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  • Neil Fitton

    Obituary: Former Chester Barrie MD Neil FittonSubscription

    News16 September 2016

    Neil Fitton, former managing director of Chester Barrie and main board director of Austin Reed, has died after a 15-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 81.

  • Marie Scott

    Obituary: Fashion journalist Marie ScottSubscription

    News9 May 2016

    Veteran journalist Marie Scott, who spent more than 50 years writing on British fashion, especially menswear and the luxury sector, was killed in a road traffic accident on May 7. She was in her early seventies.

  • Bernard Lewis

    From the archive: The Drapers Interview with River Island founder Bernard LewisSubscription

    The Drapers Interview2 November 2015

    As we near the 25th anniversary of the Drapers Awards on November 26 at Old Billingsgate in London, we will be looking back at some of the previous winners of the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award. We start with one of the earliest winners, River Island founder Bernard Lewis. From the Drapers archive, here is the Drapers Interview with Lewis after his big win a decade ago in 2005.

  • Eric Musgrave, Jan 2015.jpg

    Memo from Musgrave: Fashion’s conveyor belt keeps a-turningSubscription

    Comment22 October 2015

    This is not a book review column, but I can heartily recommend to anyone interested in fashion retailing High Street Heroes by John Timpson, boss of the ubiquitous key-cutting and shoe-repair chain.

  • Suzanne Harlow Debenhams

    Drapers comment: Sharp to leave Debenhams, but when?Subscription

    News22 October 2015

    Apparently Nigel Northridge, the chairman of Debenhams, has known since Michael Sharp was appointed as CEO in September 2011 that he was planning to stay only five years. The rest of us learned that only today (October 22).

  • Eric Musgrave

    Drapers Talks: Debenhams chief's planned exit as profits rise 7.3%VideoSubscription

    News22 October 2015

    Drapers editorial director Eric Musgrave discusses the impact of Debenhams’ CEO Michael Sharp’s imminent departure, who could replace him, and the latest results, which have seen profits rise by 7.3%.

  • Eric Musgrave reading High Street Heroes

    Drapers book review: High Street Heroes: The Story of British Retail in 50 People by John TimpsonSubscription

    In Business16 October 2015

    John Timpson has been in retailing for so long that he recalls the time when in around 1966 Philip Green was making him coffee when he visited shoe importer Martin Geminder.

  • Barbour autumn 14 womenswear

    Barbour raids Zalando for womenswear chiefSubscription

    News16 October 2015

    Barbour has poached Zalando head of womenswear Paget Billingsley for the same role at the British heritage brand.

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    Memo from Musgrave: Did mangoes spark Rose’s love of Europe?Subscription

    Comment16 October 2015

    The 300 or so young delegates at our Next Generation event in spring 2014 were treated to a bravura performance from the then Sir Stuart Rose, who gave 40 minutes of often hilarious reminiscences about his retailing career.

  • Eric Musgrave

    Drapers Talks: M&S loyalty card, Sports Direct's court battle and Oasis store revampVideoSubscription

    News15 October 2015

    Drapers’ editorial director Eric Musgrave discusses the new M&S loyalty card Sparks, which will launch next week, the mood across the footwear sector as winter boot sales struggle, Sports Direct’s Dave Forsey’s court summons over the USC administration and Oasis’s plans to revamp its larger stores.

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