Russian visitor sales drop Subscription
UK retail sales to Russian shoppers fell by almost 40% during the Orthodox holiday period, new figures show.
The retail industry has called for the government to “wake up and take positive action” following its inquiry into the future of the high street, Drapers can reveal.
Shopping centre body Revo has launched a contest to find up-and-coming retail businesses.
John Lewis revamps menswear brand offerSubscription
John Lewis & Partners is introducing six new independent menswear brands to a selection of its branches and its website next week, Drapers can reveal.
First Look: Belstaff launches new store conceptSubscription
British heritage brand Belstaff has launched its new community-first retail concept with the reopening of its Spitalfields store in east London this week.
High streets across the UK are in need of dramatic reforms to business rates and tax systems if they are to survive, a government inquiry has found.
Retailers sound no-deal Brexit warning bellSubscription
The leading retail bodies in the UK and Ireland have issued a stark warning on how a no-deal Brexit will affect shoppers.
Our Legacy to open womenswear store Subscription
Swedish fashion brand Our Legacy is expected to open its first UK womenswear store this year, in response to popular “demand”.
Yorkshire-based fashion agency Burgess Enterprises will close its doors this year, after a century in business.
Weekday plots Shoreditch storeSubscription
H&M group-owned fascia Weekday is planning to open its third UK store in London’s Shoreditch, Drapers understands.
Down Your High Street receives £265k investment Subscription
Down Your High Street, an omnichannel platform for independent retailers, has raised £265,000 through crowdfunding website Crowdcube to help in its quest to “save the high street”.
Laura Ashley defends fashion offerSubscription
Laura Ashley’s chief financial officer and joint chief operations officer, Sean Anglim, has stressed the strength of the lifestyle retailer’s fashion offer, despite falling profits and turbulent market conditions.
Burberry apologises for 'noose' hoodie Subscription
Luxury fashion brand Burberry has apologised for featuring an “insensitive” hoodie with a noose around the neck at London Fashion Week.
HoF website to replatformSubscription
House of Fraser’s website will replatform on to the same provider as the wider Sports Direct Group later this year, Drapers can reveal.
Shopping centre owner Intu has said it experienced a “strong letting performance” in 2018, despite a challenging retail environment.
Sainsbury's and Asda merger in doubtSubscription
The UK’s competition watchdog has raised the alarm over the proposed merger of supermarkets Sainsbury’s and Asda.
Laura Ashley has warned its full-year performance will fall short of expectations after it failed to make a profit in the first half.
Karl Lagerfeld: a life in fashionSubscription
Following the death of designer Karl Lagerfeld, Drapers looks back at the fashion mogul’s career highlights.
Gieves & Hawkes ramps up expansion Subscription
Gieves & Hawkes is expanding its bespoke offer internationally, revamping its made-to-measure service and relaunching its website.
Accessories boost fashion sales at John LewisSubscription
Fashion sales at John Lewis were up 1.2% for the week to 16 February compared to the same period last year, the retailer’s latest figures show.