PARIS — Mirroring declines at trade fairs across Europe, foreign visitors to the Premiere Classe accessories show at the Tuileries Gardens here dropped 15 percent compared with last year, and total visitor numbers fell 7 percent.
U.S. visitors to the show, which ran concurrent with the Paris runway collections and ended on March 9, dropped by almost a quarter. Retailers from Japan, though the strongest international showing with 1,600 visitors, decreased 18 percent from last year. Attendance by U.K. buyers, hard hit by the weaker pound, declined 28 percent.
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