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Some of the big players in the fashion retail industry are getting screwed by the recession.

  • Nordstrom reported that holiday sales dipped 8.0 percent compared to last year.
  • Neiman Marcus is reporting decreases of 31.2 percent in the five-week holiday period compared to 2008.
  • Macy’s, Inc. reported a 4.7 percent drop for this holiday season compared with the five weeks ended Jan. 5, 2008.
  • Gap Inc. reported a 12 percent decrease compared with last year.

But get this.

American Apparel reported that for the month of December 2008, sales for stores open for more than twelve months increased 3% over the year ago period, “on a constant currency basis.”

For the month of December 2007, comparable store sales increased 37%. There were 162 stores in the sales comparison for December 2008.

Makes you go hmmm…

In the midst of all the chatter her Emmys designing gig has caused, Lauren Conrad is staying busy.

The celebrity designer will celebrate her Orange County homecoming as she kicks off the first-ever Style Week Orange County™.

It takes place September 8 through 13.

Conrad will debut her fall collection while kicking off Style Week Orange County with a runway show on September 8 at Irvine Spectrum Center.

That’s just a few miles from where she grew up in Laguna Beach.

Her line is carried at Nordstrom at Irvine Spectrum Center.

In addition, Nordstrom, Macys and H&M will join iconic Orange County surf brands Hurley and Roxy for the week of fashion shows and in-store events.