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The retail industry continues to be a tale of a thousand halves.
Menswear trade show Pitti Uomo gets the spring 19 buying season off to a positive start
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.
House of Fraser’s announcement today that it is proposing to close 31 of its 59 stores is a sad but necessary development.
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.
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.
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.
The Drapers Verdict on Meghan Markle’s two royal wedding dresses and their influence on the fashion industry.
Save the high street! It’s a cry we have heard for many years that continues as many big high street names struggle.
Helen Dickinson, chief executive of the British Retail Consortium, tells Drapers how the government can ease the pressure on the high street.
Drapers investigates why Calvetron Brands went into administration for a second time.
There is never a dull moment in the world of retail, and this week was no exception, as Sainsbury’s made the surprise announcement of its intention to buy a majority stake in supermarket ...
As news of the supermarket mega-merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda emerged this week, Drapers speaks to Sainsbury’s CEO Mike Coupe, head of womenswear buying Anna Clarke and Sainsbury’s Argos CEO John Rogers, about how the grocer is evolving its clothing division, Tu, and gaining market share in a tough trading environment.
Digital is not just an important part of the retail journey – it is now integral.
High-profile company voluntary arrangements from New Look and Select have sent shockwaves across fashion retail.
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.
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.
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.
Now that M&S has announced its much-anticipated fashion team restructure, are the right people in place to turn ailing sales around?
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.