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As store closures and redundancies rock the high street, Drapers explores how retailers are cutting costs in the battle against shrinking margins.
As Red Wing Shoes opens its first UK women’s store, Drapers speaks to franchise owner Rachel Brickley about why now was the time to branch out.
Take a look inside Harvey Nichols’ revamped womenswear floor, the latest phase in a multimillion-pound refurbishment at the Knightsbridge institution.
As automation blurs the line between etail and bricks-and-mortar shopping, retailers are going automatic to lure shoppers in store
Drapers explores the rise of try before you buy initiatives across the retail industry and examines whether the latest payment trend will bolster sales or hit the bottom line.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As the role of the store manager becomes increasingly experiential, Drapers explores how this crucial customer-facing position is changing.
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.
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.