At Calvin Klein, jeans and underwear continue to be the top sellers, while Raf Simons, the newly appointed creative head for the brand, has brought a new buzz to its high-end collection that had been missing for some time. (The Belgian designer’s popularity in Europe certainly won’t hurt sales in the years ahead either.)

But the key seems to be not putting all your eggs in one basket. Chirico said there’s no retailer that represents even 10% of the company’s sales at this point. The clothing companies struggling as US department stores falter must be jealous.

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