• Thomas Pink rebrands to Pink Shirtmaker By Drapers   -   Apr 18, 2019

    THOMAS PINK REBRANDS TO PINK SHIRTMAKER

    British shirtmaker Thomas Pink, has rebranded to Pink Shirtmaker, and is repositioning as a more upmarket brand, introducing higher-end...

  • PrettyLittleThing launches recycled collection By Drapers   -   Apr 18, 2019

    PRETTYLITTLETHING LAUNCHES RECYCLED COLLECTION

    Fast fashion womenswear etailer PrettyLittleThing has launched a collection made from recycled materials and fabrics.

    Fashion, Collection
  • Indies hope Easter will put a spring into sales By Drapers   -   Apr 18, 2019

    INDIES HOPE EASTER WILL PUT A SPRING INTO SALES

    Independent retailers are hoping the warm Easter bank holiday weekend will provide a welcome boost to sales, following a slow start...

  • Debenhams CEO Bucher to exit this week By Drapers   -   Apr 18, 2019

    DEBENHAMS CEO BUCHER TO EXIT THIS WEEK

    Debenhams has confirmed today that its chief executive Sergio Bucher will step down from the struggling department store chain this...

  • Spend from US shoppers jumps By Drapers   -   Apr 18, 2019

    SPEND FROM US SHOPPERS JUMPS

    Shoppers visiting the UK from the US in March increased their spend by 30% year on year, new research has shown.

  • Mulberry to expand in John Lewis By Drapers   -   Apr 18, 2019

    MULBERRY TO EXPAND IN JOHN LEWIS

    Mulberry is to open three new concessions in John Lewis branches next month, following the launch of a concession in Kingston this...

  • Fashion sales edge up By Drapers   -   Apr 18, 2019

    FASHION SALES EDGE UP

    Sales of fashion in the UK increased 2.04% year on year for the week to 14 April.

    Fashion
  • Amazon to shut down Chinese marketplace By Drapers   -   Apr 18, 2019

    AMAZON TO SHUT DOWN CHINESE MARKETPLACE

    Amazon has announced that it will no longer operate a marketplace or provide seller services on its Chinese website from 18 July.

  • Polo Ralph Lauren launches recycled plastic shirt By Drapers   -   Apr 18, 2019

    POLO RALPH LAUREN LAUNCHES RECYCLED PLASTIC SHIRT

    Polo Ralph Lauren has today launched an “Earth Polo” shirt made entirely of recycled plastic bottles and dyed through a process that...

  • New legal rules place spotlight on online giants By Drapers   -   Apr 18, 2019

    NEW LEGAL RULES PLACE SPOTLIGHT ON ONLINE GIANTS

    The biggest online companies, such as Amazon and Google, will have to clearly explain how they rank the products on their platforms...

  • Thomas Pink repositions as luxury shirtmaker By Drapers   -   Apr 17, 2019

    THOMAS PINK REPOSITIONS AS LUXURY SHIRTMAKER

    British shirtmaker Thomas Pink, re-branded as Pink Shirtmaker, is repositioning as a more upmarket brand, introducing higher-end finishing,...

    Luxury
  • Clothing inflation rises by 0.02% in March By Drapers   -   Apr 17, 2019

    CLOTHING INFLATION RISES BY 0.02% IN MARCH

    Shop price inflation across all items in the UK has remained at 1.8% for the past three months, the Office for National Statistics...

    Shopping
  • People, product and property key to Debenhams' future By Drapers   -   Apr 17, 2019

    PEOPLE, PRODUCT AND PROPERTY KEY TO DEBENHAMS' FUTURE

    Debenhams' new management team must focus on cost cutting, product and store innovation to secure its future in the market, industry...

    People
  • Sports Direct sells Dublin flagship By Drapers   -   Apr 17, 2019

    SPORTS DIRECT SELLS DUBLIN FLAGSHIP

    Sports Direct has reportedly sold its Dublin city centre flagship for around €20m , just three years after it purchased the property...

  • Clarks appoints new chair By Drapers   -   Apr 17, 2019

    CLARKS APPOINTS NEW CHAIR

    Clarks has appointed former interim CEO Stella David as its new non-executive chair.

  • Luca Faloni opens London flagship By Drapers   -   Apr 17, 2019

    LUCA FALONI OPENS LONDON FLAGSHIP

    Italian luxury menswear brand Luca Faloni has opened a 1,700 sq ft flagship on London's Marylebone High Street.

    Luxury
  • River Island's CIO on reshaping the future of stores through tech By Drapers   -   Apr 17, 2019

    RIVER ISLAND'S CIO ON RESHAPING THE FUTURE OF STORES THROUGH TECH

    River Island chief information officer Doug Gardner explains how the fashion retailer is “rapidly” testing new technology to improve...

    Fashion
  • London retailers hit out at protesters By Drapers   -   Apr 17, 2019

    LONDON RETAILERS HIT OUT AT PROTESTERS

    The climate change protests in central London are “hugely disruptive” to retailers in the area and must be brought under control, New...

  • Zalando signals unexpected profit rise By Drapers   -   Apr 17, 2019

    ZALANDO SIGNALS UNEXPECTED PROFIT RISE

    Zalando has said it will make a profit in the first quarter of its financial year, beating analysts' expectations.

  • Arket launches recycling scheme By Drapers   -   Apr 16, 2019

    ARKET LAUNCHES RECYCLING SCHEME

    H&M group retailer Arket is launching a clothing take-back scheme in all stores at the end of the month.