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Tag : independents

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  • bristol

    Indies' anxiety over 'dead' bank holidaysSubscription

    News14 May 2019

    Independents across the UK are worried that a trio of bank holidays falling within five weeks of one another will hit them hard, as many suffer from reduced footfall and sales over the holiday weekends.

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    Retailer Insight: independents must adapt to surviveSubscription

    Comment7 May 2019

    As premium womenswear independent Pamela Shiffer celebrates its 30th anniversary, the owner of the eponymous store based in Primrose Hill, north London, says retailers have to keep changing their approach to satisfy shoppers.

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    'Significant drop' in sales and footfall for Scottish indiesSubscription

    News2 May 2019

    Scottish independents have told Drapers they witnessed a “significant drop” in both sales and footfall in the first four months of 2019, as a result of unseasonably warm weather and low consumer confidence surrounding Brexit.

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    Indies hope Easter will put a spring into salesSubscription

    News18 April 2019

    Independent retailers are hoping the warm Easter bank holiday weekend will provide a welcome boost to sales, following a slow start to the spring season as a result of cold weather and Brexit uncertainty.

  • cork

    Regional Irish indies 'fear for the future'Subscription

    News8 April 2019

    Irish independents outside Dublin have told Drapers they fear for the future. Stores are closing “left, right and centre” across cities and towns as retailers struggle with high rents and business rates, and shoppers tighten their purse-strings. 

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    Trouva to help indies tackle business ratesSubscription

    News14 March 2019

    Online market place for independents Trouva has partnered with retail property firm Harper Dennis Hobbs to help tackle business rates for more than 500 high street shops across the UK.

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    Meet the mastermind of an award-winning indieSubscription

    The Drapers Interview14 March 2019

    Award-winning independent Master Debonair is driving rapid growth and bringing a fresh approach and dapper flare to menswear.

  • tudor williams

    Tudor Williams to close New Malden storeSubscription

    News6 March 2019

    Surrey-based independent department store chain Tudor Williams is closing its New Malden branch after 106 years of trading.

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    Is direct-to-consumer the death of wholesale?Subscription

    Features20 February 2019

    As more and more wholesale brands sell direct to the consumer, independent retailers have been left wondering if they have a viable future.

  • Indie winners

    Drapers Independents Awards 2019: enter now Subscription

    News15 February 2019

    Entries are now open for the 2019 Drapers Independents Awards, celebrating the best fashion retailers and brands in this valuable sector across the UK and Ireland. 

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