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Ana Santi

It takes more than product to breed success in fashion – it takes character, too

19 April 2014 | By

At Debenhams’ press briefing on Wednesday morning, chief executive Michael Sharp said “product remains at the heart of what we do”.

Ian Humphris

Pick up some lessons from the supermarket

16 April 2014

Ian Humphris, joint managing director of marketing consultancy Life Agency.

Talking Shop

As customer behaviour changes, so should you

16 April 2014

Tracy-Anne Fraser, is the owner of Somerset-based womenswear stores Grace at No 5 and The Frock Shop, and a member of the Fashion Association of Britain (FAB).


Armani ordered to pay millions in tax dispute

22 April 2014 | By Ben Cooper

Luxury fashion brand Armani has been ordered to pay €270m (£221m) to the Italian government in a tax dispute dating back to 2002.

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Former Adidas Patrik Nilsson appointed chief executive at Gant

22 April 2014 | By

Gant has appointed former Adidas boss Patrik Nilsson as its new chief executive, succeeding Dirk-Jan Stoppelenburg, who resigned from Gant in March.


Lindex eyes London store launch

22 April 2014 | By Ben Cooper

Scandinavian fashion giant Lindex is mulling a number of stores in and around London as potential sites for its UK debut.

West End defies UK's March sales drop

22 April 2014 | By Willard Foxton

Retail sales in London’s West End went up 2.4% year on year in March, according to figures from New West End Company, which represents 600 retailers on Bond Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street.


Footballer Didier Drogba launches underwear & swimwear line

22 April 2014 | By Willard Foxton

Former Chelsea footballer Didier Drogba, has released a website with images from his upcoming underwear and swimwear collection, Drogba & Co.

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John Lewis unveils 150th anniversary plans

22 April 2014 | By

John Lewis has unveiled a range of events to mark its 150th anniversary next month, including an interactive exhibition of its Victorian origins and exclusive tie-ups.

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Primark tipped for 21% profits jump

22 April 2014 | By

Primark is expected to report a 21% jump in first half operating profits tomorrow, which will offset declines in other parts of its parent business Associated British Foods.

High street

Easter footfall drops - but rises again by Monday

22 April 2014 | By

Easter trading was a game of two halves as footfall dropped on Friday and Saturday, but rose again on bank holiday Monday.

London Tradition

Outerwear brand London Tradition wins Queen's Award

22 April 2014 | By Willard Foxton

Premium outerwear brand London Tradition has won The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2014 for International Trade, recognising its success exporting to Europe and Asia.


German luxury business Strenesse files for insolvency

22 April 2014 | By

German luxury fashion company Strenesse - which used to dress the German footfall team at official events - has filed for insolvency.


Bosideng UK buying and design teams made redundant

22 April 2014 | By

Chinese retailer Bosideng is making its buying and design teams in London and Bradford redundant as it shifts these functions back to Shanghai.  

Making demands: Laura Ashley and Monsoon are among the retailers putting pressure on suppliers

Monsoon Accessorize head of buying leaves

22 April 2014 | By

Monsoon Accessorize’s head of buying Deepi Sekhon is leaving after six and a half years at the business.

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Timeline: Mulberry under Bruno Guillon

21 March 2014 | By

Following Mulberry chief executive Bruno Guillon stepping down from his role Drapers takes a look at his turbulent two years at the helm of the British luxury brand.

Simon Carter

The Drapers Interview - Simon Carter

17 April 2014 | By

Originally ‘The King of Cufflinks’, Simon Carter moved into men’s tailoring and ultimately reigned supreme at last year’s Drapers Awards.

Dani Reiss

The Drapers Interview - Dani Reiss of Canada Goose

5 April 2014 | By

Under Dani Reiss, Canada Goose has stretched its wings to encompass both Arctic explorers and suburban adventurers.

Fergus Patterson

The Drapers Interview - Fergus Patterson

27 March 2014 | By

Fergus Patterson has big plans for Gant, which has made a success of menswear but found womenswear trickier.

Pier Paolo Righi

The Drapers Interview - Pier Paolo Righi

22 March 2014 | By

Karl Lagerfeld chief executive Pier Paolo Righi on why it was time to add a UK store to the brand’s retail kingdom.


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Digital Edition: April 19 2014

19 April 2014

Smart moves - How Simon Carter conquered men’s tailoring. Click to view Drapers as a digital issue.