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British Retail Consortium chief executive Helen Dickinson is fighting for a retail sector ravaged by the coronavirus crisis at the highest levels of government.
Rob Hattrell, vice-president of Ebay UK, has aspirations for the site best known for selling second-hand goods by auction to become the “online Bicester Village” for fashion retailers and brands.
Lucy Aylen has built womenswear label Never Fully Dressed from a one-woman band to a thriving online business that is in hot demand with leading retailers around the world.
The owners of Drapers’ International Footwear Business of the Year 2019, Cornish brand Celtic & Co – Kath and Nick Whitworth – are striding into new territory.
Lucy Litwack is building a female-owned, female-run and female-focused lingerie business with a luxury sensibility fit for the modern age.
Kitri is at tipping point, says founder Haeni Kim, as she outlines her plans for the cult womenswear brand to become a full-on international lifestyle proposition.
Frances Bishop failed to win Lord Sugar’s backing for her discount kidswear concept The Pud Store but three years on, she is doing just fine on her own.
Missguided suffered a dramatic fall from grace when profits crumbled in 2017. Founder and CEO Nitin Passi reveals the drastic action he took to turn the etailer round.
Kristina Blahnik is bringing all aspects of luxury footwear brand Manolo Blahnik back in house with the aim of respecting its heritage and securing its long-term future
Custodian of Barbour for five decades, Dame Margaret Barbour is recognised throughout the industry for transforming the traditional British brand into a global fashion phenomenon, making her a fitting winner of the Drapers Lifetime Achievement accolade.
Knitwear brand Country of Origin’s co-founder, Ben Taylor, blends traditional practices and sustainable approaches to create a modern, premium product
Ten years after taking it over, Jonathan and William Church have turned Joseph Cheaney & Sons from a private-label business into a thriving modern consumer brand built on heritage.
Fresh from winning twice at the Drapers Digital Awards 2019, the two bosses of womenswear etailer Sosandar have their eyes on new product categories and global markets.
As Mint Velvet celebrates its 10th anniversary this month, co-founder and CEO Liz Houghton has big plans for growth with the support of its new owner.
Group CEO of Oasis and Warehouse Hash Ladha has expansion plans including new channels to market, category expansion, the addition of menswear and acquiring new brands.
Oliver Reichert, CEO of heritage footwear brand Birkenstock, tells Drapers why it is broadening its product offer, entering new categories and expanding into new markets
As menswear brand Farah nears its 100th anniversary following 10 years of consistent sales growth, brand director Mark McCann has plenty to shout about.
Michael Kliger, president and chief executive of Mytheresa, has plans to expand the luxury retailer in both its offer and the markets it serves
Despite a recent stellar performance, Walpole’s CEO Helen Brocklebank admits the luxury sector is not immune to Brexit fallout and high street headwinds. Drapers speaks to her about how to ensure a healthy future for the industry.
The winner of this year’s Drapers Footwear Award for lifetime achievement has made his family’s heritage brand fit for today’s market.
Urban Outfitters’ European head, Emma Wisden, is on a quest to build on its brand identity to create an unparalleled shopping experience in stores and online
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