Grace Whelan's stories
Challenges ahead for Topshop’s new fashion boss Subscription
Headhunters and industry experts have said Topshop’s new fashion director, Gillian Ridley Whittle, has lots of work to do at the retailer as she returns to a “fundamentally different” fashion market after four years working in Australia.
New Look appoints merchandising bossSubscription
New Look has appointed former Jack Wills merchandising director, David Wertheim, as its new merchandising and supply chain boss.
Debenhams names new chairmanSubscription
Debenhams Group has appointed Mark Gifford, former House of Fraser chief financial officer, as its new chairman.
Second year of no bonuses for Asos bossesSubscription
Asos bosses have missed out on bonuses for the second year running after the business failed to hit performance targets.
Gant CEO heads back to AdidasSubscription
Gant’s CEO, Brian Grevy, is stepping down after four years to rejoin Adidas Group as the new executive board member for its global brands, Drapers can reveal.
Meet Farfetch's next generation of start-upsSubscription
Through its third Dream Assembly programme, fashion platform Farfetch is seeking to foster start-ups that are focused on shaping the future of fashion and retail.
New M&S stores director U-turns on role Subscription
Marks & Spencer’s newly appointed stores director, David Lepley, will no longer be joining the company, after being offered a bigger role to stay at Morrissons.
Retail employment drops by 85,000Subscription
UK retail employment fell by 85,000 jobs between the third quarter of 2018 and the third quarter of 2019, new data has shown.
Following 14 months of renovations, Louis Vuitton’s New Bond Street store will reopen its doors tomorrow with a burst of spectacle and colour.
Sports Direct appoints auditorSubscription
Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has appointed RSM UK as its auditors with immediate effect.