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    Superdry warns on profit after weak festive trading Subscription

    News10 January 2020

    Peak trading performance at Superdry was “lower than expected”’ as the retailer battled unprecedented levels of discounting on the high street, subdued consumer demand and shortages of bestselling product.

  • Go it alone

    Fly solo or join the band?Subscription

    Features9 January 2020

    Drapers explores whether the fashion industry’s young talent should branch out alone or become part of a bigger business.

  • driv 2

    A Cold Wall grows up into a fashion house Subscription

    The Drapers Interview9 January 2020

    Samuel Ross is taking one of London Fashion Week Men’s buzziest brands to Milan, where he will join the ranks of Prada, Giorgio Armani and Gucci.  

  • 3082353 shoppers

    High Streets Task Force locations revealed Subscription

    News2 January 2020

    The government has revealed the first 14 high streets across England to benefit from a task force that aims to revitalise town centres.

  • john lewis and partners

    Slow start to John Lewis festive Sale Subscription

    News2 January 2020

    John Lewis & Partners has reported a “slower than usual” start to its festive promotions as sales at the department store dipped by 4.1% in the week to 29 December.

  • Decade review index

    The decade fashion retail changed forever Subscription

    Features20 December 2019

    As the industry prepares to welcome a new decade, Drapers looks back on the last 10 years

  • karen millen aw 19

    All change: the fashion business takeovers of 2019Subscription

    Features18 December 2019

    Several retailers were firmly on the acquisition trail throughout this year, most notably Sports Direct and Manchester-based fast fashion empire Boohoo. 

  • Richard Price FandF

    The big people moves of 2019Subscription

    Features16 December 2019

    It was another year of high-profile people moves in the world of retail. Turbulent times meant many retailers were seeking new leaders to help them weather the challenges ahead.

  • Sports direct thurrock

    Sports Direct revenues riseSubscription

    News16 December 2019

    Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct International has reported rising revenue and profits as the retail group reaps the rewards of acquisitions, a strong performance in its premium lifestyle division and the sale of its Shirebrook distribution centre.

  • the hut group

    The Hut Group investment reaches €1bnSubscription

    News16 December 2019

    Coggles owner The Hut Group (THG) is reported to have raised additional funding to reach a total of €1bn (£832m) of investment to help drive expansion plans.