Caroline Parry's stories
M&S autumn 13 - what the papers saidSubscription
A shake-up of its sub-brands, cuts to its supplier base, coats, sleeves and higher quality fabrics have all been praised as highlights of Belinda Earl’s debut collection for Marks & Spencer.
Carmen Busquets, the fashion entrepreneur and founding investor in Net-A-Porter, has invested in recycled fashion marketplace BuyMyWardrobe.
Premium label Saint Laurent has opened its first flagship store, which aims to be the “physical embodiment” of the brand’s new visual identity under creative director Hedi Slimane.
H&M could be exposed by Asian safety initiativesSubscription
Swedish retailer H&M is facing greater exposure to the cost of implementing health and safety measures than its high street counterparts, according to analysts.
Indie staffer wins Curvy Kate competitionSubscription
Plus-size lingerie brand Curvy Kate has crowned its latest “Star in a Bra”, which sees a member of the public become the face of its advertising.
Just as Mary Portas returns to our screens as the self-styled saviour of our decaying town centres, yet another wave of mainly negative publicity follows in her wake. Is she still needed to boost the high street? Drapers Debates…
Secretsales revamp to boost brand supportSubscription
Secretsales is poised to launch a new phase of development, overhauling its brand partnerships and introducing major changes to its website.
Funding for overseas trade shows doublesSubscription
Funding for UK companies hoping to exhibit at overseas tradeshows has almost doubled for the next two financial years, according to the UK Fashion & Textile Association.
Something Wicked launches into five stores Subscription
Fledgling lingerie brand Something Wicked has secured five international stockists for its debut range, as it looks to expand for future seasons.
Casualwear brand and retailer Esprit has warned that it expects a “substantial loss” in the second half of its financial year due to store closures and HK$2bn (£166m) goodwill costs related to its China business.