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Independents News & Features

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20,000 shops shut since 2010Subscription

17 June 2019 By

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Menswear sector bullish as new season kicks offSubscription

6 June 2019 By Olivia Pinnock,

The Drapers Interview

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The unstoppable march of Dr MartensSubscription

18 July 2019 By

Dr Martens CEO Kenny Wilson talks to Drapers about taking the famous footwear brand international – and rumours of a potential sale

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Job of the Week

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How to upscale: advice from indies who've done itSubscription

20 July 2019 By

While the high street is plagued by tough trading, stores closures, company voluntary arrangements and administrations, several independent retailers are defying the odds and expanding successfully. 

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Retail lessons from award-winning independentsSubscription

25 April 2019 By Margaret Ward

Previous winners of Drapers Independents Awards share their essential insight into what makes a successful indie.

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'This keeps me young': 60 years of childrenswear independent RuthVideoSubscription

8 April 2019 By

The founder of eponymous childrenswear independent Ruth, Ruth Wood, tells Drapers how she has tackled the technology evolution and survived six decades of high street headwinds and rising rents.


How retailers and brands are planning to beat BrexitSubscription

28 March 2019 By Drapers Reporters

Over the past two years and nine months, since the UK voted to leave the European Union, the fashion industry has been doing what it can to prepare for an unknown future.