Jill Geoghegan's stories
Coronavirus mutes steady Micam Subscription
Milan footwear trade show Micam was a quieter affair for autumn 20, as coronavirus and UK storms dampened footfall from international buyers.
Drapers' pick of Micam autumn 20Subscription
Even in a comparatively quiet edition of Micam, new brands were making noise. Here are Drapers’ favourites.
Mango launches sustainable denim rangeSubscription
Mango has launched a 14-piece denim collection made from sustainable cotton.
M&S to close two distribution centresSubscription
Marks & Spencer is closing two regional distribution centres in Long Eaton and Thorncliffe, putting nearly 700 jobs at risk.
Rockport shifts to distributor model Subscription
US brand house The Rockport Company, which owns footwear brands Rockport, Aravon, Dunham and Reef, is moving its business in the UK and Ireland to a distributor model with Four Marketing.
UK luxury braces for coronavirus downturn Subscription
Luxury brands and retailers in the UK are bracing for a significant downturn in footfall and sales as the spread of coronavirus amplifies.
Drapers Independents Awards 2020: enter now Subscription
Entries are now open for the Drapers Independents Awards 2020, which celebrate the best fashion retailers and brands in this valuable sector across the UK and Ireland.
Inside the cult of Kitri Subscription
Kitri is at tipping point, says founder Haeni Kim, as she outlines her plans for the cult womenswear brand to become a full-on international lifestyle proposition.
The deadline to enter the Drapers Footwear Awards 2020 has been extended to 14 February.
Fat Face unveils 2025 sustainability targetsSubscription
Fat Face has announced its sustainability targets for 2025 including becoming carbon neutral and using 100% recycled polyester.
Chinese New Year growth to slowSubscription
Chinese New Year is no longer the biggest spend period for Chinese shoppers, new research has shown.
How JD Sports became a retail powerhouseSubscription
JD Sports Fashion executive chairman Peter Cowgill reveals how he built a multi-billion pound sportswear behemoth.
Beales collapses into administrationSubscription
Department store chain Beales has gone into administration, putting more than 1,000 jobs at risk.
Shoe Zone appoints chairmanSubscription
Footwear retailer Shoe Zone has appointed Charles Smith as chairman.
Moss Bros sales fallSubscription
Total sales at Moss Bros for the 24 weeks to 11 January fell 3% year on year, while like-for-like sales were down 3.2%.
N Brown warns on profitsSubscription
N Brown Group has said it expects profits for the full year to be lower than expected as a result of a highly promotional market, lower financial services revenue and a lower than expected benefit from the IFRS9 non-cash provision estimate.
Christmas sales up at PrimarkSubscription
Sales at Primark in the 16 weeks to 4 January were up 4.5% on 2018/19, boosted by new store openings.
Debenhams unveils new sustainability targetsSubscription
Debenhams has launched new targets for sustainable fashion, including all of its cotton coming from sustainable sources by 2022.
Asos trials augmented reality fit toolSubscription
Asos is trailing an augmented reality tool, See My Fit, that offers shoppers a simulated view of a product in different sizes and on different body types.
Last chance to enter Drapers Digital Awards 2020 Subscription
The deadline to enter the Drapers Digital Awards 2020 has been extended to 24 January.