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Topshop appoints new fashion directorSubscription
Topshop has appointed former Marks & Spencer buying director Gillian Ridley Whittle as its new fashion director.
Discounting boosts sales at John LewisSubscription
Fashion sales at John Lewis & Partners jumped 32.1% year on year for the week to 19 October, as the retailer ran a 20% off promotion across clothing.
Online sales growth continues to struggleSubscription
UK online sales edged up by 0.6% year on year in September, while clothing sales experienced their first fall in more than two years, down 1.2% compared with 2018.
Tod’s Group hires new creative directorSubscription
Tod’s Group has appointed Walter Chiapponi as creative director of its women’s and men’s collections.
M&S relaunches Per UnaSubscription
Marks & Spencer has launched its first brand campaign for Per Una in five years, to highlight “significant” changes in the womenswear label to shoppers.
Debenhams launches autism hourSubscription
Debenhams has joined the National Autistic Society’s 2019 Autism Hour campaign, which begins on 5 October.
M&S hires head of data science Subscription
Marks & Spencer has appointed Mehdi Hosseini as its new head of data science, kicking off a data talent drive.
Drapers Footwear Awards 2020 open for entrySubscription
Entries are now open for the Drapers Footwear Awards 2020, which recognise the best of the best across the sector in the UK and Ireland.
Primark CEO's secrets of successSubscription
Celebrating his 10th anniversary as CEO at Primark, Paul Marchant tells Drapers the secrets to the value retailer’s success.
British businesses to be hit by 25% US tariffsSubscription
Exports of certain clothing and textile items from the UK to US, including Savile Row suits, will be subject to 25% tariffs from 18 October.