Kirsty McGregor is Deputy Editor at Drapers, working across the magazine and the website. She is a regular media commentator on fashion and retail. She joined Drapers in May 2014, having previously spent almost five years at social policy magazine Community Care.
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Carmel Clothing: a supplier's secrets of successSubscription
As the UK’s mid-market faces ongoing challenges, supplier Carmel Clothing is looking overseas for new opportunities.
British maternity fashion goes StatesideSubscription
British maternity brands and retailers are looking to the US for expansion opportunities, as challenges in the UK market continue.
Group turnover at AllSaints rose 8% to £327m in the 53 weeks to 3 February 2018, but its profits took a hit from increased store operating costs and investment to support its international expansion.
H&M to close Cheap MondaySubscription
H&M group is to close its Cheap Monday fascia, resulting in the loss of 80 jobs.
Fashion Enter launches womenswear labelSubscription
London-based manufacturer Fashion Enter has launched its own womenswear label, which it is selling direct to consumers online.
Expectant and new mothers are demanding more from maternity fashion, presenting fresh challenges and opportunities for high street and specialist retailers.
Atterley: making tracks for independent retailSubscription
Two years after entrepreneur Mike Welch relaunched Atterley as an online network of independent fashion retailers, the business has received an injection of cash that will help fuel its expansion.
Johnstons of Elgin to open Edinburgh flagshipSubscription
Cashmere and woollen manufacturer Johnstons of Elgin will open a flagship store for its own brand in Edinburgh next spring.
Pinterest is shifting from scrapbook to marketplace, but when it comes to selling fashion it faces stiff competition from other visually rich digital platforms that blend shopping with shareable content.
The high street is changing at a faster pace than ever before, and some town centres are becoming virtually unrecognisable as big-name retailers scale back their store portfolios.