A Global Roundup

In the face of a troubled luxury industry in Paris, "an underlying satisfaction here that an era of sometimes vulgar high living is over and that a more bedrock French way of life will emerge," reports the New York Times. (New York Times)

The decline of magazine ad pages was steady with each passing quarter in 2008. (WSJ

Comme des Garçons debuts at Pitti with Homme Deux line. (New York Times

 Suzy Menkes reviews the Thom Browne show at Pitti Uomo. (IHT)

 "Starting January 20th, major stores like Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s are being forced to give away $175 million worth of beauty products nationwide, for free, to anybody who walks into their stores," reports Fashionista. (Fashionista)


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