Harriet Brown is staff writer at Drapers, she covers news, fashion and features. She recently graduated from City University with an MA in magazine journalism and was previously a sub-editor at Digital Spy.
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Vestiaire Collective appoints new CEOSubscription
Luxury resale site Vestiaire Collective has appointed Maximilian Bittner as its new CEO, taking over from co-founder Sébastian Fabre.
How UKFT is minding the skills gapSubscription
Drapers speaks to industry insiders to hear how the UKFT is battling to close the fashion and textile sector’s skills gap and what still needs to be done
At Pantharella International Group, Justin Hall oversees a century of sock-making expertise.
Mexico’s retail scene is on the rise, and the growth opportunities are drawing fashion brands from the UK and Europe
Ada Kokosar’s luxury footwear brand, Midnight 00, uses PVC wrapping to create party-proof fairytale shoes.
Retailers may face £1bn recycling costsSubscription
Retailers may be forced to pay millions towards recycling their waste, under new government proposals to tackle waste in the UK.
Singles' Day smashes sales recordsSubscription
Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba shattered its sales records during the Singles’ Day shopping event, with $1bn (£780m) worth of goods sold in under two minutes.
House of Fraser readying more store closuresSubscription
House of Fraser may be set to announce a fresh round of store closures, after landlords reportedly refused to agree to owner Mike Ashley’s new leasing terms.
85,000 high street jobs lost in 2018Subscription
As many as 85,000 jobs have disappeared from the UK high street so far in 2018, as retail sees a growing tide of administrations and store closures.
Retailers set for £99bn ‘golden quarter’ Subscription
Retail sales in the valuable fourth “golden quarter” of 2018 are set to rise by 2% year on year to £98.8bn, but fashion is expected to face further challenges.