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Industry partnership Fashion District is developing a business cluster in east London. Drapers speaks with some of its key players about their ambition to revamp London into a global hub for fashion technology.
Following company voluntary arrangements from New Look and Select, and rumours that Mothercare will be next, Drapers asks whether there will be a ripple effect on the high street.
As the role of the store manager becomes increasingly experiential, Drapers explores how this crucial customer-facing position is changing.
Drapers visits London landmark Battersea Power Station as it plans to transform into a shopping district to rival Oxford Street and Westfield.
Industrial, trendy and inspired by professional athletes, Adidas’s new “stadium”-style store in Westfield London fuses performance design with urban cool.
Four years after construction began on Westfield London’s £600m extension, Drapers tours the site and its £33m John Lewis anchor, to find out how the shopping centre plans to attract new customers ahead of the March opening.
Drapers visits east London’s 62-acre Silvertown site, which developers plan to turn into the capital’s leading creative hub for disruptive brands and retailers.
Drapers takes a look at the new retail developments set to emerge in the UK in 2018, while Local Data Company’s Matthew Hopkinson discusses the sector’s store count trends this year.
With a new pop-up in London and a steady stream of passionate fans, French brand Sézane is making waves in the market. Drapers spoke to founder Morgane Sézalory to find out more.
As lifestyle brand Boden opens the doors to its first flagship store, and second shop ever, on London’s King’s Road, Drapers meets with founder Johnnie Boden and CEO Jill Easterbrook to find out more about its Chelsea debut.
The resale industry is soaring as entrepreneurial sellers trade on the inflated premiums buyers are prepared to pay for the hottest products and brands.
British heritage brand Hunter opened its third global standalone store this week in Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre. The brand’s creative director, Alasdhair Willis, talks Drapers through the immersive Scottish outdoors shopping experience.
As the term “experiential retail” becomes mainstream, we investigate the challenges and opportunities for those tasked with designing stores.
As John Lewis opens its experience-led store in Oxford’s Westgate centre, Drapers takes a behind-the-scenes tour to see how the space embodies the business’s ambitious evolution, and seeks to cater for the modern shopper.
September brought a spate of store openings in London, as fashion businesses continue to choose the capital as a global showcase. Drapers looks at some of the most innovative and exciting store designs.
Following a strong set of 2016 results, French contemporary group SMCP opened its 12th Sandro store in the UK on London’s Regent Street last month. CEO Jean-Philippe Hecquet discusses the launch and Sandro’s future plans.
With its monochrome interior and extremely minimalist design, Arket is bringing Scandi-inspired lifestyle essentials at high street prices to Regent Street.
Drapers brings you a sneak peek inside the stylish debut flagship store from H&M group’s new concept, Arket, ahead of its official opening this Friday.
The retail concept launched by fashion distributor and marketing agency Four Marketing opens in London’s King’s Cross, as the area’s regeneration continues.
Pride of place in the window of the new Asics flagship store on London’s Regent Street, a metallic, shimmering robotic arm moves hypnotically back and forth. Inch by inch it draws an illustration of Asics’s signature trainer on the glass – hypnotising onlookers in store and summing up the heart of the new store’s concept: fusing technology, design, brand identity and excitement.