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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.

Marc Bolland

M&S fashion sales are a ‘step in the right direction’ says Bolland

Marks & Spencer chief executive Marc Bolland has said an increase in fashion sales at the retailer is a ‘step in the right direction’ but there is ‘more to do’.

Kurt Geiger

Kurt Geiger ownership to change again

Footwear group Kurt Geiger is set to change ownership less than a year after its last acquisition.

Melissa Dick

Former Asos editorial director Melissa Dick heads to Condé Nast

Former editorial director Melissa Dick has been appointed editorial director of ecommerce at Condé Nast, as the publisher of Vogue magazine gears up to make its entry into ecommerce.


International business back on track in 18 months, says Asos boss chief executive Nick Robertson has said the etailer’s international business will be back on track in 18 months rather than the two years originally expected.

High Street

Business rates revaluation delay 'to cost North and Midlands £2.3bn'

Businesses in northern England and the Midlands could lose £2.3bn because of the government’s two-year deferment of the business rates revaluation, property consultancy Bilfinger GVA has claimed.

David Cameron

Retail leaders back Tory corporation tax policy

Fashion retail bosses including Arcadia chairman Sir Philip Green and Shop Direct chief executive Alex Baldock have signed a letter in support of the Conservative party’s corporation tax policy.

Horse of Fraser

Horse of Fraser, Selfridges’ new chief executive and other April Fools

House of Fraser has bought a thoroughbred race horse and named it after the department store chain – or so it would have us believe.

Oliver Sweeney on Henrietta Street

Image gallery: Oliver Sweeney's Covent Garden store

Footwear brand Oliver Sweeney has opened a new flagship in London’s Covent Garden, its biggest store and the first to offer collections from selected brand partners including outerwear label Gloverall.

Yoox Net-a-Porter

The Yoox Net-a-Porter deal: industry reaction

The Net-a-Porter Group has signed a merger deal with its Italian etail rival Yoox to create an online luxury fashion leader, with combined revenues of €1.3bn (£940m).

high street

Labour announces plans to cut business rates

Labour has today announced plans to cut business rates by an average of £400 each for 1.5m small businesses, if the party wins the general election on May 7.

Haman Alimardani

Bread & Butter names creative director

Embattled trade show Bread & Butter Berlin has appointed fashion designer Haman Alimardani as its creative director.

Net-a-Porter and Yoox merge to create €1.3bn etailer

Online luxury fashion retailer Net-a-Porter has signed a merger deal with Italian etail rival Yoox to create a €1.3bn (£940m) industry leader.

Yoox Net-a-Porter

Net-a-Porter and Yoox merger: the companies in detail

As Net-a-Porter signs a merger deal with Italian etail rival Yoox, Drapers takes a look at both companies and the combined group.

Bromley High Street, where the mayor announced the funding this morning

Easter to boost footfall by 4.7%

Footfall is expected to rise 4.7% over the Easter weekend as consumers hit the shops after pay day.

Marks and Spencer Cheshire Oaks

M&S turns a corner as fashion sales rise 1.2%

Marks and Spencer has reported a 1.2% increase in fashion sales for the 13 weeks to March 28, breaking a cycle of 14 consecutive quarters in decline.

Easter offers

Multiples look forward to a buoyant Easter

High street retailers are more concerned about the weather over the bank holiday than the impact of pre-election political campaigning on consumer confidence.


Zara owner signs warehouse to support UK online growth

Zara owner Inditex is looking to ramp up its online presence in the UK, having signed to take a new warehouse to support its ecommerce business.

Asos website

Asos profits fall 10% as it adjusts international pricing’s pre-tax profits dropped 10% to £18m in the six months to February 28, as it invested in making its prices more competitive in international markets.


Bank's customer database and in-house brands up for sale

The intellectual property assets of troubled young fashion retailer Bank have been put up for sale, following its fall into administration earlier this year.


Boohoo to start selling through Asos

Young fashion etailer Boohoo will sell a capsule collection of around 100 items of womenswear through from May.


Asos wins trademark appeal case

The Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling that’s name and logo do not infringe the trademark of Swiss cycling brand Assos.

Miss Selfridge spring 15

Very boosts high street offer with Miss Selfridge and Warehouse is boosting its branded offer with high street labels including Arcadia-owned Miss Selfridge, which launched on the site this week.

River Island Style Studio

River Island opens personal shopping studios

River Island opened a personal shopping Style Studio at its store in Birmingham Bullring on Saturday and will open one at its flagship Oxford Street store in London this Friday.

High Street

Consumer confidence hits new high

Consumer confidence among UK shoppers hit an almost 13-year high in March, which could spell good news for retailers over the upcoming Easter weekend.

Pep & Co Kettering

More locations revealed for Pep&Co launch

Pep&Co has signed for more than 30 of the initial 50 stores it will open from July.

Ben Sherman

Brand positioning key to Ben Sherman's future success

Ben Sherman must clearly define its brand positioning if it is to re-establish itself in the UK market, menswear industry insiders have said.

Kirsty McGregor and Tara Hounslea

Drapers Talks: Net-a-Porter and Yoox merger

Drapers’ news editor Kirsty McGregor talks to senior reporter Tara Hounslea about today’s confirmed merger between luxury online fashion retailer Net-a-Porter and Italian etailer Yoox to form a company with a combined net revenue of €1.3bn (£940m).


Mothercare bolsters management team

Mothercare has boosted its management team with two new hires, appointing its first chief information officer and a new retail operations director.

Iconeme for Lyle & Scott

Lyle & Scott launches smart mannequins

Scottish menswear business Lyle & Scott has teamed up with tech firm Iconeme, launching smart mannequins at its flagship store on London’s Carnaby Street.

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Retail Regional Manager - China

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