Caroline Parry's stories
As structural changes are under way at Missguided and a further slowdown in online retail growth is predicted for 2018, Drapers asks if fast fashion retailers can weather the retail storm.
Suppliers out in the cold as tough trade bitesSubscription
Sub-zero temperatures have added to high street suppliers’ woes, as poor sales of spring stock spur retailers to delay deliveries and reduce their reliance on forward orders.
Adidas wins ‘three stripes’ trademark disputeSubscription
Adidas has won the latest round in an ongoing trademark battle with Belgian footwear company Shoe Branding over its three-stripe trademark.
Lance Clark, of Clarks footwear, dies aged 81Subscription
Lance Clark, part of the Clarks family shoe business, died on Tuesday 27 February, at the age of 81.
Debenhams launches Scandi brands Subscription
Debenhams is introducing five new Scandinavian womenswear brands for spring 18, as part of the department store chain’s strategy to overhaul its brand mix.
Superdry is partnering with Graduate Fashion Week for the first time to launch a new award celebrating outerwear design.
Nike ramps up female-focus with smaller sizesSubscription
Nike is making selected special edition trainers available in smaller sizes as part of a renewed focus on female consumers.
Gerry Weber launches online-only brandSubscription
German womenswear brand Gerry Weber is launching a new premium brand that is available exclusively through its own and third-party websites.
Cold snap stunts sales for footwear indiesSubscription
Adverse weather and cautious shoppers have led to a flat start to 2018 for footwear independents.
Levi’s to automate design and development Subscription
Levi Strauss & Co is automating its denim finishing process to become more responsive to customer trends and reduce its environmental impact.
The Hambledon launches online fashion offeringSubscription
Winchester-based lifestyle independent The Hambledon has launched menswear and womenswear online for the first time following the relaunch of its website.
Charles Tyrwhitt eyes online international expansion Subscription
Men’s tailoring retailer Charles Tyrwhitt has launched a localised ecommerce site for the Netherlands as part of its international expansion plan.
Fashion sales flat at John LewisSubscription
Fashion sales were up 0.4% at John Lewis for the week to 24 February.
Marks & Spencer reveals gender pay figuresSubscription
Marks & Spencer is the latest fashion retailer to disclose its gender pay data.
Is Richard Quinn enough to redesign Debenhams?Subscription
When Debenhams revealed Richard Quinn as the new addition to its Designers at Debenhams roster on 19 February, questions were raised about whether the department store chain’s core shopper would even know who this fashion-forward designer is.
Companies must focus on content and data to create the best possible digital customer experience, according to a new survey on the latest digital trends.
Mallzee secures new funding Subscription
Marketplace app Mallzee has raised a further £1.9m in funding, taking its total capital raised to £5m.
Bright founders step down Subscription
Marco Aslim and Thomas Martini, founders and directors of German streetwear tradeshow Bright, are stepping down from their roles after 13 years.
The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has warned that “too many” factories are still failing to address safety concerns nearly four years after the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory, which killed 1,129 workers.
Struggling US retailer J Crew has appointed veteran Starbucks executive Adam Brotman to the new role of chief experience officer to boost its turnaround plans.