• Exclusive: Philip Day in talks to take over HoF stores By Drapers   -   Aug 15, 2018

    EXCLUSIVE: PHILIP DAY IN TALKS TO TAKE OVER HOF STORES

    The owner of Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group, Philip Day, is in talks with a group of landlords to take over several House of Fraser stores,...

  • Schuh appoints chief marketing officer By Drapers   -   Aug 15, 2018

    SCHUH APPOINTS CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

    Alice Cleary has joined Schuh as its chief marketing officer, taking up her post with immediate effect.

  • House of Fraser website pulled offline By Drapers   -   Aug 15, 2018

    HOUSE OF FRASER WEBSITE PULLED OFFLINE

    House of Fraser's website has been taken offline amid a dispute with warehouse operator XPO Logistics.

  • Kate Spade purchase helps growth at Tapestry By Drapers   -   Aug 15, 2018

    KATE SPADE PURCHASE HELPS GROWTH AT TAPESTRY

    Net sales at fashion group Tapestry Inc jumped 31% on a reported basis, to $5.88bn in the 52-week period to 30 June, compared with...

    Fashion
  • Arcadia slams ‘unbalanced' and ‘unfair' BHS report By Drapers   -   Aug 15, 2018

    ARCADIA SLAMS ‘UNBALANCED' AND ‘UNFAIR' BHS REPORT

    Arcadia owner Taveta Investments has slammed the Financial Reporting Council's report into the 2014 audit of Taveta and BHS, saying...

  • AQ/AQ founder seeks to trade through liquidation By Drapers   -   Aug 15, 2018

    AQ/AQ FOUNDER SEEKS TO TRADE THROUGH LIQUIDATION

    The founder of womenswear brand AQ/AQ, Julie Lingard, is attempting to continue trading the business, despite filing for insolvency...

  • Kate Spade New York purchase helps growth at Tapestry Inc By Drapers   -   Aug 15, 2018

    KATE SPADE NEW YORK PURCHASE HELPS GROWTH AT TAPESTRY INC

    Net sales at fashion group Tapestry Inc jumped 31% on a reported basis, to $5.88bn in the 52-week period to 30 June, compared with...

    Fashion
  • Debenhams shares soar amid rumours of Mike Ashley bid By Drapers   -   Aug 15, 2018

    DEBENHAMS SHARES SOAR AMID RUMOURS OF MIKE ASHLEY BID

    Debenhams shares soared yesterday as rumours arose that Mike Ashley could make a bid for the department store.

  • House of Fraser distribution centre in payment dispute By Drapers   -   Aug 15, 2018

    HOUSE OF FRASER DISTRIBUTION CENTRE IN PAYMENT DISPUTE

    Reports suggest employees at a key warehouse supplying House of Fraser stores and online shoppers have halted work over delivery payment...

  • M&S and next buck trend of growing FTSE 100 CEO pay By Drapers   -   Aug 15, 2018

    M&S AND NEXT BUCK TREND OF GROWING FTSE 100 CEO PAY

    FTSE 100 chief executives' pay rose by 23% in 2017, and the mean package was worth £5.7m a year, despite efforts to curtail executive...

  • Strong growth at Fat Face despite 'difficult' retail environment By Drapers   -   Aug 15, 2018

    STRONG GROWTH AT FAT FACE DESPITE 'DIFFICULT' RETAIL ENVIRONMENT

    Total sales at lifestyle retailer Fat Face sales rose by 7.4% to £238.4m in the 52 weeks to 2 June, while like-for-like sales grew...

  • Fashion sales edge up at John Lewis By Drapers   -   Aug 14, 2018

    FASHION SALES EDGE UP AT JOHN LEWIS

    Fashion sales at John Lewis edged up by 0.7% for the week to 11 August, according to the retailer's latest figures.

    Fashion
  • House of Fraser chairman exits By Drapers   -   Aug 14, 2018

    HOUSE OF FRASER CHAIRMAN EXITS

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

  • Next opens mammoth Midlands store By Drapers   -   Aug 14, 2018

    NEXT OPENS MAMMOTH MIDLANDS STORE

    Next has opened one of its biggest stores in the UK as part of Intu's £100m transformation of its Merry Hill centre in the West Midlands.

  • M&S card payments down in some stores By Drapers   -   Aug 14, 2018

    M&S CARD PAYMENTS DOWN IN SOME STORES

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

  • M&S head of merchandising to join White Stuff By Drapers   -   Aug 14, 2018

    M&S HEAD OF MERCHANDISING TO JOIN WHITE STUFF

    Marks & Spencer head of womenswear merchandising Tracey Verghese is leaving the business to take up the role of merchandise director...

  • Moody's to withdraw House of Fraser rating By Drapers   -   Aug 14, 2018

    MOODY'S TO WITHDRAW HOUSE OF FRASER RATING

    Credit ratings agency Moody's has downgraded House of Fraser by three notches and will withdraw all of its ratings to reflect the “high...

  • Exclusive: House of Fraser's secret £1m deal with landlords By Drapers   -   Aug 14, 2018

    EXCLUSIVE: HOUSE OF FRASER'S SECRET £1M DEAL WITH LANDLORDS

    House of Fraser struck a £1m “sweetheart” deal with landlords to drop their legal challenge to its company voluntary arrangement days...

  • Darren Topp joins retail headhunter firm as chairman By Drapers   -   Aug 14, 2018

    DARREN TOPP JOINS RETAIL HEADHUNTER FIRM AS CHAIRMAN

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

    Fashion
  • Ashley: ‘House of Fraser is missing luxury brands' By Drapers   -   Aug 14, 2018

    ASHLEY: ‘HOUSE OF FRASER IS MISSING LUXURY BRANDS'

    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...

    Luxury