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Chalking up the high street’s hits and misses

Caroline Nodder

This week we begin Drapers’ High Street Hit or Miss series with a look at womenswear.

This week we begin Drapers’ High Street Hit or Miss series with a look at womenswear. This is our mid-season look at how the major high street retailers are interpreting this season’s trends and how they compare in terms of product, service and merchandising – look out for menswear in the next issue, followed by footwear the week after.

And speaking of footwear, click here for an overview of the brands of note from last month’s Kensington Shoe Event. Elsewhere in this issue, we’ve taken a look at the thorny issue of finance for small indies. Click here for some tips on how to make the most of your finances in this tough trading environment, as well as an overview of how the Government’s recent announcements on the National Loan Guarantee Scheme could help your business. 

Also inside is our analysis of last week’s Government reaction to the Portas Review, with some expert commentary and a breakdown on exactly what it might mean for the fashion sector, as well as an interview with Anne Pitcher, managing director of premier department store chain Selfridges, who tells us how the luxury retailer is maximising multichannel opportunities. 

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