Liberty explores sale, EU internet sales, Dutch auctions, Chinese consumers, China overtakes the US

Iconic floral prints, courtesy of Liberty

Liberty appoints advisers to review the business (Drapers) “Liberty has confirmed it is set to appoint advisers to lead a review of the business, which could lead to a sale of the iconic London department store.” LVMH, Chanel Force EU to Modify Draft Law on Internet Sales (Bloomberg) “Luxury goods makers LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA and Chanel SA may win more control over how Web-based retailers sell their

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Missoni at 50, Fast Retailing rises, Seoul menswear, Liberty standalone closes, Hope for Italian menswear

Missoni S/S 09 ad campaign, courtesy of Missoni

Stars in their stripes: Missoni a fashion powerhouse (Independent) “For 50 years, it has dressed the stylish in its striped and zig-zag knits. Missoni is a fashion powerhouse, a family business and, a new exhibition argues, an Italian national treasure.” Fast Retailing Lives Up to Name With Global Gains (WSJ) “Despite the economic gloom brought on by Japan’s shrinking domestic consumption, Fast Retailing Co.

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Liberty’s Open Day, Sales rise, Retail’s 2010 recovery, Marketing Helix

Liberty of London, courtesy of The Moment

Liberty launches Open Day to support British design talent (Drapers) “Liberty will host an open day where up and coming designers will have the opportunity to present their ranges to its buying team and battle for a chance to be stocked in the department store.” Retail Sales Rise on Heavy Discounting, Inventory Reductions (Seeking Alpha) “Retail sales in February jumped more than expected last week.”  Retail

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