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Eric Musgrave

Whichever way you look at it, the end is nigh for BHS

29 January 2015 | By

This week I did something I hadn’t done for a very long time.

Chris Bishop

Online is an opportunity for retail, not a threat

29 January 2015

Chris Bishop is founder and chief executive of digital media agency 7thingsmedia.

Sharon and Emma Savage 1

Independent thinking can set a business apart

29 January 2015

Sharon Savage owns designer resale store Grace & Ted in Bath with her daughter, Emma (pictured, left), and is a member of the Fashion Association of Britain (FAB).

Brent Cross Cricklewood

Reiss to upsize Brent Cross store as Lipsy exits

30 January 2015 | By

High street retailer Reiss is to nearly double the size of its store in Brent Cross shopping centre when it takes over the neighbouring Lipsy unit later this spring.

Superdry x Timothy Everest

Superdry ends collaboration with Timothy Everest

30 January 2015 | By

Young fashion brand Superdry has ended its tie up with Savile Row tailor Timothy Everest.

Kendall & Kylie

Topshop in talks with the Kardashian family

30 January 2015 | By

Arcadia’s Topshop is in talks to become the exclusive stockist of the womenswear label created by the two youngest sisters of reality TV star Kim Kardashian, Kendall and Kylie Jenner.

High Street

Independents ‘outdid the market’ over Christmas

30 January 2015 | By

Independent retailers outperformed the market in the run up to the crucial Christmas trading period and were saved by last minute shoppers.

New Look AW14

New Look to sponsor Wireless festival

30 January 2015 | By

New Look has signed up to be the headline sponsor for this summer’s Wireless festival, as it looks to attract more male shoppers.

Kirsty McGregor and Jill Geoghegan

Drapers' Talks: JD Sports' Open chain and USC Video

30 January 2015 | By ,

Drapers’ news editor Kirsty McGregor talks to senior news reporter Jill Geoghegan about JD Sports’ decision to shut its Open stores and the changes at USC.

Amazon Fashion imaging team at the site of the new studio in London

Amazon reports modest quarterly profits

30 January 2015 | By

Amazon made a net profit of $214m (£142m) in the three months to December 31, down from $239m (£158m) during the same period in 2013.

Don McCarthy donates £1.5m to charity

Former House of Fraser chairman McCarthy donates £1.5m to charity

30 January 2015 | By

Specialist cancer hospital The Royal Marsden has received a £1.5m gift from retail entrepreneur Don McCarthy and his family in memory of his wife Diane, who died of bowel cancer in 2007.

John Lewis

Fashion sales up 10% at John Lewis as mobile traffic soars

30 January 2015 | By

Fashion sales at John Lewis were up 10% in the week to January 24, as its post-Christmas clearance period drew to a close.

CIFF January 2015

Upbeat start to the Copenhagen trade shows

30 January 2015 | By ,

Brands were buoyant at the start of the Copenhagen trade shows, with new formats CIFF Raven and Revolver making their debut and long-standing CIFF drawing the biggest crowds.

David Reiss

Video: David Reiss on his plans for international expansion Video

30 January 2015 | By

Reiss’s founder is still calling the shots, and after getting the chain back on track he wants to expand into new international markets. He tells Drapers’ Kirsty McGregor about his plans for 2015.

Mexx bought by Turkish company Eroglu Holding

30 January 2015 | By

Turkish retail company Eroglu Holding has bought bankrupt Dutch fashion business Mexx, according to reports.

David Reiss

The Drapers Interview: David Reiss

29 January 2015 | By

Reiss’s founder is still calling the shots, and after getting the chain back on track he wants to take it further upmarket.

Steve Hudson

The Drapers Interview: Steve Hudson, Curvy Kate

22 January 2015 | By

Focusing on ‘real women’, Curvy Kate lingerie has enjoyed a meteoric rise, culminating in a Drapers Award last year.

Bridging the gap: positioning itself in the space between high street and designer,  but with a quirky twist, Bridge has sealed its reputation by carefully selecting the perfect product lines for its loyal customer base.  Its location in Solihull centre a

The Drapers Interview: Janie Theaker, Bridge

15 January 2015 | By

Dedicated customer service helped Janie Theaker turn Bridge into a Drapers Independents Award winner.

Double act: Karen and Archie Hume  outside the main Kelso store

The Drapers Interview: Archie & Karen Hume

8 January 2015

Archie and Karen Hume have dusted off a traditional countrywear retailer to create a thoroughly modern business - and Drapers’ Indie of the Year.

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Drapers, January 31 2015 Womenswear Special

Digital Edition: Womenswear Special January 31 2015

29 January 2015

Click here to view Drapers womenswear special as a digital edition.