Tara Hounslea is senior news reporter at Drapers, specialising in the menswear, lingerie, luxury, value and property sectors.
Her interests include multichannel innovation to the in-store experience, made in the UK alongside inspiration from overseas, new entrants to the market and heritage success stories, with a particular fondness for the north of England. Tara joined the team in October 2014 and has a background in textile and fashion trade titles.
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The everyman appeal of Universal WorksSubscription
As Universal Works embarks on its fourth UK store, founder David Keyte is quietly confident that more and more people are gradually discovering its understated approach to contemporary menswear
Harvey Nichols is introducing interactive shoppable video technology in stores after a successful trial online.
Meli Melo launches crowdfunding campaignSubscription
UK handbag and accessories brand Meli Melo has launched a crowdfunding campaign to invest in marketing and expand in the UK and overseas.
Primark has said it is committed to re-establishing a high street presence in Belfast city centre after a fire destroyed its store at the Bank Buildings last month.
Exclusive: Supplier to cut jobs amid HoF fallout Subscription
Berwin & Berwin, a men’s tailoring supplier that is part of Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group, has entered into a consultation period with a number of employees at its Leeds site, after it failed to reach an agreement with House of Fraser’s new owner Sports Direct over future trading terms.
Debenhams merchandising manager heads to TopmanSubscription
Kate Ludlow-Edson, divisional merchandise manager for men’s accessories at Debenhams, is leaving to take up a new role at Topshop Topman.
H&M group sales rise 9%Subscription
H&M group sales increased 9% to SEK 64.8bn (£5.5bn) for the three months to 31 August, compared with the same period last year.
Former BHS owner trying to ‘rewrite history’Subscription
The former owner of BHS, Dominic Chappell, should not be allowed to “muddy the waters” by referring to irrelevant information, a court has heard.
Starting next week, President Trump’s administration in the US is imposing $200bn (£152bn) more tariffs on Chinese goods, including several fashion and consumer products – a decision that has been strongly opposed by the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA).
Instagram reveals new Shopping updatesSubscription
Instagram has unveiled two updates to its retail offer: expanding the Shopping function into Stories and introducing Shopping to the Explore tab.