Kirsty McGregor is Deputy Editor at Drapers, working across the magazine and the website. She is a regular media commentator on fashion and retail. She joined Drapers in May 2014, having previously spent almost five years at social policy magazine Community Care.
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Group revenue at Shop Direct was up 3.7% year on year for the seven weeks ended 28 December 2018, driven by strong clothing and footwear sales and overall growth at Very.
This Christmas was a tense affair for the fashion industry as retailers waited anxiously to see if consumers would defy the gloomy economic outlook and hit the shops. Happily, it seems I’m not the only one who overspent over the festive period.
Today’s crop of Christmas trading updates underlined the extent to which discounting now holds fashion retailers to ransom.
The path from small start-up to fully fledged fashion empire can be a treacherous one, but there are ways to avoid the pitfalls that come with scaling up.
The new frontiers of store designSubscription
The role of bricks and mortar in fashion retailing is changing at a dramatic pace. Drapers asks five top agencies how this will define store design in 2019.
Carmel Clothing: a supplier's secrets of successSubscription
As the UK’s mid-market faces ongoing challenges, supplier Carmel Clothing is looking overseas for new opportunities.
British maternity fashion goes StatesideSubscription
British maternity brands and retailers are looking to the US for expansion opportunities, as challenges in the UK market continue.
Group turnover at AllSaints rose 8% to £327m in the 53 weeks to 3 February 2018, but its profits took a hit from increased store operating costs and investment to support its international expansion.
H&M to close Cheap MondaySubscription
H&M group is to close its Cheap Monday fascia, resulting in the loss of 80 jobs.
Fashion Enter launches womenswear labelSubscription
London-based manufacturer Fashion Enter has launched its own womenswear label, which it is selling direct to consumers online.