Rebecca Thomson's stories
Collaboration 'key to saving high street'Subscription
Collaboration is key to saving the high street, Tony Mannix, chief executive of logistics firm Clipper, said at Drapers Fashion Forum today.
Drapers has launched a new mini-site, Guide to Growth, dedicated to helping retailers achieve growth, by answering questions and solving challenges they are facing.
How to achieve growth in a difficult climate Subscription
Our new report, Growth in a Changing Economy, explores how fashion brands and retailers can achieve growth in an uncertain climate.
Winser London gets to work with Gillian AndersonSubscription
The womenswear brand is growing globally on the back of women’s increasing demand for modern workwear.
The Connected Consumer – Drapers’ multichannel customer insight report – shines a light on how fashion shoppers are using mobile, social and store shopping.
How multichannel fashion is evolving in 2019 Subscription
The year is already shaping up to be an interesting one in UK multichannel fashion: several trends are developing, and new technologies are emerging on the horizon.
Customers’ expectations are changing, and retailers at the Drapers Digital Festival described how they are adapting.
Dune's plans to improve retention and returnsSubscription
Retailers need to focus more on the post-purchase experience, speakers at the Drapers Digital Festival said today.
Mango’s three-point innovation strategySubscription
Roger Graell Sole, ecommerce director at Mango, explained the retailer’s approach to innovation at Drapers Digital Festival.
More than three-quarters of Generation Z and millennial shoppers say that sustainability is important to them, new Drapers research has shown.
Gen Z and Millennials Subscription
Between them, Generation Z and millennials – broadly, shoppers in their late teens, twenties and thirties – attract endless attention, and represent fashion’s consumers of both the present and future.
Five ways AI is working for fashion retailersSubscription
It’s not just a buzzword – artificial intelligence is changing how retailers do business in tangible ways. In our new report, we speak to some of the retailers using the technology about how AI is changing things for them.
Long-term success in fashion depends on brands’ ability to adapt to broad, structural changes in the way consumers want to shop.
From the use of post-consumer cotton waste in packaging to a peer-to-peer rental wardrobe platform, five start-ups presented leading-edge ideas at the Drapers Sustainable Fashion conference in London today.
Drapers multichannel trends report 2019Subscription
Drapers’ multichannel trends report explores the most important trends in cross channel retail this year. Download it here for interviews with River Island, M&S, Mango and more.
Key fashion retail takeaways from NRF 2019Subscription
The latest conference of the National Retail Federation in the US showed that tech changes do not erase retail’s most important fundamentals
Retailers are starting to reap the benefits of customer reviews. Our new Drapers Guide explores why..
Fashion's top tech innovations in 2018 Subscription
Technology became an ever-more-essential part of fashion retail in 2018. Drapers looks back at some of the year’s most interesting developments.
Canada's golden goose Subscription
With the launch of footwear on the cards and a Beijing flagship about to open, luxury outerwear brand Canada Goose is primed for growth.
China’s rising digital stars Subscription
Alibaba and JD.com remain prominent, but several other platforms are making big inroads into the world’s biggest ecommerce market. Drapers investigates China’s emerging online leaders.
Comment: How are Gen Z shopping for fashion?Subscription
Generation Z – those born since 1995 – are the all-important next generation of consumers. So how are they shopping for fashion?
Empowering your staff to give their bestSubscription
Oasis and Warehouse COO Hash Ladha, FitFlop global people director Kathy Alison and DL1961 founder Sarah Faisal Ahmed gave their tips for creating a great workplace culture at the Drapers Fashion Forum.
Marc Compagnon, executive director and group president at supplier and distributor Li & Fung, spoke at the Drapers Fashion Forum about the need for speed in the supply chain.
Our annual survey of fashion shoppers provides in-depth insight into what shoppers want in a multichannel retail world.
The Drapers Ecommerce Snapshot gives a comprehensive overview of fashion’s digital performance over the last quarter.
Comment: Multichannel is demanding more Subscription
The multichannel projects retailers have been working on for years show no sign of getting any easier. Having focused for so hard and so long on joining up the channels, retailers must now also focus on doing everything instantly.
Solving fashion's sustainability problemSubscription
Fashion is one of the world’s most polluting industries.
Sustainability and ethical retailing have long been on the agenda for fashion retailers.
Sustainability Scandi-style with Filippa K Subscription
Environmental initiatives have been placed at the core of Swedish brand Filippa K, as founder Filippa Knutsson and sustainability director Elin Larsson explain
How immigration shapes UK fashionSubscription
Immigration was one of the biggest factors in the Brexit vote. Yet British fashion retail would be much poorer without the people who came to settle here
Luxury's Digital Revolution Subscription
Despite the success of early trailblazers such as Net-A-Porter and Farfetch, the luxury sector has lagged behind the rest of fashion world when it comes to adapting to a digital future.
Fashion’s new success metricsSubscription
The retail market is evolving, so what metrics should retailers be measuring? A new WGSN report outlines today’s parameters of success.
Taking the supply chain digitalSubscription
3D sampling is here, and it is transforming the way companies design, develop and produce fashion.
New forms of raw materials, the circular economy and effective recycling methods were all key themes at the 2018 Copenhagen Fashion Summit on 15-16 May.
Fashion consumers today want fast, easy and seamless. Drapers’ report on the growth of instant fashion explores how retailers should respond to this in a multichannel era.
VF Corporation combines science with designSubscription
Brands should develop wide networks, look outside the business world for ideas and combine technological innovation with design know-how to innovate successfully, Steve Zades, vice-president of transformational innovation at VF Corporation, told Drapers Digital Festival this morning.
Artificial intelligence is the buzzphrase on everyone’s lips and in this report, we delve into how it is changing the customer experience.
The future of automation in fashion Subscription
How retail automation is boosting creativity, innovation and control.