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Drapers awards 2014

Drapers dates for the diary

18 December 2014 | By

As 2014 draws to a close, make sure you have the important Drapers dates in your diary for next year. From awards to conferences, Drapers has a host of events you won’t want to miss out on in 2015. 

Eric Musgrave

The times they are a-changin’ – and we ain’t seen nothing yet

18 December 2014 | By

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.

Play time: Selfridges launched a game

Ecommerce: Online Games

18 December 2014 | By

A trend for online games has resulted in creative ways to win sales in the run-up to Christmas.

Liberty

The best Christmas window displays 2014

18 December 2014 | By

All the trimmings: With London in a festive frame of mind, here are the most eye-catching windows.

Psyche in Middlesbrough

Poll: Which indie do you think has the best Christmas windows? Video

17 December 2014

Drapers has run a competition to find the best Christmas windows created by independent retailers this year.

Psyche in Middlesbrough - The Winner

Image gallery: Find out which indie has the best Christmas window this year

17 December 2014 | By

Psyche in Middlesbrough has won Drapers’ competition to find the best indie Christmas window this year, for its colourful and eye-catching displays that feature products from brands including Hugo Boss and Barbour presented on snow-covered streets alongside a snowman, dog and red postbox.

Vince Cable

Vince Cable seeks meeting with Tesco bosses

18 December 2014 | By

Vince Cable has called for a meeting with Tesco boss Dave Lewis to discuss the supermarket’s long-term strategy.

Gareth Pugh

Gareth Pugh to celebrate 10th anniversary at London Fashion Week

18 December 2014 | By

British designer Gareth Pugh will return to London Fashion Week after a seven-year hiatus.

Wolford

Wolford appoints new chief executive

18 December 2014 | By

Wolford has appointed Ashish Sensarma as its new chief executive from January 7.

M&S make a wish campaign

M&S launches make-a-wish campaign

18 December 2014 | By

Marks & Spencer has launched a make-a-wish campaign featuring the two fairies from its 2014 Christmas TV advert, Magic and Sparkle, which calls on the UK public to share details of good deeds they carry out in the run-up to Christmas using the hashtag #followthefairies.

Drapers awards 2014

Drapers dates for the diary

18 December 2014 | By

As 2014 draws to a close, make sure you have the important Drapers dates in your diary for next year. From awards to conferences, Drapers has a host of events you won’t want to miss out on in 2015. 

decathlon

Decathlon opens Croydon store

18 December 2014 | By

Sportswear retailer Decathlon has opened in Croydon, its first new opening in London for 15 years.

Muller

Bread & Butter files for insolvency

17 December 2014 | By

Berlin trade show Bread & Butter has filed for insolvency following the cancellation of its January edition.

Beaker

The Beaker in Seoul

11 December 2014 | By

The fashion culture lab: Beaker in Seoul is aptly named after the vessel in which exciting new concoctions come together.

Corso Como

Corso in Korea

18 December 2014 | By

Luxury retailing finds its ultimate expression in Seoul’s 10 Corso Como.

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Retailing boutiques in South Korea

11 December 2014 | By

If South Korea is the new Japan, UK brands should target these indies in Seoul’s Gangnam district.

Lotte

Seoul Searching

4 December 2014 | By

Department stores rule South Korea’s retailing scene. Western brands need a distinctive offer to create a stir in this sophisticated market.

F&F SS15

Part Two: Spring 15 collections

11 December 2014 | By

Part Two: Our round-up of spring 15 looks continues, with the 1970s trend chief among the influences.

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Doing the paperwork

11 December 2014 | By

Independent retail: It’s time for the nitty-gritty as we get to grips with VAT, insurance and company registration in part four of our guide to setting up your own shop.

Good move: lifestyle indie The Goodhood Store relocated to tap  into higher footfall

Shopfit for purpose

26 November 2014 | By

Finding the right property and designing an inspiring store can be daunting, but thorough research will pay dividends.

Business case: Louis Copeland had a lot to consider before opening a shop in Dundrum centre, Dublin

Independent retail

22 October 2014 | By

Great concept? Check! Next in our 12-part guide to setting up shop is the crucial phase of ensuring your business is built on strong financial foundations.

Liberty

The best Christmas window displays 2014

18 December 2014 | By

All the trimmings: With London in a festive frame of mind, here are the most eye-catching windows.

Eric Musgrave

The times they are a-changin’ – and we ain’t seen nothing yet

18 December 2014 | By

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.

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Nostalgic for the retail buzz of Christmas past

17 December 2014

Dave Conaghan is owner of young fashion independent Chocolate Clothing in Derry, Northern Ireland.

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Ecommerce growth means more shops will shut

17 December 2014

Richard Hyman is founder of research firm Verdict Retail and analysis site Richardtalksretail.co.uk.

Eric Musgrave

The season’s bad tidings bring joy to those who take pleasure in misfortune

11 December 2014 | By

There has been an unfortunate outbreak of schadenfreude in the past week.

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    Drapers Luxury Report 2014
     

    With so much movement in the Luxury sector, we bring you our third annual Luxury Report, in association with retail technology provider K3 Retail.
     

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    China Report
     

    International retailing is big business for the UK's high street, and over the coming years we're likely to see significant changes as our home-grown businesses shift their focus to overseas markets. It is with this in mind that Drapers, in association with OOCL Logistics (Europe), brings you the second international report of 2014, this time focused on China.
     

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    The Multichannel Report

    Within this report, we’ve polled a nationally representative pool of 2000 UK consumers to find out how they shop across channels with fashion brands and retailers, how they would like to shop and what they don’t like.


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    Innovation in Fashion Report

    This report looks at how businesses across the fashion industry are coming up with new ideas at every stage of the supply chain to add value in terms of efficiency and product.

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