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Drapers Footwear Awards 2015

Drapers Footwear Awards relaunch for 2015

The Drapers Footwear Awards are relaunching for the 2015 edition and will no longer include accessories businesses.

French Connection

French Connection warns on half-year retail sales

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

John Lewis fashion sales up 4.4%

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.

Boohoo men's tailoring

Boohoo to launch men's tailoring line

Young fashion etailer will launch a capsule men’s tailoring collection at the end of August, to capitalise on the trend towards smarter dressing.


Disney to extend collaborations in adult fashion push

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.

Inside the Studio: Matthew Williamson

Matthew Williamson to close London store and focus online

Matthew Williamson is to close his London flagship store and focus on ecommerce and licensing partnerships.

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

Tesco appoints DTZ to sell Cheshunt HQ

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.

Topshop x Kickers

Kickers teams up with Topshop to celebrate 40 years of Kick Hi

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.

Regent Street

Retail employment shows encouraging growth

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.

Jeremy Langmead

Mr Porter welcomes back ex-editor Jeremy Langmead as director

Menswear etailer Mr Porter has announced its founding editor-in-chief Jeremy Langmead will return to the business as brand and content director.

Asos website

Asos to create official Paralympic collection is to create official formal and ceremony wear for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Kirsty McGregor and Jill Geoghegan

Drapers Talks: new CEO and CFO at Jacques Vert Group and John Lewis buying team changes

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 ...

Dave Lewis, Tesco

Tesco pre-tax loss plummets to record £6.4bn

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.

F & F

F&F is a 'strong standalone business' says brand director

Tesco’s clothing arm F&F is a “strong standalone business” according to its brand and marketing director Chris Other.

John Lewis

John Lewis rejigs fashion buying team

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.

Disaster: more than 400 lives were lost in the Rana Plaza collapse. The factory was being used by Primark and Mango

Bangladesh makes 'strides in the right direction' after Rana Plaza

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.

Window of opportunity: retailer is hunting for more sites in Europe

Macintosh appoints advisor for Jones and Brantano UK sale

Dutch retail group Macintosh has appointed BNP Paribas to find a buyer for its UK footwear businesses Jones Bootmaker and Brantano UK.

Yoox chief financial and corporate officer Enrico Cavatorta

Yoox hires chief financial officer following Net-a-Porter deal

Italian etailer Yoox has appointed Luxottica co-chief executive Enrico Cavatorta as its chief financial and corporate officer, effective April 27.

Eric Musgrave Drapers Talks

Drapers Talks: The impact of Jacques Vert Group's changes at the top

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.

The Drapers team

Drapers heads for a hat trick in PPA Awards

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.

Yoox Net-a-Porter

Board approves Net-a-Porter and Yoox merger

The merger between online luxury fashion retailer Net-a-Porter and Italian etail rival Yoox has been approved by the board of directors.


Cuplé makes UK debut in Notting Hill

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, Shaun Wills and Tim Davies

EXCLUSIVE: New CEO and CFO at Jacques Vert Group as Tideman steps down

Teresa Tideman, who has led the turnaround at Jacques Vert Group for the past two years, has stepped down.

Mr Porter Sport site

Mr Porter to expand with sportswear site

Designer menswear etailer Mr Porter will launch a dedicated sportswear mini site next week.

Fashion Technology Academy

Government called on to tackle clothing waste

A British university academic has called on the government to support retailers’ schemes used to tackle clothing waste.

new look mens

New Look poaches H&M’s menswear chief

New Look has appointed H&M’s chief operating officer for menswear, Christopher Englinde, as its new menswear design director.

Sean McKee

Twitter interview: Sean McKee, head of ecommerce and customer service at Schuh

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.

Ark Clothing

JD eyes Bank stores for mini-chain Ark

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 boss Dave Lewis and chief financial officer Alan Stewart

Video: Tesco boss Dave Lewis explains £6.4bn loss

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.

Zalando founder Robert Gentz at the Dublin Silicon Docks

Zalando opens new tech hub in Dublin

German etailer Zalando has opened a technology hub in Dublin, the first outside of its home country.

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