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Andy Long, Pentland Brands’ first CEO from outside the family that owns it, is restructuring and expanding the business to beat the competition.
Once a digital pioneer, lingerie and swimwear etailer Figleaves has lost its way in recent years. CEO Miriam Lahage tells Drapers how she is getting it back on track.
Julia Jaconelli’s eye for unique product and knowledge of her customers has led premium womenswear independent Courtyard to 20 years of success – and the award for Best Womenswear Independent at last year’s Drapers Independents Awards.
Children’s footwear brand Start-Rite relaunches today with a new logo, as part of a wider revamp covering brand identity, product categories and infrastructure.
Drapers Independent Footwear Retailer of the Year Bells Shoes set up its website in 2007 – a year before Clarks – and has since grown from a single store in Buxton to a global multichannel enterprise. Director Ed Martin explains how
Ash Kumar’s Native Youth was named Young Fashion Brand of the Year at the Drapers Awards last month. He explains how the “Manchester-born-and-bred” brand has become a bestseller.
Emily Bendell, founder of Drapers Award-winning lingerie brand Bluebella, reveals how Fifty Shades of Grey opened the door to stockists such as Next, Asos and House of Fraser
Spencer Fung is the Silicon Valley-trained CEO of Li & Fung, the billion-pound supplier to the high street’s biggest names. Now, he is tasked with revolutionising the 111-year-old business founded by his great-grandfather.
With 45 years’ experience, Andrew Jennings has a track record of “transforming” struggling businesses across the globe. He talks to Drapers about the changing face of retail and why “almost” isn’t good enough
After talking about it for 19 years, Joe Browns founder Simon Brown has opened the mail order and online business’s first store. He invites Drapers in for a look around
With a new digital focus and his ambitions for the brand set firmly on the UK market, Sperry president Tom Kennedy is proving that there’s more to boat shoes than sailing.
The president of Lane Crawford and Joyce, Andrew Keith, is digitalising the 167-year-old Hong Kong luxury department store chain for China’s millennial shoppers.
As Wrangler celebrates 70 years in business, its EMEA president, Rino Castiglione, is plotting to bring the heritage denim brand to a whole new generation.
Rob and Paul Forkan started flip-flop brand Gandys after losing their parents in the 2004 tsunami. Now, the brothers are focusing on building a fully fledged lifestyle brand.
After six decades of independent retailing, Joan Burstein – the legendary Mrs B – is recognised throughout the industry as a retailer, fashion buyer and talent-spotter supreme, making her a fitting winner of the Drapers Independents Awards Lifetime Achievement accolade.
Asos chief executive Nick Beighton discusses building brand relationships, the future of fashion technology, UK manufacturing and preserving the start-up company culture.
At the age of 24, House of CB founder Conna Walker has taken her brand from her bedroom in London to the red carpets of Los Angeles. How has she done it?
New Look CEO Anders Kristiansen and UK and Ireland managing director Danny Barrasso talk international expansion, UK manufacturing and how the retailer is transforming its product and speed to market.
Adam Frisby started In The Style from his bedroom in 2013. Just four years later, turnover at the Manchester-based fast fashion etailer is set to hit £30m and the brand’s celebrity style has won an army of fans.
Marc Granditer reveals the ups and downs that helped him build luxury childrenswear retailer Base Fashion into a thriving, Drapers Independents Awards-winning business.