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Research and Markets: The Global Travel-Retail Market for Fashion.

DUBLIN, Ireland -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of The Global Travel-Retail Market for Fashion to their offering.

This new product sector report is the first detailed analysis of the travel-retail market for fashion, covering clothing, accessories (sunglasses, scarves and ties), shoes, bags, small leather goods and luggage. It features extensive new research carried out by Raven Fox Research among suppliers, retailers and airport authorities exclusively for the report. The report includes sales trends and sales forecasts by region and category to 2008. It also contains a comprehensive directory with contacts details for leading travel retailers of fashion goods and suppliers

--With signs of a recovery in the luxury goods sector, and assuming a return to steady growth in international travel, the travel-retail fashion sector is forecast to expand strongly over the next few years.

--Problems with logistics and margins that have restricted the growth of the fashion category to some extent in the past are now becoming less important. Many operators are realizing the sales potential of fashion goods in travel-retail make it worthwhile overcoming such challenges.

--Operators are allocating more space to fashion and a number of new airport developments, such as Munich's new terminal two, feature a major fashion component. The growth of specialist stores in all regions has also been a plus factor for fashion.

--Retail presentation is improving and luxury brands that had restricted their travel-retail presence to downtown duty-free stores, including Chanel, Prada and MaxMara, are now entering the airport channel.

--Categories which previously received little attention such as underwear and shoes are now becoming more prominent in travel-retail alongside the more established accessories and leather goods products.

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Date:Aug 9, 2005
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