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Fashion team favourite: Opening Ceremony, Shoreditch

24 July 2014 | By

The new east London outpost of cult New York store Opening Ceremony opened today, nestled in the Ace Hotel on Shoreditch High Street.

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Entrepreneurial spirit flourishes in the fashion technology sector

24 July 2014 | By

The spirit of entrepreneurship was burning bright on Tuesday evening when I attended a networking dinner for journalists and bright young things from the field of fashion technology.

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There are winners and losers in competition law

24 July 2014

Chris Bryant is partner at law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner.

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Amazon launches wearable technology store

26 July 2014 | By

Amazon UK has launched an online store devoted to wearable technology offering more than 100 different devices including smart glasses and watches, cameras and activity trackers.

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Asda's Pauline Chisholm moves to Jacques Vert Group

24 July 2014 | By

Jacques Vert Group (JVG) has poached George at Asda’s Pauline Chisholm for a newly-created role as head of business development.

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Lingerie boutique Petits Bisous to launch own brand collection

24 July 2014 | By

Chelsea-based lingerie boutique Petits Bisous will launch its first own label collection in September.

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Spending on clothing falls in June following later Sales

24 July 2014 | By

Consumer spending on clothing fell slightly from May to June as store prices rose 1.7%, according to data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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Louis Vuitton signs for Heathrow Terminal 5 store

24 July 2014 | By

Louis Vuitton will open its first European airport store at London Heathrow’s Terminal 5 this December. 

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Retail employment falls 2.5% as business rates force companies to cut costs

24 July 2014 | By

The number of full time retail jobs fell by 2.5% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2014, as property costs and business rates force companies to cut back elsewhere, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

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Drapers Womenswear Special: spring 15 preview

24 July 2014

Daphne Selfe, the model who at 86 years old has been gracing the cover of magazines for more than 60 years, is fronting Drapers’ spring 15 Womenswear Special this week.

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DKNY to open store in Trinity Leeds

24 July 2014 | By

US designer brand DKNY will open a 2,265 sq ft standalone store in Trinity Leeds in October, its first location in the city.

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New Tesco boss Lewis faces same old problems

24 July 2014 | By

Incoming Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis must tackle the same legacy problems as his predecessor failed to do, including product, pricing and increased competition, industry insiders have warned.

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Angry retailers call for banking review

24 July 2014 | By ,

Retailers have backed the Competition and Markets Authority’s proposal to launch an investigation into the way UK banks treat small businesses, claiming the current system is “onesided” and holds them “to ransom”.

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Overland wins licence for G.H. Bass Shoes in Europe

23 July 2014 | By

British footwear distributor Overland has signed a deal with US licencing group G-III Apparel Group to sell G.H. Bass Shoes in Europe.

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Cheshire Oaks starts work on £3m refurbishment

23 July 2014 | By

Work has started at Cheshire Oaks, the UK’s largest designer outlet, on a £3m refurbishment that will overhaul walkways, facades and street furniture.

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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.

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The Drapers interview- Alexia Parmigiani

26 July 2014 | By

We caught up with one of the winners from the design categories at the Drapers Footwear & Accessories Awards 2014 in May to find out how they plan to capitalise on their success.

Footwear family: the signature high heels and woven ankle boots, the Mayfair store, and Samantha, Bernardo and Stephanie Müller Knab

The Drapers interview- Lele PyP

26 July 2014 | By

We caught up with one of the winners from the design categories at the Drapers Footwear & Accessories Awards 2014 in May to find out how they plan to capitalise on their success.

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The Drapers interview- Alice Stone

26 July 2014 | By

We caught up with one of the winners from the design categories at the Drapers Footwear & Accessories Awards 2014 in May to find out how they plan to capitalise on their success.

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Wendy Hallett opens the door on the exclusive Twenty Club

24 July 2014 | By

Before taking charge of The Twenty Club, Wendy Hallett opens the door on this select event.

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DIgital Edition July 19 2014

Digital Edition: Casual Fashion Special July 19 2014

21 July 2014

We identify the leading looks and brands for spring 15’s style tribes. Click to view Drapers as a digital issue.