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  • Serve the peopleSubscription

    Features10 June 2011

    The purchasing power of Chinese consumers is soaring, and many want to spend that money on fashion. If Western retailers do their homework, they could cash in on China’s burgeoning market.

  • A strong working relationship Subscription

    Features10 June 2011

    Finding a factory to make your clothes is only half the battle - you’ve got to work with them too. Drapers visited two Chinese factories manufacturing for some of the UK’s biggest names to find out how they operate.

  • China crisisSubscription

    Features10 June 2011

    Changes in Chinese manufacturing and demographics could hit its clothing output, so UK-based retailers and brands may have to rethink their buying strategies if they want to remain competitive.

  • David Sancho, Mango's Senior Vice President

    David SanchoSubscription

    The Drapers Interview10 June 2011

    Mango’s senior vice president international expansion (China) is making a bold effort to crack the Chinese market by accelerating its store opening programme.

  • Army of shoppers targets UK fashionSubscription

    Features10 June 2011

    The number of Chinese tourists coming to the UK is soaring, and many of them want to splash out on fashion. So how can retailers cash in?.

  • Xander Zhou

    Xander ZhouSubscription

    This Fashion Life10 June 2011

    Beijing menswear designer Xander Zhou is part of a new generation of Chinese fashion talent. He tells Katherine Rushton about his country’s position in the global fashion market.

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    Reprieve for retailers as cotton prices slumpSubscription

    News24 May 2011

    Cotton prices have fallen sharply over the last months after mills stockpiled the material to guard against potential price rises, and more farmers started planting the crop in order to cash in.

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    Burton uses British fabrics in new rangeSubscription

    News20 May 2011

    Menswear chain Burton is to launch a new heritage-inspired sub-brand named after its founder Montague Burton, which will use exclusively British-made fabrics.

  • Luxury department store Harrods is to launch an iPhone app to help shoppers find their way around the London store.

    Harrods launches iPhone app to guide shoppers around storeSubscription

    News18 May 2011

    Luxury department store Harrods is to launch an iPhone app to help shoppers find their way around the London store.

  • Luxury department store Harrods is to launch an iPhone app to help shoppers find their way around the London store.

    Harrods launches iPhone appSubscription

    News18 May 2011

    Luxury department store Harrods is to launch an iPhone app to help shoppers find their way around the London store.

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    Vente-privee to join forces with American Express for US launchSubscription

    News13 May 2011

    Off-price etailer Vente-privee will partner with American Express when it launches into the US, and will have access to its entire membership database.

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    Vente-privee to launch in USSubscription

    News12 May 2011

    Off-price fashion etailer Vente-privee is to launch in the US under a joint venture agreement.

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    Vente-privee to launch in USSubscription

    News12 May 2011

    Off-price etailer Vente-privee is to launch in the US under a joint venture agreement, Drapers can reveal.

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    "Made in" labelling proposals hit the buffersSubscription

    News11 May 2011

    “Made in” labelling will not be made compulsory after the European Parliament and European Council failed to agree on the controversial proposals.

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    Footfall expected to slide on day of Royal WeddingSubscription

    News26 April 2011

    Footfall is expected to be 16% lower than last year on the day of the Royal Wedding, as consumers spend the day celebrating at street parties instead of hitting the high street.

  • Ed Vaizey

    Ed VaizeySubscription

    The Drapers Interview21 April 2011

    The culture minister isn’t faking it when he says he loves fashion.

  • Production capacity on the rise in China

    Production capacity on the rise in ChinaSubscription

    News21 April 2011

    Production capacity in China is starting to bounce back after months of being seriously squeezed, Spencer Fung, chief executive of supply giant LF Europe, hastold Drapers.

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    Online fashion sales up 23% on last yearSubscription

    News15 April 2011

    Online sales of clothing, footwear and accessories rose 16% last month and 23% year-on-year, making fashion the best performing etail category behind only beauty products, despite tough trading on the high street.

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    Timing of Easter helps John LewisSubscription

    News15 April 2011

    John Lewis’ trading improved in the week to April 9, but the results were heavily influenced by the timing of Easter.

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    Prince Andrew hosts summit to promote UK fashion overseasSubscription

    News15 April 2011

    Prince Andrew called a summit of 13 fashion industry chiefs to explore ways to use his controversial role as UK trade envoy to boost the British industry’s standing overseas this week.

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