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Video: ‘Black Friday will kick start Christmas trading’ Video

19 November 2014 | By

Selfridges operations director Sue West talks to Drapers about the department store’s expectations of Christmas trading, Black Friday and the growth of click-and-collect.

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Video: Boux Avenue unveils Christmas TV ad Video

19 November 2014 | By

Lingerie chain Boux Avenue launched its Christmas TV ad for 2014 today (November 19). The ad will be aired on ITV, Channel 4, E4, ITV2 and Comedy Central during prime time hours.

Video: House of Fraser Christmas ad Video

17 November 2014 | By

House of Fraser has released its first brand-focused Christmas TV advertisement for more than a decade.

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Video: Sainsbury's launches WW1-inspired Christmas advert Video

13 November 2014 | By

Sainsbury’s has launched a heartwarming Christmas advert in association with The Royal British Legion. 

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Video: JD Williams launches first Christmas advert Video

10 November 2014

JD Williams has launched its debut Christmas advert featuring Lorraine Kelly to target women who feel forgotten by the high street.

M&S Christmas campaign

Video: M&S shares random acts of kindness for Christmas Video

10 November 2014

To support the launch of its Follow the Fairies Christmas advertising campaign which encourages shoppers to undertake random acts of kindness during the festive period, M&S has itself shared a number of random acts of kindness across the country.

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Video: M&S launches Magic & Sparkle Christmas ad Video

7 November 2014 | By

Marks & Spencer has unveiled its 2014 Christmas campaign, bringing to life the retailer’s strapline ‘Magic & Sparkle’ in the form of two fairies.

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Video: Very launches 'Step into Christmas in Style' ad campaign Video

7 November 2014 | By

Shop Direct’s Very.co.uk has launched its ‘Step into Christmas in Style’ festive ad campaign fronted by presenter Fearne Cotton and a group of friends.

Harrods Christmas campaign 2014

Video: Harrods launches 'The Land of Make Believe' Christmas campaign Video

7 November 2014 | By

Harrods has launched its 2014 Christmas campaign, which will run on its website, social media platforms, in store and in cinemas nationwide.

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Video: Not on the High Street launches Christmas ad Video

6 November 2014 | By

Not on the High Street has launched its Christmas advert which focuses on its boutiques’ ability to offer personalised presents so shoppers can ‘Choose a Christmas less ordinary’.

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Video: Topshop's Christmas ad campaign featuring Cara Delevingne Video

6 November 2014 | By

Topshop has released its ‘Happy Holidays’ Christmas campaign featuring Cara Delevingne who is seen dancing and posing in front of the camera wearing party pieces from the autumn 14 collection including a black jumpsuit.

John Lewis Christmas 2014 campaign with Sam and Monty

Video: John Lewis launches Monty the Penguin Christmas campaign Video

6 November 2014 | By

John Lewis has unveiled its Christmas 2014 advertising campaign, which tells the tale of the friendship between a little boy Sam and his penguin friend Monty.

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Video: Firetrap launches Deadly Denim ad campaign Video

4 November 2014 | By

Firetrap has launched its new ‘Deadly Denim’ ad campaign, which aired on television and online for the first time yesterday (November 3).

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Cath Kidston steps back to become non-executive director

26 November 2014 | By

Cath Kidston, founder of the eponymous lifestyle business, is to step back from day-to-day involvement and become a non-executive director.

Tesco is hoping to raise £4.5m for the Poppy Appeal

Tesco shareholders preparing to sue over profits scandal

26 November 2014 | By

Tesco shareholders are poised to sue the supermarket over losses suffered as a result of the recent profit overstatements that totalled £263m and wiped more than £2bn from its share price.

Zalando said the website will offer shoppers discounts of up to 75%

Zalando expects to make first annual profit as losses narrow

26 November 2014 | By

Etailer Zalando expects its full year to be “slightly profitable” for the first time after losses narrowed in the third quarter.

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Arcadia's full-year profits dip 3.4%

25 November 2014 | By

Arcadia Group has reported a 3.4% fall in pre-tax profits for the year to August 30, as sales rose 0.9% to £2.7bn.

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JD Sports sells Bank

25 November 2014 | By

JD Sports has sold its young fashion business Bank to a subsidiary of Hilco Capital and will focus instead on its sports fascias.

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Sir Philip Green sticks to basics as he looks for new deals

25 November 2014 | By

Product, property and prudent management remain the key components of successful fashion retailing for Sir Philip Green, who has told Drapers he is in the market for doing deals.

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Video: The Drapers Awards 2014 winners Video

25 November 2014 | By

Watch video interviews with the winners of this year’s Drapers Awards, including British fashion stalwart Betty Jackson, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award for more than 30-years’ service to the industry and Fashion Retailing Personalities of the Year, Net-a-Porter’s Natalie Massenet and Mark Sebba.

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Hit or Miss: Footwear Autumn 14

13 November 2014 | By

In the final part of our seasonal high street survey, we put men’s and women’s footwear in the spotlight.

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Hit or Miss: Menswear Autumn 14

6 November 2014 | By

In our second seasonal review of the autumn 14 high street offer, we sort the men from the boys.

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Hit or Miss: Womenswear Autumn 14

31 October 2014 | By

Our new and improved survey of retailers’ stores and collections kicks off this season with lots of plus points.

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Karen Millen: Behind the scenes

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Karen Millen: Behind the scenes

20 November 2014 | By

Karen Millen let us into its Knightsbridge pop-up atelier to follow a trench coat from sketch to store.

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Drapers Roundtable: Innovation in Fashion

Drapers Innovation in fashion roundtable 2014

Drapers Roundtable: Innovation in Fashion

6 November 2014 | By

Ground-breaking fabrics, supply chain partnerships and product lifecycle management software were seen as key to future innovation at Drapers’ latest round table.

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Shopwatch International Openings

7 November 2014 | By

An eye-catching store is an essential in every retail market. We round up some new looks from around the world.

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Short Order Menswear

22 October 2014 | By ,

In Short Supply: Give your autumn 14 menswear ranges a timely boost with our pick of the bestselling short-order pieces - all available now.

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Short Order Womenswear

16 October 2014 | By ,

There’s still time to bag a few pieces in the run-up to Christmas. We’ve rounded up the autumn 14 bestsellers from some key short- order labels - available to buy now.

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Fighting for the over 50 spend

26 November 2014 | By

JD Williams is attempting to position itself as the go-to retailer for over 50s female fashion with the launch of a report designed to provide insights into this valuable (to the tune of £6.7bn spend in 2013) yet often-overlooked customer base.

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Mapic retail property conference was 'awash with delegates doing deals'

25 November 2014 | By Jonathan De Mello

Mapic - Europe’s premier retail property conference - certainly lived up to the billing this year with more retailers, more property investors, and more sun. The famous Cannes Croisette was awash with delegates doing deals, talking retail, and taking advantage of the weather for some al fresco lunching.

Eric Musgrave

Today’s not-so-supermarkets will have to adapt and overcome

21 November 2014 | By

Back in 2007, social campaigner Andrew Simms published a book called Tescopoly, which warned of the horrors of the seemingly inexorable spread of the UK’s largest retailer.

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Technology makes a business leaner and fitter

20 November 2014

Ron Porcello is European sales director at software and technology firm Attune Consulting.

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Shopwatch: Suitsupply

20 November 2014 | By

Suitsupply has revamped its London flagship - and will now take its playful approach to tailoring nationwide following the revamp of its London flagship.

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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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    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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