A wave of new bag brands – priced under £500 and available in an array of shapes and colours – has exploded into the accessories market. As more retailers add niche names to their stockist lists, Drapers explores the rise of affordable luxury accessories.
Kicking off the Drapers Digital Festival 2018 at The Brewery in London this morning, Ralph Lauren’s senior vice-president of digital commerce international, Valeria Juarez, revealed how the US heritage brand is digitally reaching out to consumers across the globe.
This week Drapers has sustainability at its heart, comprising the sustainability report alongside a series of features focused on the issue. The key theme is how retailers can create a circular business model. The issue features profile interviews with campaigner Ellen MacArthur and sustainable fashion brand house VF’s EMEA president Martino Scabbia Guerrini. It also includes all the data you need on sustainable futures, a look at how to build a sustainable cultural change, and the latest sustainable brands that you need to know about. Separately it also includes a round-up of the spring 19 Paris menswear catwalks and a look at Harvey Nichols’ revamped womenswear department in Knightsbridge.
As the industry increasingly strives to become more sustainable, the Sustainability award at this year’s Drapers Awards recognises a fashion retailer or brand that can demonstrate a corporate sustainability campaign or strategy that sets the highest standards in the market.