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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John Lewis weekly fashion sales slideSubscription
Fashion sales at John Lewis & Partners were down 2.8% for the week ending 18 January compared with the same week last year.
Agent Provocateur appoints new CEOSubscription
Luxury lingerie brand Agent Provocateur has appointed former Kurt Geiger buying and supply chain director Michelle Ryan as its new chief executive.
Dune Group CEO to exit Subscription
The Dune Group’s chief executive, James Cox, is set to leave the footwear retailer on 9 March, after more than 10 years at the business.
The European Commission has today launched the 2020 edition of the European Social Innovation Competition, with €150,000 (£128,000) up for grabs for three innovations in sustainable fashion.
TK Maxx to open in Queensgate shopping centreSubscription
Fashion and lifestyle retailer TK Maxx will open a 37,500 sq ft store at Queensgate Shopping Centre, Peterborough, in mid-2021.
Debenhams Group has appointed former Pimkie interim CEO Beatrice Lafon as non-executive director of Celine Jersey Topco Limited, the parent company of the Debenhams Group of operating companies.
Consumer confidence knocks Matalan turnoverSubscription
Matalan has reported a 1.2% year-on-year decrease in total revenues to £311.7m for the 13 weeks to 30 November 2019, as a result of continued “depressed” consumer confidence.
Comment: Brit brands out in force in BerlinSubscription
The relevance of Berlin’s flagship trade shows for British buyers has been hotly debated in recent years. When Drapers headed to Panorama, Seek and Premium for the autumn 20 shows, UK buyers may have been scarce, but the new-look events had won over British brands.
Drapers picks the top brands to know from Berlin’s Panorama, Premium and Seek.
M&S poaches another Arcadia directorSubscription
Topshop trading director Helen Wilson is to join Marks & Spencer as head of merchandising for womenswear following her departure from the Arcadia Group.