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Grace Whelan

Grace Whelan

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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  • Frasers

    'Crunch time' for business rates, say retailersSubscription

    26 February 2020Comments (1)

    UK retailers have told Drapers that business rates are becoming an increasing burden on their store portfolio decisions, and called on the government to act to support investment and save the high street.

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    Dune and Reiss join 100 Liverpool StreetSubscription

    26 February 2020

    Dune London, Reiss and Tommy Hilfiger are joining British Land’s 100 Liverpool Street mixed-use destination in east London.  

  • Life of leisure: London Designer Outlet (bottom left) will join outlets such as Bicester Village (left). Gunwharf Quays (above) has upped its fashion off

    Hammerson: Bicester withstanding Covid-19Subscription

    25 February 2020

    Amid media speculation of a decrease in Chinese visitors, Hammerson has assured Drapers that the performance of its designer outlet Bicester Village has not been “significantly” affected by the Covid-19 coronavirus. 

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    Dockers eyes UK expansion Subscription

    25 February 2020

    US casualwear brand Dockers, part of the Levi Strauss stable, is launching bricks and mortar in the UK as part of its brand turnaround. 

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    Coronavirus: Primark considers manufacturing moveSubscription

    25 February 2020

    Primark is considering relocating some manufacturing to non-Chinese factories as a result of coronavirus, John Bason, chief financial officer at the retailer’s owner Associated British Foods told Drapers.

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    Seasalt sails to the USSubscription

    24 February 2020Comments (1)

    Seasalt has agreed wholesale partnerships with 150 independent boutiques in the US, as the Cornish lifestyle brand heads stateside.

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    Did the Moda revamp deliver? Subscription

    24 February 2020Comments (1)

    Exhibitors welcomed some of the changes at Moda for the autumn 20 edition, but the Birmingham trade show got off to a relatively quiet start after changing its dates to later in the season.

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    Moda autumn 20: Drapers' pick of the brandsSubscription

    24 February 2020

    See which brands caught Drapers’ eye at the autumn 20 edition of trade show Moda, at Birmingham’s NEC.

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    Sainsbury's appoints online clothing bossSubscription

    24 February 2020

    Sainsbury’s has appointed Amazon’s Jessica Brown as head of ecommerce, clothing. 

  • Bagir

    Bagir takes legal action against Shandong RuyiSubscription

    21 February 2020

    Menswear supplier Bagir has resolved to take legal action against Shandong Ruyi after the Chinese clothing giant has failed on payments of its promised investment. 

All by Grace Whelan