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While the high street is plagued by tough trading, stores closures, company voluntary arrangements and administrations, several independent retailers are defying the odds and expanding successfully.
Today’s athleisure customers demand performance, versatility, convenience and community experiences from the brands they buy.
Drapers visits Chinese ecommerce giant JD.com’s headquarters to find out how developments in its fulfilment capabilities could benefit UK brands.
The charity retail sector is going through a metamorphosis, and fashion retailers can take advantage of new partnership opportunities to meet fashion’s rising sustainability agenda.
Critics see private equity investment as the “kiss of death”, but for some fashion retailers it can be life-saving.
Pressure on buyers to find newness and conscious consumers make the womenswear market more challenging than ever.
Fashion retailers are exploring solutions to reduce carbon emissions from final-mile deliveries, including promoting click and collect, and introducing electric vans
Women’s and men’s wear brand Samsøe & Samsøe is the latest Nordic brand to land in central London’s Soho.
Technical innovation is making wool increasingly attractive to the athleisure market.
As Shop Direct’s Very marks its 10th anniversary, managing director of retail Sam Perkins and fashion director Emma Alexander reflect on the changing retail landscape and outline their plans for the next 10 years.
UK occasionwear brands are evolving to meet the demands of a price-conscious, value-driven consumer, who wants styles she can wear more than once.
Barely a week goes by without a retailer unveiling a new “exclusive” collection. But are one-off collections and products simply a way of making noise?
With an outline trade deal with South Korea now in place, the UK’s opportunity in the country looks set to flourish, but this dynamic market can be tricky to navigate.
At the Drapers Footwear Awards 2019 on 26 June at London’s Grosvenor House, the industry’s finest were out to celebrate in style.
Fashion-forward contemporary footwear at an affordable price point is enjoying a moment in the sun, and brands see opportunity for growth
The rise of in-aisle mobile payment in grocery raises questions about how fashion can innovate to improve the checkout experience
Drapers explores how sustainability is breathing new life into the fast-growing vintage clothing market.
Leading independent retailers share their top tips on creating the ultimate shopping experience.
Retailers are increasingly working with content – video, editorial, social media or podcasts – to build their brands and encourage sales. Five experts explain to Drapers how they are leveraging content to drive their businesses forward.
Fashion retailers are starting to wake up to the fact that older women want stylish, well-fitting clothing, and are increasingly digitally savvy.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: the high street is not dead.
In the wake of Asos’s second profit warning in seven months, Stephen Springham, head of retail research at property consultancy Knight Frank argues that ecommerce is not a golden ticket to success.
It’s summer’s dress sensation – but why has Zara’s polka-dot maxi-dress taken the high street by storm?
The industry is saddened this week by the loss of retail stalwart, Arthur Ryan, who has died aged 83. My thoughts go to all of his family, friends and colleagues.
Lately, not a week goes by without the mention of a CVA and this week is no exception – the latest being high street footwear staple Office, which has appointed restructuring advisers to assess its financial position amid “tough trading conditions”.
When market conditions are tough, it is never more important to take time to celebrate the achievements, innovations and businesses pushing forward through turbulent waters.
Company voluntary arrangements must be bound by stricter rules, says Ed Cooke, chief executive of commercial property body Revo.
The fashion industry contributes more than £32 billion to the UK economy, yet, once again, calls for support from the government have gone unheeded.
As the sun set over the h Florentine hills, the Pitti crowds made their way to the luxurious Villa Palmieri for British designer Clare Waight Keller’s first standalone menswear show at the helm of French fashion house Givenchy.
Large retailers entering into CVAs can have an unfair and heavy impact on independent retailers, says Martin Brighty, owner of central London menswear independent Peckham Rye.
The incoming chairman of John Lewis Partnership is certainly a leftfield choice.
The spring 20 edition of London Fashion Week Men’s (LFWM), which took place on 7-10 June, officially kicked off the new menswear buying season with a strong and steady edition that focused the spotlight on fashion’s future.
Product will always sit at the heart of any fashion business. As we move into June and the new buying season kicks off with London Fashion Week Mens and menswear trade show Pitti Uomo in Florence, retailers will be looking at how their new-season collections can offer something unique to drive customers in store and online.
Sales director at independent fashion and distribution agency MDA International, Hannah Jordan, explains why the company chooses to work with independent brands that do not have an online presence.