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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Yet again we find ourselves in the strange position of celebrating London as an international stage for British design talent, less than two months before the UK leaves the European Union.
Judging for the Drapers Independents Awards is always a lively debate, and one that reassures me that it’s not all doom and gloom on the high street – there is so much innovation and success to celebrate.
Widespread discounting on autumn stock before the summer has even come to an end has, worryingly, become common practice for many UK fashion retailers – and has potentially damaging implications.
Consumers are embracing online shopping, which requires fashion retailers to invest heavily in developing ecommerce – but an increasing number are questioning the return on that investment.
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The children's stories behind stellar salesSubscription
Demand for designer names and brands with a story to tell is helping the childrenwear market stay buoyant through difficult retail times.
Barbour: 125 years of family history VideoSubscription
125 years in business
Agent Provocateur’s leadership team is repositioning the lingerie brand for the modern consumer.
Product picks from Harrogate Fashion Week Subscription
Drapers’ pick of product from the spring 20 edition of Yorkshire womenswear, footwear and accessories trade show Harrogate Fashion Week.