Pui-Guan Man is senior reporter (maternity cover) at Drapers, working across the magazine and the website. She joined Drapers in May 2017, having previously spent two and a half years at Legal Week. Please contact Pui if you have any business news stories or feature ideas related to menswear, property, and mergers and acquisitions. Product stories and lookbooks should be sent to head of fashion content, Graeme Moran.
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Mango to launch digital fitting rooms Subscription
Mango has partnered with Vodafone to roll out new digital fitting rooms, which will feature smart mirrors.
Asos launches fitness own-brandSubscription
Asos has debuted its first own-label sportwear collection for men and women, called Asos 4505.
New data has found that 40% of fashion accessories customers are willing to pay more for items manufactured in Britain, as the UK fashion accessories market reached £2.9bn in the twelve months to October 2017.
Sales to Chinese customers in the West End over the Chinese New Year period will grow by 14.3% to £32m this year compared with last year’s equivalent, the New West End Company has predicted.
Cashmere brand Pure Collection has agreed to a settlement with the US government totalling more than $900,000 (£647,500), after a whistleblower alleged the company was evading custom duties.
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BFC/Vogue designer fund shortlist announcedSubscription
The British Fashion Council (BFC) has unveiled the names of the designers shortlisted for the inaugural BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund.
Pure London autumn 18: Drapers' pick of the brands Subscription
Drapers rounds up the brands to note from the autumn 18 edition of Pure London.
Boi Trading buys Gabicci ownerSubscription
Manchester-based brand house and distributor Boi Trading Company has bought Juice Corporation, owner of Gabicci, Joe Bloggs and Elizabeth Emanuel, out of administration for an undisclosed sum.
Nearly a fifth (19%) of clothing retailers in the UK are showing “early warning signs” that they are at risk of going insolvent, according to accountancy firm Moore Stephens.