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Lebanon’s apparel sector struggles to recover from war 9 Oct 2006

Lebanon’s clothing sector was crippled by the month long war between Israel and Hizbullah earlier this summer. And the knock-on effects of the conflict have proved equally problematic for a sector that was just recovering from a slump caused by political turbulence in 2005. Paul Cochrane reports from Beirut.


Middle East lingerie bucks Islamic stereotype 22 Aug 2006

Contrary to Islamic stereotyping, lingerie sales are extremely healthy in the Middle East. However, Paul Cochrane reports from Beirut, the brand is less important than the style.

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US: NexCen Brands opens first TAF store in Lebanon 20 May 2009

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LEBANON: M&S explores Beirut market 29 Jan 2007

Retail giant Marks & Spencer is investigating opening a branch in the Lebanese capital Beirut, according to a press report.


LEBANON: Mango re-opens stores 20 Sep 2006

Spanish women's fashion chain Mango has reopened its stores in Lebanon following the end of war in the country, a company spokesman told just-style on Tuesday.


LEBANON: Mango to close stores amid conflict 17 Jul 2006

Spanish women’s fashion chain Mango confirmed Monday that it will close stores in Lebanon following Israel’s bombing of the country.