The Euro Consumer: Hot, Feeling Poorer
France’s recent killer heat wave is just the latest headache for stores already pummeled by weak tourism, a strong euro and economic doubt at home.
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THE LOWDOWN: Fast-fashion shifted into high gear when French fashion group Vivarte opened 24 discount clothing stores last week. Under the banner Parti-Prix, which roughly translates to “Great Buys,” the stores, located on the…