Gap’s re-invention, Liz Claiborne losses, Fashion’s Night Out, UK high street rescue, Fashion becomes ‘useful’

Born to Fit, the new facebook page launched by Gap

Covering Many Bases for a Brand of Blue Jeans (WSJ) “The British say “Mind the gap,” but in this country it has been a while since shoppers minded what Gap was selling. The Gap division of Gap Inc. was struggling even before the recession, which has persuaded consumers to cut back significantly on clothing purchases.” Liz Claiborne Loss Widens More Than Analyst Estimates (Bloomberg) “Liz Claiborne

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Claiborne experiences loss, Richemont profits down, Anna Wintour in conversation, Men’s spending still on the rise

Liz Claiborne S/S 09, courtesy of Liz Claiborne

Liz Claiborne Results Raise Questions About Retailer’s Future (CNN Money) “Liz Claiborne’s future is being questioned after the fashion retailer posted a sharply wider first-quarter loss and sees a similar performance for the current quarter as the company is stymied by a lack of customers, big markdowns and a low cash position while trying to reignite demand through efforts that include a new namesake

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