Pui-Guan Man is senior reporter (maternity cover) at Drapers, working across the magazine and the website. She joined Drapers in May 2017, having previously spent two and a half years at Legal Week. Please Pui if you have any business news stories or feature ideas related to menswear, property, and mergers and acquisitions. Product stories and lookbooks should be sent to head of fashion content, Graeme Moran.
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What H&M is doing to tackle its troublesSubscription
Like-for-like sales growth at H&M group has slumped over the past three years, suggesting the Swedish retailer is starting to lose its footing. Drapers examines why it is struggling and what it can do to win back its customers
Five years on from the Rana Plaza disaster, Drapers examines whether the fashion industry has stepped up its efforts to improve supply chain transparency, and how it can benefit brands and retailers.
Rebecca Smith, marketing and ecommerce director at N Brown Group, fills in delegates at the Drapers Digital Festival on the digital strategy at its brand JD Williams.
Arcadia is debuting a Scandi-inspired menswear label, which will be stocked at Zalando, Asos and Burton.
JD.com reveals how to engage Chinese consumersSubscription
JD.com’s general manager in France Florent Courau offered his tips on how western brands can stand out to Chinese shoppers at Drapers Digital Festival this morning.
Brands and retailers are hotly anticipating a boom in occasionwear as Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle draws nearer. Drapers speaks to buyers and designers to find out how they are preparing for a potential surge in demand.
Paul Smith to open Copenhagen storeSubscription
British label Paul Smith will launch its first directly-owned downtown shop in Scandinavia after signing for a space in central Copenhagen.
First look: Next debuts Hype concessionSubscription
Next has launched a kidswear concession for independent streetwear label Hype at its store in Manchester’s Arndale shopping centre.
House of Fraser has cut a number of director-level roles across various departments, Drapers has learned.
House of Fraser’s Chinese owner Nanjing Xinjiekou Department Store Co has signed a memorandum of understanding with the owner of toy retailer Hamleys, C Banner International Holdings, on the potential sale of a 51% stake in the department store chain.