• Flannels eyes 100 stores and international expansion By Drapers   -   Mar 21, 2019

    FLANNELS EYES 100 STORES AND INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION

    Sports Direct's luxury fascia, Flannels, is planning to expand to 100 stores in the UK and launch internationally for the first time,...

    Luxury
  • Sales hold steady at Next By Drapers   -   Mar 21, 2019

    SALES HOLD STEADY AT NEXT

    Full price sales at high street giant Next grew by 3.1% to £4.2bn for the year to 26 January 2019, with falling retail sales offset...

  • Filippa K launches new web platform By Drapers   -   Mar 21, 2019

    FILIPPA K LAUNCHES NEW WEB PLATFORM

    Swedish brand Filippa K has launched its new website platform and design, after five months of development.

    Design
  • Profits take a hit at Ted Baker By Drapers   -   Mar 21, 2019

    PROFITS TAKE A HIT AT TED BAKER

    British brand and retailer Ted Baker announced a 14.3% drop in profit before tax and exceptional items to £63m for the year to 26 January...

  • Retail crime costs industry £2bn By Drapers   -   Mar 21, 2019

    RETAIL CRIME COSTS INDUSTRY £2BN

    Retail crime is costing the industry 20% of its annual profits, or £1.9bn a year, a report by the British Retail Consortium has found.

  • Lacoste-owner to buy The Kooples By Drapers   -   Mar 20, 2019

    LACOSTE-OWNER TO BUY THE KOOPLES

    Swiss group Maus Frères, which owns Lacoste, Gant and Aigle, has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire French fashion brand...

    Fashion
  • Retailers left without promised rates relief By Drapers   -   Mar 20, 2019

    RETAILERS LEFT WITHOUT PROMISED RATES RELIEF

    Many eligible retailers have been left without their business rates discounts worth up to £8,000 as local councils face problems in...

  • UK shoppers hoard £4.1bn of unused clothing By Drapers   -   Mar 20, 2019

    UK SHOPPERS HOARD £4.1BN OF UNUSED CLOTHING

    Shoppers in the UK own a total of £4.1bn of clothing they do not use, new research has found.

  • Warm weather heats online sales in February By Drapers   -   Mar 20, 2019

    WARM WEATHER HEATS ONLINE SALES IN FEBRUARY

    Warmer weather in February drove a 9.4% increase in online sales year on year.

  • Mother's Day spend to hit £1.6bn By Drapers   -   Mar 20, 2019

    MOTHER'S DAY SPEND TO HIT £1.6BN

    Mother's Day spend among consumers in the UK is estimated to increase by 0.8% to £1.6bn this year, according to new research.

  • John Lewis to be zero carbon by 2050 By Drapers   -   Mar 20, 2019

    JOHN LEWIS TO BE ZERO CARBON BY 2050

    John Lewis Partnership has pledged to have a net zero carbon footprint by 2050, across all its stores, head offices and distribution...

  • WIT Fitness wins £2m investment By Drapers   -   Mar 20, 2019

    WIT FITNESS WINS £2M INVESTMENT

    Sportswear retailer WIT Fitness has secured £2m investment from growth capital investor VGC Partners.

  • Dunkerton hits back at Superdry shareholder report By Drapers   -   Mar 20, 2019

    DUNKERTON HITS BACK AT SUPERDRY SHAREHOLDER REPORT

    Julian Dunkerton has responded to a report by proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services recommending that shareholders...

  • Instagram trials shop in-app feature By Drapers   -   Mar 20, 2019

    INSTAGRAM TRIALS SHOP IN-APP FEATURE

    Instagram is trialling a “checkout” feature with select retailers in the US, that allows shoppers to buy products without leaving the...

    Shopping
  • First look: Office unveils new store concept By Drapers   -   Mar 19, 2019

    FIRST LOOK: OFFICE UNVEILS NEW STORE CONCEPT

    Footwear retailer Office has launched its new store concept on London's Oxford Street.

    Look
  • Arcadia must jettison 'tired' brands, say experts By Drapers   -   Mar 19, 2019

    ARCADIA MUST JETTISON 'TIRED' BRANDS, SAY EXPERTS

    Sir Philip Green is drawing up restructuring plans to save his ailing Arcadia Group empire, but industry insiders have told Drapers...

  • Rise in revenue at Launer London By Drapers   -   Mar 19, 2019

    RISE IN REVENUE AT LAUNER LONDON

    Luxury British accessories brand Launer London has reported a 23% increase in turnover to £4m for the 52 weeks to 31 December.

    Luxury
  • Mahabis appoints Moonpig MD as CEO By Drapers   -   Mar 19, 2019

    MAHABIS APPOINTS MOONPIG MD AS CEO

    Footwear brand Mahabis has appointed former Moonpig managing director, Iain Martin, as its new chief executive.

  • Topman appoints new buying and design director By Drapers   -   Mar 19, 2019

    TOPMAN APPOINTS NEW BUYING AND DESIGN DIRECTOR

    Arcadia Group has appointed former Burton buying director Mitch Hughes as the new buying and design director at stablemate Topman.

    Design
  • John Lewis weekly fashion sales drop By Drapers   -   Mar 19, 2019

    JOHN LEWIS WEEKLY FASHION SALES DROP

    John Lewis & Partners fashion sales fell 0.5% year on year for the week to 16 March.

    Fashion