Tag : Dune
Drapers Hit or Miss: autumn 19 footwearSubscription
For the third part of Drapers’ autumn 19 Hit or Miss reviews, the team descended upon Birmingham’s Bullring shopping centre to put footwear retailers to the test.
Operating profit at Dune fell 21% to £3.5m for the year to 26 January 2019 as a result of the woes of key concession partner House of Fraser.
Dune's plans to improve retention and returnsSubscription
Retailers need to focus more on the post-purchase experience, speakers at the Drapers Digital Festival said today.
Dune bids for LK BennettSubscription
Footwear retailer The Dune Group has reportedly tabled a last-minute bid for premium womenswear retailer LK Bennett, following its collapse into administration earlier this month.
Dune reinvents Head Over HeelsSubscription
Footwear retailer Dune has relaunched its Head Over Heels womenswear collection with a revamped, playful and trend-led aesthetic.
Dune expands store portfolio Subscription
Footwear brand Dune London is continuing to focus on international expansion as one of its core strategies for 2019, Drapers can reveal.
Fashion industry leaders' predictions for 2019Subscription
With Brexit looming, consumer confidence dwindling and retailers seeking new ways to offer the best experience for shoppers, Drapers speaks to fashion leaders across the industry to see what they predict for the year ahead.
Daniel Rubin has been riding a celebratory wave this year following the 40th anniversary of his company in 2017.
Speaking at the Drapers Fashion Forum in London, Daniel Rubin, executive chairman of The Dune Group, told delegates how to achieve growth in the current tough market.
Make productivity your top business prioritySubscription
As the fashion retail industry prepares for the Drapers Fashion Forum in October, some of the keynote speakers share their tactics for driving productivity and efficiency.
Footwear steps up to its challengesSubscription
Drapers explores the opportunities and challenges in the UK footwear market
Dune sales up after festive boostSubscription
The Dune Group has posted a 5.2% rise in retail sales for the 52 weeks ending 27 January, after seeing a festive boost.
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High Street Preview: spring 18Subscription
Drapers brings you a first look at the upcoming collections from the biggest high street retailers, including hero items and key trends for the upcoming season.
High Street Hit or Miss: footwear autumn 17Subscription
Continuing our series of Hit or Miss reports, the Drapers mystery shoppers put the footwear stores at Essex’s Intu Lakeside shopping centre to the test
As Dune celebrates its 25th anniversary, founder Daniel Rubin explains how the footwear retailer is staying fighting fit for the next quarter-century in retail.
Industry hits out at Brexit workforce flightSubscription
Retailers and manufacturers have criticised the lack of certainty surrounding Brexit, which has resulted in some European Union workers leaving the UK, causing a skills gap and workforce shortage.
Dune London has hired Fitflop EMEA general manager, James Radford, as its new international franchise and wholesale director.
Ahead of its arrival in stores, Drapers talks to the London-based designer about his autumn 17 footwear and accessories collaboration with high street retailer Dune, the pros of partnership and his favourite designs.
Dune CEO steps downSubscription
The Dune Group’s chief executive John Egan is to stand down from the leadership role to take up a non-executive position within the business.
The recent hot weather has boosted sales on the high street, providing a welcome relief from the tough trade and low consumer confidence.
Dune poaches Ralph Lauren ecommerce director Subscription
The Dune Group has hired former Ralph Lauren director Rob Silsbury as ecommerce and marketing director.
Election uncertainty hits fashion retailSubscription
Industry leaders have called for more engagement with businesses and a clear plan for Brexit, as the run-up to the snap general election has caused uncertainty among consumers in an already difficult market.
This much I know: Dune’s Daniel RubinSubscription
“Do what you love and love what you do,” was the advice from Daniel Rubin, executive chairman at The Dune Group, today.
Travel retail: a fast track to salesSubscription
The travel retail market has continued to grow as railway stations look to rival airports, and shake off a tired image with glossy multimillion-pound investments. Drapers looks at the growing opportunities for fashion retailers before departure.
How multichannel customers shop todaySubscription
The multichannel shopper is changing fast. As Drapers unveils its latest Multichannel Customer Insight Report, industry leaders gather to debate how best to keep up
Content is a fundamental part of engaging with and converting online fashion shoppers but it has to have meaning that is relevant to the brand, said an panel of retailers and digital technology providers at Drapers Digital Forum in London.
Dune’s visual merchandising manager on why swapping store management for VM is the best move she’s ever made.
Retailers hail positive start to yearSubscription
Fashion retailers enjoyed an “encouraging” start to the year as the January Sales prompted shoppers to stock up on winter clothing, but warned a return to full price and the introduction of spring lines will be the true test of the market over the coming weeks.
Fashion retail’s leading figures get out their crystal balls to predict what this year could have in store for the UK industry.