Principals of luxury shoemaker Giuseppe Zanotti Design think their patience paid off in unveiling their first, and probably only, American outlet store. The Woodbury Common Premium
Outlets store in Central Valley, N.Y., is positioned near fellow Italian brands Gucci and Prada.
Financials report card
Simon Propertiy Group, which owns outletcenter developer Chelsea Property Group, and Tanger Factory Outlet Centers report their third-quarter sales; NAACO worries about the coming year
for Le Gourmet Chef and Kitchen Collection.
A new book, "Retail Business Kit for Dummies," offers info of interest to outletchain executives, including seven tips for boosting sales.
Marketing to Fashionistas
Prime Retail threw a party for the fashionistas in San Marcos, Texas, and managed to raise $7,000 for a local charity at the same time. The event, LUXE 2008, was an evening of designer
shopping, song and charity, with proceeds going to the San Antonio Opera.