American brand of segmentation, Ungaro drops prices, ASOS sales up, Lord and Taylor cuts jobs

Tommy Hilfiger, Brooks Brothers and Wrangler, photo courtesy of the International Herald Tribune

Tommy Hilfiger, Brooks Brothers and Wrangler, courtesy of IHT

U.S. brands’ many routes to Europe (IHT)
Some American brands believe in a one size fits all mentality when it comes to selling to Europe, but others such as Tommy Hilfiger take a more segmented approach.

Emanuel Ungaro Drops Pre-Fall Prices by 15% (WSJ)
“Emanuel Ungaro is pricing its pre-fall collection about 15% below last year’s.”

ASOS bucks gloomy retail trend again (Guardian)
Due to the popularity of black shine leggings, online retailer ASOS bucks the downward retail trend.

Lord & Taylor Cuts 170 Jobs (WWD)
As another sign of an ailing retail industry, Lord & Taylor announces that it will eliminate 170 jobs. (Subscription required)