The North Face appoints new EMEA boss Subscription
VF Corporation has appointed Jan Van Leeuwen as vice president, general manager of The North Face, EMEA.
UK Christmas spend to drop Subscription
Christmas spending among UK consumers is expected to drop this year to £60bn, research by American Express has found.
CVAs hit British Land’s bottom lineSubscription
Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVA) and administrations cost British Land £14.7m in the last 18 months, it was revealed in the property firm’s half year results.
More House of Fraser store closures confirmedSubscription
The House of Fraser stores in Nottingham, Norwich, the Lakeside shopping centre in Essex and Metrocentre in Gateshead will close in the new year after Sports Direct failed to agree a deal with landlord Intu, Drapers can reveal.
New West End customer data project rolls outSubscription
New West End Company is to extend a project with PwC to provide data insights that could help boost spending in London’s West End by a third to £12bn over the next few years.
Vestiaire Collective appoints new CEOSubscription
Luxury resale site Vestiaire Collective has appointed Maximilian Bittner as its new CEO, taking over from co-founder Sébastian Fabre.
New retail development in Camden to launchSubscription
Plans have been unveiled for a 580,000 sq ft retail, leisure and housing development in Camden, London.
New fashion directors hired at Moda OperandiSubscription
Luxury online retailer Moda Operandi has appointed Lisa Aiken as women’s fashion director and Josh Peskowitz as men’s fashion director.
New Bond Street has highest rents in EuropeSubscription
New Bond Street in London has been named as the most expensive retail street by rental value in Europe, new data from Cushman & Wakefield shows.
Blue Inc 'on the brink of administration'Subscription
Value menswear retailer Blue Inc is on the verge of going into administration, according to industry sources.
Mexico’s retail scene is on the rise, and the growth opportunities are drawing fashion brands from the UK and Europe
Boxpark Wembley opening date announcedSubscription
Pop-up mall Boxpark will open its largest site to date at Wembley Park as part of a £3m regeneration project.
Exclusive: Supplier fallout at Debenhams Subscription
Some high street suppliers have stopped working with Debenhams over fears of missed payments and following cuts to its credit insurance, Drapers has learned.
As the UK high street battles unprecedented levels of job losses and store closures, retailers are being urged to work with councils and landlords to create a more engaging high street experience.
Debenhams appoints new property director Subscription
Debenhams has appointed Clive Bentley as property director.
Luxury fashion brand Stella McCartney has unveiled its first bridal collection, Made with Love.
Warm winter hits fashion sales at John Lewis Subscription
Fashion sales at John Lewis & Partners fell by 11% for the week to 10 November after the retailer was hit by “unseasonably mild weather” and the impact of its price-matching promise.
Blue Inc seeks new owner Subscription
Troubled menswear retailer Blue Inc has asked insolvency practitioner Begbies Traynor to find a buyer for the business.
N Brown hit with marketing VAT billSubscription
N Brown Group, owner of JD Williams, Simply Be and Jacamo, has said it expects to pay an additional £6m to £9m in marketing costs from 2020 following a draft tribunal ruling from Revenue and Customs.
Peacocks ditches plastic bags Subscription
Value retailer Peacocks has switched to bio-degradable shopping bags across all of its 500 UK stores from the start of this month.
High street takes a stand on modern slaverySubscription
High street retailers have joined forces with enforcement bodies to help stamp out modern slavery in the UK textile industry.
McArthurGlen to invest €1bn in centresSubscription
Designer outlet developer McArthurGlen has announced it will invest €1bn (£875m) in its property portfolio over the next three years.
Consumer spending falls in October Subscription
Consumer spending in the UK fell in October, and clothing and footwear taking the biggest hit, Visa’s latest report has shown.
Pentland Brands announces new charity partners Subscription
Pentland Brands, which owns Speedo, Ellesse and Berghaus among others, has announced five new charity partners.
First look: M&S's must-have Christmas ad VideoSubscription
Marks & Spencer has unveiled its dedicated clothing and Christmas advertising campaign, which stars brand ambassadors Holly Willoughby and David Gandy.
