About Us


Since 1972, Ragtrader has provided comprehensive news, analysis and opinion on Australia's clothing, footwear and accessories sector. It has forged official trade partnerships with Australian Fashion Week, Fashion Exposed and L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival in recent years, as well as spearhead and support key seminars and conferences in the sector.

The brand offers readers unparallelled access to key industry powerbrokers as well as in-depth news and analysis on legal, business and financial matters in the fashion industry. But don't take our word for it - here's what the influencers have to say:

"Ragtrader keeps us close to the industry – emerging labels, changes to legislation, news in retail. It has been part of the Australian industry for much of my career."
Judy Coomber, Myer group general manager of fashion and accessories.

"There's no other publication like Ragtrader that is tailored perfectly to the Australian fashion industry. It is a great tool for keeping up-to-date with the latest news and events regarding the local retail landscape."
Cathryn Wills, Mimco creative director.

"We have a long term association with Ragtrader that goes back to the very beginning...the very early 70s. The articles featured in Ragtrader assisted in our early period of growth and also gained entry into other store groups that led to supply."
Rod Levis, Cue founder.

All of the team at Retail Apparel Group (RAG) thoroughly enjoy reading Ragtrader. The magazine has broad appeal and is read by most people in our office including our General Managers, Buyers, Retail Teams and Creative. It provides valuable information across the full spectrum of retail and is a great source of industry information."
Retail Apparel Group chief executive Gary Novis.


Ragtrader Online

Ragtrader Online is a 24/7 source of business information for the Australian clothing, footwear and accessories industry.

It has garnered a strong reputation for producing the latest breaking news on everything from fashion acquisitions and insolvencies to retail rollout plans and profit results from major chains and retailers.

In addition to the latest trade news, readers also have full access to blogs, look books and other interactive content aimed at unveiling Australia's bustling fashion trade.

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