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Shoppers outside Topshop on the morning of Black Friday

Video: Black Friday sales driven by tech not fashion Video

28 November 2014 | By

In London’s West End, the three days starting with today’s Black Friday are expected to generate sales of £220m; but Jace Tyrell, deputy chief executive of the New West End Company told Drapers that will be driven largely by offers on technology rather than fashion.

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Image gallery: Black Friday gets off to slow start at Westfield

28 November 2014 | By

Westfield Stratford in London saw a lacklustre start to Black Friday, despite opening early to accommodate potential crowds.

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Police called as Black Friday crowds form

28 November 2014 | By

Police were called to a number of supermarkets across the UK overnight as the first Black Friday Sales were launched and crowds of bargain hunters formed.

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Video: Shop Direct's Paul Hornby on making websites stand out from the crowd Video

27 November 2014 | By

Paul Hornby, head of ecommece at Shop Direct, talks to Drapers about how to make retail websites stand out from the crowd, the use of social media and the anticipated shopping frenzy during Black Friday.

Eric Musgrave

Black Friday’s discount deals are as welcome as Japanese knotweed

27 November 2014 | By

Having had many a happy visit to the US, roaming about from sea to shining sea, I am very fond of that fine republic.

Rosanna Falconer

Twitter Interview: Rosanna Falconer, communications director, Matthew Williamson Video

27 November 2014 | By ,

Drapers interviews Matthew Williamson communications director Rosanna Falconer via Twitter about the launch of its Pinterest page, the importance of tailoring social media to a brand and the label’s plans for Black Friday.

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Fashion Forum: Amazon to double Black Friday sales to two million products

27 November 2014 | By

Amazon.co.uk will double the amount of fashion products it will sell this week in the run up to Black Friday to two million products.

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Profits could suffer in Black Friday discount frenzy

27 November 2014 | By

As Black Friday and Cyber Monday cement their position in the shopping calendar, retailers have been warned that the domino effect of discounting could have harmful consequences for margins.

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Net-a-Porter’s website crashes after launching Sale

27 November 2014 | By

Etailer Net-a-Porter’s website crashed just one hour after launching its Black Friday Sale yesterday (November 26).

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Macy's to ship Black Friday purchases to UK

26 November 2014 | By

US department store chain Macy’s is offering UK customers the chance to take advantage of its Black Friday deals with an international shipping fee of £7.

John Lewis

John Lewis fashion sales rise 3% as it gears up for Black Friday

25 November 2014 | By

Fashion sales at John Lewis were up 3% year on year in the week ending November 22, despite the wet and relatively warm weather.

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Intu launches debut Christmas campaign to boost footfall

25 November 2014 | By

Shopping centre owner Intu has launched its first national Christmas marketing campaign, while Springboard data shows footfall to malls across most of the UK dropped again last week as people saved money ahead of pay day and Black Friday (November 28).

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Footfall dips as shoppers hold out for Black Friday

24 November 2014 | By

Footfall to high streets and shopping centres fell last week compared with the same period last year, as shoppers waited for bargains associated with the upcoming Black Friday and pay-day weekend.

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Drapers Talks: Fashion Forum and Black Friday Video

28 November 2014 | By ,

Drapers’ editorial director Eric Musgrave talks to news editor Kirsty McGregor about the topics discussed at yesterday’s Fashion Forum including the importance of differentiating your product.

East

East to increase prices by 10% for spring 15

28 November 2014 | By

Womenswear retailer East will increase its prices by 10% for spring 15, as creative and design director Virginia James gets “back to the heart” of the business with her first collection.

Agent Provocateur

Video: Agent Provocateur on creating a luxury experience Video

28 November 2014 | By

Speaking at Drapers Fashion Forum, Agent Provocateur chief executive Gary Hogarth talks Black Friday and why creating a luxury ambience is central to his brand experience.

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Image gallery: Black Friday gets off to slow start at Westfield

28 November 2014 | By

Westfield Stratford in London saw a lacklustre start to Black Friday, despite opening early to accommodate potential crowds.

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Video: How Shop Direct prepared for the Black Friday rush Video

28 November 2014 | By

Shop Direct anticipated that this year’s Black Friday would be bigger and better. In this video, they outline how they’re maximising sales.

Shoppers outside Topshop on the morning of Black Friday

Video: Black Friday sales driven by tech not fashion Video

28 November 2014 | By

In London’s West End, the three days starting with today’s Black Friday are expected to generate sales of £220m; but Jace Tyrell, deputy chief executive of the New West End Company told Drapers that will be driven largely by offers on technology rather than fashion.

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Pure Collection appoints non-executive chairman

28 November 2014 | By

Cashmere retailer and mail order business Pure Collection has appointed Peter Chappelow as non-executive chairman. 

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Drapers Talks: Fashion Forum and Black Friday Video

28 November 2014 | By ,

Drapers’ editorial director Eric Musgrave talks to news editor Kirsty McGregor about the topics discussed at yesterday’s Fashion Forum including the importance of differentiating your product.

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Short Order Women’s Partywear

27 November 2014 | By

It’s not too late to stock up on partywear for the festive season - these short-order offerings are all available now.

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A beginner’s guide: Shopfit for purpose

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

A beginner’s guide: 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.

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Careers: Technical Skills

27 November 2014 | By Nicola Smith

A technical skills gap looms large over UK industry, but work is being done to fix it.

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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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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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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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Bank or Bust?

28 November 2014 | By

It was no surprise when JD announced on Tuesday (November 25) that it was offloading loss-making fashion chain Bank, with many in the industry saying it should have happened “years ago”.

Eric Musgrave

Black Friday’s discount deals are as welcome as Japanese knotweed

27 November 2014 | By

Having had many a happy visit to the US, roaming about from sea to shining sea, I am very fond of that fine republic.

Darren Jackson

Selfridges’ in-store cinema? That’s retailtainment

27 November 2014

Darren Jackson is director of retail solutions at customer communications firm APS Group.

Lyn Knights Dennys

Keep things fresh to stand out from the crowd

27 November 2014

Lyn Knights is managing director of Denny of Southwold in Suffolk and a member of the Fashion Association of Britain (FAB).

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