The September issue of Drapers is out

This year, however, the change is deeper: the fashion retail landscape has been transformed by the pandemic and some retailers are experiencing a high-street renaissance, while the UK economy teeters on the brink of recession.

As part of Drapers’ Reset Fashion Retail campaign, this month’s 15-page special report examines this puzzling picture, starting with who holds power on the omnichannel high street, following the meltdowns and takeovers of last two years.

The Reset Fashion Retail campaign has worked to provide relief to the industry on three fronts: business rates, retail rents and leases, and local regeneration. Drapers reports on how the changing use and ownership of commercial real estate is breathing new life into high streets across the country. And we look at the essential ingredients for successful brick-and-mortar retail today.

We find out how retailers are preparing for an Autumn/Winter 22 season amid a worsening cost of living crisis.

This month’s Drapers interview is with N Brown Group CEO Steve Johnson, who reveals the challenges of implementing a digital-first strategy at the 160-year-old former catalog retailer – and his penchant for listening to Iron Maiden all day long.

Drapers meets Jane Forbes and Nigel Pashley, founders and owners of Edinburgh’s Frontiers Woman and Frontiers Man respectively, in the latest in our Inspiring Independents series.

As Drapers opens nominations for the 2023 30 Under 30 list of fashion retail‘s rising stars, five experts share their top tips for getting ahead in the industry.

Our denim report examines how jeans manufacturers are innovating to reduce the environmental costs of this wardrobe staple.

And our secret shopper takes to the high street to rate retailers on the in-store experience and product quality of denim specialists and the multiples’ denim offering.

Sedgwick Cole Jr describes his professional journey, from working in his father’s auto body shop, through streetwear, to design director, men and boys, at Lee Jeans.

We report on CIFF, Revolver and Copenhagen Fashion Week, and bring you news and products from the London edition of Just Around The Corner.


Selfridges, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Dune London, UK manufacturing, Ted Baker sale, Joules takeover talks, Apricot CVA and the latest fashion retailer moves you need to know.

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