Great Figures

Roberto Cavalli isn't the only fashion company doing well in a shaky economy. Coach, Burberry, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Zara and Yves Saint Laurent are all selling well. So what's the magic formula for getting customers in the door in dire times?

There isn't one. New styles for the classic American bag fueled sales growth of 20% between 2001 and 2002 for Coach, and the company is promising logo bags and hats to keep customers (and Wall Street) happy in 2003. Gucci Group's Yves Saint Laurent is succeeding thanks to a new designer — Tom Ford — a host...

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