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The growth of the Chinese economy is slowing down and tourist numbers are falling. Drapers investigates the impact on UK fashion retail.
The environmental audit committee’s interim report on fashion retailers’ ethical and environmental track records show the industry needs to make up a lot of ground.
Online sales have been a reliable retail growth story for close to two decades, but new figures reveal a slowdown. Does this signify a levelling-out of sales online? Where will growth come from for pureplay and multichannel retailers? Drapers finds out.
Is the seemingly rapid turnover of senior retail bosses a knee-jerk reaction or the right approach in today’s tough trading environment? Drapers analyses leadership strategy decisions
Spending time at the London womenswear trade shows this week highlighted that the high street is far from dead. Both Pure London and Scoop were busy and vibrant, and I spotted many an order being placed.
Until recently, technology and fashion and may not have seemed natural bedfellows, and yet today, from design to marketing, from production to distribution, technology is influencing every facet of our industry.
Brands reported a sedate but satisfying autumn edition of footwear trade show Micam in Milan, as Brexit uncertainties dominated discussions.
Updated layouts encouraged brisk business at the autumn 19 editions of trade shows Pure London and Scoop, which ran on 10-12 February
The shocking story of the botched attempt to organise a new, luxury music festival in the Bahamas has gripped the nation thanks to a recently released documentary by Netflix.
It feels like not a week has gone by this year without speculation on the future of Debenhams, and this week was no different as rumours mount that it is heading towards a company voluntary arrangement (CVA).
Although the dreaded “B” word was a key topic of conversation at the recent edition of menswear-focused trade show Jacket Required, British heritage brand Peregrine helped lift my Brexit fatigue, at least for a while.
This week, Warehouse becomes the latest high-profile brand to launch a collaboration with TV presenter, author and Instagram star Laura Jackson.
Autumn 19 editions of trade shows CIFF and Revolver pulled in international buyers, as Copenhagen’s fashion week also grew from strength to strength.
The traditional trade show format has been in a state of flux for several seasons now, and the evolution is continuing with the emergence of some new, smaller events.
Just over two years since it flung open its doors in a shower of golden confetti, Missguided has announced it will close its Westfield Stratford City flagship.
UK buyers were pleased with the revamped autumn 19 edition of menswear-focused trade show Jacket Required on 23-24 January.
It has now been more than two and a half years since the Brexit vote. Since that fateful day, the UK has been mired in uncertainty and, unfortunately, it is showing no signs of abating.
Clarks’ decision to close its Somerset factory does not reflect the state of the wider UK textile manufacturing industry, argues Make it British founder Kate Hills.
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.
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