Best offers on clothing from Nike, Asos, H&M and more

Ira A. Johnson

The coronavirus pandemic has meant all non-essential businesses were closed when lockdown was announced on 23 March.

It’s had a detrimental impact on fashion shops across the UK. B2B magazine, Drapers reported in-store sales have dropped 84 per cent compared to 2019, and – despite online grocery sales surging – for the rest of the retail landscape things also look bleak.

Debenhams is closing five more stores across the UK, while Oasis and Warehouse have both permenantly closed after administraitors failed to find a buyer, which also includes around 2,000 jobs losses.

That said, prime minister Boris Johnson announced that all non-essential retailers can now reopen in England, including clothes shops, in the latest easing of lockdown restrictions.

Many shops are currently offering generous discounts on stock they’ve been unable to shift since March.

Here are all the details on what stores are offering what, so you

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Nicholas Daley’s Feel-Good Fashion | Esquire

Ira A. Johnson

February

On a cold Tuesday morning inside a Tottenham studio – up the stairs and turn left – crammed with nearly-finished new-season samples, shelves of books, beaded rugs, incense and rails of beautiful clothes, Nicholas Daley is spinning a lot of plates.

There are the buyers, over from Japan to catch-up on orders; the PR agency, who are calling in regular updates on samples needed in time for a presentation to the LVMH Prize judges in Paris ⁠— there’s a train leaving from St Pancras early tomorrow morning. An assistant scrambles between rooms tying it all together. And me, asking him what it’s like to be a designer on the cusp of all of… this? His phone rings, “Sorry, just a sec.”

“What was your question again? How did I get started?”

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Nicholas Daley photographed inside his London studio, February 2020

Finlay Renwick

Five years into starting his eponymous label,

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The 20 Most-Purchased Fashion Items of May

Ira A. Johnson

If you’re reading this, you probably appreciate how much Who What Wear’s fashion editors love to shop. And they’re really, really good at it. From trend forecasting to street style and celeb outfit IDs, if it’s worth adding to your wardrobe, we’ve probably written about it and included a handy hyperlink (or as we like to say, “shopped it out”). Whether you’re interested in upgrading your work from home outfits, replacing worn-out bras, or simply finding the best jeans for your figure, Who What Wear has you covered.

Now, a new month means it’s time to turn the spotlight back on our favorite shoppers—you!

Below, you will find the most popular fashion pieces under $100 actually purchased by Who What Wear readers (and, let’s be honest, staffers too) over the past month, along with a few notes about why we also love each item. Think of

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Berlin Designers Reel as Frankfurt Claims German Fashion Week

Ira A. Johnson

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Three of the most important fashion trade shows in Berlin are moving to Frankfurt, organizers announced Monday.

The first iteration of the new Frankfurt Fashion Week will involve five fashion platforms, three trade fairs and two conferences, one on sustainability in fashion and the other on technology. There will also be runway shows held on the city’s landmark bridge, the Eiserner Steg, which crosses the river Main and lies about three kilometers from the trade fair halls. Around 2,000 designers are expected to take part and 140,000 visitors are anticipated.

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State authorities estimate that the event, which is slated to begin in July next year, will bring between 300 million and 400 million euros to the region. From 2022, it will take place twice a year.

Further details about the content of Frankfurt Fashion Week will be announced this

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