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  • Sir Ian Cheshire and Ray Kelvin

    Sir Ian Cheshire bares all to Ted Baker's Ray KelvinSubscription

    Features18 December 2017

    As part of Drapers’ 130th anniversary celebrations this year, we brought together some of fashion retail’s biggest names for a series of unique one-on-one interviews. Today, long-time friends Sir Ian Cheshire, chairman of Debenhams, talks to maverick Ted Baker founder Ray Kelvin.

  • Apptus

    Unleash the power of artificial intelligenceSubscription

    In Business14 July 2017

    In the ultra-competitive world of fashion ecommerce, data insight is critical to maximise customer spend.

  • plm 3x2

    PLM: rising up the retail agenda?Subscription

    In Business28 June 2017

    In today’s ultra-competitive fashion market, where retailers are having to constantly evolve their proposition to cater for an ever demanding, ever tech enabled consumer, the list of areas to invest in are endless. Typically, front end investments such as customer-facing new ecommerce sites, mobile web or applications, in-store developments or delivery and returns propositions have taken precedence. 

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    Brand showcase: Crocs' snappy summer styleSubscription

    Brand Showcase20 June 2017

    With the launch of LiteRide for spring 18, Crocs unveils its most innovative footwear collection yet.

  • future trends

    Future Trends and InnovationSubscription

    In Business7 June 2017

    Future success requires planning and investment today. However, taking traditional business models through a transformation is rarely easy, and neither is making the decision where to invest. Failure to take this forward-looking approach will lead businesses to stall, as consumers’ browsing and shopping habits continue to evolve. With this in mind, Drapers partnered with K3 Retail to produce this exclusive report, Future Trends and Innovation.

  • we do nothing

    Q&A: Anna Kilpatrick and Lucy Johnson, founders, We Do NothingSubscription

    Industry Insight2 June 2017

    Drapers speaks to We Do Nothing founders Anna Kilpatrick and Lucy Johnson to find out how they have used the Squarespace platform to their competitive advantage.

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    What do customers want online?Subscription

    In Business26 May 2017

    This is, no doubt, the question keeping most digital directors and heads of ecommerce up at night. The answer, however, is much harder to come by.

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    Webcast: Reinventing the In-Store ExperienceSubscription

    In Business11 May 2017

    Drapers’ webcast Reinventing the In-Store Experience: Blurring the lines between bricks and clicks, in association with Salesforce. 

  • small awards sauce and brown

    Off the Record: Pussycat Dolls and one very keen Drapers Digital Awards guestSubscription

    Community2 May 2017

      Find out what’s happening on fashion’s social scene.

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    Grow your market awareness with SquarespaceSubscription

    Industry Insight30 April 2017

    Winning share of wallet relies heavily upon marketing to grow brand awareness, but when you are a small fashion brand or retailer with a tiny budget it can seem like an impossible task. Squarespace is helping your type of business do just that, with a suite of effective marketing tools.

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