Grace Whelan is a news reporter at Drapers, specialising in menswear and property across the magazine and website. She joined the team in 2018 after graduating from City, University of London with an MA in magazine journalism. Personal industry interests include the developing role of tech in retail and British manufacturing.
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Industry questions new PM's prioritiesSubscription
The UK fashion industry has questioned new prime minister Boris Johnson’s support for British businesses and raised concerns over the strong possibility of a no-deal Brexit.
White Stuff to cut store staff rolesSubscription
British lifestyle brand White Stuff has put four levels of store staff roles into consultation as part of its ongoing business transformation, Drapers has learned.
Fire hits Walthamstow shopping centreSubscription
A fire broke out at The Mall in Walthamstow, east London this morning, causing damage to the roof of the Capital and Regional-owned centre.
Boohoo dominates Love Island tweetsSubscription
Boohoo is the fast-fashion brand most associated with Love Island on Twitter, new research has shown.
LVMH boss is world's second-richest manSubscription
Bernard Arnault, chairman and CEO of luxury brand group LVMH, has become the world’s second-richest person, overtaking Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
Gerry Weber to close all UK storesSubscription
German womenswear brand Gerry Weber will close all of its UK stores, as its parent company continues to undergo financial restructuring, Drapers can reveal.
Inside JD.com’s robot-powered revolutionSubscription
Drapers visits Chinese ecommerce giant JD.com’s headquarters to find out how developments in its fulfilment capabilities could benefit UK brands.
Debenhams poised to ask for further investmentSubscription
Debenhams may ask for additional funding from its lending syndicate before the end of the year, Drapers understands.
Ralph Lauren's RRL opens first UK storeSubscription
Ralph Lauren’s vintage-inspired brand, RRL, has opened its first standalone UK store at 3 Newburgh Street in Carnaby, London.
Parisian bespoke and ready-to-wear tailor, Cifonelli, will open its first UK store in London this September.