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Fresh product, a strong stance on sustainability and a top-notch online presence are vital to thrive in footwear
In a digital world, online reviews are an increasingly important way for retailers to connect with their customers – building trust and responding to feedback to help shape their offers and grow their businesses.
The age group is a valuable market – but they are being underestimated by the retailers who once drew them in. So where are they shopping?
There was more than enough sparkle and glamour to lift show goers’ spirits at the third day of London Fashion Week, even as Storm Dennis continued to pelt the capital.
Drapers explores how retailers can tempt shoppers to physical stores in the long term
Do plans to convert a north London retail park into warehousing for online distribution herald a new hybrid role for the out-of-town big-box format?
Gloomy skies greeted Drapers as the team arrived at the autumn 20 editions of contemporary womenswear trade show Scoop and mainstream show Pure London, which both ran on 9-11 February – but inside it was business as usual.
This month marks a decade since Lee Alexander McQueen’s death on 11 February 2010. Drapers explores how the designer’s eponmyous brand has prospered in the competitive luxury market despite his loss.
Drapers examines what Frasers Group’s stake in Mulberry means for the brand and Mike Ashley’s quest to create the “Harrods of the high street”.
Drapers explores what it takes for brands and retailers to stand out in a crowded and fast-paced womenswear market.
As the UK leaves the European Union, Drapers examines the potential opportunities for UK manufacturing
Fashion SVP offered a taste of Morocco at its January edition this year with a pavilion dedicated to suppliers from the country.
The vast US market may be even more of a lure after Brexit. But where Joules, Primark and Missguided thrive, many others have failed.
Brands seeking growth in the competitive UK kidswear market have to balance sometimes conflicting demands
Pre-order can help to improve sustainability and guarantee sales, but will this model work for the mass market?
Drapers explores the rise of the role of the chief growth officer and asks whether retailers should be bolstering their boards with this appointment.
Ahead of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Drapers explores how international retailers can enter this dynamic market.
The National Retail Federation’s NRF Big Show 2020 showcased the technology that retailers need to think about today to stay ahead of the game in the future.
Find out what’s been happening on the fashion retail social scene.
Drapers recaps the trends you need to know from the Milan Fashion Week Men’s autumn catwalks.
In a world where a drumming gorilla is an effective tool for advertising chocolate, it is not unusual to see a conceptual ad campaign that does not feature the product.
Milan footwear trade show Micam was a quieter affair for autumn 20, as coronavirus and UK storms dampened footfall from international buyers.
Once the darling of the high street, Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group has been battling dwindling sales, profits and footfall as shoppers move on to fast fashion, digital-native rivals.
I was heartened by the Blitz spirit at trade show Pure London last weekend, where footfall remained steady despite the extremely stormy weather.
A key date in the fashion industry’s diary, Parisian textile trade show Premiere Vision was a muted affair for spring 21, but still provided a panoply of creative fabrics
I listened to the celebratory Brexit fireworks last weekend with a growing sense of unease. It might be the end of three and a half years of political stalemate, but it is also the beginning of a new era of uncertainty.
A busy week in the Danish capital brought star buyers, innovative brands and creative collections together for an event that is steadily gaining momentum and buzz.
Trade shows are notoriously cyclical, and last week I attended a much-changed edition of menswear show Jacket Required.
The North Yorkshire trade show continues to gain traction as more brands seek a fresh space in which to exhibit.
Autumn 20 was a subdued season, but a new layout and shifted brand focus hinted at the wider changes to come for Jacket Required.
Amid developments in the menswear trade show scene, Just Around the Corner is updating its approach and heading for new challenges.
Over the 139 years since its first branch opened in Bournemouth, Beales has weathered two world wars, several recessions and going from private to public ownership and back again.
It was arguably one of London’s most beautiful stores: a lofty urban paradise that centred around an open courtyard topped by a vaulted glass atrium.
The carbon and water footprints of UK fashion have decreased significantly since we launched the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP) in 2012, writes Peter Maddox, director of WRAP UK [the Waste and Resources Action Programme].
The relevance of Berlin’s flagship trade shows for British buyers has been hotly debated in recent years. When Drapers headed to Panorama, Seek and Premium for the autumn 20 shows, UK buyers may have been scarce, but the new-look events had won over British brands.
During menswear trade show Pitti Uomo in Florence last week, I headed to the striking Tepidarium Del Roster to see the latest collection from Italian heritage sportswear brand Sergio Tacchini.
The first Christmas trading updates out of the gate started the new year and new decade on a positive note.
Former prisoner Victoria Kate Johns explains why she created charity Leather Inside Out, which provides inmates with training in leather craft to help them find future employment
A new year and a new decade dawned as London Fashion Week Men’s kicked off the autumn 20 season with three days of catwalk shows on 4-6 January.