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Kick-start your aspirations with a Start Up Loan

22 August 2014

Grace Gordon is the founder of leather goods brand Grace Gordon.


Give your business something to shout about

22 August 2014

Deryane Tadd is the owner of womenswear boutique The Dressing Room in St Albans and a member of the Fashion Association of Britain (FAB).


Business rates, Asian markets and customer service are all taxing issues

23 August 2014

In the notoriously quiet month of August, the battle against business rates does not subside.

Bread & Butter cancelled

Bread & Butter Barcelona cancelled; show stays in Berlin

23 August 2014 | By

Industry pressure has caused Karl-Heinz Müller to cancel his plan to transfer Bread & Butter to Barcelona in January. BBB will run on January 19-21 alongside the other Berlin events.

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Retailers counting the cost of Fielding Group’s collapse

22 August 2014 | By

High street retailers are among creditors owed £3.48m following supplier The Fielding Group’s administration, Drapers understands.

Bugatti Fashion

Bugatti opens first clothing store in London

22 August 2014 | By

Carmaker Bugatti Automobiles has agreed a deal for its first worldwide retail store in London’s West End, which will sell a limited edition luxury clothing, lifestyle and accessories line.

John Lewis Heathrow

Fashion sales up 14.1% at John Lewis

22 August 2014 | By

John Lewis’ fashion sales “stepped forward considerably” in the week to August 16, growing by 14.1%.

Lands\' End

Lands’ End opens in HoF

22 August 2014 | By Pennie Varvarides

US lifestyle retailer Lands’ End made its full-price bricks-and-mortar debut in the UK this week, with five concessions in House of Fraser stores set to be trading across England by the end of September.

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Burberry boss sells more than £5m of shares

22 August 2014 | By

Burberry chief executive and chief creative officer Christopher Bailey has offloaded £5.2m of shares in the company, weeks after shareholders staged a revolt against his £27m pay package.

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Veldhoven’s Dept label being readied for UK debut next year

22 August 2014 | By

Pan-European womenswear business VeldhovenGroup will launch Dutch contemporary brand Dept in the UK next year.


Ugg boots up lifestyle collections to propel UK growth

22 August 2014 | By

Ugg Australia plans to drive UK growth by expanding its lifestyle categories including loungewear and accessories, while also bolstering its retail presence in Europe and the Middle East.


Indie click-and-collect website StreetHub extends to Brighton

22 August 2014 | By

StreetHub, a website and app offering a click-and-collect service for independent London retailers, is preparing to expand to Brighton.

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Lindex confirms Westfield for UK debut

22 August 2014 | By

Swedish fashion chain Lindex will open its first UK store in Westfield Stratford in spring 2015.


Condé Nast to sell WWD

22 August 2014 | By

Condé Nast is divesting Women’s Wear Daily and other titles under the Fairchild Fashion Media umbrella to American media and publishing entrepreneur Jay Penske.

High Street

Political unrest means tourists spend less

22 August 2014 | By Pennie Varvarides

Political tensions in Russia and Thailand and unfavourable exchange rates have hit tourist retail spend in the UK in the seven months to the end of July.


The Berlin Shows: The best of the bunch

19 July 2014 | By , ,

Not sure what trends to back? Some of Berlin’s big-hitting brands told us what they expect to sell.


The Drapers Interview - Charlotte McHardy, Olsen

23 August 2014 | By

After advising a rescue of womenswear label Olsen, VeldhovenGroup UK boss Charlotte McHardy is delivering on her promise to revive it.


The Drapers Interview - Russell, Wendy and James Jones

16 August 2014 | By

The family behind Robinsons of Bawtry have turned a small-town indie into a big player.

Beth Butterwick

The Drapers Interview - Bonmarché's chief executive Beth Butterwick

9 August 2014 | By

It took some tough love to rebuild the British chain, but Bonmarché is now getting back in shape and expanding.

Paul Watts & Julie Price

The Drapers Interview- Apparel Manufacturing Academy (AMA)

2 August 2014

An order from Tesco could trigger the rebirth of Northeast manufacturing, the owners of a Peterlee factory believe.


Job of the week


Designer – Home Textiles

c£50,000 (d.o.e)


PA - Luxury Brands

£30000 - £45000 per annum

Temporary Sales Consultant

£7 - £8 per hour

Sales Executive

c£25-30K + commission + benefits

Drapers 23 August 2014

Digital Edition: August 23 2014

22 August 2014

Veldhoven Group’s Charlotte McHardy is reigniting UK retailers’ interest in womenswear brand Olsen. Click to view Drapers as a digital issue.