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Independents News & Features

Indie bestsellers 2018 index

Independent insight: 2018 trends and bestsellersSubscription

12 December 2018 By Grace Whelan

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Trouva appoints new chair as international rollout continues Subscription

12 December 2018 By Grace Whelan

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Indies look forward to Christmas upliftSubscription

10 December 2018 By Olivia Pinnock

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Small Business Saturday: ‘High streets aren't dying’Subscription

4 December 2018 By Grace Whelan

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The Place London to open in ParisSubscription

4 December 2018 By Grace Whelan

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Scamp & Dude to open first storeSubscription

23 November 2018 By Grace Whelan

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Independent retail suffers significant closuresSubscription

22 November 2018 By Olivia Pinnock

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Indies hold their nerve on Black Friday Subscription

20 November 2018 By Olivia Pinnock, Grace Whelan

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Number of indies set to growSubscription

9 November 2018 By

Lewis Yates 10th Anniversary

The only way in Essex independent retailVideoSubscription

2018 16 November By Grace Whelan

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Master Debonair opens in LondonSubscription

5 November 2018 By Grace Whelan

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Purple Menswear moves to lifestyle store VideoSubscription

31 October 2018 By Grace Whelan

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Newquay's Roo's Beach launches menswearSubscription

19 October 2018 By Grace Whelan

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Indies hold their nerve against discounting Subscription

15 October 2018 By Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith

The Drapers Interview

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Carmel Clothing: a supplier's secrets of successSubscription

12 December 2018 By , Photography by Rick Pushinsky

As the UK’s mid-market faces ongoing challenges, supplier Carmel Clothing is looking overseas for new opportunities. 

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Indie bestsellers 2018 index

Independent insight: 2018 trends and bestsellersSubscription

12 December 2018 By Grace Whelan

As the year comes to a close, Drapers speaks to independent retailers to reflect on this year’s trends and see what’s in store for 2019.

Lewis Yates 10th Anniversary

The only way in Essex independent retailVideoSubscription

2018 16 November By Grace Whelan

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, owner of Lewis Yates, Lewis Tweddell, tells Drapers how cutting back will keep the store moving forward.

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Accessing the £249bn purple poundSubscription

5 November 2018 By

New accessible shopping day Purple Tuesday will launch on 13 November with the backing of some of the UK’s biggest retailers. Drapers investigates how the industry is improving its accessibility and inclusivity.

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Top tips from an award-winning childrenswear retailerVideoSubscription

17 October 2018 By

St Helens-based designer fashion retailer OD’s won its second Drapers Independents Award last month, this time for its refreshed childrenswear business.

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