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Index power100 2019

The 100 most powerful people in fashion retailSubscription

In a tumultuous year for fashion retail, Drapers Power 100 lists the people who have shaped the industry in 2019.

News analysis

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    Arcadia at a Christmas crossroads

    As Topshop CEO Paul Price resigns, and ahead of a slew of lease breaks and the Christmas deadline for the £310m loan repayment on its Topshop London flagship, the future of Arcadia Group looks as uncertain as ever 

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    The great council retail property takeover

    Retail property companies are dumping assets as they seek to reduce their exposure to the sector, and councils are stepping in to buy them and taking on the risk and cost of developing them.

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    Fashion retail’s redundancy crisis at Christmas

    The festive season looks bleak for thousands of retail workers facing redundancy, many of whom are turning to charity for help.

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    Who gets fashion retail's vote?

    Drapers asks industry leaders what the next government needs to do for business and measures how the parties’ pledges stand up. 

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    Steep learning curve for babywear

    The administrations of Mothercare UK and Mamas & Papas last week expose their failure to meet the demands of new parents in a changing market.

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    AllSaints' holy grail: product, marketing and distribution

    Chief executive Peter Wood’s dogged focus on product, marketing and distribution has helped get struggling AllSaints’ operating profit back in the black. But is the new strategy sound enough to withstand future headwinds?

  • ASA described Missguided ads as 'sexually suggestive"

    The perils of 'highly sexualised' advertising

    Boohoo and Missguided ads have been banned for being “highly sexualised” and not “socially responsible”, prompting questions about the imagery and messaging fast fashion uses to sell product to young shoppers.  

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    Getting Asos back on track

    Profits have fallen at Asos. How can the etailer overcome its challenges to ensure sustainable growth?

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    The price of a no-deal Brexit

    As the reality of a no-deal Brexit nears, retailers face increased costs as a result of import tariffs on clothing and weaker sterling. The question is: who pays?

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Drapers investigates the dominance of Nike and Adidas in the sportswear industry as they both shift toward direct-to-consumer strategies.

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Independent retailer CoLab is gaining traction on Bristol’s high street for its community-driven business model – not least as the winner of Drapers’ Independents Community Award 2019.

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Drapers Hit or Miss: fashion rentalSubscription

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

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All Good Things: a sustainable concept powered by retail starsSubscription

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New sustainable retail concept, All Good Things, offers an innovative and overdue solution to retail’s landfill legacy.

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Drapers Investigates: the independent retail crisisSubscription

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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.

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The after life: why fashion aftercare is on the riseSubscription

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Businesses offering consumers ways to care for or lengthen the life of their clothing are booming. Drapers speaks to four growing businesses to find out about why the aftercare sector is on the up. 

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How Black Friday has become retail's grey areaSubscription

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Black Friday has become a fixture on the fashion retail industry’s promotional calendar. But as the discounting activity becomes longer and deeper, and some retailers and consumers shun the event altogether, its future has become blurred.

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