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Fashion team favourite: Kempes' spring 15 collection

28 July 2014 | By

The new menswear brand from designer Danny Passarella caught the eye of the Drapers fashion team this week.

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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.

Leading lady: Cara Delavigne features in Pepe’s largest campaign since the 1990s

Pepe Jeans mulls private equity sale

29 July 2014 | By

Pepe Jeans Group is considering selling off the business in a deal that could value it at more than £500m.

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Jacobson restructures Gola UK distribution

29 July 2014 | By

Footwear supplier Jacobson Group has moved the UK distribution of Gola in-house in a move to target higher-end stockists.

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Bira takes to the road

29 July 2014 | By

Shop owners across Scotland and England will have access to free advice and support this summer as the British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) goes on tour.

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Next raises profit guidance as first half sales soar

29 July 2014 | By

Next has increased its full year profit guidance by £25m to between £775m and £815m as sales for the first half soared by 10.7%.

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

Matalan pledges three-year commitment to Bangladesh charity as new Rana Plaza campaign builds

28 July 2014 | By

Matalan has rejected further calls for it to pay into an official fund for victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, saying it will instead build a longer-term relationship with its local charity partner.

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Video: Philip Clarke to Dave Lewis - 'Make Tesco better' Video

28 July 2014

Ousted chief executive Philip Clarke has made a ‘ClarkeCam’ video, urging his successor Dave Lewis to “make Tesco better”.

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Commonwealth fever spurs Scottish shoppers

28 July 2014 | By

The feel-good factor from Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games encouraged shoppers to hit Scottish high streets last week, with footfall rising 9.1% on last year.

The flagship store on New York\'s Fifth Avenue is set to open in November

Topshop and Topman to launch on Zalando

28 July 2014 | By

Topshop and Topman will launch dedicated online shops on German website Zalando in September.

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Björn Borg Footwear signs up Red Alert

28 July 2014 | By

Björn Borg has signed a deal with agency Red Alert to manage its UK footwear accounts from spring 15.

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O2 designer outlet plans suffer setback as developer pulls out

28 July 2014 | By

Plans to develop a new designer outlet at the O2 Arena in London have suffered a setback after Land Securities could not agree a deal with the scheme’s owner AEG to progress the plans, Drapers can reveal.

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Sports Direct to open gyms

28 July 2014 | By

Sports Direct is to open fitness centres above its stores, ahead of a nationwide launch of standalone gyms.

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Mothercare 'confident' as Destination Maternity abandons bid

28 July 2014 | By

Mothercare has said it is “confident” in its future after US baby chain Destination Maternity dropped its bid to take over the business.

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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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Job of the week

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Digital Edition July 26 2014

Digital Edition: Womenswear Special July 26 2014

25 July 2014

Spring 15’s essential looks span the ages, offering something for every woman. Click to view Drapers Womenswear Special as a digital issue.