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Independents News & Features

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Master Debonair closes London shop Subscription

25 September 2019 By

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Kids Cavern to open third storeSubscription

20 August 2019 By

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Base Kids to open in BirminghamSubscription

2 August 2019 By

The Drapers Interview

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Sandersons: independent pride of SheffieldSubscription

17 October 2019 By , Photography by Chris Leah

Mark Dransfield believes in the power of retail, and has transformed a Sheffield town with Sandersons Boutique Store.

Job of the week

Job of the Week


The golden opportunities of jewellerySubscription

18 October 2019 By

As “demi-fine” brands, changing trends and more accessible price points shift the jewellery landscape, Drapers discovers how retailers can best make use of its lucrative potential. 


The children's stories behind stellar salesSubscription

8 August 2019 By

Demand for designer names and brands with a story to tell is helping the childrenwear market stay buoyant through difficult retail times.

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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.