MILAN — The growth of the U.S. economy may be grinding to a halt and dragging Europe down with it, but Italian fashion houses are still upbeat about business in 2008.
As fashion week here kicks into high gear, senior executives at leading Italian brands told WWD that, despite the market jitters, they see few signs of a downturn and have made a positive start to the year. And they remain bullish about the U.S., especially within their own stores.
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