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Eric Musgrave

Editor's Comment: Election glare spotlights retail’s low-wage culture

17 April 2015

Are you suffering from election fatigue yet?

Apple Watch Edition collection

Drapers comment: Apple Watch is a game changer for fashion-led wearable tech

14 April 2015 | By

The new Apple Watch has whipped up a frenzy in the wearable tech market. More than one million devices are said to have been pre-ordered during the first weekend of its availability last weekend, and there’s still a week and a half to go until its official release on April 24.

CAT boots customised by Drapers fashion editor Graeme Moran

Design your own CAT boots like Drapers' fashion editor

13 April 2015 | By

Ever wanted to design your own pair of shoes? Thanks to footwear brand CAT I recently got the chance to, and so can you by entering the new Drapers’ Graduate of the Year category which has been introduced as part of the Drapers Footwear Awards 2015.

Shoe Zone

Profit warning from Shoe Zone after mild autumn

21 April 2015 | By

Shoe Zone has warned that the mild weather during the autumn slowed revenues for the six months ended April 4.


Primark sales up 15% but like for likes flat

21 April 2015 | By

Primark has reported that like-for-like sales were level with last year for the 24 weeks ending February 28, after being hit by the unseasonably warm weather in Europe during the autumn and the impact of opening new stores in the Netherlands and Germany on existing stores in the region.

Nicola Sturgeon

SNP wants £8.70 minimum wage

21 April 2015 | By

Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon has made a bid to woo businesses and workers with the party’s 2015 general election manifesto.

mobile shopping

Google to prioritise mobile-friendly sites

21 April 2015 | By

Google is about to embark on a major change to its search function, with the internet giant set to prioritise websites that have been optimised for mobiles.

In comfort: the brand has reintroduced stylish accents to its ranges

Hotter, Phase Eight and Seraphine win Queen’s Award

21 April 2015 | By ,

Footwear business Hotter, womenswear retailer Phase Eight and maternity retailer Seraphine have all won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Disaster: more than 400 lives were lost in the Rana Plaza collapse. The factory was being used by Primark and Mango

Benetton Group makes £700k Rana Plaza payment

20 April 2015 | By

Italian fashion group Benetton has contributed a further $1.1m (£736,000) to the Rana Plaza Trust Fund.

Westgate Oxford

Video: Westgate Oxford seeks high street and premium retailers Video

20 April 2015 | By

Oxford’s Westgate shopping centre is seeking high street and premium retailers to move in ahead of its reopening in autumn 2017.


Michael Kors to open Sloane Street store

20 April 2015 | By

Michael Kors will open a store on London’s Sloane Street at the end of the month.

the hut group

Sales and profits rocket at The Hut Group

20 April 2015 | By

Etailer The Hut Group has reported a 39% rise in group sales to £244m for the year to December 31, as EBITDA rocketed 50% to £22.6m.


Pep&Co to create 500 new jobs

20 April 2015 | By

Pep&Co, the new value chain from former Asda boss Andy Bond and former Tu boss Adrian Mountford, is to create 500 new jobs across England, Wales and Scotland at the end of August.

Nudie Jeans in Shoreditch

Image gallery: Nudie Jeans opens Shoreditch store

20 April 2015 | By

Swedish organic denim brand Nudie Jeans has opened a new store in Shoreditch, London.

Life of leisure: London Designer Outlet (bottom left) will join outlets such as Bicester Village (left). Gunwharf Quays (above) has upped its fashion off

Bicester Village to open 28 more shops

20 April 2015 | By

Bicester Village will gain 28 more shops and extra parking bays, after plans to demolish a nearby Tesco and petrol station were given the green light.


Plus-size brand Elvi launches new website in wholesale push

13 April 2015 | By

Plus-size womenswear brand Elvi is setting up a wholesale website, as it targets a mix of multiple and independent stockists for autumn 15.

Karpelle managing director Howard Klepper.

The Drapers Interview: Howard Klepper, managing director of Karpelle

15 April 2015 | By

Today’s manufacturers must be agile and responsive, qualities that Manchester-based Karpelle, run by Howard Klepper, has in abundance

Lauren Ferguson

The Drapers Interview: Lauren Ferguson

8 April 2015 | By

Old-fashioned customer service and a modern buying approach helped Lauren Ferguson’s Sisters Boutique in Falkirk scoop a Drapers Award

House of Fraser chief executive Nigel Oddy

Destination east: House of Fraser's Chinese expansion

1 April 2015 | By

The new man at the helm of House of Fraser tells us about its imminent launch into China

Ann Sofie Johansson, H&M creative adviser

The Drapers Interview: Ann-Sofie Johansson

23 March 2015 | By

Ann-Sofie Johansson has risen from shop assistant to design boss at H&M, picking up some luxury friends along the way


Job of the week

TK Maxx




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Luxury Supervisor

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Drapers April 18 2015

Digital Edition: April 17 205

16 April 2015

Spring’s top gear: Our Hit or Miss survey test drives menswear multiples’ new season offers.Click here to view Drapers as a digital edition.