Emily Sutherland's stories
Amazon ups the ante on fashionSubscription
John Boumphrey, vice-president of Amazon Fashion Europe, plans to make the ecommerce giant “customers’ most-loved fashion destination”
Drapers Hit or Miss: fashion rentalSubscription
As the rental fashion trends begins to take off, Drapers road tests four platforms offering consumers the chance to hire their wardrobes.
Ted Baker warns of £25m inventory errorSubscription
Ted Baker has warned investors that it may have overstated the value of its inventory by up to £25m.
Sports Direct's Ashley settles US legal disputeSubscription
Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley has settled a US legal dispute, days after he was called to give evidence under international law.
A supplier is planning to sue the Chinese owner of Aquascutum and Gieves & Hawkes over unpaid invoices.
Allbirds joins Black Friday backlashSubscription
Sustainable footwear brand Allbirds will empty its London flagship this Black Friday (29 November) in a bid to encourage more conscious consumerism.
Consumer group slams Black Friday 'hype'Subscription
Many Black Friday discounts do not offer shoppers genuine deals, research by consumer group Which? has shown.
Marching Aigle to a new audience Subscription
Aigle’s Arnaud Banizette is a lifelong fan of the brand he manages in the UK.
Why Richard Price is a good fit for M&SSubscription
Drapers analyses how Richard Price will fare in one of fashion’s toughest jobs
M&S names new clothing bossSubscription
Marks & Spencer has appointed F&F clothing boss Richard Price as its new managing director of clothing and home.
What John Lewis thinks men want Subscription
Drapers takes a tour of the rejuvenated menswear floor at John Lewis’s Oxford Street flagship and talks to customer experience director Peter Cross about what men want.
Drapers Hit or Miss: London department storesSubscription
London department stores face Drapers’ secret shopper’s scrutiny
Hammerson offloads Gloucester retail parkSubscription
Shopping centre owner Hammerson has sold Gloucester’s St Oswald retail park to the local authority for £54m, as it continues with its disposal programme.
Moss Bros poaches Ted Baker finance chiefSubscription
Moss Bros has appointed Ted Baker’s interim finance boss, Bill Adams, as its chief financial officer.
Revenues rise but losses widen at FarfetchSubscription
Revenue increased but losses grew at etailer Farfetch in what founder and chief executive José Neves described as a ‘fantastic’ third quarter.
Conservatives pledge to help 'left-behind' towns Subscription
The Conservatives have pledged to reduce business rates for small businesses in a bid to help ‘left-behind towns’ if they win the general election.
Retail sales slip in OctoberSubscription
Retail sales fell last month as consumers remain cautious about spending.
Zalando steps up to sustainabilitySubscription
Etailer Zalando is investing heavily in its sustainability strategy. Drapers headed to its headquarters in Berlin to learn more.
Ahead of accessible shopping day Purple Tuesday, Drapers hears from shoppers with disabilities about how well they are being served by the high street and explores how retailers should be focusing on accessibility.
Revenue falls at Superdry in 'year of reset'Subscription
Revenue has slumped at Superdry in the 26 weeks to the end of October, in what the retailer said was an “expected year of reset” amid legacy issues at the business.
Sports Direct to stop buying distressed retailers Subscription
Sports Direct has said it will not buy any more distressed retailers until politicians introduce better protection for shareholders.
How Bravissimo builds intimate connectionsSubscription
Lingerie retailer Bravissimo is taking its offer stateside and has revamped its store estate to enhance its customers’ experience.
Drapers Hit or Miss: autumn 19 womenswearSubscription
Drapers puts womenswear retailers at Birmingham’s Bullring and Grand Central shopping centres under the microscope.
From LA to Manchester: Boohoo's revival of Nasty Gal Subscription
Boohoo-owned US brand Nasty Gal has recorded soaring revenue, and is taking its celebrity pair-ups to the next level with model Cara Delevingne.
Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley has urged MPs to investigate the collapse of Debenhams and criticised politicians for not being interested in the challenges facing the department store.
Arcadia Group opens new warehouseSubscription
Logistic operations for Topshop/ Topman and Evans have been separated from the rest of the Arcadia Group.
Mothercare calls in KPMGSubscription
Mothercare has drafted in restructuring experts KPMG to assess options for its struggling UK business.
Hudson's Bay to go privateSubscription
Hudson’s Bay Company, the Canadian department store firm that also owns Saks Fifth Avenue, has agreed to a buyout deal that will take the business private.
High street braced for gloomy Christmas Subscription
The UK high street is facing a disappointing festive season as concerns over Brexit cause shoppers to rein in their spending.
A new report from New West End Company and Springwise considers the shape of retail in the next decade. Drapers brought together retailers to debate how the industry can redefine itself.
Why carbon neutrality is in fashionSubscription
In the race to cut carbon emissions some brands and retailers are in danger of “greenwashing”.
Sandersons: independent pride of SheffieldSubscription
Mark Dransfield believes in the power of retail, and has transformed a Sheffield town with Sandersons Boutique Store.
BRC applauds government's plastic crackdownSubscription
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has welcomed plans put forward by the government in yesterday’s Queen’s Speech to dramatically reduce the use of plastic.
Sports Direct demands probe into Nike and Adidas Subscription
Sports Direct has called for an investigation into the dominance of certain ”must-have’” brands – namely Nike and Adidas – in the sportswear market.
Monki trials social shopping Subscription
Young fashion retailer Monki has launched two new social shopping initiatives.
Quiz battles tough retail climateSubscription
Group revenue and store footfall fell at Quiz in the six months to 30 September as it continues to battle a “very challenging” retail backdrop.
The magic of merch for fashion retailers Subscription
Drapers explores why retailers and brands are jumping on the bandwagon for merchandise from musicians, TV shows and films
Three essential tips for building a brandSubscription
Linzi Boyd, founder of brand-building business BoB, took to the stage at the Drapers Fashion Forum in London this morning to share how businesses can create an emotional connection with their customers.
Bags of desire: new directions for accessoriesSubscription
From the rise of soft pouches to the death of minuscule accessories, Drapers assesses the main trends shaping the new directions in the bags market.
JD Sports has hit out at claims that its proposed merger with rival Footasylum would damage competition on the high street.
A new tie-up with John Lewis & Partners has allowed contemporary brand Folk to produce its most sustainable collection to date.
LA-based womenswear label For Love & Lemons has teamed up with lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret, marking its first collaboration with a retailer that has a UK presence.
John Lewis Partnership faces potential restructuring Subscription
Senior figures at John Lewis Partnership are preparing to restructure the business to bring the department store and grocer Waitrose closer together.
Finance chief departs at Marks & Spencer Subscription
Humphrey Singer, Marks & Spencer’s group chief financial officer, has announced plans to leave the retailer.
First look: A Bathing Ape’s Bapy comes to the UKSubscription
Japanese streetwear label A Bathing Ape will launch its contemporary womenswear sub-brand, Bapy, in the UK this month.
Brexit was the hot topic for discussion once again at Milan footwear trade show Micam this season. Drapers speaks to UK brands about their concerns.
Business being done at steady Micam Subscription
The Milan sun shone as Drapers meandered through the throngs of buyers at the 50th anniversary edition of Italian footwear trade show Micam on 15-18 September at Fiera Milano.
Drapers’ pick of the brands from the spring 20 edition of footwear mecca Micam
Hill & Friends to reveal new brand direction Subscription
Hill & Friends, the accessory label co-founded by former Mulberry creative director Emma Hill, will unveil a new brand direction from spring 20.
Topshop/Topman £505m in the red Subscription
Sir Philip Green’s Topshop and Topman chains slumped to a pre-tax loss of £505m last year, as the chains were hit by one-off costs and falling sales.