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  • recycled by plt

    PrettyLittleThing launches recycled collection Subscription

    News18 April 2019

    Fast fashion womenswear etailer PrettyLittleThing has launched a collection made from recycled materials and fabrics.

  • shoppers

    Spend from US shoppers jumpsSubscription

    News18 April 2019

    Shoppers visiting the UK from the US in March increased their spend by 30% year on year, new research has shown.

  • mulberry

    Mulberry to expand in John Lewis Subscription

    News18 April 2019

    Mulberry is to open three new concessions in John Lewis branches next month, following the launch of a concession in Kingston this week.

  • Telford shopping centre

    Fashion sales edge upSubscription

    News18 April 2019

    Sales of fashion in the UK increased 2.04% year on year for the week to 14 April.

  • clarks

    Clarks appoints new chairSubscription

    News17 April 2019

    Clarks has appointed former interim CEO Stella David as its new non-executive chair.

  • main

    London retailers hit out at protesters Subscription

    News17 April 2019

    The climate change protests in central London are “hugely disruptive” to retailers in the area and must be brought under control, New West End Company said today.

  • Zalando partner program

    Zalando signals unexpected profit riseSubscription

    News17 April 2019

    Zalando has said it will make a profit in the first quarter of its financial year, beating analysts’ expectations.

  • Arket bluewater 3

    Arket launches recycling schemeSubscription

    News16 April 2019

    H&M group retailer Arket is launching a clothing take-back scheme in all stores at the end of the month.

  • Brexit flags for web

    Brexit concerns hit all-time highSubscription

    News15 April 2019

    Concerns over Brexit among chief financial officers have reached the highest level since the European Union referendum in 2016, new research has found.

  • footwear awards 2019 logo

    Drapers Footwear Awards 2019 shortlist revealedSubscription

    News12 April 2019

    The very best footwear retailers, brands and suppliers in the UK and Ireland will battle it out to be crowned the winners at this year’s Drapers Footwear Awards.

  • ksubi

    Australian brand Ksubi appoints UK distributorsSubscription

    News11 April 2019

    Australian denim and streetwear brand Ksubi has appointed UK-based Indigofera Distribution to handle all sales and distribution for the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Russia and Asia from April.

  • Louis Vuitton

    Sales surge at LVMH Subscription

    News11 April 2019

    Luxury group LVMH reported a 20% jump in reported sales in its fashion and leather goods division to £5.1bn for the three months to 31 March.

  • zalando se zalando logistics fulfillment center erfurt

    Zalando to shake up boardSubscription

    News11 April 2019

    German etailer Zalando plans to appoint Cristina Stenbeck to its supervisory board as chairperson.

  • debenhams watford (9) flipped

    Debenhams lines up restructuring chiefSubscription

    News10 April 2019

    Debenhams is reportedly lining up Stefaan Vansteenkiste to be its new chief restructuring officer.

  • topshop trafford center

    US investor sells stake back to Arcadia Subscription

    News10 April 2019

    US private equity firm Leonard Green and Partners has reportedly sold its 25% stake in Topshop/Topman back to Arcadia.

  • Debenhams august 2018 sw

    Debenhams landlords brace for CVA after pre-packSubscription

    News9 April 2019

    Debenhams landlords are preparing for the retailer to launch a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) to reduce costs, after entering a pre-pack administration today.

  • mike ashley

    Sports Direct: Debenhams pre-pack is a ‘national scandal’Subscription

    News9 April 2019

    Sports Direct has called Debenhams’ pre-pack administration a “national scandal”, and called for the process to be reversed in favour of a “full, better and appropriate solvent solution”.

  • Debenhams and mike ashley

    Sports Direct withdraws Debenhams bidSubscription

    News9 April 2019

    Sports Direct has said it will not make a formal bid for Debenhams after the department store chain entered a pre-pack administration earlier today.

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    Debenhams falls into administration Subscription

    News9 April 2019

    Debenhams has entered into a pre-pack administration, wiping out equity for shareholders including Sports Direct. 

  • rainy high street

    Business confidence lowest since 2012Subscription

    News9 April 2019

    Business confidence has crashed to its lowest level since September 2012, amid continued Brexit uncertainty, a new report has shown.

  • Sir Philip Green

    Sir Philip Green’s complaint over Lord Hain is dismissedSubscription

    News9 April 2019

    The House of Lords standards body has dismissed a complaint made by Sir Philip Green against Lord Hain, who named the retailer as the man at the centre of sexual harassment and racial abuse allegations.

  • Sosandar

    Sales jump at SosandarSubscription

    News9 April 2019

    Revenues at womenswear etailer Sosandar are expected to rocket 228% to £4.4m for the year to 31 March, following a focus on full-price sales.

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    Debenhams poised to fall into administration today Subscription

    News9 April 2019

    Debenhams is expected to enter into a pre-pack administration today, after it rejected an increased £200m lifeline from Sports Direct.

  • Debenhams watford (8)

    Debenhams rejects Sports Direct’s £150m lifeline Subscription

    News8 April 2019

    Sports Direct has said it is “disappointed” that Debenhams has rejected its latest offer of £150m cash injection for the struggling department store.

  • daniel hanson

    Obituary: designer Daniel Hanson has diedSubscription

    News8 April 2019

    Nottingham-based luxury dressing gown designer Daniel Hanson has died.

  • jones bootmaker

    Jones Bootmaker revamps City storeSubscription

    News8 April 2019

    Jones Bootmaker has redesigned its shop on Bow Lane in the City of London.

