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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.
Fashion retailers are exploring solutions to reduce carbon emissions from final-mile deliveries, including promoting click and collect, and introducing electric vans
Retailers are increasingly working with content – video, editorial, social media or podcasts – to build their brands and encourage sales. Five experts explain to Drapers how they are leveraging content to drive their businesses forward.
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.
Co-chief executives of international etailer Global Fashion Group Christoph Barchewitz and Patrick Schmidt are bringing 10,000 fashion brands to shoppers in the far-flung corners of the earth.
A booming economy is leading to a thriving middle class in India and retailers are beginning to explore the potential of the new market – both at home and abroad.
Online marketplaces are evolving into a more sophisticated selling channel for fashion brands and a way to attract new fans, and present an opportunity for retailers to expand their offer with labels that suit their customer.
It’s summer’s dress sensation – but why has Zara’s polka-dot maxi-dress taken the high street by storm?
The industry is saddened this week by the loss of retail stalwart, Arthur Ryan, who has died aged 83. My thoughts go to all of his family, friends and colleagues.
Lately, not a week goes by without the mention of a CVA and this week is no exception – the latest being high street footwear staple Office, which has appointed restructuring advisers to assess its financial position amid “tough trading conditions”.
When market conditions are tough, it is never more important to take time to celebrate the achievements, innovations and businesses pushing forward through turbulent waters.
Company voluntary arrangements must be bound by stricter rules, says Ed Cooke, chief executive of commercial property body Revo.
The fashion industry contributes more than £32 billion to the UK economy, yet, once again, calls for support from the government have gone unheeded.
As the sun set over the plush Florentine hills, the Pitti crowds made their way to the luxurious Villa Palmieri for British designer Clare Waight Keller’s first standalone menswear show at the helm of French fashion house Givenchy.
Large retailers entering into CVAs can have an unfair and heavy impact on independent retailers, says Martin Brighty, owner of central London menswear independent Peckham Rye.
The incoming chairman of John Lewis Partnership is certainly a leftfield choice.
The spring 20 edition of London Fashion Week Men’s (LFWM), which took place on 7-10 June, officially kicked off the new menswear buying season with a strong and steady edition that focused the spotlight on fashion’s future.
Product will always sit at the heart of any fashion business. As we move into June and the new buying season kicks off with London Fashion Week Mens and menswear trade show Pitti Uomo in Florence, retailers will be looking at how their new-season collections can offer something unique to drive customers in store and online.
Sales director at independent fashion and distribution agency MDA International, Hannah Jordan, explains why the company chooses to work with independent brands that do not have an online presence.
Asos is one of many retailers that admits it has tightened its returns policy, as figures reveal that 26% of brands have recorded an increase in returns over the last two years.
Arcadia was once the most powerful player on the high street.
As Arcadia seeks to close stores in the UK and the US, Drapers assess the strengths and weaknesses of the high street heavy weight’s fascias.