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Editor's Comment: Primark and JD provide beacons of hope in fashionSubscription

20 April 2018 By

High-profile company voluntary arrangements from New Look and Select have sent concern emanating across fashion retail as subdued spending and uncertain consumers expose business’s weaknesses.

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Editor's Comment: Don’t miss out on creating a hit customer experience Subscription

12 April 2018 By

This week we launch the first of our sector-by-sector Hit or Miss series with a visit to the new Westgate Oxford shopping centre to focus on the womenswear offer.

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Retailer Insight: Bill Grimsey aims to tackle the future of our high streetsSubscription

6 April 2018

Retail veteran Bill Grimsey explains why he is conducting a second review into Britain’s high streets and how retailers can prepare for the future.

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Comment: BRC chief on countdown to Brexit Subscription

29 March 2018

As 29 March marks the one-year countdown to leaving the European Union, British Retail Consortium chief executive Helen Dickinson details the unresolved issues negotiators need to address to ensure a fair Brexit.

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Editor's Comment: Why M&S is right to place product people at its fashion heartSubscription

27 March 2018 By

Now that M&S has announced its much-anticipated fashion team restructure, are the right people in place to turn ailing sales around?

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Comment: What will Virgil Abloh bring to Louis Vuitton?Subscription

26 March 2018 By

Today, LVMH-owned French fashion house Louis Vuitton announced Virgil Abloh, a leading name in the industry’s streetwear-focused movement, as its new artistic director of menswear.

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Editor's Comment: Expansion proves retail is still fightingSubscription

23 March 2018 By

Last week I wrote that the high street is not dead. This week proves it.

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Quality a priority at TexfusionSubscription

22 March 2018 By Kaisha Langton

Exhibitors reported high-quality buyers but lighter footfall at the spring 19 edition of London’s textile fair Texfusion.

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How social media influencers are impacting brands and indiesSubscription

21 March 2018 By Kaisha Langton

The influence of social media and its implications for brands and retailers was up for discussion last week at an expert panel in London’s Soho Collective.

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Comment: How to make the most out of Instagram's impactful Shopping launchSubscription

20 March 2018 By

As the social media platform finally launches its much-anticipated Shopping update in the UK, Drapers reveals some top tips to boost sales for businesses big and small.

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Comment: What can Scandi style bring to Debenhams?Subscription

16 March 2018 By

Drapers examines the new Scandinavian womenswear brand offer at department store Debenhams 

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Editor's Comment: Don't write off the high street just yetSubscription

15 March 2018 By

The evolution of the high street is by no means a new topic, but it is one retailers are grappling with as trading gets tougher and the pace of change increases.

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Comment: What the Spring Statement means for fashion retail Subscription

13 March 2018

Bobby Lane, business adviser and partner at Blick Rothenberg, discusses what impact the chancellor’s Spring Statement mightl have on fashion retail. 

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Comment: Google and Paul Smith explore AI’s role in fashion creativity VideoSubscription

9 March 2018 By Rebecca Thomson

AI is emerging as a useful way to get new ideas from datasets whose size and complexity would have made them previously too difficult to analyse.

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Editor's Comment: Only culture change can engender equalitySubscription

7 March 2018 By

International Women’s Day this week gave us the opportunity to celebrate women across the industry and to push for gender equality. 

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Comment: What will Riccardo Tisci bring to Burberry?Subscription

5 March 2018 By

Riccardo Tisci’s appointment as Burberry’s new chief creative officer has sent the brand’s share price up over 5% but what does it mean in fashion stakes for Britain’s leading luxury brand?

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Etailer insight: Why your Chinese expansion can’t waitSubscription

2 March 2018 By Florent Courau, managing director for in France

Florent Courau, managing director of’s newly opened Paris office, explains why brands that want to enter the Chinese market need to up their game – and fast.

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Comment: What’s the point of trade shows without the product?Subscription

2 March 2018 By

As trade shows evolve and change to stay relevant, Drapers’ Graeme Moran asks whether there is a future in trade shows that exhibit no product.

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Comment: Italian craft and buyers dominate at a thriving White MilanSubscription

1 March 2018 By

The vibrant autumn 18 edition of Italian womenswear trade show White Milan was a celebration of all things Italian for brands and buyers alike.

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Comment: Why virtual reality is more than just a footfall driver Subscription

1 March 2018 By Rebecca Thomson

A Westfield shopping mall, Steven Spielberg and a virtual reality start-up aren’t the likeliest of bedfellows, but they offer a good example of the type of collaborative project the retail industry is going to need more of.