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Inside LK Bennett founder's exclusive Atelier 75VideoSubscription

29 May 2018 By

Sitting moments from London’s bustling Regent Street, newly opened boutique Atelier 75 is a carefully curated new retail venture co-founded by LK Bennett founder Linda Bennett.

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First look: The Shop at Bluebird opens in Covent GardenSubscription

15 May 2018 By

The Shop at Bluebird, the premium concept store owned by the Jigsaw Group, has opened its new Covent Garden flagship at grade-II listed building Carriage Hall on London’s Floral Street.

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Future retail: the resurgence of the store

9 May 2018 By

Drapers takes a look forward to the trends and technology that will define the direction of stores for the next 100 years of fashion retail. 

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Home time: step inside the 'House of Osman' Subscription

3 May 2018 By

Designer Osman Yousefzada opened his first London flagship at 32 Percy Street last month, 10 years after he made his debut at London Fashion Week with his eponymous brand.

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How to cash in on Chinese tourist tradeSubscription

2018 27 April By Kaisha Langton

Drapers explores how British retailers can make the most of the world’s highest-spending travellers.

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All systems go for east London's global fashion hubSubscription

16 April 2018 By

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. 

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Will the high street suffer a CVA domino effect?Subscription

13 April 2018 By Emily Seares

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.

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First Look: Être Cécile launches first permanent storeSubscription

12 April 2018 By

Cult womenswear brand Être Cécile has opened its first permanent store on London’s Islington, as it seeks to bring its “Cécile Girl” brand to life.

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Careers: the need for super-skilled store managersSubscription

28 March 2018 By Nicola Smith

As the role of the store manager becomes increasingly experiential, Drapers explores how this crucial customer-facing position is changing.

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First look: Base brings junior offer to Westfield StratfordSubscription

28 March 2018 By Kaisha Langton

Kidswear retailer Base has doubled the size of its Westfield Stratford City store to include its junior and girls wear collections for the first time. 

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First look: Battersea Power Station's bid to become London’s next retail hubSubscription

23 March 2018 By

Drapers visits London landmark Battersea Power Station as it plans to transform into a shopping district to rival Oxford Street and Westfield.

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Inside Adidas’s Westfield London 'stadium' storeSubscription

22 March 2018 By

Industrial, trendy and inspired by professional athletes, Adidas’s new “stadium”-style store in Westfield London fuses performance design with urban cool.

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Why mega-malls are still winning Subscription

14 March 2018 By Gemma Goldfingle

At a time when the viability of stores is being questioned, mega-malls are thriving. Drapers investigates why

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Welcome to The Fold's first physical storeSubscription

13 March 2018 By

Drapers goes inside premium womenswear brand The Fold’s first bricks-and-mortar store.

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First look: Rohan's flagship London storeSubscription

12 March 2018 By Kaisha Langton

British outdoor brand Rohan opened its flagship store in London’s Soho last week marking the brand’s 57th store across the UK.

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First look at Westfield London’s £600m extensionSubscription

26 February 2018 By

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.

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A transformative experience: Silvertown's new approach to retailVideoSubscription

2 February 2018 By

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.

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How shops will evolve in 2018Subscription

3 January 2018 By

Drapers asks five top store design agencies how shopfits will evolve alongside changing customer habits in 2018.


Interior inspiration: the best new stores of 2017Subscription

28 December 2017 By Francesca Salisbury

Which new store openings have wowed with their originality, design and concept this year?

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The new UK retail hotspots and trends for 2018 Subscription

28 December 2017 By

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.

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First look: JD Sports' Liverpool megastore Subscription

14 December 2017 By Lydia Hawken

JD Sports has opened a 40,000 sq ft megastore at the Liverpool One shopping complex.

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What works in experiential retailSubscription

13 December 2017 By

Drapers samples what the innovative experiential retailers have to offer.

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There's something about SézaneSubscription

28 November 2017 By

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.

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Boden's bet on bricks and mortar VideoSubscription

27 November 2017 By

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.

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Resale: risky business or rewarding revenue stream?Subscription

20 November 2017 By

The resale industry is soaring as entrepreneurial sellers trade on the inflated premiums buyers are prepared to pay for the hottest products and brands.

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Hunter's new store takes Scotland to TorontoSubscription

16 November 2017 By

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.

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First Look: Boden opens its first flagship storeSubscription

14 November 2017 By

Boden has opened the doors to its first flagship store on London’s King’s Road. 

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First look: Baz Luhrmann's film for Erdem x H&MVideoSubscription

25 October 2017 By

A short film created by Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby director Baz Luhrmann for Erdem x H&M has been released on YouTube.

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Making the most of mallsSubscription

25 October 2017 By

As fashion space in shopping centres falls, schemes must evolve to attract the modern retailer and shopper.

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Welcome to our world: designing an immersive storeSubscription

23 October 2017 By

As the term “experiential retail” becomes mainstream, we investigate the challenges and opportunities for those tasked with designing stores.

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Inside the store of the 21st century: John Lewis at Westgate OxfordSubscription

23 October 2017 By

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.

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