Luxury in fluxSubscription
The once-resilient luxury has fallen victim to the coronavirus restrictions. Its future could rely on international shoppers and adopting digital channels.
Inspiring Independents: Psyche, MiddlesbroughSubscription
Steve Cochrane has taken lockdown as an opportunity to redesign his Middlesbrough independent Psyche, ready for the reopening of the high street.
Video: watch Superdry discuss delivering retail’s new normal VideoSubscription
Hear from Superdry and Clipper Logistics as they discuss the impact of coronavirus and the future of fashion retail.
Video: Talking retail with Ann Summers CEO Jacqueline GoldVideoSubscription
Join Jacqueline Gold, the boss of lingerie and sex toy business Ann Summers, as she discusses all things retail with Drapers, from the company’s response to coronavirus to its plans for future growth.
Keeping well: add-on buys to look forSubscription
The Covid-19 pandemic has led to increased consumer interest in wellness. These mood-boosting pieces could prove beneficial add-on buys for fashion retail.
Copenhagen’s fashion week confidenceSubscription
Fashion weeks across the four main capitals are in disarray. However, the organisers of Copenhagen Fashion Week and the trade shows that run alongside it have announced that they will persevere with their August dates. But, Drapers asks, is it too soon?
How the BFA is stepping up for footwear Subscription
Lucy Reece-Raybould, chief executive of British Footwear Association, discusses how the footwear industry is coping with the coronavirus crisis, what the government needs to do to support it, and why businesses should use this time to restart, revive and renew.
Whistles makes its mark with LF MarkeySubscription
Whistles has teamed up with London based label LF Markey for a 16-piece womenswear capsule collection, launching exclusively today on Whistles.com.
Government-backed loans have helped fashion businesses to survive lockdown. But retailers, brands and manufacturers that have borrowed these lifelines will have to bear a heavy debt burden.
Roberto Funari, CEO of Havaianas’ parent company, explains how the flip-flop brand is contributing to the fight against coronavirus in Brazil.
Why the green dividend is paying offSubscription
Fashion brands and retailers are starting to realise the value of the “green dividend” – and coronavirus is forcing businesses to build sustainability into their resilience plans for the future.
Video: Watch Hush co-founders reveal their secrets to successVideoSubscription
From humble beginnings, this wife-and-husband duo have turned Hush into a womenswear success. Hear how they did it in this Drapers Connects dicussion.
Hear from experts in social media, content and marketing discuss what works and what doesn’t, and how best to connect with customers now and in the future.
Footwear brand Duke & Dexter has put Formula One champion Jenson Button at the wheel of it latest collection, launching today. The racing ace tells Drapers what drives his interest in fashion, and how the two industries are similar.
Tailoring in a socially distanced retail worldSubscription
Virtual consultations, extended opening hours and home visiting services will be the reality for tailors when stores reopen under social distancing guidelines, Savile Row houses have told Drapers.
Optimising your online operationsSubscription
Ecommerce is the only route to revenue for “non-essential” retail. Experts give their advice for brands and retailers to be at the top of their online game.
Authenticity, a flexible approach, and clear communication are the secrets to creating engaging content in a crisis, industry experts said in the latest Drapers Connects webinar.
Founder of lingerie independent The Pantry Underwear, Eloise Rusted, tells Drapers how the fit-focused business is navigating a new socially distant reality.
Coronavirus lessons from an Italian fashion CEO Subscription
Matteo Sinigaglia is CEO of denim label Replay. Born in Padua, northern Italy, and now based in Treviso, he talks to Drapers about how Italy is lifting lockdown and what British retail bosses can learn from their counterparts in Europe.
Video: Watch Zalando’s UK boss on the future of online fashion VideoSubscription
Watch our Drapers Connects video interview with Kenneth Melchior, director of UK, Ireland and northern Europe at Zalando.
Drapers analyses how shopping habits will change after the coronavirus crisis.
The Covid-19 impact on autumn 20 and beyondSubscription
The spring/summer season as we know it has been cancelled. Brands and retailers reveal the impact on their businesses, and how they are planning for autumn.
Video: Watch Jane Shepherdson on Drapers Connects VideoSubscription
Talking rental with retail veteran and My Wardrobe HQ chair Jane Shepherdson
Video: Watch Drapers Connects with designer Daniel W FletcherVideoSubscription
Designer and Netflix star Daniel Fletcher discusses creativity, Covid-19 and the effect on fashion week in this on-demand video.
