Harriet Brown is staff writer at Drapers, she covers news, fashion and features. She recently graduated from City University with an MA in magazine journalism and was previously a sub-editor at Digital Spy.
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Five critical factors in re-inventing retail Subscription
Experts from Adidas, Anthropologie, Ben Sherman and independent retailer The Hambledon shared their insights on updating and reviving the in-store experience this morning at the Drapers Fashion Forum.
Fashion's post-Brexit funding conundrum Subscription
As Brexit leaves a question mark over European funding for universities and young fashion businesses, Drapers asks how the landscape is changing and what the shift means for upcoming talent in the industry.
Li & Fung strengthens capital structure Subscription
Supply chain giant Li & Fung has completed a simultaneous bond tender offer and new bond offering, as it seeks to solidify its capital structure.
Selfridges’ store investment fuels sales riseSubscription
Investments in experiences and a regeneration of the Oxford Street flagship store have driven a 6% increase in sales at luxury department store Selfridges, to £1.85bn for the year to February.
Worst September in stores for eight yearsSubscription
In-store sales fell by 3.1% in September – the worst fall since 2011 – as high-profile closures and uncertainties continue to knock consumer confidence.
H&M boss cautions on Brexit ‘risks’Subscription
The H&M group has cautioned that prices may rise and products be delayed into the UK as a result of Brexit, but investment and growth in the country remains undeterred.
John Lewis seeks landlord discountsSubscription
John Lewis is reportedly seeking discounts from landlords, as it seeks to cut further costs from across the business.
First look: Pentland’s new brand 52 Degrees LDNSubscription
Simplicity, wearability and comfort are key to 52 Degrees LDN, Pentland’s new women’s footwear brand.
A growing, stable economy and an increasingly international consumer mindset are making Poland an appealing market for brands seeking to expand.
Nudea: Lingerie's latest inclusive disruptor Subscription
Fit centric, feminine and comfortable – Nudea is the latest lingerie brand turning away from traditional lingerie tropes in pursuit of empowering, practical designs and an inclusive brand identity.