Isabella Fish is a reporter at Drapers, covering womenswear and finance across the magazine and website. She joined the Drapers team in 2019, having previously worked at the Daily Mail as a news reporter.
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Karen Millen digital director joins FitFlopSubscription
FitFlop has appointed Martin Francis, former Karen Millen and Coast customer and digital director, as its new digital general manager.
First Look: A new home for Fred Perry in NYCSubscription
British heritage brand Fred Perry has opened the doors to its new US flagship in New York City’s Soho district.
White Stuff to cut head office roles Subscription
White Stuff placed some roles from its customer and wholesale teams into consultation yesterday, as part of its ongoing business transformation programme, Drapers has learned.
Mothercare UK to shut by February Subscription
Mothercare’s UK business will be wound down by February, resulting in 79 store closures and 2,500 redundancies, Drapers can reveal.
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Phase Eight to open four new stores Subscription
Phase Eight, which is owned by The Foschini Group (TFG) London, is opening four new UK stores in November and December.
Independent retailers across the UK are going the extra mile to draw in cautious customers in the build-up to a “tough and lean” peak trading season.
Mint Velvet to open in Liverpool One Subscription
Mint Velvet has announced that it will be opening a new 1,700 sq ft store in the Liverpool One shopping centre in December.
Gerry Weber secures new ownersSubscription
German womenswear brand Gerry Weber has secured financial investors Robus Capital Management and Whitebox Advisors as its new owners.
Alibaba hires executives to expand UK portfolio Subscription
Chinese retail giant Alibaba has reportedly hired a small team of executives at its London offices to build a UK portfolio.