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Keely Stocker

Menswear shoppers may be Open to change – but are trade show organisers?

30th August 2014 | By

As the sunny weather disappears and the kids go back to school, a new season begins.

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Offer a clear positioning and they will come

27 August 2014

Ashley Morris is co-owner of Linzi Shoes, which has one store at Westfield Stratford and four in Essex, and a member of the Fashion Association of Britain.

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Etail has made Sunday trading laws obsolete

27 August 2014

Mark Allatt is co-founder of campaign group Open Sundays.

The poor weather hit the high street last week

Rain deters high street shoppers

1 September 2014 | By

The torrential rain over the bank holiday weekend and the poor weather that followed hit footfall across the high street last week, according to data company Springboard.

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Arnotts launches first customer loyalty card

1 September 2014 | By

Dublin department store Arnotts has launched its first store loyalty card, the Wonder Card, today.

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Sales rise in 90th year at Charles Clinkard

1 September 2014 | By

Family-run footwear chain Charles Clinkard has recorded a 9.1% rise in like-for-like sales to £15.6m for the six months to July 31.

The designer outlet centre has a presence in eight countries

McArthurGlen plots major expansion over next three years

1 September 2014 | By

McArthurGlen has laid down plans to open 2.7 million sq ft of retail space over the next three years, at a cost of almost €1.5bn (£1.2bn).

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Micam Milan: Brands upbeat on day one

1 September 2014 | By

Confidence was high on the first day of the spring 15 edition of Micam Milan on Sunday (August 31), with footwear brands reporting increased orders following strong sales throughout the summer.

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Sainsbury's launches Tu ecommerce pilot

1 September 2014 | By

Sainsbury’s began trialling online sales of its Tu clothing brand this weekend, with about 200 customers based in the Midlands invited to take part.

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Fat Lad at the Back expands range and eyes Evans Cycles store debut

1 September 2014 | By

Plus-size cycling brand Fat Lad at the Back will expand into running and triathlon gear for spring 15 as it looks to make its bricks-and-mortar debut in Evans Cycles stores.

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Matalan launches second Abbey Clancy range

29 August 2014 | By

Matalan has announced a second collaboration with model Abbey Clancy.

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Sugarhill Boutique plots store openings

29 August 2014 | By

Sugarhill Boutique is preparing to open its first full-price stores as part of a plan to boost sales to £10m in the next three years.

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Cotton prices fall but retailers reap no benefit

29 August 2014 | By

British fashion industry players have expressed frustration at the lack of a trickle-down effect from the falling price of cotton around the world.

Asos\' Pete Marsden has left the etailer after almost two years

Asos chief information officer Pete Marsden departs

29 August 2014 | By ,

Asos chief information officer Pete Marsden has left the etailer after almost two years with the company.

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Little White Lies announces Lipsy debut

29 August 2014 | By

Little White Lies will add Lipsy to its stockists from September 1.

WGSN Mindset

WGSN launches consultancy division

1 September 2014 | By

Trend forecasting agency WGSN has launched a bespoke consumer insight and consultancy service.

Michael Ward

The Drapers Interview- Michael Ward, Harrods

28 August 2014 | By Charlotte Rogers

Harrods managing director Michael Ward says its Shoe Heaven concept puts it ahead of the field in the battle for well-heeled shoppers.

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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.

Robinsons

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.

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Digital Edition August 30 2014

Digital Edition: August 30 2014

29 August 2014

Fortune favours the brave: Harrods boss Michael Ward hopes its latest in-store revamps will raise the bar for luxury retail. Click here to view Drapers as a digital issue.