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  • Shop direct

    Fashion drives Christmas revenue rise at Shop DirectSubscription

    News14 January 2019

    Group revenue at Shop Direct was up 3.7% year on year for the seven weeks ended 28 December 2018, driven by strong clothing and footwear sales and overall growth at Very.

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    Comment: The perfect antidote to the post-Christmas bluesSubscription

    Comment11 January 2019

    This Christmas was a tense affair for the fashion industry as retailers waited anxiously to see if consumers would defy the gloomy economic outlook and hit the shops. Happily, it seems I’m not the only one who overspent over the festive period. 

  • John Lewis & Partners

    Sales v margins: which is the best Christmas strategy?Subscription

    Comment10 January 2019

    Today’s crop of Christmas trading updates underlined the extent to which discounting now holds fashion retailers to ransom. 

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    The next size up: how to scale your fashion businessSubscription

    Features9 January 2019

    The path from small start-up to fully fledged fashion empire can be a treacherous one, but there are ways to avoid the pitfalls that come with scaling up.

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    The new frontiers of store designSubscription

    Features4 January 2019

    The role of bricks and mortar in fashion retailing is changing at a dramatic pace. Drapers asks five top agencies how this will define store design in 2019.

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    Carmel Clothing: a supplier's secrets of successSubscription

    The Drapers Interview12 December 2018

    As the UK’s mid-market faces ongoing challenges, supplier Carmel Clothing is looking overseas for new opportunities. 

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    British maternity fashion goes StatesideSubscription

    News11 December 2018

    British maternity brands and retailers are looking to the US for expansion opportunities, as challenges in the UK market continue.

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    AllSaints profits hit by store costs and overseas growthSubscription

    News28 November 2018

    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.

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    H&M to close Cheap MondaySubscription

    News27 November 2018

    H&M group is to close its Cheap Monday fascia, resulting in the loss of 80 jobs.

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    Fashion Enter launches womenswear labelSubscription

    News27 November 2018

    London-based manufacturer Fashion Enter has launched its own womenswear label, which it is selling direct to consumers online.

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