M&S Still Europe's Largest Clothing Retailer
UK high street giant Marks & Spencer remains Europe's largest clothing retailer despite axing all its overseas operations, a new report revealed on Monday.
According to market analysts Mintel, M&S is still the continent’s biggest fashion vendor due to the resilience of British consumers who have snapped up its recent collections in record numbers.
The study adds that Philip Green’s acquisition of Arcadia will boost his clothing empire to third in the apparel retailers’ list.
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The problem is, many of them just don't fit right.
Bras, a wardrobe essential for nearly every woman in the modern world, are big business. And they've come a long way since the 1960s, when the sultry, bosomy actress Jane Russell touted Playtex's revolutionary "Cross-Your-Heart" technology.
But the majority of women are still strutting around wearing ill-fitting cups, bands that ride up, and straps and underwires that dig in, says bra maker Bali, the brand that introduced "Wonderbra," and is a unit of food and consumer goods maker Sara Lee.
Seven in 10 women in the United States, in fact, are wearing the wrong size bra, according to Bali.
In an effort to correct the situation and boost the bottom line at Sara Lee's Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based intimate apparel unit, Bali in August began sending a team of some 200 bra fitters across the country, armed with tape measures and gentle advice, to help women find the right size and style for them.
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A model walks a Beirut runway showcasing a Saudi designer's bloodstained
dress with a tank symbolizing the Palestinian uprising against Israel.
The "revolutionary" new dress, designed "in solidarity with
the Palestinian uprising against Israel," was on display for Lebanese
With its depictions of bloodstains, bullet holes and tanks moving through
a desolate rock-strewn landscape, the floor-length gown was featured as
part of a collection at an Arab fashion festival which coincided with New
York's own Fashion Week
Wal-Mart Monthly Sales Hit $18.3 Billion
The world’s biggest retailer, Wal-Mart Inc, on Thursday posted a 3.8 per cent rise in August same-store sales and said net sales jumped 11 per cent to $18.3 billion from $16.5bn in the year-ago period.
The Arkansas-based company said same-store sales at its Wal-Mart division climbed 4.3 per cent last month and total sales rose 12 per cent to $11.7bn.
Respectful remembrance seems to be the theme for New York retailers on the first anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
Throughout the city, storefronts had paid simple tribute to the horror and the heroism of that day.
Window displays were stripped and displays such as the above were evident in
stores such as the Banana Republic, Bloomingdale's, Barneys, Henri Bendel's,
Saks, & Calvin Klein. and many more.
Spectators "flee" as huge waves of the
Qiantangjiang River approach in east China's Zhejiang Province Sunday,
Sept. 8, 2002. Huge tides occured as Typhoon Sinlaku swept the southern
part of the East China Sea at 5:00 a.m. since last Saturday, with the
maximum wind force of 40 meters per second.
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Naomi 'married' riddle
NAOMI Campbell’s topsy-turvy love life took another bizarre twist last night — when the supermodel announced she had “married” her latest boyfriend.
Bad-tempered Naomi has been touring the Mediterranean with Spanish lover Enrique Palacio.
Asked by Italian magazine Chi when they would get hitched, Naomi replied: “We are already married.”
Onlookers said they saw rings on the couple’s wedding fingers as they enjoyed a steamy clinch aboard a canal boat in Venice.
But cynics believe it is yet another attention-seeking stunt by Naomi, 32, following a series of false claims about the men in her life.
Enrique, in his mid-20s, is a Milan-based model. The romance emerged two weeks ago as he and Naomi cruised the islands of southern Italy.
The pair are now at the Venice Film Festival, where Enrique is keeping a low profile.
Shopping for Lingerie
in Prague, Czech Republic
Above are the outdoor Kiosk's which seem to be prevalent in
Prague throughout the city and nearby suburbs. Lacey garments
prevail and most merchandise seems to be made not only in the Czech
Republic, but from China, Italy, France and Germany. However most lingerie
is sold in small but fine shops throughout the city.(See below) Note: 99 KC is equal
to $3.30 US. Everything here is of course, is Cash & Carry.
in a Meg-a-Mall in Prague
A General Lingerie shop in town
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