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Comment: What does Asos's fall from grace tell us?Subscription

18 July 2019 By Stephen Springham

In the wake of Asos’s second profit warning in seven months, Stephen Springham, head of retail research at property consultancy Knight Frank argues that ecommerce is not a golden ticket to success. 

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Editor’s Comment: Make high streets local focal destinationsSubscription

18 July 2019 By

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: the high street is not dead.


Spotted: why Zara’s dotty dress went viralSubscription

12 July 2019 By

It’s summer’s dress sensation – but why has Zara’s polka-dot maxi-dress taken the high street by storm?


Editor’s Comment: Retail visionary Arthur Ryan never forgot his rootsSubscription

9 July 2019 By

The industry is saddened this week by the loss of retail stalwart, Arthur Ryan, who has died aged 83. My thoughts go to all of his family, friends and colleagues.

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Editor's Comment: Get the basics right – and then take a leapSubscription

3 July 2019 By

Lately, not a week goes by without the mention of a CVA and this week is no exception – the latest being high street footwear staple Office, which has appointed restructuring advisers to assess its financial position amid “tough trading conditions”.

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Editor's Comment: Footwear's finest step up to market challengesSubscription

27 June 2019 By

When market conditions are tough, it is never more important to take time to celebrate the achievements, innovations and businesses pushing forward through turbulent waters. 

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Comment: The use of CVAs needs greater scrutinySubscription

25 June 2019 By Ed Cooke

Company voluntary arrangements must be bound by stricter rules, says Ed Cooke, chief executive of commercial property body Revo.

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Editor's Comment: 'Out of touch' government is failing industry and customersSubscription

18 June 2019 By

The fashion industry contributes more than £32 billion to the UK economy, yet, once again, calls for support from the government have gone unheeded.

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Givenchy’s Florentine takeoverSubscription

14 June 2019 By

As the sun set over the plush Florentine hills, the Pitti crowds made their way to the luxurious Villa Palmieri for British designer Clare Waight Keller’s first standalone menswear show at the helm of French fashion house Givenchy.


'CVAs are unexploded bombs for indies'Subscription

12 June 2019

Large retailers entering into CVAs can have an unfair and heavy impact on independent retailers, says Martin Brighty, owner of central London menswear independent Peckham Rye.

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Comment: Fresh perspective is just what John Lewis needsSubscription

12 June 2019 By

The incoming chairman of John Lewis Partnership is certainly a leftfield choice.

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Comment: Finding the future at London Fashion Week Men'sSubscription

11 June 2019 By

The spring 20 edition of London Fashion Week Men’s (LFWM), which took place on 7-10 June, officially kicked off the new menswear buying season with a strong and steady edition that focused the spotlight on fashion’s future.

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Editor's Comment: Brands reboot for the new buying seasonSubscription

6 June 2019 By

Product will always sit at the heart of any fashion business. As we move into June and the new buying season kicks off with London Fashion Week Mens and menswear trade show Pitti Uomo in Florence, retailers will be looking at how their new-season collections can offer something unique to drive customers in store and online.

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Comment: Why my agency picks brands with no online presence Subscription

29 May 2019

Sales director at independent fashion and distribution agency MDA International, Hannah Jordan, explains why the company chooses to work with independent brands that do not have an online presence. 

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Comment: Strategy refresh is just what Asos needs Subscription

24 May 2019 By

Asos is one of many retailers that admits it has tightened its returns policy, as figures reveal that 26% of brands have recorded an increase in returns over the last two years.

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Editor's Comment: Hard lessons for the once-mighty ArcadiaSubscription

23 May 2019 By

Arcadia was once the most powerful player on the high street. 

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Comment: What Arcadia is lacking on the high street Subscription

22 May 2019 By

As Arcadia seeks to close stores in the UK and the US, Drapers assess the strengths and weaknesses of the high street heavy weight’s fascias.

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Digital innovation lies at the heart of successful strategiesSubscription

16 May 2019 By

The growth of online sales continues to transform the fashion industry, and digital innovation has become a key driver of many success stories. 

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Comment: Building bridges with Africa's textile industry after Brexit Subscription

10 May 2019

African fashion sourcing consultant and founder of the social enterprise Africa Fashion Guide, Jacqueline Shaw, discusses the Brexit effect and how a UK alliance with Africa could positively affect the fashion industry. 

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Comment: Retail disruption by 'Airbnb of fashion'Subscription

8 May 2019 By

Combining the promise of rental with the popularity of resale, new peer-to-peer lending sites could be fashion’s next disruptor.