Primark on top, Bergdorf’s integrated approach, Last Call at Neiman Marcus, Coach profits up, Sewing futures

Primark Fall 2010 Lookbook | Source: Hey Crazy

Primark is the best summer seller (Independent)
“Love it or loathe it, you can’t avoid it – at least not anymore. As we report… Primark became Britain’s biggest clothes retailer by sales volumes over the summer. That is a position that has traditionally been occupied by Marks and Spencer.”

How Bergdorf Goodman understands the new luxury purchase funnel (Luxury Daily)
“Upscale department store Bergdorf Goodman has adjusted to consumer fragmentation across communication channels by tightly integrating its print, direct mail, online and mobile strategies to push its fall 2010 collections.”

Neiman Marcus gives fashion bargain hunters a final shot (Internet Retailer)
“Known as Last Call, the brand, which Neiman Marcus launched online and with a retail… features [goods] that were previously sold in Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman stores, at discounts of 30% to 65%.”

Coach’s Profit Increases 34%, Beating Analysts’ Estimates (Bloomberg)
“Chief Executive Officer Lew Frankfort cited ‘Resiliency’ in handbags and accessories in North America for the gains… The company also cut average prices to spur spending.”

Britain’s prisoners sew their way to a better future (Independent)
“The thought of finding hardened criminals bent industriously over their embroidery, counting stitches and arguing over patchwork might seem far-fetched, but… this unlikely scenario is not only a reality, but a highlight of their daily prison life.”