John Lewis, the employee-owned group seen as a barometer of UK retailing, posted a fifth consecutive week of rising department store sales, benefiting from weak comparative numbers and a store opening.
Footwear maker Deckers Outdoor Corp reported a 30 percent jump in third-quarter profit that beat market expectations, helped by strong sales of its premier UGG brand, and forecast higher fourth-quarter earnings.
Columbia Sportswear Co posted quarterly profit above market expectations as demand and shipments of fall products rose, and raised its quarterly dividend, sending its shares up 7 percent to a year high.
EBay Inc forecast results for the fourth quarter at the low end of Wall Street estimates, disappointing investors who were hoping for a substantial turnaround for the holidays, and its shares down 5 percent.
Abu Dhabi, until recently relatively quiet in the world of fashion, has now countered this reserved stance and stepped out into the sector. From 26-28 October, Fashion Expo Arabia will welcome more than 550 exhibitors from the four corners of the world.