Kirsty McGregor is Deputy Editor at Drapers, working across the magazine and the website. She is a regular media commentator on fashion and retail. She joined Drapers in May 2014, having previously spent almost five years at social policy magazine Community Care.
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Atterley: making tracks for independent retailSubscription
Two years after entrepreneur Mike Welch relaunched Atterley as an online network of independent fashion retailers, the business has received an injection of cash that will help fuel its expansion.
Johnstons of Elgin to open Edinburgh flagshipSubscription
Cashmere and woollen manufacturer Johnstons of Elgin will open a flagship store for its own brand in Edinburgh next spring.
Pinterest is shifting from scrapbook to marketplace, but when it comes to selling fashion it faces stiff competition from other visually rich digital platforms that blend shopping with shareable content.
The high street is changing at a faster pace than ever before, and some town centres are becoming virtually unrecognisable as big-name retailers scale back their store portfolios.
John Lewis & Partners, which owns John Lewis and Waitrose, has begun searching for a successor to its longstanding chairman, Sir Charlie Mayfield.
Christmas crush at ports threatens deliveriesSubscription
Fashion brands are at risk of delays to deliveries of stock in the run-up to Christmas and beyond, as a result of a “perfect storm” of congestion at the UK’s largest container ports, a shortage of haulage drivers and impending Brexit pressures.
Accessing the £249bn purple poundSubscription
New accessible shopping day Purple Tuesday will launch on 13 November with the backing of some of the UK’s biggest retailers. Drapers investigates how the industry is improving its accessibility and inclusivity.
Comment: Is this fashion retail’s #metoo moment?Subscription
The allegations that Arcadia Group boss Sir Philip Green bullied, racially abused and sexually harassed some of his employees have sent ripples through the industry.
YNAP to launch in China with Alibaba Subscription
Yoox Net-a-Porter Group is set to become a “significant and sustainable online player” in the Chinese market, its owner Richemont said today after signing a strategic global partnership with Alibaba Group.
Store review positions Pavers for growthSubscription
Turnover at footwear retailer Pavers rose 9.8% to £91.9m in the year to 3 February 2018, after it continued to overhaul its store estate.