• New openings at The O2's Icon Outlet By Drapers   -   Dec 18, 2018

    NEW OPENINGS AT THE O2'S ICON OUTLET

    Leather accessories label Osprey London is the latest to join the line-up at The O2's Icon Outlet in London in time for Christmas.

  • Losses widen at Victoria Beckham By Drapers   -   Dec 18, 2018

    LOSSES WIDEN AT VICTORIA BECKHAM

    Losses at luxury womenswear brand Victoria Beckham increased by 24% to £10.2m in the year to December 31 2017, compared to a loss of...

    Luxury
  • Millions to hit the high street on 'Super Saturday' By Drapers   -   Dec 18, 2018

    MILLIONS TO HIT THE HIGH STREET ON 'SUPER SATURDAY'

    Shoppers are expected to spend £1.65bn this Saturday , the last before Christmas Day.

  • Storm Deirdre hits early December footfall By Drapers   -   Dec 17, 2018

    STORM DEIRDRE HITS EARLY DECEMBER FOOTFALL

    Footfall dipped by 0.1% last week, compared with the same period in 2017, as Storm Deirdre brought heavy rain on Saturday.

  • Christmas discounting to reach record high By Drapers   -   Dec 17, 2018

    CHRISTMAS DISCOUNTING TO REACH RECORD HIGH

    Retailers will slash prices by an average of 48% over Christmas, setting a new record Deloitte reports.

  • Debenhams chair tells Mike Ashley: 'Make us an offer' By Drapers   -   Dec 17, 2018

    DEBENHAMS CHAIR TELLS MIKE ASHLEY: 'MAKE US AN OFFER'

    The chairman of Debenhams has challenged Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley to table a formal bid to buy the department store chain, in...

  • H&M group's full-year sales rise By Drapers   -   Dec 17, 2018

    H&M GROUP'S FULL-YEAR SALES RISE

    H&M group's sales including VAT grew 5% to SEK 244.3bn in the year to 30 November 2018, amid “rapid changes” in the fashion industry.

    Fashion
  • Boohoo reassures that it remains on target By Drapers   -   Dec 17, 2018

    BOOHOO REASSURES THAT IT REMAINS ON TARGET

    Boohoo has issued a trading statement to reassure stakeholders that its performance remains on target, following this morning's profit...

  • Consumer spending drops in November By Drapers   -   Dec 17, 2018

    CONSUMER SPENDING DROPS IN NOVEMBER

    Consumer spending dropped by 0.7% in November 2018, with clothing and footwear retailers hit particularly hard, with a 2.8% drop in...

  • High street closures claimed 93,000 jobs in 2018 By Drapers   -   Dec 17, 2018

    HIGH STREET CLOSURES CLAIMED 93,000 JOBS IN 2018

    This year's wave of closures and restructurings on the UK high street has led to 93,000 jobs being lost in the UK retail sector in...

  • Asos lowers growth forecast By Drapers   -   Dec 17, 2018

    ASOS LOWERS GROWTH FORECAST

    Online retail giant Asos has lowered its growth forecasts, as a sluggish November dented sales.

  • Laura Ashley axes 40 UK stores By Drapers   -   Dec 17, 2018

    LAURA ASHLEY AXES 40 UK STORES

    Lifestyle retailer Laura Ashley is set to close almost a quarter of its UK stores, as the business' new chairman ramps up Chinese expansion...

  • Blue Inc falls into administration By Drapers   -   Dec 17, 2018

    BLUE INC FALLS INTO ADMINISTRATION

    Menswear retailer Blue Inc has been placed into administration, after the struggling business failed to find a buyer.

  • Test your knowledge with this week's Drapers Quiz By Drapers   -   Dec 14, 2018

    TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE WITH THIS WEEK'S DRAPERS QUIZ

  • End-of-year flurry of people moves By Drapers   -   Dec 14, 2018

    END-OF-YEAR FLURRY OF PEOPLE MOVES

    The fashion retail people moves merry-go-round seems to be taking a high-powered spin in the last weeks of the year. Here are this...

    People, Fashion
  • Consumer spend still stagnant By Drapers   -   Dec 14, 2018

    CONSUMER SPEND STILL STAGNANT

    Fashion spend declined 0.59% this week, as retailers pin their hopes on a last-minute Christmas shopping flurry.

    Shopping, Fashion
  • Online returns to hit £5.6bn By Drapers   -   Dec 14, 2018

    ONLINE RETURNS TO HIT £5.6BN

    The value of online returns is to jump 27.3% over the next five years to £5.6bn, fuelled by clothing and footwear, new research has...

  • Moda Operandi appoints new buying boss By Drapers   -   Dec 14, 2018

    MODA OPERANDI APPOINTS NEW BUYING BOSS

    Luxury online retailer Moda Operandi has appointed Puja Clarke as senior vice-president of fashion buying and ecommerce.

    Luxury, Fashion
  • Laura Ashley chair retires By Drapers   -   Dec 14, 2018

    LAURA ASHLEY CHAIR RETIRES

    Malaysian businessman Tan Sri Dr Khoo has retired from his roles as chairman and director of Laura Ashley after almost two decades...

  • Losses widen at Cath Kidston By Drapers   -   Dec 13, 2018

    LOSSES WIDEN AT CATH KIDSTON

    Lifestyle retailer Cath Kidston has posted a £10.5m EBITDA loss for the year to 25 March 2018, blaming cost pressures and a weakened...