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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Glamorous's sustainable collectionSubscription
Manchester-based young fashion label Glamorous is launching its first sustainable collection.
Used returns costing retailers £1.5bnSubscription
Dishonest returns from customers who are returning used items are costing UK retailers £1.5bn, new data shows.
The University of Arts London (UAL), which includes Central St Martins and London College of Fashion, has announced that all courses will now have compulsory modules in sustainable practice.
Towns overlooked for the Future High Streets Fund have called the selection process “naked political electioneering” on the part of the government.
Psyche launches standalone childrenswear siteSubscription
Middlesbrough-based premium independent Psyche has launched a dedicated designer kidswear website to focus on its junior offering.
Why steady Edinburgh is a retail magnetSubscription
Retailers describe the Scottish capital as a “bellwether”, relatively immune to the storm battering the UK market. Will the new Edinburgh St James scheme disrupt that stability?
Karen Millen suppliers face further lossesSubscription
Karen Millen and Coast suppliers are facing further losses after Boohoo offered to buy just a fraction of stock already produced for the brands’ relaunch in October.
Councils to invest more in shopping centresSubscription
Local authorities across the UK are poised to spend an additional £230m on acquiring shopping centres in the coming year, in an effort to redevelop town centres with high vacancy rates.
Demna Gvasalia to exit VetementsSubscription
Demna Gvasalia is stepping down from the helm of Vetements, the luxury brand he co-founded with his brother in 2014.
Schuh seeks to reduce property costsSubscription
Footwear retailer Schuh has appointed retail property consultant CAPA to reduce occupancy costs across its 130-strong store estate.