Paris menswear comes to a close, ASOS profit soars, Retro revival, Vintage inspiration debate

Lanvin, Dior, and Paul Smith S/S 10, courtesy of

Paris menswear week winds down with Dior, Lanvin (AP) “The French capital’s spring-summer 2010 menswear displays wound down Sunday with a harder-than-usual silhouette from romantic label Lanvin, a retro rocker at British dandy Paul Smith and a sheer, shorn look at Dior Homme.” ASOS says trading robust as profit doubles (Reuters) “British Internet fashion retailer ASOS Plc posted an expected 93 percent rise

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Escada shows promise, Asos sales double, China encourages exports, Retail stocks continue to rally

Escada S/S 09 ad campaign, courtesy of Escada

Escada seen up on report of unit sale (Reuters) Could there finally be a way out of the red for beleaguered Escada? Shares in the German luxury-fashion company rose, “8.3 percent in pre-bourse trade making them one of the few German pre-market gainers after a report in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung says the company is in advanced talks with one suitor to sell its Primera subsidiary, which offers mid- to

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Ten top stores, Commerce vs. creativity, ASOS’ kidswear, NYFW open to consumers

Eliana courtesy of American Apparel

Ten Stores Americans Can’t Give Up (Forbes) American Apparel tops the list of stores Americans can’t live without. NYFW: Commercial versus creative (Drapers) In New York, it’s always a balancing act between commerce and creativity during fashion week. ASOS launches kidswear (Drapers) ASOS, the online retailer, has just launched a kidswear line. Should Fashion Week Open to Consumers? (WWD) A survey reveals that

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Sony partners with emerging designers, Page Six goes quarterly, Black Fleece, Etail winners

Sony Electronics Partners With Emerging Designers (WSJ) In New York, to create buzz around its new Vaio laptop computer, Sony has partnered with up-and-coming designers. Page Six Magazine Going Quarterly (Gawker) New York Post’s Page Six Magazine will cut back to only four issues a year. Brooks Brothers Opens Black Fleece Store (WWD) The first Black Fleece standalone store in the West Village. (Subscription required) Drapers

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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

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

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