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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Local businesses cautious as HS2 gets go-aheadSubscription
Retail businesses located on the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail line have cautiously welcomed Boris Johson’s green light for the beleaguered project, despite concerns that it could deepen the polarisation of primary centres.
Audit watchdog raises coronavirus concernsSubscription
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.
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 launches rental serviceSubscription
Sweden-based lifestyle brand Gant is launching a selected rental service for spring 20 as part of its new sustainability initiatives.
Première Vision shines despite coronavirus fearsSubscription
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
Première Vision: key fabric trends for spring 21Subscription
Drapers brings you the top spring 21 fabric trends from Paris textiles show Première Vision.
I Saw It First launches wholesaleSubscription
Fast fashion etailer I Saw It First is launching wholesale next month, having appointed Just a Group as its global agent.
Landlords rescue Forever 21Subscription
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.
Dr Martens owner snaps up Golden GooseSubscription
Dr Martens owner Permira has bought Italian trainer brand Golden Goose for €1.28bn (£1.07bn).
Westfield scales back developmentSubscription
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.