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MPs support the idea of fines for businesses that repeatedly fail to pay suppliers within 30 days, but is this realistic, or even wanted, for fashion retailers and suppliers in the current trading climate? Drapers finds out
Administrations, poor Christmas trading and gloomy predictions marked the start of 2019. Is this year shaping up to be even worse than the disastrous 2018?
Gaps left by some of the big-name designers leaving the Milan Fashion Week Men’s schedule presented opportunities for smaller brands to shine this season
In a flurry of mixed Christmas trading results Boohoo Group has smashed through the mediocrity with another stellar performance.
The autumn 19 buying season kicked off to a flying, if slightly foggy, start at menswear trade show Pitti Uomo in Florence this week (8-11 January).
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.
Retailers are starting to reap the benefits of customer reviews. Our new Drapers Guide explores why..
With Brexit looming, consumer confidence dwindling and retailers seeking new ways to offer the best experience for shoppers, Drapers speaks to fashion leaders across the industry to see what they predict for the year ahead.
Law firm Fieldfisher summarises the main issues keeping business leaders awake at night as we head into 2019
When times are tough, retailers need to invest in their workforce rather than cost cutting, say Nicola Broadhurst, partner, and Hollie Ryan, associate, at law firm Stevens & Bolton
Peter Maddox, director of sustainable intiative WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) UK, explains why consumers are waking up to the power of sustainability
Following a string of company voluntary arrangements in 2018, Tim Hance, partner at property consultancy HRH Retail, argues that 2019 will be dominated by retail administrations.
As 2018 draws to a close, many in the industry will be breathing a sigh of relief. For some, it has been an incredibly difficult 12 months.
Struggling Superdry is betting on a new kidswear collection to help turn the business around, but its success will hang on the strength of the product, industry experts have said.
Parissa Torabi, associate at law firm Fox Williams, explains the precautions fashion retail leaders must take to ensure their is no harassment hidden in their organisations
This week, we were once again gripped by a parliamentary committee hearing, this time featuring the formidable Mike Ashley.
This week we gathered the industry’s greatest at London’s Roundhouse in Camden to celebrate the very best of the fashion sector at the annual Drapers Awards.
Bricks-and-mortar retailers are under pressure to evolve quickly to meet changing consumer behaviours and landlords must adapt to changing retailer requirements.