The owner of legendary Lancashire womenswear store Maureen Cookson looks back on her lifetime of achievement in independent retail.
Represent: A brand by two brothersSubscription
George Heaton and his brother, Michael, Heaton turned a hobby into a global fashion brand
In a Seashell rides the diversity waveSubscription
Luxury swimwear brand In a Seashell was born from its co-founders’ desire to empower women.
'Kylie', 'Kim' and the march of Missy EmpireSubscription
Manchester-based fast fashion etailer Missy Empire has a new headquarters and is primed for growth
Mary Alice Malone, founder of footwear brand Malone Souliers, has created a luxe success with her elegant, architectural designs.
Hush's quiet journey to a £40m lifestyle empireSubscription
Womenswear brand Hush has gained a devoted following by telling a brand story beyond its relaxed clothing offer
Birkenstock strides beyond the comfort zoneSubscription
Oliver Reichert, CEO of heritage footwear brand Birkenstock, tells Drapers why it is broadening its product offer, entering new categories and expanding into new markets
With Rogue Matilda, Katie Cary created an award-winning take on women’s brogues.
River Island’s Leanne Sabatino believes in trusting your instincts and the importance of face-to-face communication
In a demanding womenswear market, SilkFred’s Emma Watkinson has a unique dual approach to fashion retail.