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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”.
River Island plans Cambridge expansionSubscription
River Island will relocate and expand at The Grafton shopping centre in Cambridge.
River Island to launch online with NextSubscription
Young fashion retailer River Island is set to begin selling its ranges via the Next website.
River Island launches homewareSubscription
River Island is launching a homeware collection for the first time for autumn 18.
What will Fiona Lambert bring to River Island?Subscription
As former George at Asda product boss Fiona Lambert prepares to join River Island as managing director of business development, Drapers examines what she will bring to the high street giant.
Fiona Lambert to join River Island Subscription
River Island has appointed Fiona Lambert as managing director, new business development.
River Island menswear, autumn 18Subscription
Expect football inspirations and a fresh take on preppy Ivy League dressing at River Island menswear for autumn 18.
River Island womenswear, autumn 18Subscription
Add disco sparkle to a cosy heritage look for the top trends from River Island’s autumn 18 womenswear range.
Hit or miss: spring 18 menswearSubscription
Oxford Westgate’s menswear offer was put to the test in our seasonal secret shopper survey.
Discover some tips and practical examples of how brands and retailers – large and small – are already making the most of Instagram’s new Shopping update.
Drapers speaks to some of the UK’s biggest high street names to find out the latest trends and innovations that are shaping the denim of the future.
Zara and River Island have announced major expansion plans at Intu Lakeside, creating two new flagships as part of a multi-million-pound transformation of the centre.
River Island has opened its first standalone kidswear store at the Intu Braehead shopping centre in Glasgow.
River Island is launching an advertising campaign focusing on celebrating the individual for spring 18, to mark its 30th year in business.
The kidswear market grows upSubscription
Drapers explores the seemingly contradictory traditional and streetwear trends shaping the growing kidswear market.
River Island hires Topman managing director Subscription
River Island has hired Topman managing director, Philip Cooke, as its new managing director for menswear and kidswear.
Dharmesh Patel, ecommerce merchandiser, River Island Subscription
Profits slip at River Island in ‘challenging market’ Subscription
Operating profit at River Island fell 7% to £135.7m for the year to 31 December as the business continued to invest amid a “challenging” retail market.
River Island targets mums with new campaignSubscription
River Island has launched its first mum-focused campaign, featuring vloggers, to raise awareness of its kids’ clothing range.
Exuberant London designer Ashish is the latest to collaborate with River Island as part of its Design Forum.
River Island to double store size in Centre:MKSubscription
River Island is doubling the size of its store in Centre:MK in Milton Keynes.
Nearly a year into his role as the high street retailer’s new head of menswear buying, Nick Tahir talks to Drapers about River Island’s new direction in tailoring and the opportunities in the market.
Oversized shaping paired with layers of embellishment, clashing prints and daring voluminous textures make for a directional, trend-led collection from River Island. Outerwear is super-sized, and sequins, lamé, embellishment and fake fur are dotted throughout the collection. The appearance of both streetwear and tailoring alludes to runway styles, and the focus on bright colours gives an eye-catching, youthful vibe. Back ...
From a longline fake fur-lined bomber-meets-parka hybrid and an extended knee length padded puffa to a fuzzy fake shearling biker and a wide lapelled double-breasted tailored coat, trends are ticked off via strong outerwear at River Island. Another key focus is casualwear, jotted with slogans and graphics – trimming the hem of hoods on hoodies or running along the sleeves of grungy checked shirts in a nod to streetwear trends. Back ...
Retailers must concentrate on building relevant and inspiring personalised experiences both online and in store, leading ecommerce experts have said today.
River Island launches big and tall men’s range Subscription
River Island is launching its first big and tall collection for men this week.
Video: River Island Design Forum x Tourne de TransmissionVideoSubscription
Tourne de Transmission’s contemporary take on Eastern styling takes centre stage in River Island’s latest Design Forum collaboration.
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Bright colours and short shorts set alongside modernised British classics give a youthful feel to the spring collection from River Island. Terracotta browns appear on zip-neck striped tops with a racer vibe, and are paired with classic check suiting to give a modern-day take on 1980s styling. The more casual side of the collection alludes to Club Tropicana with acid-washed and distressed denim, Hawaiian prints and pastel shades.
River Island has unveiled its first athleisure collection for men.
Boudoir maximalism paired with a youthful, street-style spin are the key stories at River Island. Shimmering fabrics and sleek cuts are adorned with ruffles, sequins and jewels.