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Missing $100B Market: Low-Income Consumers Overlooked by Retailers

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Overview

While retailers chase upscale shoppers, an even bigger market out there is being underserved: the low-income shopper. The vast low-income population has immense purchasing power, spending $100 billion on apparel last year.

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Sears Holdings Corp. is retooling Kmart. Some stores are selling Sears' more expensive private brands.

Financial

Missing $100B Market: Low-Income Consumers Overlooked by Retailers

While retailers chase upscale shoppers, an even bigger market out there is being underserved: the low-income shopper.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Chloe Eyes … La Perla Restructuring … Buchman At Neiman’s …

A brief look at some of the day’s stories.

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Financial

Burberry Sales Up 2.3%, Sees Tough Second Half

First-half sales at Burberry Group rose 2.3 percent to 355 million pounds, or $621.3 million, and the firm indicated the second half would be challenging.

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The design of Atlas Park features arches and stone sidewalks.

Retail

Atlas Park Has Eye on Baby Boomers

With 50 percent of the leasing complete, it’s clear the target customer for the Shops at Atlas Park, the city’s first lifestyle center, is a Baby Boomer.

clock October 13, 2005Sharon Edelson

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Fendi Fete … She Drew A Zigzag

Just back from a summer internship at Chanel, Delfina Delettrez Fendi, the daughter of Silvia Fendi, is getting ready to celebrate her coming-of-age Friday night.

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Financial

Goody’s Considering New Offer

Goody’s Family Clothing Inc., which recently announced it would be acquired by Sun Capital Partners IV LP, said it received a competing bid from a third party, and that it is considering the new offer.

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Smith's styling debut in Arena Homme Plus.

Fashion Features

Wynn-Wynn Situation

Former Wink designer Wynn Smith, now living in Kansas, has turned to styling. He talks about the transformation.

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The Sidekick II Juicy Couture edition.

Fashion Features

Juicy’s Sidekick

Juicy Couture is reaching out to tech-savvy fashion mavens and is teaming with T-Mobile to launch the Sidekick II Juicy Couture edition cell phone.

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Fashion Features

Bob Mackie Designs to Be Auctioned

Christie’s and Julien’s Auctions will hold an auction of some of Bob Mackie’s outfits and sketches he did for celebrities and TV and stage shows.

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A look from Nfy's spring collection.

Fashion Features

Denim Dish: Notify Gets Casual With Nfy … A Capital on Premium … Levi’s Heads for the Stars

Levi’s creates a new home for its premium denim line; Paris-based Notify shows its casual side with Nfy; PZI Denim’s big strategy shift.

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Looks in London: on Neal Street in Covent Garden ...

Fashion Features

London Cleans Up, Pares Down for Fall

Young consumers here are turning their backs on heavily embellished, distressed and boot-cut denim in favor of a clean, straight-leg look, with the more adventurous taking on the ultraskinny, drainpipe leg.

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Fashion Features

A Junior Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian looks score in Los Angeles; Mattel is teaming with Fred Segal Flair to launch a collection under the label Barbie Luxe.

clock October 13, 2005Michelle Tyree

An Anna Sui top with Paper Denim & Cloth jeans for Barbie Luxe.

Fashion Features

Barbie Plays Dress Up

Forty-six years after introducing the iconic blonde doll, Mattel Inc. is partnering with Fred Segal Flair, the upscale boutique, to launch a women’s line of clothing, accessories and beauty products.

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Steve & Barry's has opened at the Manhattan Mall.

Fashion Features

Steve & Barry Take Manhattan

College and Midwest mall retailer Steve & Barry’s University Sportswear opens its first New York store; Stella sets her sights on tennis.

clock October 13, 2005Meredith Derby

The nylon tennis bag.

Fashion Features

Tennis Lob for Stella and Adidas

The Adidas by Stella McCartney sport universe is expanding fast, and tennis is next on the agenda.

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Fashion Features

Betsey Johnson Swim Set

Betsey Johnson has inked a deal with Anaheim, Calif.-based Lunada Bay for a swimwear collection set to bow at retail in April.

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Financial

Streets of Cash

The most expensive retail streets by rent per square foot in North America.

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Cindy Crawford on the first cover of George.

Media

Memo Pad: George Remembered … Southern Culture On The Skids … Love, American Style

Many of the editors, contributors, fact-checkers and assistants who worked with John F. Kennedy Jr. at George gathered at Harvard on Tuesday for a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the defunct magazine’s first issue.

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Retail

Sears Appoints Byrd To Great Indoors Role

In a move that signals there may be hope for the scaled-back Great Indoors retail concept, Sears Holdings Corp. on Wednesday said it had promoted Teresa Byrd to senior vice president and general manager of the chain.

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Robert J. Corti

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Avon Taps New Executive VP … NPD Signs Deal With TNS Infratest

Avon Products taps former Gillette exec Charles Cramb; NPD Group will acquire the Italian perfumery tracking business of TNS Infratest.

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Kendra Wilkinson, Bridget Marquardt, Hugh Hefner and Holly Madison.

Fashion Features

Hefner Helps Introduce Line for ‘Girls Next Door’

The granddaddy of all Playboys, Hugh Hefner, talks about swinging at age 79 and about “The Girls Next Door.”

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