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Months of uncertainty end as Scotland votes no

19 September 2014 | By

Many Scottish businesses will have breathed a collective sigh of relief at this morning’s referendum results, as did I when I clambered out of bed and switched on the news - if only because it ends months of uncertainty.

Eric Musgrave

Scottish independents win the Yes vote at home and abroad

19 September 2014 | By

There is a bitter-sweet irony that the Drapers Independent Retailer of the Year 2014 is Scottish - very Scottish - and picked up the sought-after accolade on Wednesday, the day before the independence vote north of the border.

Derek McCormack

Evolving and adapting is the key to longevity

18 September 2014

Derek McCormack is menswear buyer for independent department store Majors, which has three branches in Shropshire and Wales, and a member of the International Menswear Company (IMC).

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Lyle & Scott ecommerce boss to leave

23 September 2014 | By Susie Bearne

Lyle & Scott’s head of ecommerce Will Dymott is to step down from the young fashion brand after nearly four years to join ecommerce and multichannel retail consultancy Practicology.

Indie Austique's assets sold – but creditors could lose out

23 September 2014 | By

The company assets of womenswear independent Austique have been sold to FC Fund Managers, after the two-store London business went into administration.

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Mothercare to introduce branded fashion in turnaround plan

23 September 2014 | By

Mothercare will launch third-party fashion brands into all UK stores from October as part of a three-year turnaround plan.

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Ben Sherman relocates to bigger Long Acre unit

23 September 2014 | By

Ben Sherman is moving to a bigger store on Long Acre in London’s Covent Garden to showcase more of the brand’s range and house an in-store barber shop.

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Tommy Hilfiger names Avery Baker as chief brand officer

23 September 2014 | By Susie Bearne

Tommy Hilfiger has promoted its chief marketing officer Avery Baker to the newly-created role of chief brand officer.

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John Lewis appoints new director of online product

23 September 2014 | By

John Lewis has appointed Sienne Veit in the newly created role of director of online product to help boost its multichannel strategy.

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Footwear brand launches with mattress spring technology

23 September 2014 | By

A new men’s and women’s pocket sprung footwear brand called Springuru has launched through crowd funding website Kickstarter with an aim to raise £15,000 by November 3.

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Mothercare launches £100m rights issue

23 September 2014 | By

Mothercare will launch a rights issue to raise around £100m to help it deliver on its new strategic plan.

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Former M&S chief finance officer Alan Stewart to join Tesco early

23 September 2014 | By

Former M&S chief finance officer Alan Stewart is expected to start his new role at Tesco two months early after his employment with Marks & Spencer was formally ended today, following a period of gardening leave.

Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo confirms October IPO plans

23 September 2014 | By

British shoe maker Jimmy Choo has today announced its intention to launch an initial public offering (IPO) on the main London Stock Exchange.

Online consumers demand more flexible deliveries

Online consumers demand more flexible delivery options

23 September 2014 | By

Online purchases of clothing and footwear will soar over the next four years, but consumers are increasingly looking for more flexible delivery options such as Sunday delivery or click-and-collect pick up points, according to a report commissioned by Barclays.

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Bread & Butter boss launches 14oz online store

22 September 2014 | By

Bread & Butter founder Karl-Heinz Müller has launched an online shop for his Berlin store 14oz.

A student at the London Technical Fashion Academy in Hackney, east London

Fashion academy to mark inaugural apprenticeship scheme

12 September 2014 | By Ben Cooper

A new training scheme for young members of the fashion industry will begin next week with the first intake of an apprenticeship programme at a London-based manufacturer.

Small wonders: Lewis wants to keep surprising customers

The Drapers Interview: Tracy Lewis, Wacoal Eveden

12 September 2014 | By

Lewis leads wacoal’s united front: a new name signals a fresh approach for lingerie group Wacoal Eveden, chief executive Tracy Lewis explains.

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The Drapers Interview - Fiona Lambert, George at Asda

11 September 2014

Asda’s clothing brand boss Fiona Lambert is not worried by the growing threat from supermarket rivals

Ray Hernan

The Drapers Interview - Ray Hernan, Arnotts

4 September 2014 | By

With a refreshed offer and customer loyalty card, Arnotts boss Ray Hernan is leading the Dublin store out of the dark days of Ireland’s economic crash.

Rob Hadfield

Property Special Interview - Rob Hadfield, Debenhams

4 September 2014 | By

For Debenhams property director Rob Hadfield, the building blocks for retail growth are still very much made of bricks and mortar.

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Digital Edition: Drapers Independent Awards 2014

Digital Edition: Drapers Independent Awards 2014

20 September 2014

Read the Drapers Independent Awards brochure 2014 as a fully digital edition.