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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.

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    Government launches £50m high street recovery fundSubscription

    26 May 2020

    The government has launched a new £50m fund for councils to support their local high streets to reopen safely after coronavirus. 

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    Tailoring in a socially distanced retail worldSubscription

    26 May 2020

    Virtual consultations, extended opening hours and home visiting services will be the reality for tailors when stores reopen under social distancing guidelines, Savile Row houses have told Drapers. 

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    The Bank Holiday Briefing: Victoria's Secret and M&SSubscription

    26 May 2020

    What you need to know from this weekend’s news 

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    Bangladesh suppliers claim EWM owes £27m Subscription

    26 May 2020Comments (1)

    Manufacturers in Bangladesh are threatening to halt production and deliveries to Philip Day’s Edinburgh Wollen Mill Group (EWM) in a dispute over £27m in alleged unpaid bills.

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    Moss Bros suitor abandons bid to exit dealSubscription

    26 May 2020

    Brigadier Acquisition has scrapped its attempt to abandon its £22m takeover of Moss Bros.

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    Gucci goes seasonlessSubscription

    26 May 2020

    Gucci’s creative director, Alessandro Michele, has announced plans to slash the number of fashion shows the brand holds each year, shifting from the “worn-out” show roster towards twice-yearly “seasonless” events. 

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    Coronavirus: Stores to reopen from 15 JuneSubscription

    26 May 2020

    Prime minister Boris Johnson has announced that non-essential stores in England will be allowed to reopen from 15 June. 

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    Drapers Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020 shortlist revealedSubscription

    22 May 2020

    The shortlist for the inaugural Drapers Sustainable Fashion Awards has been revealed, recognising the strides that are being made in reducing the industry’s environmental impact and creating fairer working conditions across the supply chain.

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    Inspiring Independents: The Pantry Underwear, LondonSubscription

    22 May 2020

    Founder of lingerie independent The Pantry Underwear, Eloise Rusted, tells Drapers how the fit-focused business is navigating a new socially distant reality. 

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    Will M&S make a success of third-party brands?Subscription

    21 May 2020Comments (3)

    Marks & Spencer’s long-awaited move to add third-party clothing and home brands to its online and in-store offer has been praised by industry insiders, but they warned the retailer must capitalise on the chance to broaden its customer base.

All by Grace Whelan