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Ana Santi

It takes more than product to breed success in fashion – it takes character, too

19 April 2014 | By

At Debenhams’ press briefing on Wednesday morning, chief executive Michael Sharp said “product remains at the heart of what we do”.

Ian Humphris

Pick up some lessons from the supermarket

16 April 2014

Ian Humphris, joint managing director of marketing consultancy Life Agency.

Talking Shop

As customer behaviour changes, so should you

16 April 2014

Tracy-Anne Fraser, is the owner of Somerset-based womenswear stores Grace at No 5 and The Frock Shop, and a member of the Fashion Association of Britain (FAB).

Animal Tourquay

UK chain Animal moves to a new store in Torquay

17 April 2014 | By Willard Foxton

Animal, the UK action sports lifestyle brand has opened a new 2,493 sq ft store in Torquay.

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Supergroup hires ex-Asda man as ecommerce boss

17 April 2014 | By Willard Foxton

SuperGroup - parent of fashion brand SuperDry - has appointed former Asda customer director Jon Wragg as its new ecommerce chief, replacing Chris Griffin.

Mulberry spring 14

Mulberry entry prices to drop £100 per bag

17 April 2014 | By

Mulberry entry-level handbags will have retail prices lowered by around £100 from June onwards, as the interim executive chairman looks to return the business to growth.


Burberry results rise again as Ahrendts bows out

17 April 2014 | By

Burberry’s last financial year under chief executive Angela Ahrendts has seen more growth, underpinned by double-digit sales increases in Asia-Pacific reported for its second half last week.

john lewis

Easter break boosts sales at John Lewis

17 April 2014 | By Willard Foxton

The first week of the Easter break has bolstered sales at John Lewis, with revenues up 13% year-on-year.


Ex-JJB Sports boss David Jones accused of forging bank statement to hide loan

17 April 2014 | By

The former executive chairman of JJB Sports Sir David Jones forged a bank statement to hide a loan of £1.5m, Leeds Crown Court has heard.


Mulberry warns on longer term profits as it starts pricing review

17 April 2014 | By

Mulberry will introduce lower price points after issuing another profit warning this morning - and said profits could be dampened in the medium term “while brand momentum rebuilds”.

fitbay aims to reduce online returns for retailers

17 April 2014 | By

Scandinavian start-up is creating a social network that aims to reduce online returns for retailers by “finding clothes that fit.”

simon williamson

Simon Williamson promoted at Value Retail

17 April 2014 | By

Designer outlet group Value Retail has promoted Simon Williamson to group retail director at the company.


UK shapewear brand Fit Britches launches in US

17 April 2014 | By

Bradford-based fitness and shapewear brand Fit Britches is crowd funding in the US in order to raise the $75,000 (£44,800) needed to bring its manufacturing back to the UK.

Irish retailers remain cautious about recovery prospects

17 April 2014 | By , Willard Foxton

Green shoots of recovery are sprouting in Ireland, but retailers warn that the improvement is fragile and tax increases may hinder further growth.


Belstaff to tempt back indies ahead of HQ relocation

17 April 2014 | By

Luxury outerwear brand Belstaff is looking to regain UK stockists under a new sales boss, as it relocates its global headquarters to London from New York later this year.   

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Timeline: Mulberry under Bruno Guillon

21 March 2014 | By

Following Mulberry chief executive Bruno Guillon stepping down from his role Drapers takes a look at his turbulent two years at the helm of the British luxury brand.

Simon Carter

The Drapers Interview - Simon Carter

17 April 2014 | By

Originally ‘The King of Cufflinks’, Simon Carter moved into men’s tailoring and ultimately reigned supreme at last year’s Drapers Awards.

Dani Reiss

The Drapers Interview - Dani Reiss of Canada Goose

5 April 2014 | By

Under Dani Reiss, Canada Goose has stretched its wings to encompass both Arctic explorers and suburban adventurers.

Fergus Patterson

The Drapers Interview - Fergus Patterson

27 March 2014 | By

Fergus Patterson has big plans for Gant, which has made a success of menswear but found womenswear trickier.

Pier Paolo Righi

The Drapers Interview - Pier Paolo Righi

22 March 2014 | By

Karl Lagerfeld chief executive Pier Paolo Righi on why it was time to add a UK store to the brand’s retail kingdom.


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Digital Edition: April 19 2014

19 April 2014

Smart moves - How Simon Carter conquered men’s tailoring. Click to view Drapers as a digital issue.