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Indie winners

Retail lessons from award-winning independentsSubscription

By Margaret Ward

Previous winners of Drapers Independents Awards share their essential insight into what makes a successful indie.

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A new start for New LookSubscription

By Tim Clark

With retail veteran Nigel Oddy driving operations, a lighter debt load, and a leaner store estate and menswear offer, the fast fashion retailer is primed for a resurgence.

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Day's routes to rehabilitate Bonmarché Subscription

By Tim Clark

It was lining up to be the next retail victim to hit the headlines: a high street chain struggling to survive amid a series of profit warnings. That was until Bonmarché’s white knight arrived in the shape of retail tycoon Philip Day.

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Five must-listen business podcasts for retailersSubscription

By Margaret Ward

Podcast listenership in the UK has almost doubled over the past five years, rocketing from 3.2 million weekly listeners in 2013 to 5.9 million last year. Drapers rounds up the best of the bunch for keeping retailers in the know.

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Footwear specialists stand out in Drapers' Hit or MissSubscription


Dedicated footwear retailers came out on top of Drapers’ Hit or Miss review of Intu Watford’s spring 19 offer, despite some strong product in fashion stores.

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The high-tech new standard for sampling Subscription

By , Montage by Alison Fisher

Digital sampling technologies require brands to change their approach, but could significantly speed up lead times and reduce waste

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How Jay Parker built Gym King Subscription

By , Photography by Chris Leah

Gym King’s Jay Parker has built a thriving athleisure brand in a competitive market before his 30th birthday. He talks to Drapers about keeping the business fighting fit and cracking the US.

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Retailer Insight: Making sense of declining wholesale relationships Subscription

24 April 2019

Elizabeth Hanley, owner of independent store Magpie’s Nest in Stalybridge, Cheshire, explains how she has identified a significant shift in wholesale relationships and brand loyalty.

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Enter the Drapers Awards 2019Subscription

Entries are now open for the Drapers Awards 2019 – the “Oscars” of the fashion retail industry.

Indie winners

Drapers Independents Awards 2019: enter now Subscription

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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