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Trade shows 'losing their relevance' for indies

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 17:51
Although Moda, Pure, Scoop, Pitti Uomo and Jacket Required are on independents’ agendas this summer, many have told Drapers they feel increasingly discouraged by the costs of travel and lack of variety at trade shows.

Yours Clothing ramps up menswear with dual-fascia shops

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 17:37
Peterborough-based firm Yours Clothing is rolling out its menswear offer through dual-fascia stores.

Drapers Digital Forum: Content needs to be relatable, relevant and genuine

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 16:16
Content is a fundamental part of engaging with and converting online fashion shoppers but it has to have meaning that is relevant to the brand, said an panel of retailers and digital technology providers at Drapers Digital Forum in London.

Drapers Digital Forum: How to make the most of mobile and apps

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 16:11
A Drapers Digital Forum panel shared their views on apps versus the mobile web and shared their tips on improving mobile conversion rates.

Drapers Digital Forum Q&A: What does it take to appeal to consumers today?

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 15:37
Fashion retailers need to evolve their propositions to succeed at home in the UK and be more targeted overseas, a panel of retailers including Topman advised at the Drapers Digital Forum yesterday.

Missguided set to open a store in Westfield Stratford City

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 15:28
Missguided is gearing up to open its first permanent store at Westfield Stratford City in London.

Amazon’s sales and profits jump

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:06
Amazon made a first-quarter profit of $513m (£351m), compared to a loss of $57m (£39m) in the same period last year, as sales jumped 28%.

Property tycoon interested in ‘rescuing’ BHS

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:03
Property owner Yousuf Bhailok is reportedly interested in rescuing collapsed chain BHS out of administration.

Agent Provocateur poaches CEO from Dior

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:54
Agent Provocateur has appointed former Dior Homme managing director Fabrizio Malverdi as its new chief executive.

Escada appoints ex- Calvin Klein president as new CEO

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:50
German womenswear brand Escada has appointed former brand president for Calvin Klein Iris Epple-Righi as its new chief executive.

Image gallery: All the winners from the Drapers Digital Awards

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:30
Fashion retailers from Shop Direct to John Lewis and New Look scooped multiple prizes at the Drapers Digital Awards last night. Here we bring you all of the photos of this year’s winners. 

Drapers Digital Forum: Emerging trends in the global marketplace

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 17:27
A panel of global retailers discussed in The Drapers Digital Forum Global Voices debate how they built their businesses and what the emerging trends were in the international market.

Drapers Digital Forum: 70% of Indian online sales are on smartphones, says Koovs boss

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 17:04
Mary Turner, the chief executive of etailer Koovs.com said mobile is key to operating in India as 70% of all online transactions take place on smartphones.

Drapers Digital Forum: Word of mouth boosts fashion customer loyalty

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 16:25
Customer referral boosts customer acquisition by 10% to 30%, marketing referral firm Mention Me told Drapers Digital Forum in London today.

Drapers Digital Forum: Crotch shots boost clickthrough, reveals Spoke boss

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:13
Crotch shots boost conversion rates at men’s trouser brand Spoke, founder and director Ben Farren told delegates at Drapers Digital Forum today.

Administrators still seek to sell BHS as going concern

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 14:12
Administrators at Duff & Phelps have said they are still seeking to sell BHS as a going concern and confirmed that staff will continue to be paid while the business remains in administration.

First look: Disney fashion and collaborations for 2016

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 13:45
Disney’s vice-president for consumer products Francesca Romana Gianesin gave Drapers a tour of the business’s “lifestyle showcase” for 2016 at London’s Somerset House.

Drapers Digital Forum: One in three online products 'are not available'

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 13:17
Fashion retailers only have 63% of the items showcased online at any given time, a supply chain expert revealed at Drapers Digital Forum.

Drapers exclusive: Very Exclusive poised for menswear launch

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 09:30
Premium women’s fashion and beauty etailer Very Exclusive will launch a menswear offer for the autumn 16 season, Drapers can reveal.

Drapers exclusive: Warehouse unveils revamped 'premium' collection

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 08:10
The relaunched Warehouse collection for autumn 16 is “elevated, contemporary and unique”, chief executive Liz Evans has exclusively told Drapers.