Kirsty McGregor is Editor of 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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Trade shows are notoriously cyclical, and last week I attended a much-changed edition of menswear show Jacket Required.
Over the 139 years since its first branch opened in Bournemouth, Beales has weathered two world wars, several recessions and going from private to public ownership and back again.
During menswear trade show Pitti Uomo in Florence last week, I headed to the striking Tepidarium Del Roster to see the latest collection from Italian heritage sportswear brand Sergio Tacchini.
The first Christmas trading updates out of the gate started the new year and new decade on a positive note.
It has been a difficult year for many, but for Ted Baker it has been near catastrophic.
Missguided turnaround begins to bear fruit Subscription
Missguided returned to EBITDA growth in the year to 31 March 2019, after it reshaped its board and supply base, cut back on marketing and closed its store in Westfield Stratford City.
As Black Friday has mutated from a one-day event into a fortnight of deals, more and more fashion retailers have fallen down the rabbit hole of heavy discounting in the weeks before Christmas.
Menswear showroom concept Just Around the Corner is expanding into a second venue in London for its next edition in January, Drapers can reveal.
As the spectre of another general election looms – the second in just over two years – this week we ask the fashion retail industry what policies they think the next government should prioritise.
Chinese ecommerce platform Alibaba’s annual Singles’ Day discounting event dwarfs Black Friday in terms of sales, and provides an important opportunity for British brands to break into the lucrative Chinese market.