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Grace Whelan

Grace Whelan is a news reporter at Drapers, specialising in menswear and property across the magazine and website. She joined the team in 2018 after graduating from City, University of London with an MA in magazine journalism. Personal industry interests include the developing role of tech in retail and British manufacturing.

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    First Look: Belstaff launches new store conceptSubscription

    21 February 2019

    British heritage brand Belstaff has launched its new community-first retail concept with the reopening of its Spitalfields store in east London this week.

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    Yorkshire fashion agency to close as it turns 100Subscription

    20 February 2019

    Yorkshire-based fashion agency Burgess Enterprises will close its doors this year, after a century in business.

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    Weekday plots Shoreditch storeSubscription

    20 February 2019

    H&M group-owned fascia Weekday is planning to open its third UK store in London’s Shoreditch, Drapers understands.

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    Karl Lagerfeld: a life in fashionSubscription

    19 February 2019

    Following the death of designer Karl Lagerfeld, Drapers looks back at the fashion mogul’s career highlights.

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    Gieves & Hawkes ramps up expansion Subscription

    19 February 2019

    Gieves & Hawkes is expanding its bespoke offer internationally, revamping its made-to-measure service and relaunching its website. 

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    Accessories boost fashion sales at John LewisSubscription

    19 February 2019

    Fashion sales at John Lewis were up 1.2% for the week to 16 February compared to the same period last year, the retailer’s latest figures show.

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    Base Fashion begins store expansion plan Subscription

    19 February 2019

    Kidswear independent Base Fashion has opened a new store at Intu Lakeside shopping centre as it embarks on a three-year store expansion strategy.

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    Muted Moda ready for a refreshSubscription

    19 February 2019

    The Midlands show played it safe as it finds its place among its London trade show stablemates.

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    Half term fails to boost shopper figures Subscription

    19 February 2019

    Footfall across the UK fell by 4.7% for the week beginning 10 February, compared to the same period last year, as half term failed to boost shopper numbers.

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    Delivery delays at Dr MartensSubscription

    19 February 2019

    Dr Martens stockists are experiencing delays with forward order and in-season deliveries as the footwear brand struggles to keep up with “increased demand” and distribution issues, Drapers can reveal.

All by Grace Whelan