Footwear maker Deckers Outdoor Corp posted a surprise second-quarter profit, helped by cost controls, but forecast a weak fourth quarter, when sales of its trademark sheepskin boots are traditionally strongest.
John Lewis, the employee-owned group seen as a barometer of UK retail spending, said its week to July 18 performance was one of its best of the year as department store sales rose with shoppers snapping up clearance goods.
The Japan International Fashion Fair in Tokyo started on the 22nd of July with more exhibitors than had been present in its previous edition, especially from Asian countries like India which was principally promoting textile products.
Marcolin has signed an exclusive world licensing agreement for the production and distribution of Swarovski brand glasses. The licence will last for five years and can be renewed for a further five years.
Launched this month, the new autumn-winter 2009/2010 campaign from Escada features supermodel Eva Herzigova. It is a fresh and mysterious campaign in these bleak times that was shot by Peter Lindbergh.
Women's apparel retailer Coldwater Creek Inc said it continue to expect a second-quarter loss but sees a sequential improvement in business trends, helped by positive customer response to its summer collection.