Online sales in the EU, Coach drops, Jones sees profit, Blogging model revealed, Eastern Europe looks forward

EU To Adjust Rules Governing Online Sales (CNN Money) “The European Commission Tuesday said it plans to adjust the rules governing the rights of retailers to sell their goods on the Internet in an attempt to boost online sales in Europe.” Coach Drops On Worries About Slowing Comp-Store Sales (WSJ) “Shares of Coach Inc. fell as much as 7.1% Tuesday after the upscale leather-goods retailer’s fiscal

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A Younger Coach, Escada optimism, UK sales down, Aquascutum bows out of LFW, Museum fashion

Poppy line for Coach, Courtesy of Coach

Coach Is Now Traveling Coach (Reuters) “With this month’s release of the budget-conscious Poppy line, Coach, a luxury-retail marvel once ridiculed for being stodgy, is increasingly associated with an entirely different-and notoriously fickle-population: teens, coeds, and grads.” Escada Optimistic of Rescue as Katie Holmes Dressmaker Suffers (Bloomberg) “Escada AG Chief Executive Officer Bruno Saelzer said

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Future of Luxury, PPR declines, Sustainable retail, Mizrahi’s Liz launches, Coach profits drop"

The Future of Luxury in a Recession (Atelier) As companies like Coach, Gucci Group and LVMH report their results this week, this video from Atelier, a division of Leo Burnett, highlights some of the cataclysmic changes in consumer behaviour that will drive the luxury of the future. What do you think of their assertions? PPR Says Luxury Sales Remain ‘Sluggish’ (WSJ) “Mass retail and fashion group PPR SA posted a

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Chinese New Year marketing, Thomas Burberry axed, Iodice’s dress giveaway, Coach’s profit declines

Chinese New Year, photo courtesy of

Lunar New Year May Be a Tough Holiday for Sales (WSJ) In China, companies are using discounts and clever marketing practices to make people spend during the Lunar New Year holiday. Burberry to axe Thomas Burberry (Drapers) Burberry’s bridge line, Thomas Burberry, will be shut down but the company reported surprisingly strong sales for Q3, up 9 percent on a constant currency basis. Iodice To Give Away Free Dresses Instead of

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