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Online Invasion
The brutal economy might be obliterating luxury retail, but at least one high-end purveyor is still sitting pretty. Yoox Group, the upscale Milan-based e-commerce business, continues to post strong sales gains within its flagship site. The firm also is growing its new men’s business, Thecorner.com, and is planning eight new virtual stores this year. CEO Federico Marchetti said he was hoping to score his first French partner during Paris Fashion Week.

Remembering Jodi

The Fisher family is honoring the late Jodi Fisher, who died March 4, with a memorial fund. Donations can be sent to the Jodi Fisher Horowitz Leukemia Research Fund, Memorial Sloan Kettering Center; 1275 York Ave., Box 575; New York, N.Y., 10021. Attn: Dr. Stephen Nimer.

 

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