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Remembering Oscar de la Renta Video

21 October 2014 | By

The fashion designer died today at the age of 82.

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Drapers' 30 under 30: Are your nominations in yet?

17 October 2014 | By

Have you sent in your nominations for Drapers’ 30 under 30 yet? If you haven’t, you only have one week to do it.

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It’s time to put business rates reform on the election agenda

16 October 2014 | By

One of the panel at last week’s judging for the Drapers Awards 2014 summed up the current situation very well: “It’s a testament to the strength of the sector that many of the choices were so difficult.”


Whistles sales grow 15% as it opens new stores

22 October 2014 | By

Whistles’ sales grew 15% to £56.7m in the year to January 2014, with like-for-likes up 8%.

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Retail design consultant Rodney Fitch has died

22 October 2014 | By

Retail design consultant Rodney Fitch has died after an 18-month battle with cancer.

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Jimmy Choo targets Asia following today's IPO

22 October 2014 | By

Jimmy Choo plans to open 10 to 15 stores a year following its float on the London Stock Exchange today (October 22), focusing on the Asian market.

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Shoe Zone profit in line with expectations as sales fall

22 October 2014 | By

Value footwear retailer Shoe Zone has announced in a trading update that pre-tax profits for the year to October 4 are expected to be in line with market expectations despite slow September sales.


SuperGroup appoints ex-Co-op boss Euan Sutherland as new CEO

22 October 2014 | By

SuperGroup has appointed former Co-op boss Euan Sutherland as its new chief executive as Julian Dunkerton moves into the newly created role of founder and product and brand director.


London flagship marks ‘relaunch’ of Bally

22 October 2014 | By

The opening of Bally’s London store has been hailed as a relaunch of the luxury brand by chief executive Frédéric de Narp.

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Mulberry goes omnichannel ahead of festive season

22 October 2014 | By

Mulberry has launched collect in store, order in store and in-store online return services for shoppers ahead of the Christmas shopping season.

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Adidas and Reebok could benefit from proposed sale

22 October 2014 | By

Selling Reebok to a group of investors from Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi could be beneficial to both the brand and parent company Adidas, analysts have said.

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Consumer confidence hits three-year high

22 October 2014 | By

Consumer confidence has risen for the third quarter in succession according to the Deloitte Consumer Tracker, which surveys 3,000 adults on consumer spending attitudes and behaviour.


Psyche owner branches into young fashion

22 October 2014 | By

The owner of premium independent department store Psyche has opened a 8,000 sq ft shop dedicated to young fashion brands, also in Middlesbrough.

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The Shop at Bluebird to launch transactional website

22 October 2014 | By

Luxury London boutique The Shop at Bluebird will make its website transactional next year and has hired a new senior merchandiser with ecommerce experience to aid the push.

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‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,’ says defiant Asos boss

22 October 2014 | By

Asos chief executive Nick Robertson has defended the performance of the etailer after a “challenging” year, saying what doesn’t kill the business “can only make it stronger”.

Tickled Pink post surgery bra from George at Asda

George launches post-surgery bra range

26 September 2014 | By

George at Asda has launched a post-surgery bra range developed with Breast Cancer Care ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.


The Drapers Interview: Sarah Curran & Gareth Jones

16 October 2014 | By

Redefining luxury: Shop Direct is steering into uncharted territory with, but Sarah Curran and Gareth Jones are confident about its democratic offering.


The Drapers Interview: Rinku Loomba, Viz-a-Viz

8 October 2014 | By

Viz-a-Viz chief executive Rinku Loomba is on a mission to shake up independent fashion wholesale - one PartnerShop at a time.

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The Drapers Interview: Angela Spindler, N Brown Group

2 October 2014 | By

The N Brown boss has drawn up a new template to get the group’s biggest-selling brand - JD Williams - back on track.

Global ambitions: Susanne Given in Superdry’s  Regent Street flagship

The Drapers Interview: Susanne Given, SuperGroup

25 September 2014 | By

Through its acquisition of distributors and franchise partners, SuperGroup’s global expansion is gathering momentum under chief operating officer Susanne Given.


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Digital Edition October 18 2014

Digital Edition: October 18 2014

16 October 2014

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