• Test your knowledge with this week's Drapers Quiz By Drapers   -   Dec 14, 2018

    TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE WITH THIS WEEK'S DRAPERS QUIZ

  • End-of-year flurry of people moves By Drapers   -   Dec 14, 2018

    END-OF-YEAR FLURRY OF PEOPLE MOVES

    The fashion retail people moves merry-go-round seems to be taking a high-powered spin in the last weeks of the year. Here are this...

    People, Fashion
  • End-of-year flurry of people moves for 2018 By Drapers   -   Dec 14, 2018

    END-OF-YEAR FLURRY OF PEOPLE MOVES FOR 2018

    The fashion retail people moves merry-go-round seems to be taking a high-powered spin in the last weeks of the year. Here are this...

    People, Fashion
  • Consumer spend still stagnant By Drapers   -   Dec 14, 2018

    CONSUMER SPEND STILL STAGNANT

    Fashion spend declined 0.59% this week, as retailers pin their hopes on a last-minute Christmas shopping flurry.

    Shopping, Fashion
  • Online returns to hit £5.6bn By Drapers   -   Dec 14, 2018

    ONLINE RETURNS TO HIT £5.6BN

    The value of online returns is to jump 27.3% over the next five years to £5.6bn, fuelled by clothing and footwear, new research has...

  • Moda Operandi appoints new buying boss By Drapers   -   Dec 14, 2018

    MODA OPERANDI APPOINTS NEW BUYING BOSS

    Luxury online retailer Moda Operandi has appointed Puja Clarke as senior vice-president of fashion buying and ecommerce.

    Luxury, Fashion
  • Laura Ashley chair retires By Drapers   -   Dec 14, 2018

    LAURA ASHLEY CHAIR RETIRES

    Malaysian businessman Tan Sri Dr Khoo has retired from his roles as chairman and director of Laura Ashley after almost two decades...

  • Losses widen at Cath Kidston By Drapers   -   Dec 13, 2018

    LOSSES WIDEN AT CATH KIDSTON

    Lifestyle retailer Cath Kidston has posted a £10.5m EBITDA loss for the year to 25 March 2018, blaming cost pressures and a weakened...

  • Exclusive: Meg Lustman to exit Hobbs amid group shake-up By Drapers   -   Dec 13, 2018

    EXCLUSIVE: MEG LUSTMAN TO EXIT HOBBS AMID GROUP SHAKE-UP

    Hobbs chief executive Meg Lustman is stepping down from her role in January, Drapers can exclusively reveal.

  • Fashion hit by £1.6bn peak returns impact By Drapers   -   Dec 13, 2018

    FASHION HIT BY £1.6BN PEAK RETURNS IMPACT

    Fashion retailers in the UK are set to be hit by a £1.6bn impact on margins over the peak trading period, as customer returns spike...

    Fashion
  • John Lewis Christmas ad crowned YouTube number one By Drapers   -   Dec 13, 2018

    JOHN LEWIS CHRISTMAS AD CROWNED YOUTUBE NUMBER ONE

    John Lewis's Christmas ad has been crowned the top festive advert of 2018, with the retailers' season, Elton John inspired offer securing...

    Festival
  • Debenhams rejects £40m loan from Mike Ashley By Drapers   -   Dec 13, 2018

    DEBENHAMS REJECTS £40M LOAN FROM MIKE ASHLEY

    Debenhams has rejected a £40m loan offered by Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley to help the struggling department store.

  • Bonmarché warns on profits By Drapers   -   Dec 13, 2018

    BONMARCHÉ WARNS ON PROFITS

    Bonmarché has issued a profit warning for the full year citing “extremely poor” Black Friday Sales and continuing Brexit uncertainty.

  • Sales edge up at Sports Direct By Drapers   -   Dec 13, 2018

    SALES EDGE UP AT SPORTS DIRECT

    Group revenue at Sports Direct edged up 0.2% year on year for the 26 weeks to 28 October, despite the “struggles of the high street”.

  • Marie Chantal to open second London store By Drapers   -   Dec 12, 2018

    MARIE CHANTAL TO OPEN SECOND LONDON STORE

    Marie Chantal, the luxury childrenswear brand owned by the Crown Princess of Greece, is to open its second London store, at 4 Motcomb...

    Luxury
  • Richard James opens US store By Drapers   -   Dec 12, 2018

    RICHARD JAMES OPENS US STORE

    Savile Row tailor Richard James has started its international expansion with the opening of its first US store, on Park Avenue in New...

  • Christmas 2018's best-dressed windows By Drapers   -   Dec 12, 2018

    CHRISTMAS 2018'S BEST-DRESSED WINDOWS

    Drapers brings together the best festive windows from independent stores across the UK this Christmas.

    Festival, Dress
  • Can Superdry crack the kidswear market? By Drapers   -   Dec 12, 2018

    CAN SUPERDRY CRACK THE KIDSWEAR MARKET?

    Struggling Superdry is betting on a new kidswear collection to help turn the business around, but its success will hang on the strength...

    Collection
  • Farfetch buys sneaker marketplace Stadium Goods By Drapers   -   Dec 12, 2018

    FARFETCH BUYS SNEAKER MARKETPLACE STADIUM GOODS

    Luxury etailer Farfetch has bought sneaker and streetwear marketplace Stadium Goods for $250m .

    Luxury
  • Quiz upsizes Glasgow store By Drapers   -   Dec 12, 2018

    QUIZ UPSIZES GLASGOW STORE

    Quiz has relocated its store in retail park Glasgow Fort store to a bigger unit.