream womenswear brand Gerry Weber has appointed the son of the group’s founder Ralf Weber as chief executive, effective from February 25.

Finery London

Finery London opens pop-up ahead of February launch

Finery London, the new online womenswear brand co-founded by former fashion director and Topshop buying director Caren Downie, has unveiled a pop-up at 26 Greek Street in London’s Soho, ahead of the label’s February launch.

Carole Robb

Carole Robb joins retail recruitment consultancy Vohs & Co

Fashion and retail recruitment consultancy Vohs & Co has appointed former head of womenswear design at Boden and design director of Monsoon Accessorize Carole Robb as a design agent.

DPD is launching a nationwide Sunday delivery service from July

DPD to launch delivery network as alternative to click-and-collect

DPD will open its own parcel shop network in June, to provide an alternative to competitors’ click-and-collect services.


MySale focuses on UK growth but closes US and South Korean sites

Australian flash Sales etailer MySale has warned it is likely to report a challenging first half in its interim trading update in February, due to its rapid expansion and one-off marketing costs during the period, as it announces the closure of its under-performing US and South Korean websites.

High Street

Former Asda boss unveils name of new value fashion chain

The first store locations have been secured and ranges are being selected for the fashion chain established by former Asda chief executive Andy Bond and South African retail heavyweight Christo Wiese, which will be called Pep&Co.

Jurgen Leuthe, chief executive of Hauber

Video: Q&A with Hauber chief executive at Panorama Berlin

Drapers catches up with German mainstream womenswear brand Hauber’s chief executive Jürgen Leuthe on his stand at Panorama Berlin.

Denim Wardrobe by Trilogy store concept at Peter Jones

John Lewis launches denim concept in partnership with Trilogy

John Lewis has partnered with independent store Trilogy to launch a dedicated denim space in the Peter Jones store in Sloane Square, London, and online.

Plus-size model Ashley Graham for Navabi

German plus-size etailer targets UK through Bauer investment

Plus-size womenswear etailer Navabi is setting its sights on UK growth with a €25m (£19.1m) investment led by Bauer Venture Partners.

Bjorn Borg First Person Lover game trailer

Video: Björn Borg creates shoppable game to launch collection

Sports fashion brand Björn Borg will launch its spring 15 collection next week using a free web-based game called ‘First Person Lover’, which will feature in-game shopping.

Berlin Premium

Berlin trade shows: steady business on day two

The middle day of the Berlin shows got off to a steady start, as buyers and agents trudged through the sleet to visit Panorama, Premium, Seek, Show & Order and Bright – and conversation continued to centre on the cancelled January edition of Bread & Butter.

Who's Next

Brands worry international buyers will avoid Who's Next

The autumn 15 edition of Who’s Next in Paris got off to a steady start today, but many exhibitors were worried about the impact of recent events in the city on international trading over the four-day event.


Inditex appoints new UK managing director

Spanish retail group Inditex has appointed Iñigo de Llano as managing director of the UK and Ireland.


Adidas Group sells Rockport to new entity formed by New Balance

The Adidas Group has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Rockport footwear business to a new entity formed by New Balance and Berkshire Partners for $280m (£186.8m).

Pure London spring 15

Pure London to host 300 new brands in February

Pure London will present autumn 15 collections from more than 800 brands, with 300 new brands and 80 labels exclusive to the show in February.

Xavier Simonet

Radley chief executive resigns

Chief executive of Radley Xavier Simonet has resigned from his role after two years to return to Australia.


Jonathan Saunders receives investment from Roksanda backer

Jonathan Saunders has received investment to expand his eponymous brand from Eiesha Bharti Pasricha, a businesswoman and the daughter of telecom baron Sunil Bharti Mittal.

Harrods managing director Michael Ward

Harrods boss enters second term as head of European luxury association

Harrods managing director Michael Ward has been unanimously voted in for a second term as the president of the European Cultural and Creative Industries Alliance.


Berlin deemed 'a success' by brands and buyers

As the Berlin trade shows came to a close on Wednesday January 21, brands and buyers praised Seek, Premium and Panorama, deeming the exhibitions a “success” despite lower footfall on the third day.


Tesco launches supplier network and narrows search for chairman

Tesco has launched an online network for suppliers to improve its communication with them and provide a platform for them to share ideas and address common challenges.


Esprit issues half-year profit warning

Esprit has issued a profit warning following a “larger than expected” fall in turnover in the six months to December 31.

Drapers Talks Eric Musgrave and Jill Geoghegan

Drapers Talks: Berlin trade shows, USC and Beales

Drapers’ editorial director Eric Musgrave talks to senior reporter Jill Geoghegan about the mood at the Berlin trade shows and the sales of both USC and Beales.


Argos enters clothing market with Cherokee range

Argos will enter the clothing market for autumn 15 by taking on the Cherokee brand, which is currently stocked at Tesco.

Adrian Gibson

Harvey Nichols menswear buyer moves to the Altayer Group

Veteran menswear buyer Adrian Gibson has been appointed men’s contemporary buyer for the Altayer Group of department stores in Dubai, which comprises Harvey Nichols and Bloomingdales.


Rihanna wins Topshop T-shirt battle

Singer Rihanna has won a battle against Sir Phillip Green’s Topshop over a T-shirt bearing her image.

Mike Ashley Sports Direct

Mike Ashley to sell 2.6% Sports Direct stake

Mike Ashley is cutting his stake in Sports Direct from 58% to around 55% by selling 15.4 million of ordinary shares, Goldman Sachs has revealed.

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