Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.

High street blues

UK: High street sales unlikely to grow before 2014
High street retailers should brace themselves for one of the worst years on record in 2009, according to new research released today (9 December), with growth not expected to return until 2014, according to Verdict Consulting for ActiveResilience.

JJB sales woes continue

UK: JJB reports 7.5% sales fall, repays GBP20m to banks
Sporting goods retailer JJB Sports this week said its total sales in the 19 weeks to 7 December were 7.5% lower than the same period last year, and that it has agreed to pay GBP20m (US$29.6m) to three of its lenders.

Oxford Industries posts Q3 slump

US: Oxford plans cost-cutting after Q3 profit slashed
Apparel group Oxford Industries is planning to cut employment costs and capital spending after the company's third quarter profit plummeted 65% to US$4.8m.

Bolivia hit by trade cut

BOLIVIA: Four maquilas shut as US cuts trade benefits
The US' decision to remove Bolivia's free-trade benefits under the ATPDEA (Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act) trade agreement has forced four textile firms to close in the South American country.

Inditex pushes profit 2%

SPAIN: Inditex nine-month profit edges up 2%
The opening of 456 new stores in the first nine months of its financial year has helped Spanish retailer Inditex, owner of the Zara fashion chain, to a 2% rise in profit for the period.