Black Friday Going Global With US Deals Just a Click Away

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Black Friday, the annual rite of retail that commands American attention the day after Thanksgiving, is catching on around the world. People from London to Leipzig to London, Ontario are starting to rush big box stores the next day.

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Retailers Could Pay for Unplanned Holiday Surge

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United Parcel Service Inc’s chief executive officer said on Monday the company’s closer collaboration with major retailers should bring a smooth holiday season, but he said UPS would charge customers more or even refuse packages if last-minute sales by a major customer threaten the company’s system.

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Black Friday brightens mood, Price hikes, Lanvin performs well for H&M, WSJ vs. T, The making of Alexa Chung

Henri Bendel Holiday 2010 Catalogue | Source: Henri Bendel

US department stores gain Black Friday traffic (Reuters) “U.S. shoppers spent 6.4 percent more this Black Friday weekend than last year and hit department stores and clothing shops, rather than focusing on discounters as they had done in recent years.” Christmas shoppers stung by early price hike (Telegraph) “An investigation has revealed Christmas shoppers are being stung by rises of up to 26 per cent on gifts

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Anya Hindmarch’s dreams, Personalising the future, A tailored approach, Black Friday creep, Why Kate matters

Anya Hindmarch Cooper Tote | Source: Purseblog

Dreaming of Clasps and Tassels (WSJ) “Handbag designer Anya Hindmarch designs in her sleep—literally. Some of her best-selling ideas come in the early hours of light sleep at her London townhouse, when a dream culminates in an image of a bag, shoe or detail like a clasp or tassel.” The Future Will Be Personalized (Tech Crunch) “Today, we live in a world where we’re constantly overwhelmed by information. There are

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