Caroline Parry's stories
Clothing and footwear deflation slowsSubscription
Prices in non-food have edged up by 0.2% in March compared to a 0.4% fall in February – the first rise for 15 months – driven by slowing deflation in categories including clothing and footwear.
LVMH’s Arnault given honorary British titleSubscription
Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief executive of French luxury goods group LVMH, was awarded the title of Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire at a private ceremony at Clarence House last week.
Hardy shoppers braved sub-zero temperatures to hit London’s West End over the Easter Weekend, with footfall up by 3.9% and spend totalling £130m across the three shopping days.
An online marketpalce dedicated to children’s indies is being launched across Europe this summer.
Delivery charges and difficulties with sizing and fit are the biggest turn-offs for online fashion shoppers, according to consumer research carried out exclusively for Drapers.
Amari aims to grow via forward orderSubscription
Contemporary womenswear brand Amari is shifting its focus to forward order to support the brand’s expansion and better serve its customers.
Jane Shilton in footwear licensing talksSubscription
Mainstream footwear business Jane Shilton is in preliminary talks with an undisclosed third party about licensing out its footwear operation.
Selfridges takes photography operation in-houseSubscription
Premium department store chain Selfridges has taken its photography in-house and has introduced a new style of 360 spin technology in a move aimed at improving customer experience.
Westminster gives green light to Oriana IISubscription
The second phase of Oxford Street’s Oriana scheme, which will bring 76,500 sq ft of retail and leisure to the street’s eastern end, has been given the green light by Westminster Council.
Women's and kidswear drive clothing prices riseSubscription
Women’s and kidswear drove an increase in clothing prices during February although they remain down 4.2% on the same time last year.