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More than 1.3bn to be spent online over Christmas

22 December 2014 | By

Bargain-hungry shoppers are expected to spend £1.3bn online across Christmas and Boxing Day this year as the demand for discounts continue, but neither is expected to exceed the record results seen on Black Friday.

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Shoplifting to reach record high over Christmas

19 December 2014 | By

Increased footfall is expected to drive shoplifting levels to a record high this Christmas, costing the UK economy more than £1bn, with department stores hit hardest.

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Millions to skip Christmas presents in favour of buying for themselves

19 December 2014 | By

New research suggests 8.5m adults are set to skip giving Christmas this year and spend the money on themselves instead, with a further 1.5m planning to hold out on exchanging gifts until the January Sales begin.

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Drapers dates for the diary 2015

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. 

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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.

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More than 1.3bn to be spent online over Christmas

22 December 2014 | By

Bargain-hungry shoppers are expected to spend £1.3bn online across Christmas and Boxing Day this year as the demand for discounts continue, but neither is expected to exceed the record results seen on Black Friday.

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Finance deal boosts George supplier’s growth plan

22 December 2014 | By

R&G International Trading, which supplies clothing to retailers such as George at Asda, has secured a finance package to expand and improve the quality of its product range.

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Footfall for week 51 fails to top 2013

22 December 2014 | By

A weekly increase in footfall of 7.9% across all location types for the seven days to December 20 was not enough to boost annual figures, with the latest data showing a drop of 3.5% against 2013.

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Fenwick to open on Boxing Day for first time

22 December 2014 | By

Independent department store group Fenwick has announced it will open one of its 11 branches on Boxing Day for the first time in the business’s 124-year history, to “test the water” for more stores to follow suit in 2015.

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Image gallery: TM Lewin opens London flagship

19 December 2014 | By

Tailoring chain TM Lewin has opened its new flagship store at 388 Oxford Street, London, as a pop-up ahead of an official opening in the New Year.

Missing the Target: the US retail giant recently had 70 million customers’ credit card details stolen following a data security breach

Card transaction fees to be capped

19 December 2014 | By

Fees paid by European retailers to process non-cash transactions will be capped at 0.2% for debit cards rates and 0.3% for credit cards under new laws set to come into force by autumn 2015.

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Jigsaw opens store with café in Milton Keynes

19 December 2014 | By

Jigsaw has opened its new 2,656 sq ft store at Centre:mk in Milton Keynes. Situated on Silbury Arcade, adjacent to Kurt Geiger, House of Fraser and The White Company, the store stocks the full range of women’s, men’s and kids’ clothing and accessories.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Review of the year 2014: Trends and trade shows

19 December 2014 | By

From the appointments of Richard Nicoll at Jack Wills and Nicolas Ghesquiere at Louis Vuitton, to the Kimye US Vogue cover, here are the fashion stories that got everyone talking this year.

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.

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