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Scottish vacancy rates revealed

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 22:29
Nearly 40% of empty shops in Scotland’s top 100 cities and towns have remained unoccupied for more than three years, according to research by The Local Data Company and The Institute for Retail Studies.

Jean-Pierre Braganza joins River Island Design Forum for spring 15

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 22:27
Jean-Pierre Braganza has joined Eudon Choi, Georgia Hardinge and Katie Eary as the latest emerging designer to collaborate with River Island’s womenswear Design Forum initiative.

Bread & Butter Berlin shrinks to one hall

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 20:03
Berlin tradeshow Bread & Butter will shrink to one hall for the January edition, it has been revealed, ending weeks of speculation that it might be cancelled.

Rigby & Peller appoints head of marketing to promote fashion focus

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 18:15
Premium lingerie retailer Rigby & Peller has appointed former Portas head of communications Holly Bocock as head of marketing and PR.

Video: Hermès launches handshake ad campaign

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 18:14
Luxury retailer Hermès has released a video demonstrating a number of comical handshakes that display its autumn 14 glove collection.

Shoppers to return 30 million unwanted presents this Christmas

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 18:13
Approximately 30 million unwanted presents worth £500m will be returned over Christmas, despite the growth of services such as click-and-collect, according to new research.

Naughty Knickers receives funding boost to expand

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 18:05
Lingerie wholesaler Naughty Knickers has secured £50,000 funding from Positive Cashflow Finance to expand its product range and increase stock levels, with the aim of doubling its turnover in the next 12 months.

The Liquor Store to double in size and add womenswear

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 18:04
Birmingham-based independent The Liquor Store will expand its menswear offer and add a new denim room for women next year, following record sales during autumn 14.

Tesco’s clothing boss Jason Tarry promoted to head of commercial

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 18:01
Tesco’s clothing boss Jason Tarry has been appointed as group head of commercial as part of a senior management restructure.

Image gallery: Cos opens store at London’s One New Change

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 14:15
Premium retailer Cos has opened its 12th store at London’s One New Change shopping centre near St Paul’s.

Whistle & Wolf changes name to settle trademark dispute

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 13:55
British womenswear brand Whistle & Wolf has today begun trading with the order of its name reversed, putting an end to planned legal action by retailer Whistles.

Next rubbishes international recruitment claims

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 13:44
Next has refuted accusations it parachuted in hundreds of Polish staff to work in its Yorkshire warehouse ahead of advertising the job to local workers. 

Bread & Butter: the future will be revealed tomorrow

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 13:21
The direction of Bread & Butter Berlin will be revealed tomorrow, Drapers understands, when founder Karl-Heinz Müller is expected to issue a statement about the January 2015 edition.

SuperTrash opens Carnaby Street flagship

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 12:52
Contemporary womenswear brand SuperTrash has opened on London’s Carnaby Street, having relocated its only UK standalone store from 55 South Molton Street.

Footfall down despite Black Friday Sales

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 12:44
Footfall fell by 2% across the UK last week despite the Black Friday Sales.

Timeline: Biba’s sensational 50 years

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 09:19
As Barbara Hulanicki announced her return to Biba (November 3), the label she established 50 years ago, Drapers takes a look back at Biba’s spectacular rise(s) and fall(s) over the years.

Psyche owner honoured by Middlesbrough mayor

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 09:00
Retail entrepreneur Steve Cochrane was this week honoured for his “economic, social and physical regeneration” of Middlesbrough town centre in an award ceremony hosted at his own Linthorpe Road store.

Austin Reed in talks with Deloitte over rescue deal

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 08:51
Austin Reed is close to appointing Deloitte to work on a rescue deal after the British retailer made a £1.29m loss.

Mulberry expected to make £1m loss

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 08:40
Mulberry is expected to slump to a £1m loss in its first-half results as it loses its creative edge.

Retailers gear up for Cyber Monday

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 08:38
Retailers are getting ready for a £500m online shopping surge today (December 1) as Cyber Monday continues the discounting frenzy from last week’s Black Friday.