To celebrate 125 years in the fashion business, Drapers magazine has re-launched with a slick modern look and an exclusive 20-page report on the fashion retail market.
From the 31st March issue onwards, your copy of Drapers will be delivered on a Saturday, but all issues will be available online to download before you receive your copy of the magazine – you can access them here www.drapersonline.com/archive. In order to do so, you will need to have activated the online portion of your subscription – see details below.
The new Drapers is bigger, better and bolder than ever before, and brings together everything you need to know about today’s fast-paced fashion industry in one easy read. The first ever Drapers Market Report, included free in this issue, has been compiled from a survey of fashion retailers across the UK and offers exclusive figures showing the key trends and challenges in 2012.
Across the year the new Drapers will include:
MORE pages dedicated to practical business issues related to running a successful fashion business. Taking your business international, How to build and run a successful e-tailing business, Winning customers with social networking.... PLUS! Sector spotlights on the Womenswear, Menswear, Accessories, Footwear, Kids and Lingerie markets.
DIRECTIONS – Each week we will present more new brands and products for you to discover. Our new fashion section, ‘Directions’, is your weekly edit of the key stories, trends, products and people affecting the fashion business now. Whether unearthing the hot new brands to stock, bringing you the trends the big names are backing or breaking the news about the competition and beyond, ‘Directions’ has all the practical and inspirational information you need to keep your customers happy.
NEW!‘Fashion Index’ – your very own market trends dashboard which includes a weekly look at economic data, retail sales figures, product trends, expenditure and footfall data – a weekly business barometer to help you run a better business.
INSIGHT - More expert opinion, in-depth analysis, business insight and retailer case studies - exploring and unravelling all the crucial issues and challenges affecting the UK market today.
PLUS! - in this issue we have an exclusive chat with the government’s high street advisor and retail guru Mary Portas, talking about her efforts to bring manufacturing back to the UK.
PS. Activate your subscription today to make sure you make the most of your subscription to Drapers, with exclusive reports, catwalk trends and access to our online directories and Business Hub to help you run your business better. Follow the instructions at the bottom of the email to activate your subscription today.