Jean Paul Gaultier to ban furSubscription
French designer Jean Paul Gaultier has announced he will ban fur products from his collections.
Retailers may face £1bn recycling costsSubscription
Retailers may be forced to pay millions towards recycling their waste, under new government proposals to tackle waste in the UK.
Singles' Day smashes sales recordsSubscription
Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba shattered its sales records during the Singles’ Day shopping event, with $1bn (£780m) worth of goods sold in under two minutes.
House of Fraser readying more store closuresSubscription
House of Fraser may be set to announce a fresh round of store closures, after landlords reportedly refused to agree to owner Mike Ashley’s new leasing terms.
A settlement has been reached with high street retailer Next and fashion brand Scamp & Dude over claims that the retailer copied the smaller firm’s designs.
85,000 high street jobs lost in 2018Subscription
As many as 85,000 jobs have disappeared from the UK high street so far in 2018, as retail sees a growing tide of administrations and store closures.
Consumers holding out for Black Friday and seasonable discounts are to blame for an eleventh consecutive month of footfall decline, according to Springboard.
Cooler weather kicks fashion sales into gearSubscription
Like-for-like fashion sales increased 8.4% in the week to 4 November as colder weather and discounting tempted shoppers to spend, the latest BDO High Street Sales Tracker has shown.
Bright to 'take a break' in JanuarySubscription
Berlin streetwear trade show Bright will not be holding an exhibition in January, as organisers take a step back to consider its future.
Richemont UK found guilty of racismSubscription
Luxury goods group Richemont UK has been found to have racially discriminated, racially harassed and victimised one of its staff in an employment tribunal.
Growth in British manufacturing will be driven by innovation and authenticity after the UK leaves the European Union, industry leaders at this year’s Make It British Forum were told last week.
Michael Kors sales flag in EuropeSubscription
Michael Kors Holdings’ overall revenue rose nearly 10% in the three months to 29 September, but retail sales in Europe for the Michael Kors brand fell 10% to $139.2m (£106.09m) from $154.2m (£117.52m) year on year.
Retailers set for £99bn ‘golden quarter’ Subscription
Retail sales in the valuable fourth “golden quarter” of 2018 are set to rise by 2% year on year to £98.8bn, but fashion is expected to face further challenges.
Jacket Required to introduce new sections Subscription
London trade show Jacket Required will introduce new areas dedicated to breakthrough fashion talent and interior designs at its next edition.
Number of indies set to growSubscription
The number of independent retailers in the UK is forecast to creep up 0.3% by 2023, despite difficult conditions on the high street.
Anine Bing to open first UK storeSubscription
Premium US women’s and kids’ wear brand Anine Bing is set to open its first standalone UK store in Mayfair.
Asos, Amazon, Boohoo, PrettyLittleThing and Missguided have been called up on to give evidence on sustainability.
The gap between the number of stores closing and those opening on the UK’s top 500 high streets has reached record levels, new research for PwC compiled by the Local Data Company has shown.
Multichannel "must-haves" make an M&S ChristmasSubscription
Marks & Spencer has launched a dedicated clothing and home Christmas campaign this year, separate from food, marketed around its Christmas “must-haves”.
Retailers rush into Russia Subscription
Fashion brands Hugo by Hugo Boss, DKNY Sport and Intimissimi Uomo have entered the Russian market for the first time.
Profits rise at 'repositioned' BurberrySubscription
Revenue at Burberry dipped slightly but profits rose in the 26 weeks to 29 September, as the business’s “repositioning” takes hold.
Debenhams has appointed Marcus Rigg as head of menswear design.
New openings at the Lexicon BracknellSubscription
The Lexicon Bracknell has announced new retailers joining its line-up.
Global growth story at SuperdrySubscription
Superdry has posted a 6.4% growth in global brand revenue in the six months to 27 October.
Dr Martens, Gap and Mothercare have joined other leading UK retailers in a new industry initiative created by the British Retail Consortium to advance sustainability, development and quality.