Isabella Fish is a reporter at Drapers, covering womenswear and finance across the magazine and website. She joined the Drapers team in 2019, having previously worked at the Daily Mail as a news reporter.
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Wolfson: Next cushioned by online 'head start'Subscription
Next chief executive Lord Wolfson said he is “concerned” for the future of the high street as competitors struggle to survive, but said the company’s online “head start” has helped to boost sales.
The UK’s competition watchdog has warned that JD Sports’ move to acquire Footasylum for £90m could hurt competition on the high street, referring it for a further investigation.
Online drives full-price sales at NextSubscription
Next’s full-price sales were up 4.3% in its half-year results to 31 July, compared with the same period last year, driven by a spike in online sales.
Cost pressures hit River Island profitsSubscription
Operating profit at River Island reduced by 56.4% to £35.1m in the 52 weeks to 29 December 2018, following continued investment in product, technology and service.
Pantone reveals spring 20's top coloursSubscription
The Pantone Color Institute has identified 12 top colour trends for spring 20 ahead of London Fashion Week, which kicks off today.
North-east indies call for action on empty shopsSubscription
Independents in the north-east of England have called for action from local authorities to help fix the vacancy rates “crisis”, as more than 1,900 retail units lie empty in the region.
Footfall suffers summer slump Subscription
Weak consumer confidence, declining sales and Brexit uncertainty have caused UK footfall to fall in August, new data reveals.
Figleaves CEO steps down Subscription
Miriam Lahage has stepped down as CEO of lingerie and swimwear etailer Figleaves.
Arcadia Group suppliers are concerned that the company’s operating losses for the 53 weeks to 1 September 2018 were “much worse” than anticipated.
Vans steps into former Miss Selfridge flagship Subscription
Casual footwear brand Vans is set to sub-let the former Miss Selfridge flagship on London’s Oxford Street.