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Drapers Hit or Miss: autumn 19 menswear Subscription
Drapers heads to the heart of Birmingham’s shopping district to put the autumn 19 menswear offer to the test.
Cost pressures hit River Island profitsSubscription
Operating profit at River Island reduced by 56.4% to £35.1m in the 52 weeks to 29 December 2018, following continued investment in product, technology and service.
River Island asks landlords for rent cutsSubscription
River Island is asking landlords to slash store rents by up to 40%, Drapers can reveal.
River Island’s Leanne Sabatino believes in trusting your instincts and the importance of face-to-face communication
River Island owner launches new womenswear brandSubscription
The owner of River Island is launching a new womenswear brand called Harpenne, aimed at an older customer, this September.
Will Kernan will bring “an interesting pedigree” to his new role as River Island CEO, industry experts have told Drapers, praising his management skills and previous track record as chief executive of The White Company.
River Island appoints new CEOSubscription
River Island has appointed the former chief executive of The White Company, Will Kernan, as its new CEO, Drapers can reveal.
River Island’s menswear team are on a mission to dress the nation’s male shoppers in prints and patterns. There are classic checks and plaids in the key jacket and trouser shapes, although newness comes through fresher takes that feature patterns worked in panels or patchwork designs.
The top trends from River Island’s latest womenswear range include techno tweeds and throwback denim.
River Island to open Lakeside expansion Subscription
River Island is opening its extended new store at Intu Lakeside shopping centre in Thurrock on 4 May.
Dedicated footwear retailers came out on top of Drapers’ Hit or Miss review of Intu Watford’s spring 19 offer, despite some strong product in fashion stores.
River Island chief information officer (CIO) Doug Gardner explains how the fashion retailer is “rapidly” testing new technology to improve the in-store experience it offers its digitally savvy customers in the UK and Ireland.
Mennace buying director joins River IslandSubscription
Shailen Unalkat, buying director at Missguided’s stablemate menswear label Mennace, has joined River Island as head of menswear buying, Drapers can reveal.
River Island family takes control of Mint VelvetSubscription
Lewis Trust Group, the investment business set up by the family that founded River Island, has taken control of womenswear retailer Mint Velvet in a deal that reportedly values it at more than £100m.
Ben Lewis, CEO, River Island Subscription
Under Ben Lewis, River Island placed a renewed focus on product and innovating with new categories this year.
Exclusive: River Island to launch new brandSubscription
River Island is launching a new womenswear brand next spring, Drapers understands.
High street takes a stand on modern slaverySubscription
High street retailers have joined forces with enforcement bodies to help stamp out modern slavery in the UK textile industry.
Hit or Miss: womenswear autumn 18Subscription
Drapers’ secret shopper tests womenswear retailers at the Lexicon Bracknell
River Island appoints chief people officerSubscription
River Island has appointed Caroline Massingham as its new chief people officer.
Profits fall at River Island Subscription
Operating profit at River Island for the year to 30 December 2017 fell by 40% to £80.6m as it invested in its digital capabilities amid a “challenging backdrop for retail”.