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Independents News & Features

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New men's tailoring indie to launchSubscription

27 November 2019 By Hywel Roberts

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Master Debonair closes London shop Subscription

25 September 2019 By

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Amazon ups the ante on fashionSubscription

5 December 2019 By , Photography by Roger Bool

John Boumphrey, vice-president of Amazon Fashion Europe, plans to make the ecommerce giant “customers’ most-loved fashion destination” 

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Drapers Investigates: the independent retail crisisSubscription

28 November 2019 By ,

Drapers’ survey shows independent businesses are currently battling to survive amid high street headwinds, with more than a quarter reporting they are not profitable. It found that the survival of the independent sector will require significant action from local councils and wider government.

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Hedging your bets: how to manage currency risksSubscription

13 November 2019 By

Foreign currency hedging provides stability, but making a loss is just as likely as a gain


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.