Emily Sutherland is a features writer at Drapers, writing about a wide range of issues including ecommerce, technology and multichannel retail. She joined the Drapers team in 2016 and has previously worked on titles in the hospitality industry.
Sales grow at Dr MartensSubscription
Group revenue at footwear brand Dr Martens jumped by 20% to £348.6m in the full year to 31 March 2018, driven by a particularly strong performance across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Chancellor Philip Hammond is reported to be considering a £300m tax cut for shops in Britain’s most deprived town centres in a bid to help the high street.
Superdry co-founder Julian Dunkerton has warned the retailer is “on the wrong path” after a difficult start to the year.
Debenhams could accelerate store closures Subscription
Department store Debenhams is reported to be mulling axing its dividend and closing a raft of stores under emergency £100m cost-cutting plans.
Public Desire debuts clothing range Subscription
Fast fashion footwear etailer Public Desire has launched its first clothing collection today (Monday 22 October.)
Bringing Ghost back to lifeSubscription
As it prepares to launch new stores, Drapers talks to Ghost London’s creative director Sameera Azeem about breathing new life into the womenswear brand.
How to attract menSubscription
Drapers finds out how high street retailers better known for their womenswear offer are cashing in on the booming menswear market
Discounting hits profits at Footasylum Subscription
Footwear retailer Footasylum swung to a loss of £4m in the 26 weeks to 25 August, compared with a profit of £2.3m for the same period the previous year.
Shop Direct to shutter 'expensive' clearance arm Subscription
Shop Direct plans to close its Littlewoods Clearance arm, which sells unsold stocks from across the etailer’s brands, by the end of February next year.
Following the pre-pack administration purchase of Coast by Karen Millen this week, Drapers investigates the pros and cons of the process and what, if anything, can be done to make the process more transparent.