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Footfall down as election distracts shoppers

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 16:39
Footfall fell by 1.9% across all retail locations for the week ended May 9 compared with the same period last year, as the general election disrupted consumer behaviour.

Scoop London to share transport and registration with LFW

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 16:36
New womenswear show Scoop London will share transport and registration facilities with London Fashion Week in September in the hope of encouraging UK and international buyers to attend both events.

Ghost website revamped as brand update continues

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:47
Ghost’s website has been updated to be mobile friendly, fully responsive and redesigned in line with the new, more contemporary direction of the premium womenswear brand.

Marks & Spencer signs branded footwear deal

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 08:55
Marks & Spencer has teamed up with British footwear company Walsh in a move that will see the chain sell branded trainers for the first time.

Alibaba buys 9.2% Zulily stake

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 08:47
Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has acquired a 9.2% stake in flash sales site Zulily, according to regulatory papers.

No more catalogues from Shop Direct

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 08:33
The Littlewoods catalogue is to become a thing of the past as its owners Shop Direct shut down production after more than 80 years.

Former SuperGroup executive Susanne Given to land £3m

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 08:33
Former SuperGroup chief operating officer Susanne Given is thought to be in line to pocket more than £3m after leaving the business in February.

Conservative government nets Mike Ashley £95m

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 08:31
Mike Ashley, the billionaire owner of Sports Direct, could pocket an additional £95m as a result of the General Election outcome.

Drapers Talks: The impact of the new majority Tory government

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 17:09
Drapers’ editorial director Eric Musgrave talks to news editor Kirsty McGregor about how the outcome of yesterday’s general election has been received by fashion retailers.

Drapers comment: Time to cash in on the Princess Charlotte effect

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 16:48
Drapers enjoyed the fact that we managed to time our royal baby-themed cover story to hit subscribers’ doormats the same day Princess Charlotte was welcomed into the world.

Monsoon outlines turnaround plan following sales slump

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 15:51
Monsoon Accessorize will close underperforming stores and improve its ranges as part of a turnaround plan, following a slump in sales and profits.

House of Holland to debut menswear at LCM

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 15:50
Womenswear designer Henry Holland will launch his debut House of Holland menswear collection at London Collections: Men next month.

General election 2015: The fashion retail industry reacts

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 13:39
The retail industry has welcomed the “stability through continuity” that a Conservative party majority government could now bring.

Relief for retailers as Tories retain control

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 08:56
The Conservative party is likely to form the next government according to exit polls issued last night and early results from the votes counted so far, which is expected to be welcomed by retailers and end fears over the impact of political uncertainty on the economy.

Price-matching drives John Lewis fashion sales up 17%

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 08:52
Fashion sales at John Lewis leapt up 17.2% in the week to May 2 as it price-matched House of Fraser’s ‘Brand Event’ on the Thursday and Friday.

Mike Ashley's Sports Direct nets £44m for London offices

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 08:34
Sports Direct has sold the lease for its offices in London’s West End to the University of Westminster for £44m.

Yumi founders form charity to help Nepal earthquake victims

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 08:27
The founders of womenswear brand Yumi have set up a charity to help people affected by the earthquake in Nepal.

Salt Resort Wear owner opens new Belgravia store

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 15:50
The owner of Salt Resort Wear in London’s Knightsbridge has opened a new contemporary womenswear boutique in Belgravia.

Creditors up in arms over Shoon CVA

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 15:45
Footwear brands have raised concerns following the announcement that retailer Shoon has entered a Company Voluntary Arrangement, as some are reportedly owed tens of thousands of pounds.

EXCLUSIVE: Shoon fights for survival with CVA

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 14:54
Footwear retailer Shoon has entered into a Company Voluntary Arrangement in an attempt to ensure its survival.