Kirsty McGregor is Deputy Editor at Drapers, working across the magazine and the website. She is a regular media commentator on fashion and retail. She joined Drapers in May 2014, having previously spent almost five years at social policy magazine Community Care.
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Drapers has extended its Hit or Miss review of high street retailers to childrenswear for the first time this season, and put the spring 19 offer at Westfield Stratford City to the test.
Making money from marketplacesSubscription
Online marketplaces are evolving into a more sophisticated selling channel for fashion brands and a way to attract new fans, and present an opportunity for retailers to expand their offer with labels that suit their customer.
Last Wednesday evening, John Lewis celebrated the launch of the new festival-themed rooftop experience at its Oxford Street flagship, where guests were presented with an array of eco-friendly sunglasses from eyewear brand Parafina.
The high-tech new standard for sampling Subscription
Digital sampling technologies require brands to change their approach, but could significantly speed up lead times and reduce waste
London retailers hit out at protesters Subscription
The climate change protests in central London are “hugely disruptive” to retailers in the area and must be brought under control, New West End Company said today.
Cashmere and woollen manufacturer Johnstons of Elgin has opened a new store for its eponymous own brand on Multrees Walk, the premium shopping district in the centre of Edinburgh.
The deadline for taking part in Drapers’ sustainability survey – which explores what the fashion retail industry feels is needed to achieve significant change – has been extended to Friday 26 April.
Turkey’s import impasseSubscription
The threat of a no-deal Brexit is leading UK companies to reconsider Turkey as a sourcing destination, but there is still a lack of certainty.
BRC launches new careers initiativeSubscription
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has launched a new initiative called Rethink Retail, which seeks to educate people about the evolving opportunities to carve out a career in the sector.
Timeline: What went wrong at Debenhams?Subscription
As the 206-year-old department store chain enters a pre-pack administration, we look back at its high and lows since it was last taken public in 2006.