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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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  • Ted Baker Buchanan Street Glasgow

    Ted Baker CEO to focus on 'low-hanging fruit'Subscription

    1 June 2020

    There is “plenty of low-hanging fruit” at Ted Baker, so it is not reliant on a broader recovery in the fashion retail market to make progress, CEO Rachel Osborne insisted today after the company announced disappointing full-year results. 

  • jigsaw sign 2

    Jigsaw shutters Australian storesSubscription

    1 June 2020

    Jigsaw has closed its stores and localised website in Australia, to allow it to focus on trading in the UK market. 

  • kingston high street

    Government to issue Covid rent arrears protocolsSubscription

    1 June 2020

    The government is to publish a new temporary code of practice for high street retailers and landlords aimed at providing clarity and reassurance over rent payments affected by the ongoing coronavirus crisis. 

  • dublin high street

    Autonomy creditors owed almost £1m Subscription

    29 May 2020

    External creditors to womenswear clothing brand Autonomy, including suppliers, are owed around £940,000 after the business went into administration in March. 

  • Flannels, Victoria Square, Belfast

    Sports Direct, Flannels and Jack Wills to reopen on 15 JuneSubscription

    29 May 2020

    Frasers Group has confirmed that all of its Sports Direct, Flannels and Jack Wills stores in England will reopen on 15 June in line with the government’s recent announcement. 

  • Monsoon Accessorize new store format

    Monsoon Accessorize on brink of administration Subscription

    28 May 2020Comments (1)

    High street retailer Monsoon Accessorize is on the brink of administration, having suffered from the impacts of the ongoing coronavirus crisis. 

  • Michael Kors on Regent Street

    Capri Holdings to phase store reopeningsSubscription

    28 May 2020

    Luxury fashion group, Capri Holdings, has said it hopes to have the majority of its EMEA and American stores open by early July 2020. 

  • zalando se do.more strategy

    Zalando makes brand sustainability mandatorySubscription

    28 May 2020

    German etailer Zalando has made a sustainability assessment mandatory for all of its private label and partner brands. 

  • Copenhagen Fashion Week

    Copenhagen Fashion Week confirms date Subscription

    28 May 2020

    Copenhagen Fashion Week is set to go ahead in August despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis, with slightly amended dates.

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    McArthurGlen to give rent relief Subscription

    28 May 2020

    Designer outlet group McArthurGlen has launched a rent relief package to support its brand partners until the end of the year, amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis. 

All by Grace Whelan