Break-up, September ad pages plummet, Discounting to 2010, US copyright law, Escada raises funds

Conde Nast Says Goodbye to, Hello to, (Ad Age)
“Conde Nast will shut down one of its web-only brands,, when it gives two of its titles, GQ and Details, their own websites in October.”

September Ad-Page Tallies Plunge (Ad Age)
“Is September now the cruelest month? It may very well be for fashion and beauty titles this year. The final tallies for those crucial issues are emerging — and for almost every one of the titles, results are terrible.”

Retailers to discount through to 2010 (Drapers)
“UK retailers are likely to continue discounting right through to the first half of 2010, according to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers.”

Designers divided on copyright law (
“A proposed new law that would extend copyright protection to clothing has designers in an uproar and threatens to widen a rift in the American fashion industry.”

Escada plans rights issue rescue (Drapers)
“Escada, the German luxury womenswear group, has launched plans to raise €29 million (£25.1m) in a rights issue in a bid to stave off insolvency.”

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  1. The link to the first article i.e. Menstyle seems to be broken for more than half a day now. Any care to update?

    Agyesh from Singapore, Singapore (general), Singapore