Emily Sutherland is a features writer at Drapers, writing about a wide range of issues including ecommerce, technology and multichannel retail. She joined the Drapers team in 2016 and has previously worked on titles in the hospitality industry.
T&A Footwear acquires Heavenly Feet Subscription
British shoe producer T&A Footwear has acquired shoe brand Heavenly Feet.
A wave of new bag brands – priced under £500 and available in an array of shapes and colours – has exploded into the accessories market. As more retailers add niche names to their stockist lists, Drapers explores the rise of affordable luxury accessories.
Warm weather impacts retail footfallSubscription
Footfall to retail locations around the UK fell by 0.8% in July as the warm weather turned consumer’s attention to eating and drinking out.
Copenhagen spring 19: Drapers' pick of the brands Subscription
Drapers highlights the brands to know from the spring 19 editions of CIFF and Revolver, which took place in Copenhagen on 8-10 August.
Heatwave hits fashion sales Subscription
Like-for-like UK retail sales were up 0.5% in July compared with the same month in 2017, but the summer heatwave has failed to light a fire under fashion.
New Look turnaround 'stabilising profits'Subscription
Underlying operating profit at New Look rose 19% to £14.4m in the 13 weeks to 23 June 2018 year on year as the retailer focuses on its turnaround plans.
Drapers Investigates: the cost-cutting conundrumSubscription
As store closures and redundancies rock the high street, Drapers explores how retailers are cutting costs in the battle against shrinking margins.
As sustainability becomes an increasingly hot topic within the fashion industry, Drapers looks at what fashion retailers are doing to cut down on packaging waste and pollution.
Lord Wolfson: business rates don't reflect reality Subscription
Next chief executive Lord Wolfson has called on the government to reform business rates in a bid to slow store closures on the UK high street.
UK consumer confidence dipped in July as the prolonged summer heatwave and World Cup failed to lift shopper’s spirits, new data reveals.