• New COO at Holland Cooper By Drapers   -   May 21, 2019

    NEW COO AT HOLLAND COOPER

    British lifestyle brand Holland Cooper has appointed Tom Ford's Steve French as chief operating officer.

  • Indies call for 'immediate action' on business rates By Drapers   -   May 21, 2019

    INDIES CALL FOR 'IMMEDIATE ACTION' ON BUSINESS RATES

    Independents have called for a temporary business rates allowance to support smaller retailers, as the Treasury committee develops...

  • Record-breaking influencer collaboration for In The Style By Drapers   -   May 21, 2019

    RECORD-BREAKING INFLUENCER COLLABORATION FOR IN THE STYLE

    Fast fashion etailer In The Style has broken new records with its latest collection with influencer Lorna Luxe.

    Style, Collection, Fashion
  • Rent reductions keep Shoe Zone competitive By Drapers   -   May 21, 2019

    RENT REDUCTIONS KEEP SHOE ZONE COMPETITIVE

    A flexible property portfolio, with reduced rents and lease lengths, has helped Shoe Zone maintain growth against a slowing sector,...

    Shoes
  • Fashion uplifts sales at John Lewis By Drapers   -   May 21, 2019

    FASHION UPLIFTS SALES AT JOHN LEWIS

    Fashion sales were up 5.8% year on year at high street chain John Lewis for the week ended 18 May.

    Fashion
  • New kidswear platform launches By Drapers   -   May 21, 2019

    NEW KIDSWEAR PLATFORM LAUNCHES

    Childrenswear subscription-box service KidPix has launched an online shopping platform for “affordable luxury” brands.

    Shopping, Luxury
  • Moody's downgrades retail sector By Drapers   -   May 21, 2019

    MOODY'S DOWNGRADES RETAIL SECTOR

    The European retail industry is set for a “negative” 12-18 months, after Moody's Investors Service demoted its outlook from stable...

  • Brands urge Trump to remove footwear from tariffs list By Drapers   -   May 21, 2019

    BRANDS URGE TRUMP TO REMOVE FOOTWEAR FROM TARIFFS LIST

    Leading American footwear companies have written to US president Donald Trump, urging him to “immediately remove” footwear from the...

  • Fashion talent taking pay cuts in market squeeze By Drapers   -   May 21, 2019

    FASHION TALENT TAKING PAY CUTS IN MARKET SQUEEZE

    Senior candidates applying for roles across the fashion industry are having to accept substantial pay cuts as businesses employ more...

    Fashion
  • Sports Direct sells MySale stake By Drapers   -   May 21, 2019

    SPORTS DIRECT SELLS MYSALE STAKE

    Sports Direct Group has sold its share in Australian etailer MySale Group.

  • British Fashion Council reveals 2019 grant recipients By Drapers   -   May 21, 2019

    BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL REVEALS 2019 GRANT RECIPIENTS

    The British Fashion Council has named the seven designers that will split a £400,000 grant as part of its annual Fashion Trust grant...

    Fashion, Design
  • Shoe Zone sales and profits steady By Drapers   -   May 21, 2019

    SHOE ZONE SALES AND PROFITS STEADY

    Shoe Zone's financial results for the six months to 30 March remained steady despite “sector issues”.

    Shoes
  • First look: Footasylum's Sevenstore debuts bricks and mortar By Drapers   -   May 20, 2019

    FIRST LOOK: FOOTASYLUM'S SEVENSTORE DEBUTS BRICKS AND MORTAR

    Footasylum-owned online platform Sevenstore has opened its first bricks-and-mortar store.

    Look
  • Retail property's radical turn By Drapers   -   May 20, 2019

    RETAIL PROPERTY'S RADICAL TURN

    Big losses for landords are raising questions about the future of the retail property industry and the changing relationship between...

  • First look: Rihanna and LVMH's Fenty brand By Drapers   -   May 20, 2019

    FIRST LOOK: RIHANNA AND LVMH'S FENTY BRAND

    Fenty, the luxury label of singer Rihanna and LVMH, will launch in a pop-up store in Paris on 24 May and online on 29 May.

    Luxury, Look
  • Net-a-Porter adds new functions to app By Drapers   -   May 20, 2019

    NET-A-PORTER ADDS NEW FUNCTIONS TO APP

    Yoox Net-a-Porter Group has upgraded the Net-a-Porter iOS app as part of its mobile innovation programme.

  • Footfall down as shoppers avoid high street By Drapers   -   May 20, 2019

    FOOTFALL DOWN AS SHOPPERS AVOID HIGH STREET

    Footfall across the UK was down 2.5% year on year for the week to 18 May, and the high street was hit the hardest.

  • Bangladesh Accord receives extension By Drapers   -   May 20, 2019

    BANGLADESH ACCORD RECEIVES EXTENSION

    The Accord on Bangladesh Building and Fire Safety has been granted permission to continue its responsibility for a further 12 months,...

  • Sports Direct seeks support for Debenhams legal challenge By Drapers   -   May 20, 2019

    SPORTS DIRECT SEEKS SUPPORT FOR DEBENHAMS LEGAL CHALLENGE

    Mike Ashley's Sports Direct Group is attempting a legal challenge to Debenham's restructuring proposal, given the green light by creditors...

  • Marks and Spencer accelerates store closures By Drapers   -   May 20, 2019

    MARKS AND SPENCER ACCELERATES STORE CLOSURES

    Marks and Spencer is aiming to shut 100 outlets by the end of 2020, accelerating its store closure programme by two years.