Suzanne is a freelance journalist, specialising in fashion, digital and travel.
Retail sales made through smartphones hit its lowest level of growth for four years in August - despite sales increasing 27% compared to the year before.
Fenwick hires Harrods' buying manager Subscription
Fenwick has hired Harrods’ accessories buyer, Sue Shields, as buying manager of bags and accessories.
Demand for plus-size at Duke Clothing rocketsSubscription
Menswear brand Duke Clothing has said demand for its plus-size clothing ranges has increased dramatically as retailers increasingly fill their rails with larger sizes.
Boden appoints chief customer officerSubscription
Boden has hired Gav Thompson as its new chief customer officer.
BRC warns over extra £190m business rates billSubscription
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has warned retailers could be forced to pay out an additional £190m in business rates after inflation hit a six-month rise of 2.7%.
Esprit has appointed an internal task force to help the retailer ”regain competitiveness” after the company reported annual losses excluding exceptional items of HK$909m (£87.9m) for the year to 30 June 2018, up from a loss of HK$186m (£17.9m) in 2017.
Sosandar reports strong start to autumnSubscription
Womenswear etailer Sosandar has reported a strong start to autumn trading as the company holds its first AGM today (19 September).
Cath Kidston reviews UK store portfolio Subscription
Cath Kidston is reviewing its UK store portfolio, as it looks to relocate some stores to higher footfall locations.
Farfetch buying and merchandising director, Candice Fragis, has left the luxury etailer after almost four years in the role, Drapers can reveal.
John Lewis weekly fashion sales dropSubscription
Fashion sales at John Lewis marginally dipped last week as the warm temperatures impacted sales of cold-weather items.