Comment and Analysis
Can a new top team turn around House of Fraser?Subscription
House of Fraser’s new chief executive, Alex Williamson, has been building his top team since his arrival at the department store chain in August.
Drapers takes a trip to Oxford Street to compare the in-house fashion offer at department stores John Lewis and House of Fraser.
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.
The past few weeks have brought some surprising appointments at some of the largest UK fashion retailers – not least the news last week that Goodwood boss Alex Williamson will take the reins at House of Fraser.
House of Fraser takes Drapers on a tour of its high-spec new store in Nanjing.
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.
It didn’t take long for David Walmsley, former director of digital at Marks & Spencer, to resurface. Just three weeks after his departure from M&S was announced, it was revealed he will join House of Fraser as chief customer officer.
Last week we held our annual Next Generation conference and networking event for first, second and third jobbers. Not only was it a great success, it was a wonderful reminder of how inspiring our industry is.
Wrangler has taken a tailored approach to denim to offer women the best-fitting jean, no matter their size.
Harnessing the power of his colleagues is what gives House of Fraser’s director of womenswear merchandising the edge to take on the competition.