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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Victoria's Secret cancels annual showSubscription
US lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret has cancelled its annual fashion show in the face of rising criticism and dwindling television ratings.
Skopes to open new stores with £6m investmentSubscription
Menswear brand Skopes has secured £6m in funding from HSBC UK, and plans to open a further 15 stores.
Black Friday 2019 could be 'most disruptive' yetSubscription
With Black Friday falling after pay day, more than one-quarter of shoppers plan to bring forward their Christmas spend, meaning this year’s event could “be one of the most disruptive for the retail industry”, new research suggests.
Harvey Nichols co-COO departsSubscription
Harvey Nichols co-chief operating officer Daniela Rinaldi is leaving the business after 35 years.
McElhinneys unveils environmental Christmas campaignVideoSubscription
Independent department store McElhinneys has kicked off the festive season in Ballybofey, County Donegal, with the unveiling of its Christmas windows.
With Black Friday around the corner, one by one retailers are unveiling their discounts. Drapers brings you a round-up of the latest offers.
Nobody's Child CEO to exitSubscription
Nobody’s Child CEO John Allen is to exit after a year in the role, having delivered significant change at the womenswear etailer.
US and Russian shoppers boost Christmas spendSubscription
Shoppers from the US and Russia will play a big role in boosting the UK economy in the run-up to Christmas, new data has shown.
Gieves & Hawkes has dedicated an entire room in its Savile Row store to Ettinger accessories.
Cautious footfall before the festive seasonSubscription
Footfall dropped 4.7% for the week beginning 10 November compared with the previous year as consumers remain cautious ahead of the peak Christmas trading period.