Isabella Fish is a reporter at Drapers, covering womenswear and finance across the magazine and website. She joined the Drapers team in 2019, having previously worked at the Daily Mail as a news reporter.
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Hunter secures £16.5m funding Subscription
Wellington boot brand Hunter has secured a fresh £16.5m cash injection to support future growth and help see it through the coronavirus pandemic.
The £75,000 cost of reopening a storeSubscription
“Covid security” will require heavy investment, and retailers will still have to battle reduced footfall and consumer confidence if they reopen on 15 June.
No immediate plans for new Debenhams CEOSubscription
Debenhams will be run by its existing senior team, including managing director for fashion and home Steven Cook, while it prepares for the next phase of its turnaround.
The Monday Briefing: Boohoo, Debenhams Subscription
What you need to know from this weekend’s news.
Primark to reopen all stores in England Subscription
Primark plans to reopen all of its stores in England as soon as government restrictions on non-essential bricks-and-mortar retail are lifted on 15 June.
Ted Baker has announced plans to raise £95m through a stock issue to help it ride out the coronavirus downturn, after reporting a slump in full-year profits.
Liverpool One outlines reopening plansSubscription
Liverpool One shopping centre has set out some of the safety measures it will take to protect visitors and staff, following the government’s announcement that non-essential retail stores can reopen from 15 June.
Aldo UK collapses into administrationSubscription
The UK arm of Canadian footwear retailer Aldo Group has fallen into administration as a result of the impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Further store closures loom at DebenhamsSubscription
Struggling department store chain Debenhams is in discussions with landlords about the possible permanent closure of a further five stores, and has saved two of its Hammerson-owned stores that were due to be taken over by Next.
Asics is aiming to reopen its UK stores on 15 June when coronavirus lockdown measures are eased, the footwear brand’s vice-president EMEA Gary Raucher has told Drapers.