The August 2022 edition of Drapers is now available

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In the meantime, our selection of formal, casual and technical footwear will equip your shoppers with women’s and men’s clothing for all occasions and activities.

Drapers also meet with buyers and brands exhibiting at Pure London and Scoop womenswear shows, and select the best product. And Premiere Vision Paris fashion director Desolina Suter told Drapers the four key trends to expect for AW23.

Last month, a former Superdry worker won a lawsuit she brought against the retailer for unfair dismissal and direct discrimination because of her age. Drapers is investigating how age bias affects the career prospects of fashion retail professionals – and has made some shocking findings. Retail expert Mary Portas adds her take on the “nasty secret” of fashion retail.

The Drapers interview is with Isabella Wookey, founder and owner of Willow & Wolf in Marlborough, who was named Drapers Lifestyle Independent of the Year 2021. The 29-year-old entrepreneur reveals her business secrets and plans for stores additional.

Our Inspiring Independents series continues with Geoff Brownless and Doug Ellison, founders of Newcastle-upon-Tyne’s Union Clothing, who, after 35 years in fashion retail, now specialize in their passion: premium men’s denim.

As a campaign summer looms, Drapers has learned what the fashion retail industry expects from Conservative Party leadership candidates, former Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss.

On Drapers’ 135th anniversary on August 6, 2022, we spoke to business leaders from Marks & Spencer, Primark, N Brown Group, Harvey Nichols, Jigsaw and Dune London to find out how the industry has changed during their career, and where it’s going now.

Demand for organic cotton is soaring, but supply has been hit by climate change and rising costs. How do brands and retailers balance the equation?

Finally, Katie Hall, Head of Digital Commerce and Director of Merchandising at Liberty, tells us about her professional journey leading the London luxury department store’s online team.

Plus: fashion retailers who need to know are moving, Matchesfashion’s new guard, gearing up for the peak, I Saw It First acquisition of Frasers, Indx, Joules, Adidas shows, Competition and Markets Authority investigation into Asos, green claims of ‘Asda George and Boohoo Group, Joe Browns and more.


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