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Study: Luxury Consumers Seek Good Investment from Fashion Brands

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Stevens, PA—Fashion brands with merchandise that proves to be a “good investment” may have the upper hand in getting inside luxury consumers’ wallets. At least that’s what Unity Marketing found recently in a study that asked 1,245 affluent consumers (average household income $331,500; age 46.5 years; 42% male/58%female) to rate …

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Coach Sues Dallas Retailer Over Alleged Fakes

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Dallas–Coach Inc. is suing Sam Moon Trading Co., saying the Dallas-based fashion accessories retailer prominently displays and sells counterfeit Coach handbags and wallets in its stores. The lawsuit, filed last week in U.S. District Court in Dallas, claims the sale of the handbags dilutes Coach’s trademark. Investigators purchased four handbags at Sam Moon stores …

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Report: Retail Real Estate Will Stabilize Despite Hitting New Low

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Boston—Colliers International, a leading global real estate services firm, released its annual report on retail real estate trends showing new retail construction will hit a 25 year low in 2010. However, according to Colliers’ 2010 Retail Trends & Opportunities report, retail vacancies will stabilize in many markets. “We aren’t out …