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

COMMENT: Bumpy ride continues for US retailers in May
US retailers posted another mixed bag of results in May, putting paid to hopes of a sustained pick-up in consumer spending. Poor weather early in the month, the still-fragile state of the economic recovery, and the later timing of the Memorial Day calendar were all blamed.

US: Retailers' May 2010 sales roundup
Here is the roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' May 2010 sales results.

INDIA: Garment exports down 2.64% in 2009-10
Indian apparel exporters are renewing calls for a tax on cotton yarn shipments after new data showed the value of the country's garment exports fell by 2.6% to US$10.6bn in the year to March.

Global sourcing perspectives: things to consider
So just what do leading brands and retailers take into consideration when formulating their sourcing strategies? At a special session at the recent SPESA Expo, Gap, JCPenney, VF Corp and Soma Intimates were all on hand to share their thoughts.

US: Retailers to limit lead in handbags and shoes
More than 40 major apparel retailers and vendors, including Macy's, Sears/Kmart, Target, Kohl's, JC Penney, Guess, Victoria's Secret and Saks have agreed to set new industry-wide standards limiting lead in handbags and other fashion products including footwear.