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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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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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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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The best store openings of 2019 so farSubscription


While big-name openings from the likes of Primark and Anthropologie have grabbed the headlines, a flurry of other ...

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Primark: 'Birmingham has transformed its retail offering'Subscription


This Thursday Primark opened its biggest-ever store on Birmingham High Street, with five floors of fashion, beauty and food. Before the grand opening, Drapers sat down with its director of new business development, Tim Kelly, to learn more about the retailer’s largest global store.

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Editor's Comment: A tale of two store strategiesSubscription

16 April 2019 By

In the midst of several high-profile company voluntary arrangements (CVAs), retailers are fighting to prove that evolution is the key to survival – particularly when it comes to the high street.

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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.

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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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