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Byline: Elena Berton
Heritage Brands, Classic Looks Shine in Paris
As the Paris runway shows ushered a trend toward pared-down elegance for men, boutique trade shows here presented a return to relaxed, casual styles equally in tune with recessionary times.
Among the trends at the shows which ended their three-day runs here Sunday was the comeback of classic sportswear and a marked preference among buyers for brands that focus on producing specialty, or heritage items of high quality, be it shirts, jeans or bags.
"Buyers liked the pared-down look, because this is not the time to go crazy," said Deirdre Maloney, a spokeswoman for …