Comment and Analysis
Why it’s worth investing in tomorrow’s leadersSubscription
Drapers hosted 100 bright young fashion stars at its inaugural Next Generation Academy event at London’s Soho Hotel last week.
Why fashion is recruiting outside the boxSubscription
As fashion retailers increasingly look outside of the industry to fill leadership roles, Drapers examines what is fuelling the shift and what the benefits may be.
What skills do retail leaders need today?Subscription
Challenging times require strong leadership. Nowhere is this more true than on the UK high street, where fashion bosses are battling a sluggish economy and shaky consumer confidence in an ever-changing retail industry
We’re all going on a summer holidaySubscription
The Association of British Travel Agents recently published some research which indicates that the typical British holidaymaker spends as much money at home each year, before their trip, as they do once they’re sunning or skiing abroad – to the tune of £31.2bn.
Understanding China for an online launch Subscription
In an interview with Drapers last month, House of Fraser’s chief executive Nigel Oddy revealed details of the department store’s imminent launch into China.
There’s a lot in a name that you knowSubscription
This week Barbara Hulanicki issued a stinging attack on department store chain House of Fraser’s relaunch of the Biba brand she founded, and used the blaze of publicity to announce her own design deal with George at Asda (as revealed exclusively on Drapersonline.com, September 29).
The UK’s biggest department stores are facing change at the top. Drapers looks at what the new chief executives of John Lewis, House of Fraser and Debenhams will have to deal with in 2017.
The Drapers Interview: Don McCarthy's giant steps Subscription
Don McCarthy is more recently known for heading up House of Fraser, but before this he spent 35 years shaping the modern footwear retail industry, making him a worthy winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Drapers Footwear Awards 2015.
The death of omnichannel?Subscription
Well, the word at least. Ecom directors hate it, or at least that was the consensus at Drapers’ Etail Fashion roundtable yesterday.
With a shift to online sales and increased pressures on store costs, any rise in the overall wage bill, such as that commensurate with the introduction of the national living wage, should provide the catalyst for fashion retailers to take a step back and consider how they can respond to this new situation.