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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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  • childrens wardrobe

    Psyche launches standalone childrenswear siteSubscription

    16 September 2019

    Middlesbrough-based premium independent Psyche has launched a dedicated designer kidswear website to focus on its junior offering. 

  • Edinburgh st james resized

    Why steady Edinburgh is a retail magnetSubscription

    16 September 2019

    Retailers describe the Scottish capital as a “bellwether”, relatively immune to the storm battering the UK market. Will the new Edinburgh St James scheme disrupt that stability?

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    Karen Millen suppliers face further lossesSubscription

    16 September 2019

    Karen Millen and Coast suppliers are facing further losses after Boohoo offered to buy just a fraction of stock already produced for the brands’ relaunch in October.

  • Hartlepool shopping centre

    Councils to invest more in shopping centresSubscription

    16 September 2019

    Local authorities across the UK are poised to spend an additional £230m on acquiring shopping centres in the coming year, in an effort to redevelop town centres with high vacancy rates. 

  • Demna

    Demna Gvasalia to exit VetementsSubscription

    16 September 2019

    Demna Gvasalia is stepping down from the helm of Vetements, the luxury brand he co-founded with his brother in 2014. 

  • Schuh bristol 3089 a4

    Schuh seeks to reduce property costsSubscription

    16 September 2019

    Footwear retailer Schuh has appointed retail property consultant CAPA to reduce occupancy costs across its 130-strong store estate. 

  • Next spring 19 2

    Next poised to reveal further growthSubscription

    16 September 2019Comments (1)

    Next is expected to reveal this week that growth in its online sales continues to offset a decline in bricks-and-mortar stores.  

  • Irregular choice store imagery (1)

    First look: Irregular Choice in MexicoSubscription

    13 September 2019

    Quirky footwear brand Irregular choice has opened its first Latin American store, in Mexico, to launch its expansion across the Americas. 

  • Caroline rush, stephanie phair and adwoa aboah photo credit bfc and shaun james cox

    Brexit, business and innovation kick off LFWSubscription

    13 September 2019

    The British Fashion Council (BFC) urged the government to seek a Brexit deal that would “guarantee healthy and steady growth of [the fashion] industry” at the opening of London Fashion Week this morning, as it launched a range of industry initiatives. 

  • Oman store

    Debenhams debuts in OmanSubscription

    12 September 2019Comments (2)

    Debenhams has made its Oman debut, opening a new store in the country as part of its continued Middle East expansion. 

All by Grace Whelan