Kirsty McGregor is Editor of 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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It has been a difficult year for many, but for Ted Baker it has been near catastrophic.
Missguided turnaround begins to bear fruit Subscription
Missguided returned to EBITDA growth in the year to 31 March 2019, after it reshaped its board and supply base, cut back on marketing and closed its store in Westfield Stratford City.
As Black Friday has mutated from a one-day event into a fortnight of deals, more and more fashion retailers have fallen down the rabbit hole of heavy discounting in the weeks before Christmas.
Menswear showroom concept Just Around the Corner is expanding into a second venue in London for its next edition in January, Drapers can reveal.
As the spectre of another general election looms – the second in just over two years – this week we ask the fashion retail industry what policies they think the next government should prioritise.
Chinese ecommerce platform Alibaba’s annual Singles’ Day discounting event dwarfs Black Friday in terms of sales, and provides an important opportunity for British brands to break into the lucrative Chinese market.
The first of this year’s Christmas adverts were unwrapped this week, but the festive cheer failed to mask an underlying anxiety as we wait to see how the Black-Friday-to-Boxing-Day period plays out.
As the clocks went back and the temperature dropped last weekend, I headed to my local retail park to buy a new duvet for my son. I left disappointed – finding nowhere that sold a decent selection of children’s bedding – and caught myself wishing there was a Mothercare nearby.
Much like the weather, Brexit has become a somewhat convenient excuse for struggling retailers to explain away weak sales. But in the case of Bonmarché, it was the final nail in the coffin.
Changing shopping behaviours continue to rip through the fashion industry at speed, bringing both challenges and opportunities for retailers.