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Independents News & Features

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The Modern Draper to expandSubscription

11 February 2019 By Olivia Pinnock

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The imitation game: fashion's intellectual property crisisSubscription

4 February 2019 By , Illustration by Nathalie Lees

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The Future High Streets Fund opensSubscription

27 December 2018 By

The Drapers Interview

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Flannels: 'We want to be the biggest global luxury retailer'Subscription

21 March 2019 By , Photography by Tobias Lewis Thomas

Sports Direct Group’s head of elevation, Mike Murray, and Flannels’ head of brand, Carl Tallents, exclusively unveil their UK and international expansion plans for Flannels and explain why Sports Direct is betting big on the high street.

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How Iris bloomed into a £5m business Subscription

6 March 2019 By

At a time when bricks-and-mortar stores have been struggling, Drapers finds out how London boutique chain Iris continues to grow in the face of high street headwinds, as it seeks to expand its store portfolio. 

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Is direct-to-consumer the death of wholesale?Subscription

20 February 2019 By

As more and more wholesale brands sell direct to the consumer, independent retailers have been left wondering if they have a viable future.

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Black White Denim's journey to Cheshire championSubscription

6 February 2019 By

Jo Davies is setting the fashion agenda in the north-west with her award-winning womenswear independent, Black White Denim. 

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The imitation game: fashion's intellectual property crisisSubscription

4 February 2019 By , Illustration by Nathalie Lees

Fashion brands and designers are facing the perfect storm of an upsurge in copying and the post-Brexit loss of pan-European intellectual property protections.

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