Emily Sutherland's stories
It was arguably one of London’s most beautiful stores: a lofty urban paradise that centred around an open courtyard topped by a vaulted glass atrium.
The Shop at Bluebird to close Subscription
Luxury womenswear retailer The Shop at Bluebird has announced it will close at the end of January.
Investment leads to 'record' quarter at Sosandar Subscription
Womenswear etailer Sosandar is celebrating a ‘record quarter’ following investment in marketing, product and its team.
Intu seeks cash injectionSubscription
Shopping centre owner Intu is seeking to raise equity as it looks to restructure its balance sheet.
Beales on edge of administration Subscription
Department store chain Beales is poised to enter administration as early as this week.
Drapers recaps the trends you need to know from the Milan Fashion Week Men’s autumn catwalks.
Off-White operator acquires Opening CeremonySubscription
Farfetch-owned platform New Guards Group, which operates Off-White and Palm Angels, has bought Opening Ceremony.
Boohoo ups guidance following 'record trading' Subscription
Boohoo Group has raised its full-year guidance after sales rocketed during the final quarter of last year.
Buying season kicks off with positive PittiSubscription
The autumn 20 edition of Italian menswear trade show Pitti Uomo was comparatively slow, but exhibitors praised the quality of buyers
Drapers' pick of Pitti Uomo autumn 20Subscription
A strong performance across men’s clothing, beauty, vegan foods and toys helped to drive a 5% sales lift at Selfridges in the 24 days leading up to Christmas.
'Positive' festive trading at JD Sports Subscription
JD Sports Fashion has reported “positive like-for-like sales” over the Christmas trading period, particularly across international markets.
Superdry warns on profit after weak festive trading Subscription
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.
Fly solo or join the band?Subscription
Drapers explores whether the fashion industry’s young talent should branch out alone or become part of a bigger business.
A Cold Wall grows up into a fashion house Subscription
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.
High Streets Task Force locations revealed Subscription
The government has revealed the first 14 high streets across England to benefit from a task force that aims to revitalise town centres.
Slow start to John Lewis festive Sale Subscription
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.
The decade fashion retail changed forever Subscription
As the industry prepares to welcome a new decade, Drapers looks back on the last 10 years
Several retailers were firmly on the acquisition trail throughout this year, most notably Sports Direct and Manchester-based fast fashion empire Boohoo.
The big people moves of 2019Subscription
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 revenues riseSubscription
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 investment reaches €1bnSubscription
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.
Francesca Aiello, founder, Frankies Bikinis Subscription
Thomas May, head of product growth, ThreadSubscription
Juliette Barnes, graphic designer, OasisSubscription
Revenue and profits rise at InditexSubscription
Sales and profits climbed at Inditex in the first nine months of its 2019 financial year, attributed to its focus on “high-quality store environments, products and customer experience”.
Indian etailer Koovs rescued from administrationSubscription
The founder of Indian etailer Koovs has acquired the business and its assets after it failed to secure a £6.5m investment from its largest shareholder, Future Lifestyle Fashions, and collapsed into administration.
Calvin Holmes, menswear buyer, MatchesfashionSubscription
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”
Lucy Evans, digital merchandiser, WarehouseSubscription
Adele Williamson, bespoke shoemaker, Tricker’s Subscription
Oliver Fayed, sales manager, Hugo BossSubscription
Surbhi Marwah, senior product specialist, Zalando Subscription
Beth Edwards, assistant manager, Whistles Subscription
Rory Westbrook, founder and CEO, True Vintage Subscription
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.
Matty Bovan, founder and designer, Matty BovanSubscription
Victoria Prew, founder, Hurr Collective Subscription
Charlotte Fellowes, junior buyer, Simply BeSubscription
Francesca Fuller, senior buyer, River IslandSubscription
Alex Evans, central controller, H&MSubscription
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Amy Moore, senior social media executive, Quiz Subscription