Today brought another slew of Christmas trading updates from fashion and footwear retailers, adding to those released yesterday and earlier in the week.
The 11th edition of London Fashion Week Men’s (LFWM) drew to a calm and chilly end on Monday. While the overall atmosphere at the UK’s dedicated menswear showcase was much quieter this season, the lack of big, headlining brands focused attention on London’s creative rising stars.
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Debenhams’ Christmas trading update yesterday brought a sobering end to the festive season on the high street.
2017 has been an eventful year to say the least, for Drapers as well as the wider fashion retail industry.
It’s hard to believe this is my penultimate editor’s comment of the year and the Christmas break is nearly upon us.
It wasn’t long ago that there were cries of “the high street is dead” and “stores are no more”, as growth at pureplay etailers far outstripped the rest of fashion retail.
This week has inevitably been dominated by Black Friday. For many, the arrival of the discounting event is a welcome relief after tough trading in October.
Bobby Lane, partner at accountancy firm Shelley Stock Hutter, looks at how the fashion industry fared in the autumn Budget 2017.
2018 will bring intensification of the pressures on sourcing but the solution lies in closer partnerships, says Buzz Carter, event director at London manufacturing and sourcing event Fashion SVP
Archie Norman has already made an impact on Marks & Spencer, proving he plans to be a hands-on chairman.