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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Psyche launches standalone childrenswear siteSubscription
Middlesbrough-based premium independent Psyche has launched a dedicated designer kidswear website to focus on its junior offering.
Why steady Edinburgh is a retail magnetSubscription
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?
Karen Millen suppliers face further lossesSubscription
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.
Councils to invest more in shopping centresSubscription
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 Gvasalia to exit VetementsSubscription
Demna Gvasalia is stepping down from the helm of Vetements, the luxury brand he co-founded with his brother in 2014.
Schuh seeks to reduce property costsSubscription
Footwear retailer Schuh has appointed retail property consultant CAPA to reduce occupancy costs across its 130-strong store estate.
Next poised to reveal further growthSubscription
Next is expected to reveal this week that growth in its online sales continues to offset a decline in bricks-and-mortar stores.
First look: Irregular Choice in MexicoSubscription
Quirky footwear brand Irregular choice has opened its first Latin American store, in Mexico, to launch its expansion across the Americas.
Brexit, business and innovation kick off LFWSubscription
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.
Debenhams debuts in OmanSubscription
Debenhams has made its Oman debut, opening a new store in the country as part of its continued Middle East expansion.