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The winners of this year’s Drapers Independents Awards, which recognise the best independent retailers and brands across the UK and Ireland, were revealed at a ceremony in London this week.
2,870 shops shut in first half of 2019Subscription
A total of 2,870 UK stores closed in the six months to 30 June, new research has shown.
Sports Direct has reportedly asked the four biggest accountancy firms in the UK to hold fresh talks about working with the business ahead of its annual general meeting today.
Record sales at InditexSubscription
Inditex’s sales were up 7% year on year in the first half, topping €12.8bn (£11.4bn) for the first time.
New Look sales slide but it cuts lossesSubscription
New Look’s like-for-like sales in stores and on its own website in the UK and Ireland slipped 10% year on year in the 13 weeks to 29 June as unseasonable weather and consumer uncertainty hit footfall.
Oasis Warehouse Group buys The Idle ManSubscription
Oasis and Warehouse Group has bought online retailer The Idle Man, marking the retail group’s first foray into the menswear market.
Drapers Digital Awards 2020 open Subscription
Entries are now open for the 2020 Drapers Digital Awards, which recognise the best of the best in ecommerce across the fashion retail industry in the UK and Ireland.
First look: Inside Flannels' Oxford Street flagship Subscription
Drapers takes a tour of Sports Direct’s £10m Flannels flagship on London’s Oxford Street.
'Kylie', 'Kim' and the march of Missy EmpireSubscription
Manchester-based fast fashion etailer Missy Empire has a new headquarters and is primed for growth
Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley is allegedly funding the lawsuit that challenges Debenhams’ company voluntary arrangement because he wants to “eliminate a competitor”, the high court has heard.