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Drapers investigates cost cutting index

Drapers Investigates: the cost-cutting conundrumSubscription

6 August 2018 By

As store closures and redundancies rock the high street, Drapers explores how retailers are cutting costs in the battle against shrinking margins.

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Kids’ footwear steps up its gameSubscription

2 August 2018 By Kaisha Langton

Drapers explores how athleisure and “mini-me” trends are fuelling a growing kidswear market.

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'It just felt right': inside Red Wing Shoes' first women's storeSubscription

1 August 2018 By

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.

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Six trends redefining the store spaceSubscription

19 July 2018 By Kaisha Langton

Following a spate of spring and summer store openings in the UK and internationally, Drapers looks at the key trends driving new shopfits and designs.

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First look: Jarrold’s redesigned sports storeSubscription

11 July 2018 By

Norfolk department store chain Jarrold has teamed up with Intersport to revamp its sports store in Norwich city centre

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Inside the light, bright new Harvey Nichols Subscription

29 June 2018 By

Take a look inside Harvey Nichols’ revamped womenswear floor, the latest phase in a multimillion-pound refurbishment at the Knightsbridge institution.

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Automation sensation: the next stage of omnichannel retailSubscription

22 June 2018 By

As automation blurs the line between etail and bricks-and-mortar shopping, retailers are going automatic to lure shoppers in store

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Tailor Made's high-tech approach to traditionSubscription

21 June 2018 By

Heritage bespoke tailoring gets a modern update at the new Tailor Made store in London’s Belgravia.

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Try before you buy: the ultimate customer convenience?VideoSubscription

2018 29 June By Kaisha Langton

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.

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First look: Primark 'finds its amazing' in Westfield LondonSubscription

2018 22 June By Kaisha Langton

Primark has opened its 185th store in the UK, in Westfield London, last week.

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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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