Victoria is a senior news reporter at Drapers magazine and Drapersonline.com. She covers young fashion, menswear, luxury brands, kidswear and lifestyle as well as overseeing the Off the Record section. Before joining Drapers Victoria worked at The Bookseller, a trade magazine for the publishing industry. https://twitter.com/vicgall
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House of Fraser board considers sale over IPO Subscription
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Bourne enters retail market with its first storeSubscription
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JD invests in menswear indie MainlineSubscription
JD Sports Fashion has taken a stake in Yorkshire indie Mainline Menswear and is pledging to help support the business as it grows.
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Esprit mulls UK retail exitSubscription
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Arcadia heads into India with Dorothy PerkinsSubscription
Arcadia has entered the Indian market for the first time as part of its ongoing international expansion.