The World’s Most Expensive Shopping Streets
1. Fifth Avenue, New York ($1,700 annual rent per square foot)
2. Causeway Bay, Hong Kong ($1,525 annual rent per square foot)
3. Avenue des Champs-Elysées, Paris ($1,009 annual rent per square foot)
Source: Cushman & Wakefield

Largest Department Stores Worldwide by 2009 Revenues

1. Macy’s Inc. $20.1 billion
2. Sears Holdings Corp. $17.7 billion
3. Kohl’s Corp. $16.5 billion
4. J.C. Penney Co. Inc. $15.1 billion
5. El Corte Inglés SA $13.2 billion
Source: Euromonitor International Sales are in U.S. dollars*
* Euromonitor’s figures show retail sales of products included by Euromonitor to consumers, therefore the following items are excluded: 1) any revenues from credit cards, banking etc. – credit cards offered by Sears 2) any revenues generated from services – e.g. Parts Direct or Sears Home SerVices, both owned by Sears 3) any sales of products not included by Euromonitor, such as gas.

The Five Best-selling Apparel Categories by Dollar Volume for 2009
Tops $70.9 billion
Bottoms $44.8 billion
Tailored Clothing $19.1 billion
Intimate Apparel $10.7 billion
Outerwear $8.5 billion
Source: NPD Group. Dollar amounts are for women’s and men’s apparel combined, and were tracked from December 2008 to November 2009 in the U.S.

Most Searched-for Fashion Brands Online During the Month of December
Brand Total Searches*
1. Ugg Boot 934,743
2. Nike 812,400
3. The North Face 389,070
4. Louis Vuitton 187,099
5. Eddie Bauer 178,762
6. Vans 138,615
7. Gucci 127,948
8. Juicy Couture 126,923
9. Converse 126,157
10. Ed Hardy 108,299
Source:; *searches are tracked through only

Tops in Customer Service

1. L.L. Bean
5. QVC
6. Coldwater Creek
7. HSN
8. Lands’ End
9. J.C. Penney
10. Nordstrom and Kohl’s (tied)
Source: NRF Foundation/American Express Customers’ Choice survey, conducted by BIGresearch

Top European Destinations for 2010 Retail Expansion

Country Percent of retailers surveyed who are targeting this country
Germany 47 percent
France 44 percent
Spain 36 percent
Source: CB Richard Ellis. the firm’s report examined the attitudes and 2010 expansion plans of 220 leading retailers.

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