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The Footwear and Accessories Issue: Autumn 18 buying guide

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Put your best foot forward with Drapers’ guide to everything you need for the autumn 18 season

As our recent market analysis shows, the footwear sector is not escaping the troubles faced by the rest of the fashion industry. Just last month JD Sports Fashion announced it would be closing its footwear business, Cloggs – the latest in a line of casualties from across the market.

However, other brands’ and businesses’ results – for example, those of our Drapers Interviewee, Pentland Brands CEO Andy Long – prove that there can be successes in these challenging  times, particularly when companies future-proof themselves.

Now more than ever, the root of success in this industry is product

For those of you unable to make the trip, we visited the busy aisles of Milan trade show Micam to bring you the news, views and product highlights from Europe’s key footwear-focused exhibition.

Now more than ever, the root of success in this industry is product. That is why the third instalment of our autumn 18 seasonal special editions focuses on the standout shoes and bag styles from the latest wholesale collections. Our creative product edits offer inspiration and informative analysis for the season ahead.

For autumn 18 we have decided to focus on a handpicked selection of styles that aim to exemplify what is new and fresh, including catwalk-inspired trends and new-season updates to classic styles, as well as the colour, fabric, print and pattern directions to know. It includes the products that will give your buy a much-needed a point of difference. So dive in and find inspiration for your buy this season.



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