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.
- 020 3953 2860
Retailers are holding off recruiting new talent as a result of Christmas trade fears and Brexit uncertainty, headhunters have told Drapers.
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.
Rain keeps shoppers at bay in OctoberSubscription
A combination of wet and wintry weather, Brexit and political uncertainty caused UK footfall to fall in October, new data has revealed.
Phase Eight signs lease at the LexiconSubscription
Womenswear label Phase Eight has signed a lease at Bracknell’s Lexicon shopping centre.
Royal Mail is today making an application to the High Court for an interim order to prevent the postal union going ahead with its proposed pre-Christmas strike.
Flooding prevents Meadowhall shoppers going homeSubscription
Some shoppers attending Meadowhall’s Christmas Live event had to camp out in the Sheffield shopping centre overnight after a nearby river burst and flooded the surrounding areas.