Issue : 27 July 2013
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Planning minister Nick Boles is to announce today plans to scrap rules that govern whether shops can be turned into homes.
Schuh to expand London retail footprintSubscription
Schuh is to launch a second Oxford street store in October as part of the company’s plans to increase its estate within central London.
Gerry Weber names new international headSubscription
German womenswear brand Gerry Weber has appointed Andreas Schmidt as vice president of international sales.
M&S autumn 13 beyond London - the real testSubscription
Following the launch of Marks & Spencer’s much anticipated autumn 13, this week saw team Drapers hit more of the retailer’s stores to see how the new, improved range had translated beyond its flagship into the rest of the country – as well as a return to the Marble Arch branch.
Jacket Required: Day two round upSubscription
The hottest day of the year didn’t keep buyers away from day two of menswear trade show Jacket Required.
John Lewis fashion sales back in growthSubscription
John Lewis’s fashion sales returned to growth in the last full week of July, with an increase of 8.5% in the seven days to July 27.
Boohoo.com duets with singer on interactive shopping videoVideoSubscription
Young fashion etailer Boohoo.com has collaborated with singer Little Nikki in an interactive music video featuring ‘buy it now’ capabilities.
Harvey Nichols unveils new footwear floor Subscription
Harvey Nichols has launched a new footwear offering on the fourth floor of its Knightsbridge flagship.
Contemporary shirt manufacturer White Hart London is seeking to double production levels over the next two years as it brings production back to the UK.
Spring gloom gives way to autumn optimismSubscription
Retailers are hoping for a stronger trading period as they head into autumn, following the “car crash” of spring 13.