Gina Lovett is news editor of Drapers, both print and online. She has a background in creative businesses journalism, specialising in design, new media and sustainability. She was previously on news at New Media Age, Marketing Week and Design Week, and has freelanced for trend forecast agencies including Future Laboratory and GDR Creative, as well as contributing to books for Phaidon.
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High street retailer Esprit reopened its London Regent Street flagship yesterday, unveiling a look that will underpin all of the chain’s European stores as part of a £227m investment in its estate.
Declining job satisfaction is leading to low staff morale and churn across the industry, according to the first Drapers Salary Survey published this week.
Mulberry recorded pre-tax profits of £36m for the year to end March 31, according to preliminary results posted today.
Independents have expressed growing dissatisfaction with Hugo Boss after experiencing a second season of minimum spends and buying through collections imposed by the premium German brand.
Harvey Nichols is boosting its ecommerce headcount as it embarks on a five-year multichannel retail strategy.
Laura Ashley is looking to shake off its frumpy fashion image for autumn 12 having revised key shapes and fits across its collection.
Debenhams has introduced wifi across all of its 167 UK stores.
George at Asda has opened a pop-up shop at London’s Earl’s Court today for two days during Graduate Fashion Week.
Marks & Spencer chief executive Marc Bolland has been paid £500,000 on top of his salary for staying with the business, according to reports.
Former Aurora Fashions president Stewart Binnie has taken up a full-time strategic role at Jaeger, Drapers can reveal.