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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.

Contact Info

Tel:
+44 (0)20 3953 2865
Email:
grace.whelan@emap.com

Stories

  • Zara sustainable collection

    Industry signs sustainable Fashion PactSubscription

    23 August 2019

    Inditex has joined 32 retailers and suppliers in signing the Fashion Pact – an initiative to champion sustainable fashion that will be presented at the G7 summit for most advanced nations in Biarritz this weekend. 

  • Duel01 3085

    Further growth at ReissSubscription

    23 August 2019

    Premium brand Reiss continues to experience strong growth, as total group sales grew by 23.7% to £102.9m for the 26 weeks to 3 August. 

  • 3083131 highstreet

    Fashion sales continue to climbSubscription

    23 August 2019

    Total like-for-like fashion sales rose by 4.7% in the week to 18 August marking the 14th straight week of growth, the BDO High Street Sales Tracker has shown.

  • parliament

    Retail bosses call for more sustainability regulation Subscription

    22 August 2019

    Three-quarters of leading fashion, retail and luxury executives surveyed for executive search firm Odgers Berndtson’s leadership poll said that real sustainability change would only be achieved with greater regulation.

  • Laura ashley at urban outfitters winona blouse £34 €45

    Laura Ashley eyes younger marketSubscription

    22 August 2019

    Laura Ashley will extend its fashion offering to a younger demographic “by way of collaboration, capsule collections or launching a new sub-brand”, chairman Andrew Khoo has told Drapers. 

  • Li Fung

    Li & Fung swings back into profitSubscription

    22 August 2019

    Chinese sourcing giant and brand group Li & Fung has returned to a net profit of $21m (£17.2m) in the six months to 30 June, compared with an $86m (£70.7m) net loss in the same period last year. 

  • View of bullring from digbeth

    Birmingham's burgeoning retail sceneVideoSubscription

    22 August 2019

    It is the country’s second city, but is Birmingham the right location for retail expansion? Drapers takes a trip

  • beth butterwick web

    Beth Butterwick departs from Karen Millen Subscription

    22 August 2019

    Beth Butterwick has left her position as CEO of Karen Millen and Coast following Boohoo’s acquisition of the two brands. 

  • karen millen aw 19

    Further redundancies at Karen MillenSubscription

    21 August 2019Comments (1)

    All pattern cutting roles at Karen Millen and Coast have been placed into consultancy following Boohoo’s acquisition of the two brands, Drapers understands. 

  • office Oxford street

    Office to shut up to 15 storesSubscription

    21 August 2019

    Footwear retailer Office will close 10 to 15 of its loss-making stores in the next two years. 

All by Grace Whelan