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25-05-2008
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i think the idea of earlier more aggressive sales is good news for the consumer!...

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however...the idea of fewer european designers being available (or affordable) is pretty depressing, no?...

It's really good for American designers though.

During WW2 American fashion got a huge spurt because most department stores had to halt buying European collections and rely on domestic talent. Of course it's not so dire now but it could turn out to be an exciting development.

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i wonder how the reduction in european imports will affect the european brands themself.
the US is generally a huge market for those labels, particularly the french luxury
american consumerism is nothing compared to the european and if people here start cutting down it will without a doubt greatly affect the european labels. maybe we'll see LV having a sale as well i personally think that with the dollar situation the prices for luxury goods in europe for americans are out of control. 4 years ago one used to pay half as much as one does now

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i agree with both the above statements...
we could see benefits for american designers here in the US...
and this cannot be good for brands outside the US...

but this is going to be bad for everyone.....

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The luxury bussiness is expanding to China, Indie and other countries. Here in Vietnam you have two LVs, Bally, Ferragamo, Burberry, Escada, Gucci, Sergio Rossi, Longchamps. I have heard that Prada and Hermes are coming (need more sources

Kenzo and Pucci are stocked in multibrand boutiques.

I don't know if they are making profits at the moment. LV might want to be here just for their global presence. It's their strategy to be somewhere first.

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still can't post in paragaphs I'm afraid.... so here is the link to the article: http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/l...cle4014680.ece


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Hi guys,

There is a quote I'm looking for that says something like 'Fashion is always wild during dark times/recessions.'

I'm curious to who said it. I read it a few years ago and true enough, neon & prints became a thing.

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