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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 tale of a thousand 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.

Graeme Moran

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.

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Editor's Comment: High street needs government help, not CVAsSubscription

17 May 2018 By

Save the high street! It’s a cry we have heard for many years that continues as many big high street names struggle.

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Comment: BRC chief calls on government to help high streetSubscription

17 May 2018

Helen Dickinson, chief executive of the British Retail Consortium, tells Drapers how the government can ease the pressure on the high street. 

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What caused Calvetron's collapse? Subscription

10 May 2018 By Emily Seares

Drapers investigates why Calvetron Brands went into administration for a second time.

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Comment: Sainsbury’s supermarket sweep could shake up fashion market Subscription

2 May 2018 By

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 ...

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Sainsbury's top team's recipe for Tu fashionSubscription

30 April 2018 By Kaisha Langton

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. 

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Editor's Comment: Customer convenience is the way to drive salesSubscription

27 April 2018 By

Digital is not just an important part of the retail journey – it is now integral.

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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 shockwaves across fashion retail. 

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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?

Graeme Moran

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.