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Boutique 1 to open on London’s Sloane Street

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 16:27
Boutique 1 Group will open a store on London’s Sloane Street in March next year, building on four existing multi-brand luxury concept stores in the Middle East.

Start-rite appoints non-executive chairman

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 15:18
Stephen Riley has joined the board of family footwear brand Start-rite as non-executive chairman.

SportPursuit secures funding to expand abroad

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 15:13
Sportswear flash Sales site SportPursuit.com has secured £9.5m in funding to push its international expansion and develop new products and services.

Farfetch launches Instagram treasure hunt

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 15:08
Independent etail platform Farfetch has launched a festive treasure hunt on Instagram, allowing its followers to win products by finding the items on its site.

Alasdhair Willis and Emma Cook join Warehouse

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 13:40
Hunter creative director Alasdhair Willis and print designer Emma Cook are working with womenswear retailer Warehouse on a brand relaunch.

Menswear brand Diverso opens second store

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 12:39
Premium Made in Italy menswear brand Diverso has opened a second store at 56 Kings Street in Manchester.

Radley ups sales and plans US wholesale entry

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 08:36
Radley has bagged a 5% increase in like-for-like sales and a 6% increase in half-year sales to £30.6m for the first six months of this year, compared with the first half of 2014.

Footfall falters ahead of Black Friday

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 08:24
Footfall fell by 2.8% across all retail locations for the week ending November 22, compared with last year, as shoppers hold out for Black Friday sales this week. 

Black Friday 'to be biggest day in UK retail history'

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 08:19
This coming Friday is forecast to be the biggest day in UK retail history, with sales of almost £2bn.

Bonmarché sales up but profits down

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 08:09
Bonmarché sales rose 6.5% to £97m for the 26 weeks to September 26 2015, compared with the previous year.

Debenhams asks suppliers for bill discounts

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 07:54
Debenhams has asked suppliers for a reduction in bills for the second time in three years in the run-up to Christmas.

Video: Scotch & Soda "The Story of Things" part two

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 16:58
Dutch young fashion brand Scotch & Soda has released the second of its four short films, which explores the brand’s DNA.

DFF: Emotional connection demands a true brand story

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 15:52
Retailers and brands need to have an authentic brand story that is consistent throughout the business to establish an emotional connection with consumers, regardless of price level and sales channel, retail bosses agreed at the Drapers Fashion Forum.

Retail sales drop ahead of Black Friday

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 15:48
Retailers suffered sluggish sales in October as shoppers held out on spending ahead of Black Friday on November 27.

Video: House of Fraser and Dune bosses discuss multichannel tactics

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 13:42
Speaking at the Drapers Fashion Forum, House of Fraser boss Nigel Oddy and Dune Group chairman Daniel Rubin talk about how they are tackling the multichannel challenge.

Video: Boden and Sweaty Betty discuss US expansion

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:38
Speaking at the Drapers Fashion Forum, Boden’s deputy chairman and chief executive Julian Granville and Sweaty Betty’s chief executive Simon Hill-Norton discuss the differences between the US and UK markets.

Friars Walk drives record shopper numbers

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:34
Around 350,000 people flocked to Friars Walk, the new £90m retail and leisure complex in Newport, Wales, for its opening weekend on November 14-15. 

Living wage to hit small firms

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:27
More than two-thirds of small businesses in the UK say the introduction of the living wage will hit their ability to hire and grow.

Gap cuts forecast as sales drop

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:16
GAP menswear AW14 GAP menswear AW14 Gap has been forced to cut its 2015 profit forecast for the year as like-for-like sales fell 4% at its namesake brand in the third quarter.

Fashion up as John Lewis sales hit £100m

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 08:10
John Lewis Birmingham John Lewis Birmingham Mild temperatures continue to hit sales of cold weather items at John Lewis, despite overall sales hitting £100m for the first time of the festive season.