Tag : independents
The menswear brand banking on independentsSubscription
Guide London has taken an independent approach to business to withstand the troubles of a shrinking high street.
Indies focus on in-season buying for autumn 20Subscription
Independents have squeezed their budgets heading into the autumn 20 trade shows, and will switch to more in-season orders, following a difficult period for sales.
Drapers investigates the dominance of Nike and Adidas in the sportswear industry as they both shift toward direct-to-consumer strategies.
Nike settles claim by London indieSubscription
Nick Mavrides, owner of Ace Sports in London’s Kentish Town, has won a tribunal in the small claims court against sportswear conglomerate Nike.
Drapers’ survey shows independent businesses are currently battling to survive amid high street headwinds, with more than a quarter reporting they are not profitable. It found that the survival of the independent sector will require significant action from local councils and wider government.
Master Debonair to open in ChesterfieldSubscription
Menswear independent Master Debonair is opening a 1,000 sq ft store in Chesterfield, Derbyshire next week.
The golden opportunities of jewellerySubscription
As “demi-fine” brands, changing trends and more accessible price points shift the jewellery landscape, Drapers discovers how retailers can best make use of its lucrative potential.
Indie uproar at 'deepest ever' discounting Subscription
Independent retailers are feeling the pressure as struggling high street stores slash their prices, marking the “deepest mid-season Sale in history”.
Judging for the Drapers Independents Awards is always a lively debate, and one that reassures me that it’s not all doom and gloom on the high street – there is so much innovation and success to celebrate.
Drapers is launching its first survey of the independent market to look beyond the shop floor and produce a comprehensive overview of the sector.