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Victoria Beckham and Paul Smith to judge Woolmark prize

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 16:55
Designers Paul Smith and Victoria Beckham are among the judges lined up to decide the winner of the Woolmark prize 2015.

Retailers defend zero-hours contracts

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 16:08
Retailers, unions and the government are gearing up for battle over controversial zero- and minimum-hours contracts and what they mean for the industry.

Image Gallery: Hackett unveils Broad Street store

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 15:58
Hackett has opened its new London store at 55 Old Broad Street.

Deckers appoints Luxottica boss as senior vice president

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 15:32
Deckers, parent company of Ugg, has appointed former Luxottica director Sergio Azzolari to the role of senior vice president of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) commencing on February 2.

Drapers Talks: The future of supermarket fashion brands

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 15:23
Drapers editorial director Eric Musgrave talks to senior news reporter Jill Geoghegan about the future of supermarket fashion brands as the grocers face calls to close stores to improve profits.

Kenzo to open Mayfair pop-up

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:02
Kenzo will open a pop-up store at 99 Mount Street in London’s Mayfair while its Bruton Street store is closed for renovation.

Video: Graziashop.com's insight into its launch last week

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:20
Head of new media for the Grazia International Network, Dragana Andjic, and Richard Hatfield, Graziashop.com managing director, talk to Drapers about the ecommerce site’s launch last week (November 11) and the brands that are proving to be the strongest performers so far.

Fenwick promotes Kieran McBride to buying director

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:35
Kieran McBride has been promoted to the position of director of buying at Fenwick for its Newcastle and York stores.

Richemont mulls Net-a-Porter IPO

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:34
Richemont is considering an initial public offering of Net-a-Porter.com as soon as next year, according to Bloomberg.

Mothercare ups quality and fashion offer to secure future growth

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 16:39
Mothercare is backing embellished, more detailed and higher quality clothing while it seeks to ramp up its fashion offer across its high street stores to grow sales and profits in its clothing arm.

Former JJB boss guilty of £1m fraud

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 16:32
The former chief executive of JJB Sports, Christopher Ronnie, has been found guilty of accepting more than £1m in backhanders from suppliers.

Margaret Howell opens production office and shop in Florence

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 15:04
Designer Margaret Howell has opened a standalone shop and production office in Florence.

Lacoste teams up with Snapchat

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 14:24
Lacoste has partnered with Snapchat for its latest marketing campaign #spotthecroc.

JD Sports opens four new Open stores

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:48
Open, the menswear fascia from sportswear giant JD Sports, will launch four new stores next week in Bristol, Glasgow, Leicester and Dudley.

Hilditch & Key unveils contemporary makeover

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:58
Hilditch & Key has revamped its Jermyn Street store and is launching a new website this week to present a more classic contemporary look for the shirtmaker, which was founded in 1899.

Seasalt charts course for Germany

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:51
Cornish lifestyle brand Seasalt is expanding internationally, having appointed its first agent in Germany.

Deliveries top etailers’ Christmas list

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 08:50
As competition for Christmas spend hots up, retailers that fail to offer transparent and flexible delivery options for online purchases could miss out, according to new research.

Online sales soar 42% at Inditex

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 08:48
Inditex, the parent company of Zara, has reported a 42% increase in online sales to a record €553m (£442m).

Profits up 65% at Mothercare as turnaround plan takes hold

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 08:47
Underlying group pre-tax profit increased by 65% to £3.3m at Mothercare for the 28 weeks to October 11, as the retailer’s turnaround plan started to take hold.

Video: Former Mulberry director urges schools manufacturing push

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 08:32
Mulberry’s former group supply director, Ian Scott, tells Drapers schools should partner up with local manufacturing firms to promote job opportunities in the sector.