• Buyers play it safe at London Textile Fair By Drapers   -   Jul 17, 2019

    BUYERS PLAY IT SAFE AT LONDON TEXTILE FAIR

    Textile manufacturers blamed Brexit and tough trading conditions for “disappointing” footfall on the first day of the London Textile...

  • Chanel hires first head of diversity and inclusion By Drapers   -   Jul 17, 2019

    CHANEL HIRES FIRST HEAD OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

    French fashion house Chanel has appointed Fiona Pargeter to the newly-created role of global head of diversity and inclusion.

    Fashion
  • EU to probe Amazon's use of sellers' data By Drapers   -   Jul 17, 2019

    EU TO PROBE AMAZON'S USE OF SELLERS' DATA

    The European Union's competition regulator has launched an investigation into Amazon over concerns that it is using its sellers' data...

  • Debenhams closes in on chief executive appointment By Drapers   -   Jul 17, 2019

    DEBENHAMS CLOSES IN ON CHIEF EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENT

    Debenhams is expected to appoint a new chief executive within the next two weeks, Drapers understands.

  • Love Island boosts sales at I Saw it First By Drapers   -   Jul 17, 2019

    LOVE ISLAND BOOSTS SALES AT I SAW IT FIRST

    Fast fashion etailer I Saw It First had a 67% increase in sales month on month following its collaboration with ITV's reality TV show...

    Fashion
  • By Drapers   -   Jul 17, 2019

    FASHION RETAIL GETS ITS GAME ON

    Drapers analyses whether gamification apps are a digital fad or a game changer in customer engagement and conversion.

    Fashion
  • Shop Direct appoints group trading director By Drapers   -   Jul 17, 2019

    SHOP DIRECT APPOINTS GROUP TRADING DIRECTOR

    Shop Direct has appointed Boots' Guy Farmer as group trading director, effective from September.

    Shopping
  • Carlos Crespo appointed Inditex CEO By Drapers   -   Jul 17, 2019

    CARLOS CRESPO APPOINTED INDITEX CEO

    Inditex chief operating officer Carlos Crespo has been promoted to the role of chief executive at the Spanish fashion group.

    Fashion
  • Kontoor Brands hires new MD By Drapers   -   Jul 17, 2019

    KONTOOR BRANDS HIRES NEW MD

    Denim business Kontoor Brands, owner of Wrangler, Lee and Rock 7 Republic, has appointed Simon Fischer as its new managing director...

  • Gant to open in east London By Drapers   -   Jul 17, 2019

    GANT TO OPEN IN EAST LONDON

    Gant has signed a deal to open its first store in east London in the 100 Liverpool Street development.

  • Indies confident but cautious for spring 20 By Drapers   -   Jul 17, 2019

    INDIES CONFIDENT BUT CAUTIOUS FOR SPRING 20

    Womenswear independents are cautiously optimistic about trading ahead of the spring 20 trade shows, despite concerns over Brexit and...

  • Inditex to eliminate single-use plastics By Drapers   -   Jul 16, 2019

    INDITEX TO ELIMINATE SINGLE-USE PLASTICS

    Zara-owner Inditex will eliminate all single-use plastics from customer sales by 2023, executive chairman Pablo Isla has announced.

  • Jigsaw omnichannel director to exit By Drapers   -   Jul 16, 2019

    JIGSAW OMNICHANNEL DIRECTOR TO EXIT

    Kate Holt, Jigsaw's omni-hannel director, is leaving the business in September after nine years, Drapers can reveal.

  • Own-brand fashion boosts sales at John Lewis By Drapers   -   Jul 16, 2019

    OWN-BRAND FASHION BOOSTS SALES AT JOHN LEWIS

    John Lewis had a 7.2% uplift in total fashion sales for the week ended 13 July, as sales of its own-brand labels jumped 6.6% year-on-year.

    Fashion
  • 50,000 UK shops lie empty By Drapers   -   Jul 16, 2019

    50,000 UK SHOPS LIE EMPTY

    A total of 16% of all shops and retail outlets in the UK are currently empty, new figures have shown.

    Shopping
  • Arcadia Group CVAs challenged By Drapers   -   Jul 16, 2019

    ARCADIA GROUP CVAS CHALLENGED

    Arcadia Group has received applications from US property group, Vornado, to challenge two of its company voluntary arrangements .

  • Tisci's designs drive sales uplift at Burberry By Drapers   -   Jul 16, 2019

    TISCI'S DESIGNS DRIVE SALES UPLIFT AT BURBERRY

    Burberry's retail revenue grew 4% year on year to £498m for the 13 weeks to 29 June.

    Design
  • LVMH snaps up stake in Stella McCartney By Drapers   -   Jul 16, 2019

    LVMH SNAPS UP STAKE IN STELLA MCCARTNEY

    French luxury fashion house LVMH has acquired a minority stake in British designer Stella McCartney's eponymous brand.

    Luxury, Design, Fashion
  • Raeburn heads to Carnaby Street By Drapers   -   Jul 15, 2019

    RAEBURN HEADS TO CARNABY STREET

    British brand Raeburn will open its first central London retail store this August in Carnaby.

  • Amazon reveals Prime Day fashion discounts By Drapers   -   Jul 15, 2019

    AMAZON REVEALS PRIME DAY FASHION DISCOUNTS

    As part of its annual Prime Day promotion, Amazon is offering up to 55% off footwear, clothing and fashion accessories until 16 July,...

    Fashion, Event