Comment and Analysis
Fashion retail’s leading figures get out their crystal balls to predict what this year could have in store for the UK industry.
Drapers' verdict on the 2015 Christmas adsSubscription
Did you find “Man on the Moon” charming or did its sentimentality prompt waves of nausea? Were you baffled by Mulberry’s miraculous offering? Here, the Drapers team picks their favourite - and least favourite - 2015 Christmas ad campaigns.
Image gallery: Drapers Awards Winners' Breakfast Subscription
Retailers from House of Fraser, Moss Bross, F&F and Oasis joined Drapers for breakfast at the Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe on the south bank of the Thames on December 10 to celebrate their success at the 25th Drapers Awards in November.
20. Nigel Oddy, chief executive, House of FraserSubscription
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.
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.
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.
Pop at HoF was hard but gave us confidence Subscription
Janan Leo is the owner of women’s footwear brand Cocorose London.
With overseas expansion at the top of many to-do lists, fashion industry leaders shared advice.
Brand debate roundtable: Redefining AquascutumSubscription
What do menswear buyers want from the new Aquascutum? The brand’s team were given the answers at a Drapers dinner.