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Grace Whelan

Grace Whelan

Grace Whelan is a news reporter at Drapers, specialising in menswear and property across the magazine and website. She joined the team in 2018 after graduating from City, University of London with an MA in magazine journalism. Personal industry interests include the developing role of tech in retail and British manufacturing.

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020 3953 2865


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    Wallace & Gromit celebrate a Joules ChristmasVideoSubscription

    8 November 2019

    This Christmas marks Joules’ 30th anniversary, and to celebrate the lifestyle brand has teamed up with iconic duo Wallace & Gromit for its festive advertising campaign.

  • Mamas & Papas opens in Next Bristol

    Mamas & Papas closes stores through pre-packSubscription

    8 November 2019Comments (1)

    Six Mamas & Papas stores have closed, and 54 head office jobs are at risk after the nursery and childrenswear retailer was bought out of a pre-pack administration by its parent group this morning.

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    TK Maxx's Christmas ad ditches shopping autopilotVideoSubscription

    5 November 2019

    TK Maxx’s daredevil gifter encourages shoppers to join him on his mission of gifting like never before, in the retailer’s 2019 Christmas advert. 

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    Selfridges' launches Christmas fantasy adVideoSubscription

    5 November 2019

    Selfridges has launched its first Christmas advertising campaign in almost a decade with a new digital advert that will show at London’s Picadilly Circus from this week. 

  • Primark Christmas 2019

    Primark invests in Christmas to weather Black FridaySubscription

    5 November 2019

    Primark is bolstering its Christmas gifting offer to drive footfall over Black Friday on 29 November, John Bason, chief financial officer at parent company Associated British Foods, has told Drapers.

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    New Look Girl store opens at BluewaterSubscription

    4 November 2019

    New Look has replaced its former menswear store at Kent’s Bluewater shopping centre with its first store specifically for its girlswear ranges. 

  • Richard Anderson and Brian Lishak

    Richard Anderson to expand Savile Row storeSubscription

    4 November 2019

    Tailor Richard Anderson is doubling the size of its store at 13 Savile Row, to allow all tailors from its Soho workshop to relocate under one roof. 

  • Untuckit autumn 19

    US shirt brand Untuckit launches in the UKSubscription

    4 November 2019

    US menswear brand Untuckit will open its first two UK stores this week, kicking off its international store expansion.

  • Mothercare

    Mothercare collapse lays bare limits of CVA Subscription

    4 November 2019

    Mothercare’s decision to appoint administrators to its UK operation has “come as no surprise”, as it has been unable to restructure the business fast enough to cope with changing retail trends, industry experts have told Drapers.

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    Shopping centres: the new rules of engagementSubscription

    4 November 2019

    In the battle to attract footfall, shopping centres are redefining their relationships with retailers and transforming into venues for experiences.

All by Grace Whelan