Fit for purpose: new activewear brands to knowSubscription
One category holding up amid lockdown is activewear. Here are some up-and-coming brands with angles that will catch customers’ attention and retail names to look out for
Drapers Connects: Jane Shepherdson's post-Covid-19 outlookVideoSubscription
Jane Shepherdson, former Whistles CEO and chair of rental fashion platform My Wardrobe HQ, believes that even after the Covid-19 pandemic has passed, sustainability will be a permanent feature of fashion.
There have been calls to realign the fashion production cycle more closely with selling seasons for years. Coronavirus may now be forcing it to happen.
Etail faces its eco-missionSubscription
Online pureplays have been partly blamed for the rise of throwaway fashion. Now some are taking action on sustainability
Rising to the occasion amid coronavirusSubscription
Contemporary womenswear brands are adapting quickly in the face of a cancelled spring and summer social season.
Goat launches new jersey capsule collectionSubscription
Womenswear brand Goat has reimagined some of its designs in more affordable fabrics.
Video: Watch Drapers Connects independent retail panel on demandVideoSubscription
Catch up on Drapers Connects digital events with this on-demand video, as we talk business with independent retailers Anna and The Dressing Room.
#WFH? Here’s how to boost your staff’s moraleSubscription
Working from home is set to remain a feature of fashion retail business life for the foreseeable future. Drapers finds out how to do it optimally
The founders of two industry-leading independent retailers have shared how they are keeping their businesses going during the pandemic.
Cashing in on fashion for man's best friendSubscription
Spending on pets is soaring in the UK, and smart brands and retailers are tapping into the demand for fashionable treats for canine companions. Is man’s best friend the secret to fashion’s next successful category add-on?
Video: Watch Drapers Connects with Joules CEO Nick Jones on demandVideoSubscription
Catch up on Drapers Connects digital events with this on-demand video, as we talk business with Joules CEO Nick Jones.
Four things we learnt from Joules CEO Nick JonesVideoSubscription
Joules CEO Nick Jones has shared how the British lifestyle brand is weathering the Covid-19 pandemic in the first Drapers Connects webinar, a new series of digital events uniting the fashion and retail industry.
In the first of a new series, Drapers 30 Under 30 alumnus Daniel Fletcher tells us his career story.
Inspiring Independents: Goodhood, east LondonSubscription
East-London independent Goodhood is navigating the coronavirus crisis by continuing to support emerging designers and providing customers with regular online drops.
Discover the full schedule of digital events and live content.
The fallout from furloughSubscription
More than 6 million workers have been have been put into the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. What are the prospects for those in fashion retail to return to work?
Four eco-friendly fashion innovationsSubscription
As consumers pile pressure on brands to ditch fast fashion and prioritise sustainability instead, a raft of technological advancements are emerging to smooth the transition. Here are four of the latest.
How Barbour pivoted to make NHS PPESubscription
No stranger to adaptation, British brand Barbour produced military garments at its factories during both world wars. It is now creating disposable gowns at its South Shields factory to support local NHS trusts in their battle against Covid-19. Managing director Steve Buck explains
How will stores reopen for business?Subscription
Drapers explores how retailers can encourage shoppers back to stores once lockdown lifts.
Beyond efficiency: the new rules for retail appsSubscription
In a time when customer engagement and retention is a necessity for retailers, apps must work harder than ever to prove their worth.
How are other countries lifting retail lockdown?Subscription
As both the Scottish and Welsh governments outline plans for a phased lifting of lockdown restrictions, Drapers examines how other nations are reopening retail.
Sizing technology: a cost/benefit analysisSubscription
Drapers examines how new sizing technologies are helping retailers to drive sales and reduce returns, and whether they are worth the investment in this challenging market.
John Lewis collaborates with Mother of PearlSubscription
John Lewis has partnered with luxury womenswear brand Mother of Pearl to launch the most sustainable collection that the department store has “ever created.”
Six of the bestselling lockdown categoriesSubscription
Typical spending patterns for spring and summer have been thrown out of the window by confined consumers. Drapers looks into which categories are retaining relevance.
Bringing fashion home: photography in a pandemicSubscription
Asos, Boohoo and Zara are among the retailers overcoming a lack of professional photoshoots with a new approach.
Drapers looks at how fashion retailers and brands are getting creative to reach and engage consumers during the Covid-19 crisis