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Editor's Comment: A tale of two store strategiesSubscription

16 April 2019 By

In the midst of several high-profile company voluntary arrangements (CVAs), retailers are fighting to prove that evolution is the key to survival – particularly when it comes to the high street.

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Comment: Understanding the evolution of luxurySubscription

16 April 2019 By

Luxury is not just about a hefty price tag any more – so what does the word mean for today’s fashion industry?

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Comment: It is time for retailers to be boldSubscription

15 April 2019 By Mary Anderson-Ford

Retailers must take control to survive a perpetually postponed Brexit, says Mary Anderson-Ford, managing director of merchandising recruitment specialist Aqua Retail. 

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Comment: Death by design for Coal Drops YardSubscription

10 April 2019 By

The King’s Cross retail destination had a great vision – but may have overlooked customer appeal.

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Comment: What does fashion’s gender pay gap data actually tell us?Subscription

10 April 2019 By

Thousands of UK companies – including 139 fashion, footwear and accessories brands and retailers – have filed their gender pay gap figures for 2018/19, shining a spotlight on the issue of gender equality in the workplace.

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Editor's Comment: Debenhams must act to head off demise Subscription

9 April 2019 By

The UK high street took another hit this week as Debenhams entered a pre-pack administration and its lenders took control. 

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BRC: A perfect Brexit is no longer an option Subscription

8 April 2019

The government must compromise to deliver Brexit and give retailers much-needed clarity, says Mat Morris, external affairs adviser on Brexit for the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

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Richard Hyman: Yesterday's assets are today's liabilitiesSubscription

5 April 2019 By Richard Hyman

Traditional signs of retail strength – such as a large store portfolio – can now be weaknesses, says retail analyst Richard Hyman.

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Comment: Brexit deadlock is a disaster for businessSubscription

3 April 2019 By

Planning for Brexit is like to trying to pack for a holiday with no idea of where you’re going, the method of travel or even what factor of sunscreen you’ll need.

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Comment: Nigel Oddy brings operational gravitas to New LookSubscription

28 March 2019 By

Over the past few years, there have been a number of unexpected appointments to the top rungs of traditional fashion retailers, as they have sought to break away from accepted thinking. 

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Editor's Comment: Fashion faces up to its sustainable futureSubscription

20 March 2019 By

Sustainability has been a key theme in the fashion industry over the last 12 months but hosting the first ever Drapers Sustainable Fashion event last week highlighted how widespread the ambition is for fashion businesses to move towards a greener future.

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Visual search to AI: 2019’s biggest multichannel trendsSubscription

18 March 2019 By

Long-term success in fashion depends on brands’ ability to adapt to broad, structural changes in the way consumers want to shop.

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Christopher Raeburn: 'Small steps lead to big differences in sustainability'Subscription

13 March 2019 By

Ahead of his talk at the Drapers Sustainable Fashion event tomorrow, London Fashion Week designer and Timberland global creative director Christopher Raeburn reveals how he puts sustainability at the heart of business.

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Editor's Comment: Lack of long-term leader left LK Bennett directionlessSubscription

12 March 2019 By

LK Bennett has become the latest high street casualty, closing five stores and making 55 redundancies after going into administration last week.

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Editor's Comment: It's time for fashion to smash the glass ceilingSubscription

7 March 2019 By

International Women’s Day has become a fixture in the fashion retail calendar, and prompts an increasing number of campaigns. 

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Editor's Comment: Don’t forget to celebrate UK fashion's successesSubscription

1 March 2019 By

When in the midst of challenging times, it can feel like a constant battle to keep persevering to stay afloat. It is often easy to brush over small successes and forget to celebrate all of this industry’s ongoing achievements.

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Comment: Is leopard print fashion’s most enduring trend?Subscription

28 February 2019 By

As the Drapers editorial team settled at their desks one morning this week, we surveyed each other and noticed almost everyone was wearing something leopard print.

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Editor's Comment: Why a 1p garment tax misses the point Subscription

21 February 2019 By

Fashion is one of the world’s most polluting industries. Implementing and executing sustainability targets must be a priority of every fashion leader today.

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Autumn 19: a great British fashion weekSubscription

20 February 2019 By

The autumn 19 edition of London Fashion Week (15-19 February) hosted a strong showing from the city’s diverse pool of talent.

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London Fashion Week: day five, buyer diarySubscription

19 February 2019 By

On the final day of London Fashion Week, Lydia King, director of womenswear for luxury department store Selfridges, shares her highlights.