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Menswear brands and retailers are relying on two key growth areas in a challenging market
Sheffield shoemaker Goral & Son moved from Poland to create made in the UK footwear and is reaping the rewards.
Buyers turned their focus to seeking out newness at this season’s edition of sourcing trade show Fashion SVP
Drapers speaks to Helen Barbour, vice-chairman of Barbour, as the heritage British brand launches its 125-year anniversary celebrations at Pitti Uomo
Drapers sits down with Andrea Panconesi, CEO of luxury retailer Luisaviaroma in Florence
Buyers demanded sustainability at the latest edition of the London Textile Fair.
The path from small start-up to fully fledged fashion empire can be a treacherous one, but there are ways to avoid the pitfalls that come with scaling up.
As Drapers’ 30 Under 30 talent-spotting initiative reaches its 10th year, we catch up with alumni to discover how their careers developed and hear their top tips for the Drapers Next Generation.
In a competitive market, what can retailers and fashion businesses do to recruit and nurture the next generation of talented technology professionals?
Digital trends in fashion retail can be gimmicky and fleeting, but in 2019 retailers will recognise the practical role new technologies can play.
The role of bricks and mortar in fashion retailing is changing at a dramatic pace. Drapers asks five top agencies how this will define store design in 2019.
Technology became an ever-more-essential part of fashion retail in 2018. Drapers looks back at some of the year’s most interesting developments.
Torquay-based premium womenswear independent Maggie & Co is celebrating its 45th anniversary.
Drapers looks ahead to the big issues that are likely to affect retailers and brands in 2019.
Look back on 2018 to see what Drapers readers thought were the most interesting stories of the year.
Drapers rounds up some of the best new store openings from the past 12 months.
In a turbulent year for retail, the buying and selling of major players from the high street to the high end has pervaded. Here is Drapers’ run-down of some of the companies entering 2019 under fresh ownership.
From John Lewis’s Elton John extravaganza, to David Gandy and Holly Willoughby for Marks & Spencer – the Drapers team gives their verdict on the best Christmas ads of 2018, as well as those that left us feeling a little cold.
Test your knowledge of the year’s fashion events.
This year’s success stories snared the digitally native, younger consumer, while some of the more traditional, bricks-and-mortar retailers struggled to keep up with rapidly changing consumer behaviour. As this tumultuous year draws to a close, Drapers recaps its twists and turns.
Gaps left by some of the big-name designers leaving the Milan Fashion Week Men’s schedule presented opportunities for smaller brands to shine this season
In a flurry of mixed Christmas trading results Boohoo Group has smashed through the mediocrity with another stellar performance.
The autumn 19 buying season kicked off to a flying, if slightly foggy, start at menswear trade show Pitti Uomo in Florence this week (8-11 January).
This Christmas was a tense affair for the fashion industry as retailers waited anxiously to see if consumers would defy the gloomy economic outlook and hit the shops. Happily, it seems I’m not the only one who overspent over the festive period.
Today’s crop of Christmas trading updates underlined the extent to which discounting now holds fashion retailers to ransom.
Retailers are starting to reap the benefits of customer reviews. Our new Drapers Guide explores why..
With Brexit looming, consumer confidence dwindling and retailers seeking new ways to offer the best experience for shoppers, Drapers speaks to fashion leaders across the industry to see what they predict for the year ahead.
Law firm Fieldfisher summarises the main issues keeping business leaders awake at night as we head into 2019
When times are tough, retailers need to invest in their workforce rather than cost cutting, say Nicola Broadhurst, partner, and Hollie Ryan, associate, at law firm Stevens & Bolton
Peter Maddox, director of sustainable intiative WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) UK, explains why consumers are waking up to the power of sustainability
Following a string of company voluntary arrangements in 2018, Tim Hance, partner at property consultancy HRH Retail, argues that 2019 will be dominated by retail administrations.
As 2018 draws to a close, many in the industry will be breathing a sigh of relief. For some, it has been an incredibly difficult 12 months.
Struggling Superdry is betting on a new kidswear collection to help turn the business around, but its success will hang on the strength of the product, industry experts have said.
Parissa Torabi, associate at law firm Fox Williams, explains the precautions fashion retail leaders must take to ensure their is no harassment hidden in their organisations
This week, we were once again gripped by a parliamentary committee hearing, this time featuring the formidable Mike Ashley.
This week we gathered the industry’s greatest at London’s Roundhouse in Camden to celebrate the very best of the fashion sector at the annual Drapers Awards.
Bricks-and-mortar retailers are under pressure to evolve quickly to meet changing consumer behaviours and landlords must adapt to changing retailer requirements.
Black Friday has been plagued with issues since the US shopping event first arrived on these shores.