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Grace Whelan

Grace Whelan

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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  • Coronavirus

    Audit watchdog raises coronavirus concernsSubscription

    17 February 2020

    Accountancy regulator the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has raised the alarm over the potential impact of the coronavirus crisis on the audit of multinationals with considerable operations or subsidiaries in China. 

  • Laura Ashley

    Laura Ashley seeks fresh capital to continue tradingSubscription

    17 February 2020

    The owner of struggling Laura Ashley is in talks with one of its lenders to secure fresh working capital so the retailer can continue to trade. 

  • Gant ss20 rental

    Gant launches rental serviceSubscription

    14 February 2020

    Sweden-based lifestyle brand Gant is launching a selected rental service for spring 20 as part of its new sustainability initiatives.

  • Pv overview ss21 (3)

    Première Vision shines despite coronavirus fearsSubscription

    13 February 2020

    A key date in the fashion industry’s diary, Parisian textile trade show Premiere Vision was a muted affair for spring 21, but still provided a panoply of creative fabrics

  • Bella Tela SS21

    Première Vision: key fabric trends for spring 21Subscription

    13 February 2020

    Drapers brings you the top spring 21 fabric trends from Paris textiles show Première Vision. 

  • I Saw it First

    I Saw It First launches wholesaleSubscription

    13 February 2020

    Fast fashion etailer I Saw It First is launching wholesale next month, having appointed Just a Group as its global agent. 

  • 3013556 forever 21

    Landlords rescue Forever 21Subscription

    13 February 2020

    US fast fashion retailer Forever 21 has been given the green light by a bankruptcy judge to be subsumed by two of its largest landlords. 

  • Golden goose 2

    Dr Martens owner snaps up Golden GooseSubscription

    13 February 2020

    Dr Martens owner Permira has bought Italian trainer brand Golden Goose for €1.28bn (£1.07bn). 

  • Westfield

    Westfield scales back developmentSubscription

    13 February 2020

    Shopping centre owner Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) has scaled back its development pipeline and increased its disposal programme as net retail income fell across its UK centres last year. 

  • high street shoppers nottingham

    Retailers call for transitional relief reformSubscription

    13 February 2020

    More than 50 high street retailers have written to the Chancellor calling for urgent action on business rates reform, having lost £500m to transitional relief since 2017. 

All by Grace Whelan