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  • Nitin drapers edit

    The Missguided rescue missionSubscription

    The Drapers Interview10 December 2019

    Missguided suffered a dramatic fall from grace when profits crumbled in 2017. Founder and CEO Nitin Passi reveals the drastic action he took to turn the etailer round.

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    Drapers Hit or Miss: fashion rentalSubscription

    Features4 December 2019

    As the rental fashion trends begins to take off, Drapers road tests four platforms offering consumers the chance to hire their wardrobes.

  • Social index jb

    Gen Z's alternative social channelsSubscription

    Features3 December 2019

    As Facebook and Instagram have become well established for retailers, and consumers spread their social attention to new platforms, Drapers looks into the success of four alternative platforms: TikTok, Snapchat, Twitch and Pinterest.

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    Trotters relaunch boosts online salesSubscription

    News26 November 2019

    Childrenswear retailer Trotters has recorded 50% growth in its ecommerce sales, 12 months on from relaunching its digital business.

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    Revenue soars at Global Fashion GroupSubscription

    News13 November 2019

    Global Fashion Group has announced a 16.9% jump in revenue to €928.3m (£795m) for the first nine months of 2019.

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    Alibaba hires executives to expand UK portfolio Subscription

    News11 November 2019

    Chinese retail giant Alibaba has reportedly hired a small team of executives at its London offices to build a UK portfolio. 

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    'Fair' tax proposed for etailersSubscription

    News10 October 2019

    Digital and tech firms face new taxation proposed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) to ensure all multinational enterprises (MNEs) pay their “fair share”.

  • Gillian anderson for winser london autumn 19 indx

    Winser London gets to work with Gillian AndersonSubscription

    Features26 September 2019

    The womenswear brand is growing globally on the back of women’s increasing demand for modern workwear. 

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    'Kylie', 'Kim' and the march of Missy EmpireSubscription

    The Drapers Interview4 September 2019

    Manchester-based fast fashion etailer Missy Empire has a new headquarters and is primed for growth

  • Hush mandy watkins rupert youngman trentmcminn

    Hush's quiet journey to a £40m lifestyle empireSubscription

    The Drapers Interview22 August 2019

    Womenswear brand Hush has gained a devoted following by telling a brand story beyond its relaxed clothing offer

  • Drapers investigates

    Drapers Investigates: the true cost of online retailSubscription

    Features20 August 2019

    Drapers investigates the real costs of running an online operation for fashion retailers, and analyses what steps retailers can take to make the most of this fast-growing route to market.

  • Emma watkinson silkfred

    'Relentless focus on the customer': the secret of SilkFred Subscription

    The Drapers Interview7 August 2019

    In a demanding womenswear market, SilkFred’s Emma Watkinson has a unique dual approach to fashion retail.

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    Europe to overtake UK ecommerce growthSubscription

    News19 July 2019

    The UK’s ecommerce market is expected to grow by 9% a year to reach €231.2bn (£208bn) by 2021, but many European Union markets are likely to outstrip this growth rate.

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    Inside JD.com’s robot-powered revolutionSubscription

    Features18 July 2019

    Drapers visits Chinese ecommerce giant JD.com’s headquarters to find out how developments in its fulfilment capabilities could benefit UK brands.

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    Comment: What does Asos's fall from grace tell us?Subscription

    Comment18 July 2019

    In the wake of Asos’s second profit warning in seven months, Stephen Springham, head of retail research at property consultancy Knight Frank argues that ecommerce is not a golden ticket to success. 

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    24S: bringing Parisian luxury to ecommerce Subscription

    This Fashion Life17 July 2019

    Maud Barrionuevo, global buying director for luxury Parisian ecommerce site 24S, tells Drapers her lessons in luxury. 

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    Content: the best ways to tell your brand storySubscription

    Features21 June 2019

    Retailers are increasingly working with content – video, editorial, social media or podcasts – to build their brands and encourage sales. Five experts explain to Drapers how they are leveraging content to drive their businesses forward.

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    Vestiaire Collective: a sustainable formula for luxury resaleSubscription

    The Drapers Interview12 June 2019

    Maximilian Bittner, CEO of resale giant Vestiaire Collective, details his ambitious, industry-shifting ambitions for the fast-growing luxury platform.

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    The Row launches online storeSubscription

    News6 June 2019

    Luxury fashion house The Row, from US actresses-turned-designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, launched its ecommerce business today.

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    Femme Luxe targets £2m in monthly sales by AugustSubscription

    News4 June 2019

    Fast fashion etailer Femme Luxe has reached £1m in monthly sales, and plans to increase this to £2m per month by August. 

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    Global Fashion Group prepares IPOSubscription

    News3 June 2019

    International etailer Global Fashion Group (GFG) is gearing up to float on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

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    Behind the screen with Moss Bros' head of ecommerceSubscription

    News31 May 2019

    A substantial 18.7% growth in ecommerce sales helped Moss Bros’ most recent overall sales for the 15 weeks to 11 May remain buoyant. Drapers spoke to head of ecommerce Matthew Henton to find out how he is going to sustain the growth driving Moss Bros’ balance sheet. 

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    Mytheresa to launch menswear Subscription

    News23 May 2019

    Luxury womenswear etailer Mytheresa is launching menswear in January 2020.

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    Nosto: ‘Personalisation is a must-have’Subscription

    News15 May 2019

    At the Drapers Digital Festival today, Max Wilkinson, ecommerce specialist at personalisation platform Nosto, explained how data can be used to deliver personal and relevant shopping experiences.

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    Five lessons for moving at speed in the digital worldSubscription

    News15 May 2019

    For the fast-moving fashion industry, innovating at speed is crucial. Fayez Mohamood, CEO and co-founder of retail marketing platform Bluecore shared his tips with the Drapers Digital Festival.

