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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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  • Seasalt Feb 20

    Seasalt sails to the USSubscription

    24 February 2020

    Seasalt has agreed wholesale partnerships with 150 independent boutiques in the US, as the Cornish lifestyle brand heads stateside.

  • 3x2 sainsburys tu

    Sainsbury's appoints online clothing bossSubscription

    24 February 2020

    Sainsbury’s has appointed Amazon’s Jessica Brown as head of ecommerce, clothing. 

  • Bagir

    Bagir takes legal action against Shandong RuyiSubscription

    21 February 2020

    Menswear supplier Bagir has resolved to take legal action against Shandong Ruyi after the Chinese clothing giant has failed on payments of its promised investment. 

  • Victoria's Secret in Cardiff

    Struggling Victoria's Secret sold Subscription

    21 February 2020

    Victoria’s Secret’s parent company, L Brands, has sold a majority stake in the US lingerie brand. 

  • Laura Ashley SS20

    Laura Ashley to return to its roots, says CEOSubscription

    20 February 2020Comments (1)

    British heritage brand Laura Ashley will return to its archives in a bid to reverse its poor performance, new CEO Katherine Poulter told Drapers. 

  • John Lewis York

    John Lewis wins top customer approvalSubscription

    19 February 2020

    John Lewis has been named as the high street retailer most recommended by customers in the UK in YouGov’s Retail Recommend rankings. 

  • Fashion Enter in north London

    Manufacturers slam new immigration system Subscription

    19 February 2020

    The British manufacturing industry has slammed the government’s new immigration system, saying it disregards the sector and will be “disastrous” at a time when retailers are showing an increased interest in UK production. 

  • laura ashley aw20

    Laura Ashley funding hunt concludesSubscription

    19 February 2020

    Laura Ashley has announced it “should be able” to meet its immediate funding requirements with funds from its working capital facility with Wells Fargo.

  • high street shoppers regent street

    Revo puts pressure on business rates reviewSubscription

    19 February 2020

    Revo, the representative body for the UK retail property sector, has called on the government to “act swiftly and radically” in its promise to fundamentally review the business rates system. 

  • Storm dennis

    Retailers battle Storm DennisSubscription

    19 February 2020

    Fashion retailers felt the impact of “horrific” weather conditions for the second week in a row as Storm Dennis hit last weekend.

All by Grace Whelan