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Men: The best hope of recession-struck cheap-chic retailers. "In the last three months, stores ranging from Hennes & Mauritz and Topman to Mango and New Look have launched or revamped their men’s collections, opened men’s-only flagship stores or tapped high-end fashion designers for collaboration lines. 'The men’s wear industry right now is the very best it’s ever been,' said Gordon Richardson, design director for the U.K.’s Topman." Judging from the crowd at last week's CDG x H&M release, men are returning the love. [DNR]