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Next poaches Karen Millen's creative chief

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 09:34
Karen Millen’s chief creative officer, Gemma Metheringham, will leave the brand in July after 17 years to rejoin former employer Next as creative director of its Label business.

Wolf & Badger launches kidswear and beauty

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 08:20
Designer fashion independent Wolf & Badger has diversified into beauty and kidswear brands for the first time.

Mike Ashley to consult lawyers over MPs' demands

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 08:08
Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley will seek legal advice before deciding whether to appear before MPs on June 7 and give evidence about working practices at the retailer.

Consortium led by ex-Burton boss closes in on BHS deal

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 08:05
A consortium backed by a wealthy Portuguese family and led by former Burton and Mothercare managing director Greg Tufnell is reportedly closing in on a deal to rescue BHS.

New West End Company sets out plan to boost London retail spend

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 08:03
London retail lobby group New West End Company has outlined plans to promote a significant reduction in traffic to the area, create jobs, increase dwell time in stores and boost commercial income overall by £4.5m per year by 2020.

Bucher is ‘shake-up’ Debenhams needs, say industry experts

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 16:23
Retailers and industry observers have largely welcomed the news that Sergio Bucher, boss of Amazon’s European fashion business, has been appointed as chief executive at Debenhams, citing his digital credentials as the “shake-up” the department store group needs to compete on the high street.

Sergio Bucher: everything you need to know about Debenhams' new CEO

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:54
After months of speculation the retail world woke up to the surprising news this morning that Debenhams’ top job has gone to former vice-president of Amazon Fashion Sergio Bucher. Drapers tells you everything you need to know about the CEO-elect.

Joules to float on Aim today

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 07:51
Joules will float on London Stock Exchange’s junior Aim market today.

M&S clothing turnaround will take time, cautions CEO Steve Rowe

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 07:50
It will take a while for Marks & Spencer’s clothing sales to return to growth, the retailer’s bullish new chief executive Steve Rowe warned yesterday.

'Customisation is the next big trend,’ says Unmade CEO

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 07:28
Personalisation and customisation are the next big trends in retail, said Hal Watts, chief executive of London-based knitwear technology start-up Unmade, at the Meet the Manufacturer UK sourcing event in east London today.

River Island ecommerce development manager to depart

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 07:25
Helen Colclough, ecommerce development manager at River Island, is to leave the retailer on Friday after three years, Drapers can reveal.

Debenhams appoints Amazon Fashion’s Sergio Bucher as CEO

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 07:24
Debenhams has appointed Sergio Bucher as chief executive to replace Michael Sharp.

English Fine Cottons to begin production in July

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 17:52
English Fine Cottons will in July produce the first batch of cotton in Greater Manchester since the last mills closed in the 1980s.

Aquascutum COO steps down after three years

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 16:30
Aquascutum chief operating officer Mark Taylor will step down from his role in July after three years with the company, to pursue another opportunity.

BHS suppliers fall into administration

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 15:42
BHS suppliers CUK Clothing and Courtaulds Brands have collapsed into administration, resulting in the loss of 350 jobs.  

Model agencies accused of price fixing

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 14:36
Five of the biggest model agencies in the UK and their trade association, the Association of Models, have been accused of price fixing by the Competition and Markets Authority.

BHS inquiry: ‘Question mark’ over Chappell's business acumen, say advisers

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 13:09
MPs were told that there was a “question mark” over Dominic Chappell’s business knowledge before his company, Retail Acquisitions, bought BHS for £1 in March 2015. 

H&M to team up with Kenzo

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 12:49
H&M has revealed that its next designer collaboration will be with Kenzo.

Questions raised over Rowe's turnaround plan

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 12:15
Marks & Spencer chief executive Steve Rowe must now deliver on his promise to turn around slumping clothing sales, industry observers said in response to the retailer’s new strategy, unveiled this morning.

Ex-Burton boss makes last-minute bid for BHS

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 08:02
Former Burton and Mothercare managing director Greg Tufnell has reportedly made an eleventh hour bid to rescue BHS.