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Retailers including House of Fraser, Jigsaw and JD Sports, the government and charity Retail Trust have joined forces to launch new retail qualification the Retail Leader Apprenticeship Degree.
Brexit, online competition and a slew of Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs) have been blamed for a 50,000 drop in jobs at Britain’s largest businesses in the last six months, with the retail industry hardest hit.
As the role of the store manager becomes increasingly experiential, Drapers explores how this crucial customer-facing position is changing.
There are myriad ways to get started in fashion retail. Here, some of the industry’s rising stars describe how they got started, and offer advice for those hoping to follow suit.
Flexible working and the need for a good work/life balance is an increasingly hot topic, particularly among millennials. Drapers digs into balancing fashion and flexibility.
Drapers’ Salary Survey 2017 has revealed an average gender pay gap of £22,000 in fashion. Female survey respondents were outnumbered in the top jobs and earned an average of £37,000, compared with £59,000 for men.
Looking for your perfect job in fashion? Discover new career opportunities, connect with hiring managers and take the next step in your fashion career with Drapers.
River Island’s head of menswear buying explains why it is an exciting time for his speciality and gives some hints on breaking into buying.
Inspiration can come from anywhere for Catharina Frankander, head of store concept at Monki. She talks us through the process of creating a new store and why every light fitting, sign and rack is important.
Jade Golding set up website The Little Deer, which sells a collection of independent fashion, lingerie and homeware brands, while still in her final year of university. She talks to Drapers about the challenges of starting out on your own and the importance of supporting smaller brands.