• First look: Amazon launches 'essentialwear' range By Drapers   -   Jun 20, 2018

    FIRST LOOK: AMAZON LAUNCHES 'ESSENTIALWEAR' RANGE

    Amazon has launched a fourth fashion label: a range of ”essentialwear” called Meraki.

    Look, Fashion
  • Browns teams up with luxury rental platform By Drapers   -   Jun 20, 2018

    BROWNS TEAMS UP WITH LUXURY RENTAL PLATFORM

    Browns has launched a pop-up with US-based rental and styling platform Armarium at the luxury retailer's South Molton Street store.

    Style, Luxury
  • Debenhams mulls offloading Magasin du Nord By Drapers   -   Jun 20, 2018

    DEBENHAMS MULLS OFFLOADING MAGASIN DU NORD

    Debenhams is considering cutting costs by selling assets including Magasin du Nord, its chain of six Danish department stores.

  • Exclusive: Redundancies loom at Ralph Lauren By Drapers   -   Jun 20, 2018

    EXCLUSIVE: REDUNDANCIES LOOM AT RALPH LAUREN

    Ralph Lauren is to cut roles at its direct-to-consumer UK team, Drapers can reveal.

  • House of Fraser offered credit lifeline if CVA approved By Drapers   -   Jun 20, 2018

    HOUSE OF FRASER OFFERED CREDIT LIFELINE IF CVA APPROVED

    House of Fraser has been thrown a lifeline by two of its major lenders after an agreement was secured to extend credit facilities and...

  • Marks & Spencer appoints head of kidswear buying By Drapers   -   Jun 20, 2018

    MARKS & SPENCER APPOINTS HEAD OF KIDSWEAR BUYING

    Marks & Spencer has appointed Cath Kidson's Michelle Ojulah as its new head of kidswear buying.

  • Landlord takes back New Look's Stratford store By Drapers   -   Jun 20, 2018

    LANDLORD TAKES BACK NEW LOOK'S STRATFORD STORE

    Food retailer Iceland is to take on New Look's store in London's Stratford Mall after the landlord activated a break clause on the...

    Look
  • Christian Louboutin UK pays £3m dividend despite fall in profits By Drapers   -   Jun 20, 2018

    CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN UK PAYS £3M DIVIDEND DESPITE FALL IN PROFITS

    Luxury footwear designer Christian Louboutin has taken home part of a £3m dividend from his UK business despite dwindling profits and...

    Luxury, Design
  • Sports Direct divests from Finish Line Inc By Drapers   -   Jun 20, 2018

    SPORTS DIRECT DIVESTS FROM FINISH LINE INC

    Sports Direct has bought shares in Iconix Brand Group Inc, now representing 8.6% of the issued common stock of the company, divesting...

  • Independent retailers 'optimistic' over future of high street By Drapers   -   Jun 20, 2018

    INDEPENDENT RETAILERS 'OPTIMISTIC' OVER FUTURE OF HIGH STREET

    More than half of independent retailers hold a positive view on the future of the high street, a new government-backed study has found.

  • Exclusive: Landlord takes back New Look's Stratford store By Drapers   -   Jun 19, 2018

    EXCLUSIVE: LANDLORD TAKES BACK NEW LOOK'S STRATFORD STORE

    Food retailer Iceland is to take on New Look's store in London's Stratford Mall after the landlord activated a break clause on the...

    Look
  • Exclusive: Ted Baker womenswear director exits By Drapers   -   Jun 19, 2018

    EXCLUSIVE: TED BAKER WOMENSWEAR DIRECTOR EXITS

    Ted Baker's womenswear director, Catherine Scorey, has left the business after 12 years, Drapers can reveal.

  • Father's Day boosts menswear sales at John Lewis By Drapers   -   Jun 19, 2018

    FATHER'S DAY BOOSTS MENSWEAR SALES AT JOHN LEWIS

    Fashion sales at John Lewis increased by 10.9% for the week to 15 June, boosted by Father's Day spending.

    Fashion
  • Online overhaul boosts Bonmarché's bottom line By Drapers   -   Jun 19, 2018

    ONLINE OVERHAUL BOOSTS BONMARCHÉ'S BOTTOM LINE

    Chief executive Helen Connolly has credited a revamp of Bonmarché's online offer, as well as reduced levels of discounting and a more...

  • 'Pushback coming' from UK's high street suppliers By Drapers   -   Jun 19, 2018

    'PUSHBACK COMING' FROM UK'S HIGH STREET SUPPLIERS

    Administrations, company voluntary arrangements , credit insurance cuts and factories demanding upfront payments are all putting unbearable...

  • Victoria Beckham appoints new CEO By Drapers   -   Jun 19, 2018

    VICTORIA BECKHAM APPOINTS NEW CEO

    Victoria Beckham's luxury womenswear brand has appointed former Diane Von Furstenberg CEO Paolo Riva as its new chief executive.

    Luxury
  • Profits rise as Bonmarché shows promise of turnaround By Drapers   -   Jun 19, 2018

    PROFITS RISE AS BONMARCHÉ SHOWS PROMISE OF TURNAROUND

    Value womenswear retailer Bonmarché has announced a 38.1% jump in profit before tax, to £8m, for the full year to 31 March 2018, as...

  • Footasylum sales soar as ‘resilient' consumers defy market By Drapers   -   Jun 19, 2018

    FOOTASYLUM SALES SOAR AS ‘RESILIENT' CONSUMERS DEFY MARKET

    Footwear retailer Footasylum has announced a 33% jump in revenue to £194.8m for the year to 24 February 2018, thanks to a “comparatively...

  • Debenhams issues profit warning By Drapers   -   Jun 19, 2018

    DEBENHAMS ISSUES PROFIT WARNING

    Department store giant Debenhams has issued a profit warning for 2018 as sales continue to struggle as it tackles an “exceptionally...

  • Missy Empire posts record sales By Drapers   -   Jun 19, 2018

    MISSY EMPIRE POSTS RECORD SALES

    Womenswear etailer Missy Empire has revealed that its sales soared 270% to £3.8m year on year for the five months to the end of May.