Ruth Faulkner's stories
Basler boss heads to Gerry Weber roleSubscription
German womenswear brand Gerry Weber has hired former Basler UK managing director Christian Lawaczeck as head of its UK and Republic of Ireland operation, filling the void created by former country manager Howard Ross’s departure last year.
‘Every brand we pick has to serve a purpose…’Subscription
Drapers joined New Look’s branded footwear buying team, Sally Heath and Natalie Wright, at international tradeshow Micam in Milan last week for a lesson in buying.
‘Our style is that little bit more relaxed than what some other luxury brands are putting forward’Subscription
As Longchamp opens its eighth Hong Kong store, its chief executive says the French accessories brand’s sense of fun helps set it apart from its rivals
‘Strategic approach’ vital on discountingSubscription
Analysts predict more permanent price cuts rather than regular promotions.
Ted Baker has relocated its Bluewater store to a larger site that features a one-off store concept based on a fictional Kent village called Tedbury.
18 and East to join New Look's Label LoungeSubscription
Women’s young fashion brand 18 and East is to join New Look’s third party concession business Label Lounge.
A closer look: Portas Pilot TownsSubscription
Research from the Local Data Company around the Portas Pilot towns has revealed independents are greater in number than multiples across the 12 towns selected for the Pilot scheme.
A new dawn for the UK textile industry?Subscription
Business secretary Vince Cable promises government support to breathe new life into UK textile manufacturing as study reveals cost gap with Asia is narrowing.