As Playboy opens its first European store on London’s Oxford Street, chairman and chief executive Christie Hefner tells Ana Santi why she’s one happy bunny
Hosiery pulls its socks upSubscription
The recent popularity of footless tights and opaques, as well as the emerging trend for over-the-knee socks, is finally helping to lift the hosiery market out of its 10-year slump
Michelle Mone Subscription
The founder of lingerie business Ultimo has just finished rolling out shop-in-shops in Debenhams. So how has the brand fared during its first foray into retail?
Solving the morale dilemmaSubscription
In what was arguably the most hotly anticipated Christmas trading update to the City last week, Marks & Spencer chief executive Stuart Rose conceded there was a chance that staff bonus targets would not be reached.
Lingerie preview Autumn 08Subscription
The buzzword fluttering around the lingerie industry is fit. A combination of women getting bigger and the popularity of TV shows fronted by stylists Trinny and Susannah and Gok Wan have helped to educate consumers on the importance of a well-fitting bra.
Drapers’ Lingerie Retailer of the Year 2007 is still turning heads north of the border.
Lee Klabin opened Blue Poppy Couture in 2006, initially specialising in made-to-measure corsets. Lauretta Roberts visited her boutique.
Mosaic Fashions’ Sophie Turnbull tells Lorna Hall about her role designing lingerie for the group’s Odille and Karen Millen brands.
By Caprice LingerieSubscription
Caprice Bourret, a very hands-on owner, puts the success of her brand down to fit, detailing and price points.
Nestled alongside a glistening lake with views of the Alps in the Austrian town of Bregenz is the global headquarters, flagship store and factory outlet for hosiery and women’s clothing firm Wolford.