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    Adidas: 'Turn your business on its head'Subscription

    News15 May 2019

    Stephanie Peterson, vice-president digital – planning and activation at Adidas, kicked off today’s Drapers Digital Festival by urging retailers to turn their everyday business practices “on their head”.

  • David Boyle, customer insights director at Harrods

    Harrods: ‘Data is magical – but needs a creative response’Subscription

    News15 May 2019

    Achieving digital transformation in a business relies on combining analytics and creativity, David Boyle, customer insights director at Harrods, told the Drapers Digital Festival today.

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    Comment: Retail disruption by 'Airbnb of fashion'Subscription

    Comment8 May 2019

    Combining the promise of rental with the popularity of resale, new peer-to-peer lending sites could be fashion’s next disruptor.

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    Online shopping complaints jump 84%Subscription

    News8 May 2019

    Consumer complaints over online shopping services and package deliveries have rocketed over the past year.

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    Unexpected revenue surge at ZalandoSubscription

    News2 May 2019

    Etailer Zalando has reported a 1,500% increase in adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) to €6.4m (£5.49m) in the first quarter of 2019, when it usually makes a profit loss from selling heavily discounted stock after Christmas.

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    Zalora appoints new COOSubscription

    News30 April 2019

    Asian ecommerce site Zalora has named Rostin Javadi as its new chief operations officer, tasked with driving “operational excellence” across the business.

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    Zalora group appoints new CTO Subscription

    News1 April 2019

    Asian etailer Zalora has appointed Silvia Thom as its new chief technology officer, effective from today. 

  • Femme luxe (1)

    Super-fast fashion: from screen to store in seven days Subscription

    Features28 March 2019

    Brands are winning customers with super-speedy copy-cat celebrity styles – but this comes at a cost. 

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    Online styling services put to the testSubscription

    Features22 March 2019

    Styling services are a blossoming sector of the ecommerce world. Drapers puts five to the test – and finds many of them lacking.

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    Zalando to close private-label businessSubscription

    News15 March 2019

    Berlin-based etailer Zalando is to close its private-label business as it reviews its product assortment strategy.

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    Going viral: how fashion harnesses hypeSubscription

    Features6 March 2019

    As platforms such as Instagram continue to shape the way consumers shop, products garner frenzied attention on social media – but what is behind the pieces that go viral, and how is the phenomenon impacting the way brands and retailers function?   

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    Global Fashion Group appoints former Guess CEO to boardSubscription

    News5 March 2019

    Victor Herrero, former CEO of denim brand Guess, has been appointed to the board at Global Fashion Group (GFG) as non-executive director and chairman of the sustainability committee.

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    Soaring revenues cut losses at Global Fashion GroupSubscription

    News26 February 2019

    Global Fashion Group (GFG), the ecommerce company behind retailers including Zalora, The Iconic and Dafiti, has announced an 18.7% rise in revenues to €1.16bn (£1bn) for the full year 2018, cutting its adjusted EBITDA loss to €49.8m (£43m) for the period.

  • Click and collect St Davids

    Click and collect to grow to £10bn Subscription

    News8 February 2019

    The click-and-collect shopping market is predicted grow to £9.8bn by 2023, and clothing and footwear commands the largest proportion of that spending.

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    Sales rocket at Ego Subscription

    News29 January 2019

    Manchester-based fast fashion footwear business Ego had a 78% increase in revenues to £10m in the 12 months to 31 December 2018.

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    Sales soar at Femme Luxe Subscription

    News28 January 2019

    Manchester-based fast fashion etailer Femme Luxe had a 450% year-on-year increase in sales in the year to 31 December 2018, to £4.7m.

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    Online growth hits record low in DecemberSubscription

    News22 January 2019

    Online sales growth in the UK dropped to an all-time low of 3.6% in December 2018, capping a rollercoaster year for the digital sector.

  • Concessions

    Change the channel: the growth of digital concessionsSubscription

    Features21 January 2019

    As high street store sales decline, brands are turning to online concessions to get their product in front of consumers

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    Retail's new digital toolboxSubscription

    Features7 January 2019

    Digital trends in fashion retail can be gimmicky and fleeting, but in 2019 retailers will recognise the practical role new technologies can play. 

  • Exec index

    Fashion industry leaders' predictions for 2019Subscription

    Comment3 January 2019

    With Brexit looming, consumer confidence dwindling and retailers seeking new ways to offer the best experience for shoppers, Drapers speaks to fashion leaders across the industry to see what they predict for the year ahead. 

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    Moda Operandi appoints new buying boss Subscription

    News14 December 2018

    Luxury online retailer Moda Operandi has appointed Puja Clarke as senior vice-president of fashion buying and ecommerce.

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    Fashion hit by £1.6bn peak returns impactSubscription

    News13 December 2018

    Fashion retailers in the UK are set to be hit by a £1.6bn impact on margins over the peak trading period, as customer returns spike in the wake of Black Friday.

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    Exclusive: Zalando signs bevy of premium brandsSubscription

    News10 December 2018

    Berlin-based etailer Zalando has signed up 17 new premium brands for the first quarter of 2019 as it seeks to become a “noteworthy destination” for affordable luxury fashion, Drapers can reveal.

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    Hit or Miss: testing retail’s technology developmentsSubscription

    Features5 December 2018

    It is not only high street stores that come under the microscope of Drapers’ mystery shopper. Here we put retailers’ latest digital tech innovations to the test.

  • Amazon robotics

    Inside Amazon’s robot-run warehouse Subscription

    Features12 November 2018

    Drapers tours an Amazon fulfilment centre to learn how robots and humans are working side by side to power the etailer’s deliveries

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