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Drapers counts down the ten best store openings, extensions and revamps of 2014.
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From the appointments of Richard Nicoll at Jack Wills and Nicolas Ghesquiere at Louis Vuitton, to the Kimye US Vogue cover, here are the fashion stories that got everyone talking this year.
When the history of fashion retailing is written, 2014 will be seen as a momentous year in which the accepted norms of business practice were challenged on several fronts and we saw a structural shift across many areas of the sector.
Dave Conaghan is owner of young fashion independent Chocolate Clothing in Derry, Northern Ireland.
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Jigsaw has opened its new 2,656 sq ft store at Centre:mk in Milton Keynes. Situated on Silbury Arcade, adjacent to Kurt Geiger, House of Fraser and The White Company, the store stocks the full range of women’s, men’s and kids’ clothing and accessories.
Calvin Klein is to bolster its online presence by launching six new websites across Asia in 2015.
Marks & Spencer has signed up to be the anchor tenant at a £60m development in Oldham town centre.
Boxing Day online sales are expected to reach £748m this year, the equivalent of £519,000 per minute, which falls short of the £810m spent online during this year’s Black Friday.
Rigby & Peller opened its tenth UK store on Wednesday in St Johns Wood in London.
HRH The Princess Royal visited bag and accessories brand Zatchels at its factory in Leicester yesterday.
Increased footfall is expected to drive shoplifting levels to a record high this Christmas, costing the UK economy more than £1bn, with department stores hit hardest.
Drapers’ editorial director Eric Musgrave will appear in The Apprentice final on December 21 advising Lord Sugar, who has £250,000 to invest in the winner’s initiative.
The British Fashion Council has released the provisional autumn 15 schedule for London Fashion Week, which will take place on February 20-24.
As the year draws to a close Drapers looks at the fashion businesses that have succeeded and struggled during 2014.
The British Retail Consortium has welcomed the European agreement to cap the “anti-competitive” cost of processing debit and credit card payments.
French department store Galeries Lafayette will team up with Airbnb to give shoppers the chance to spend the night in its Parisian store the night before the January Sales start.
From new store openings to businesses ceasing trading and individuals changing positions in the industry, here are the most popular stories of 2014.
Betty Jackson’s passion for fabrics and print has endured for 47 years, and the Drapers Lifetime Achievement winner is still firmly ensconced in the design studio.
After 125 years of making jeans, Lee is being led into uncharted territory by European boss Gilles Laumonier.
Simon Nankervis has overseen American Eagle Outfitters’ UK arrival, and is confident it can sink its talons firmly into the young fashion market.
Footwear chains have come and gone in the past 90 years, but family-run Charles Clinkard has stood firm. Its eponymous boss tells us how it has succeeded.