  • clarks store

    Clarks bolsters boardSubscription

    News3 April 2019

    Clarks has appointed three new non-executive directors to its board.

  • Volcom

    Authentic Brands Group buys VolcomSubscription

    News3 April 2019

    Brand house Authentic Brands Group has bought the intellectual property assets of US skate and lifestyle brand Volcom from Kering for an undisclosed amount.

  • liverpool one superdry outside

    Mass resignations from Superdry boardSubscription

    News2 April 2019

    Superdry’s chairman Peter Bamford, chief executive Euan Sutherland, chief financial officer Ed Barker, and chairman of the remuneration committee Penny Hughes have all exited the business with immediate effect, following co-founder Julian Dunkerton’s reinstatement to the board earlier today.

  • bonmarche

    Philip Day snaps up BonmarchéSubscription

    News2 April 2019

    Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group owner Philip Day has acquired a majority shareholding in Bonmarché in a deal that values the retailer at £5.7m.

  • Drapers digital festival 2019

    Drapers Digital Awards 2019 shortlist revealedSubscription

    News29 March 2019

    We can now unveil the shortlist for the Drapers Digital Awards 2019, which recognise and celebrate the best in fashion ecommerce.

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    London tops global ranking for luxury openings Subscription

    News28 March 2019

    London took the global top spot for luxury store openings in 2018, new research has found.

  • Closing down Sales

    UK’s worst-performing high streets revealed Subscription

    News28 March 2019

    High streets in towns in the north of England have topped a list of the UK’s worst retail locations.

  • bfa apprenticeship

    British Footwear Association hires new chief Subscription

    News28 March 2019

    The British Footwear Association (BFA) has appointed jewellery industry veteran Lucy Reece-Raybould as its new CEO.

  • Shop direct

    Shop Direct to rebrand to The Very GroupSubscription

    News27 March 2019

    Shop Direct will rebrand as The Very Group later this year.

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    Findel asks shareholders to reject Sports Direct’s takeover bidSubscription

    News27 March 2019

    Home shopping retailer Findel has urged shareholders to reject Sports Direct’s offer to buy the company, as the bid “significantly undervalues” the group.

  • white stuff

    Marks & Spencer's Bonham Carter to join White Stuff Subscription

    News26 March 2019

    Marks & Spencer’s head of buying for womenswear, Paula Bonham Carter, is joining White Stuff as buying and design director, Drapers understands.

  • ms spring 19

    Senior departures at M&SSubscription

    News26 March 2019

    Marks & Spencer’s head of buying for womenswear and its head of merchandising for lingerie are leaving the business, Drapers can reveal.

  • the modist ss19

    Farfetch invests in The Modist Subscription

    News25 March 2019

    Modest etailer The Modist has secured investment from Farfetch and the private equity vehicle for Nicola Bulgari, vice chairman of Bulgari Group, Annabel Investment Holding.

  • george asda

    Asda's George to only use recycled polyester by 2025 Subscription

    News25 March 2019

    Asda clothing brand George has pledged to only use recycled polyester by 2025, as part of a range of commitments to improve the ethical and environmental impact of its products.

  • Brexit flags for web

    KPMG slashes UK growth forecast Subscription

    News25 March 2019

    KPMG has cut its short-term growth forecasts for the UK following continued uncertainty around Brexit.

  • Sir Philip Green

    Pressure mounts on Arcadia pension black hole Subscription

    News25 March 2019

    Sir Philip Green may have to increase payments to Arcadia’s pension scheme, as the business prepares for a possible company voluntary arrangement (CVA).

  • Debenhams and mike ashley

    Debenhams rescue plan not ‘workable’, says Ashley Subscription

    News25 March 2019

    Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley has said Debenhams refunding plan, which could result in wiping out equity for shareholders, is not a “workable solution”.

  • debenhams watford 12 flipped

    Debenhams asks lenders for £200mSubscription

    News22 March 2019

    Debenhams has asked its existing lenders for a £200m cash injection.

  • magasin du nord store resized

    Sports Direct tables offer for Magasin du NordSubscription

    News22 March 2019

    Sports Direct has offered to buy Debenhams’ Danish business, Magasin du Nord for £100m.

  • Nigel Oddy

    Nigel Oddy to join New Look Subscription

    News22 March 2019

    Former House of Fraser chief executive Nigel Oddy will join New Look as chief operating officer on 1 April, Drapers can exclusively reveal.

  • next chief executive lord wolfson cropped

    Wolfson: Next prevails despite property pressure and BrexitSubscription

    News21 March 2019

    Next chief executive Lord Wolfson has said the high street does have a future as its online business grows, but only if property costs enable the viability of stores.

  • quiz swim

    First look: Quiz to launch swimwearSubscription

    News21 March 2019

    Quiz is launching swimwear for the first time this spring.

  • Flannels Oxford St cad

    Flannels eyes 100 stores and international expansionSubscription

    News21 March 2019

    Sports Direct’s luxury fascia, Flannels, is planning to expand to 100 stores in the UK and launch internationally for the first time, Drapers can reveal.

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    Flannels: 'We want to be the biggest global luxury retailer'Subscription

    The Drapers Interview21 March 2019

    Sports Direct Group’s head of elevation, Mike Murray, and Flannels’ head of brand, Carl Tallents, exclusively unveil their UK and international expansion plans for Flannels and explain why Sports Direct is betting big on the high street.

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