Men's clothing, accessory sales up

December 2, 2008 7:05:55 PM PST
Will men help save the holiday shopping season?In the first nine months this year, sales of men's apparel rose one percent. Over the same period, sales of women's apparel fell 6 percent.

Business suits have been selling well. Stores like Bloomingdale's are making more room for menswear. J Crew recently opened two men's only stores. And Louis Vuitton added a new line of men's luggage and accessories.

Versace has also unveiled suit carriers and briefcases.