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Editor's Comment: Suppliers need protection for industry to surviveSubscription

14 August 2018 By

There have been several times of late that I have urged the government to step in and support this industry, and unfortunately this week is no exception.

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Comment: Multichannel is demanding more Subscription

9 August 2018 By

The multichannel projects retailers have been working on for years show no sign of getting any easier. Having focused for so hard and so long on joining up the channels, retailers must now also focus on doing everything instantly.

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Editor’s Comment: Is Day the new driving force of department stores? Subscription

7 August 2018 By

There are very few people that have had such an impact on the industry while keeping such a low profile as Philip Day.

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Editor’s Comment: Retailers fight back against tough market conditionsSubscription

6 August 2018 By

It’s no secret that the market is tough. Brexit, rising rents and rates, digital evolution and changing consumer behaviours have created a challenging period for many fashion retailers.

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Comment: an opportunity for trade shows to up their gameSubscription

6 August 2018 By

The news that ITE – the trade show organiser behind Scoop, Jacket Required and Birmingham’s Moda – had acquired Pure London was the talk of the aisles at the recent London trade shows.

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Editor’s Comment: A sad goodbye to industry legend Don McCarthy Subscription

24 July 2018 By

It is with a heavy heart that I write this week’s comment following the news that industry veteran Don McCarthy has died. My thoughts go to all of his family and friends at this sad time.

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Editor's Comment: Athleisure is fighting fit and raring to growSubscription

19 July 2018 By

The athleisure sector is booming. A quick Google search reveals that the phrase “athleisure” was first used in 1976 on an advert for trainers. But in more recent years several factors have come together to accelerate this trend and push it to the forefront of the fashion industry.

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Editor's Comment: Retailers turn to the big guns of fashion productSubscription

12 July 2018 By

The womenswear market has always been a highly competitive sector and several key fashion appointments over the last few weeks indicate how retailers are planning to stay ahead.

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Comment: The pride of place that can save our high streetsSubscription

6 July 2018

Danny Crump, director of Urbanism at architecture firm Broadway Malyan, which has worked projects including Lefo Mall in Suzhou, China, and Fan in Mallorca, explains how social spaces can reinvigorate the UK’s town centres.

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Sustainability is no longer optional for fashion retail Subscription

4 July 2018 By

Sustainability and ethical retailing have long been on the agenda for fashion retailers. 

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Brexit deal or no deal, protect your trademarks now Subscription

28 June 2018

Stephen Sidkin, partner at fashion law firm Fox Williams explains why brands should review their trademark portfolios now to ensure they are protected ahead of the UK leaving the European Union.

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Editor's Comment: Continual evolution will keep the store experience alive Subscription

28 June 2018 By

As retailers continue to announce store closures, the future of bricks-and-mortar retail is in question.

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Editor's Comment: Product makes or breaks a retail offerSubscription

20 June 2018 By

The retail industry continues to be a game of many halves.

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Comment: Sustainability dominates at a typically upbeat Pitti Uomo Subscription

15 June 2018 By , ,

Menswear trade show Pitti Uomo gets the spring 19 buying season off to a positive start 

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London Fashion Week Men’s finds strength in dynamic emerging talentSubscription

12 June 2018 By

Despite questions over the future of London Fashion Week Men’s following the departure of some big names, emerging labels flourished in the limelight at a successful spring 19 edition.

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Comment: House of Fraser shows tough decisions are required to survive Subscription

7 June 2018 By

House of Fraser’s announcement today that it is proposing to close 31 of its 59 stores is a sad but necessary development.

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Editor's Comment: Footwear's finest march onwardsSubscription

6 June 2018 By

This week we took the opportunity to celebrate the best that the footwear sector has to offer at the Drapers Footwear Awards. Held at Grosvenor House in London, the awards highlight achievements of footwear brands, businesses and individuals over the last 12 months.

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Editor's Comment: Adopt an agile culture to boost productivity Subscription

25 May 2018 By

Alongside what seems like a constant stream of company voluntary arrangements, the industry is also experiencing a flurry of people moves, and there were two surprising announcements in the last week.

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Retailer Insight: Why GDPR is an incentive to clean up your dataSubscription

22 May 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force this Friday (25 May). Menswear designer Simon Carter, founder of the eponymous brand, recaps what retailers need to know about the wide-ranging legislation and explains why GDPR could be as much an opportunity as it is an imposition.

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Comment: Minimalist Markle’s bateau and halter-neck royal wedding winnersSubscription

21 May 2018 By

The Drapers Verdict on Meghan Markle’s two royal wedding dresses and their influence on the fashion industry.