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France's Biggest Lingerie Show
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Online Retail
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The Body Survey
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U.K's Lingerie Sales
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June Sales Up
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McPete Sez Mailbag
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Miss Universe
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Corsets @ Flea Markets?
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Are they History?
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Ask Andy
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All thongs Considered
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Ester Williams Swimwear
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Edna May Robinson
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Woman's Wear Shows
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Stripper Mom
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  June 15,  2002                                 Issue #75

         Mcpete Sez, 
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                             Online Retail
Based on a survey of 11,000 retailers, the DOC reported that U.S. online retail sales dropped 11.9 percent in the first three months of 2002, from US$11.178 billion to $9.849 billion. However, sales during the period were 19.3 percent higher than the $8.256 billion recorded in last year's first quarter.
The dip in online sales during the first quarter was likely due to a post-holiday stretch. The DOC's figures were not adjusted to account for seasonal factors.    for more on this story click here


         France's largest lingerie show 
Last weekend the Parc des Expositions played host to the fall-winter lingerie collections at the Salon International de la Lingerie 2002. 
The largest lingerie tradeshow in France (with over 450 brands participating) boasted some sizzling newcomers.
London-based brand, 6ixty-8ight, stood out from the crowd at the three-day event. The collection, shown in their boudoire-ish booth, had three themes: "Relaxing Time," "Working Time," and "After Hours."
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Miss China Ling Zhuo smiles as she as she walks across the stage during the swimsuit portion of the 2002 Miss Universe competition in San Juan, Puerto Rico in this May 29, 2002 file photo. Zhuo, who finished third in the Miss Universe pageant, has sparked an internet debate on whether she really is a classic beauty and also prompted controversy by appearing in a skimpy bikini that some people said looked more like underwear


                A National Body Survey
Up to 12,000 people across the US are to have their body measurements scanned by the latest 3D technology as part of a national sizing survey that will give the apparel industry valuable information about the country's population. The nationwide survey, which is expected to start in July, will see several giant bodyscanners, like those used in Brooks' Brothers' flagship Manhattan store, taken around the country to scan the measurements of willing participants


Gap, Inc. Reported same-store sales down nine percent last month, the company's 26th straight month of declining sales. In May 2001, sales in stores open at least a year fell 10 percent.
The San Francisco-based company, whose shares fell last month when its CEO announced he would step down as soon as a replacement is named, said total sales for the four weeks ended June 1 were $995 million, down two percent from $1 billion in the same period last year. Gap, Inc. operates nine percent more stores than it did at the same time last year.

J.Crew Group, which has also had its share of slumping sales and departing CEOs lately, said that same-store sales in May fell 10.8 percent. Net sales for its online and catalog division rose one percent. J.Crew's revenues for the four weeks ended June 1 were up slightly, to $56.6 million, compared to an even $56 million during the same period last year.


Abercrombie & Fitch's comparable store sales fell nine percent in May. Its net sales increased though, to $85.2 million compared to $73.8 million during the same period last year.

Ann Taylor's same-store sales decreased 5.2 percent for the four weeks ended June 2, compared to a decrease of 9.6 percent in the same period last year. Total net sales were up 5.5 percent, to $115.3 million.

Limited Brands Inc. fared a bit better than the rest, reporting that its same-store sales for May rose five percent, and total sales rose eight percent, to $671.2 million.

On the discount front, Target saw a same-store sales boost of 2.6 percent and Wal-Mart reported a 6.2 percent increase in sales at stores open at least a year. While Target's results were slightly below expectation, Wal-Mart came in ahead of analysts' predictions, up 3.3 percent from April.

The May, 2002 retail sales numbers are out. Every traditional American department store with the exception of Nordstrom's showed negative comp store sales. Was it the unseasonably cool weather or are consumers voting with their dollars? Probably both. Department stores are trying hard to reinvent themselves - they need to. The last thing we need is another vanilla department store. It seems that they have yet to find the right formula   ...from Where it's @ by Bill Clark

         A meeting of the most prestigious brands in the worldů
­     US Power Brands such as Donna Karan Intimates and Calvin Klein Intimates.   ­     European Designer Brands such as Nina Ricci, Chloe, Roberto Cavali, Valentino.   ­     New American Designers brands such as Khurana , Araks, Arlotta   ­     Key European professionals such as Chantelle, Marie Jo, Argentovivo, Aubade, Simone Perele, Eres, Millesia , Lise Charmel, Huit, Princess Tam Tam, Wolford, Fogal, Rigby & Peller,Fantasie, Foot Prints, Freya   ­     New comers to the market such as Elle MacPherson Intimates, 6ixty 8ight, Ibicci from Italy , In2 from Columbia   ­     American success stories such as Cosabella , Hanky Panky, Lady Marlene , Nap, Goddess, La Cosa.
­     Canadian dynamic and creative companies such as Eve Grenier, Kenan, Arianne Lingerie , Change , Conrad , Phantom,ů.
Immerse yourself in the sophisticated ambiance of the Metropolitan Pavilion and Altman Building on August 4, 5, 6 2002 and meet the lingerie experts of this world, the creative teams behind the brandsů

                         A Lesson in Church 
A man and his wife were sitting in church, the man was sleeping and his wife was knitting. The priest asked "Who created the Earth and man?" The woman poked the man with her knitting needle and the man screamed, "GOD!" The Priest looked at him and said, "That's right." 
Then he asked "Who is God's son?" Once more the woman poked her husband with the needle, he woke up and screamed, "Jesus Christ!" Again, the priest said, "Correct." 
Finally, the priest asked, "What did Eve say to Adam when she didn't want any more children?" The knitter poked her husband again, but this time he screamed "Poke me with that thing one more time and I'm going to rip it off!" The priest smiled and said, "That's right." 

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