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Tara Hounslea

Tara Hounslea

Tara Hounslea is senior news reporter at Drapers, specialising in the menswear, lingerie, luxury, value and property sectors.

Her interests include multichannel innovation to the in-store experience, made in the UK alongside inspiration from overseas, new entrants to the market and heritage success stories, with a particular fondness for the north of England. Tara joined the team in October 2014 and has a background in textile and fashion trade titles.

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+44 (0)20 3953 2242
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  • Frank Slevin and Alex Williamson

    House of Fraser chairman exitsSubscription

    14 August 2018Comments (2)

    House of Fraser chairman Frank Slevin has left the business, Drapers understands.

  • marks and spencer

    M&S card payments down in some storesSubscription

    14 August 2018

    Marks & Spencer has been unable to receive card payments in around a quarter of its stores today, due to a technical issue.

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    Moody’s to withdraw House of Fraser ratingSubscription

    14 August 2018

    Credit ratings agency Moody’s has downgraded House of Fraser by three notches and will withdraw all of its ratings to reflect the “high expected losses” for financial creditors as a result of its pre-pack sale to Sports Direct last week.

  • darren topp

    Darren Topp joins retail headhunter firm as chairmanSubscription

    14 August 2018

    Former LK Bennett and BHS chief executive Darren Topp has joined Retail Executives, a specialist fashion and retail recruitment firm, as chairman.

  • mike ashley

    Ashley: ‘House of Fraser is missing luxury brands’Subscription

    14 August 2018Comments (2)

    House of Fraser’s new owner Mike Ashley said he will try to keep 80% of the department store chain’s 59 stores open and will add successful “cool brands of the moment”.

  • House of Fraser in Cardiff

    HoF administrator halts supplier paymentsSubscription

    13 August 2018Comments (1)

    House of Fraser suppliers and concessionaires are urging Sports Direct to “do the right thing”, as they count their “substantial” losses for payments due before the department store chain went into administration last week.

  • HOF

    Brands pull stock from House of FraserSubscription

    13 August 2018Comments (2)

    Several concession holders have removed stock from House of Fraser following the retailer’s fall into administration last week. 

  • Helsinki Fashion Week

    Helsinki Fashion Week bans leatherSubscription

    13 August 2018

    Helsinki Fashion Week in Finland will not accept labels that use animal leather for its spring 20 collections.

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    VF Corporation to spin off denim business Subscription

    13 August 2018

    VF Corporation will create a spin-off company with a separate management team for its denim and outlet businesses.

  • House of fraser oxford street

    Sports Direct to start talks with House of Fraser landlords Subscription

    13 August 2018

    Sports Direct has appointed property agency CBRE to start talks with House of Fraser landlords over the coming days.

All by Tara Hounslea