Liberty looks forward, The return of private label, Marzotto’s niche, Strategic tweeting, A new elegance

Liberty’s new owner sets out plans for growth (Guardian) “Liberty’s new private equity owner BlueGem Capital, formed in 2006 by a group of former Merrill Lynch bankers… set out its plans for the department store group, which it described as ‘a national treasure’.” Harrods Create Own-Brand Fashion to Revive Sales (Bloomberg) “We have invested in all categories as we saw a white space

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Browns celebrates 40, Neiman’s sales revival, Social networking women, Liberty’s Target, Fashion falls for Alice

Browns celebrates 40 years in fashion (Telegraph) “The John Galliano shirt wasn’t my first temptation at Browns, but has somehow come to represent what the shop stands for. Some four decades on, it has kept the flag flying for delightful conspicuous expenditure.” Neiman boosted by sales revival (FT) “Neiman Marcus, yesterday said its February store sales had improved, underlining the continuing revival of US

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Tentative turnaround, Embracing the web, Gucci JV approved, Liberty for Target, Return of illustration

Sack's Fifth Avenue Spring 2009 Advertising Campaign | Source: Sack's

Luxury’s turnaround? Maybe not quite just yet (Market Watch) “It may be too early to call a turnaround in the luxury-retail sector. Despite expectations that high-end shoppers are gradually coming back to stores and with retailers such as Macy’s and Saks indicating some improvement, the latest data suggest that the battered sector may need to do more to prove this pickup in momentum can be sustained.” From

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