Bendel drops apparel, Consumer confidence rises, Boss’ Q1 drops, US tackles design piracy, Ghadah Paris

Henri Bendel Foyer, courtesy of Henri Bendel

Henri Bendel Plans to Stop Selling Clothes This Summer (The New York Times) “A venerable name in New York retailing, Henri Bendel, is planning to stop selling clothes this summer and focus on accessories and beauty products as it struggles to lure shoppers during a prolonged recession.” Consumer confidence improves (Drapers) “Consumer confidence improved by three points to -27 according to the GfK NOP Consumer

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