PREVIEW-Deckers to cruise through slump with red-hot UGGs
* What: Deckers Outdoor Q4 results
* When: Feb. 26, 2009
* Results expected to meet or beat Street
* Core UGG brand to propel earnings
* International sales to boost 2009
By Dhanya Skariachan
BANGALORE, Feb 25 (Reuters) - What's scarce is what's attractive -- the mantra helping Deckers Outdoor Corp DECK.O breeze through a turmoil that has sent other retailers scrambling for ways to entice tight-fisted U.S. consumers.
The maker of sheepskin boots and slippers seems to be all set for a stellar fourth quarter as its premium UGG brand still finds many loyalists in a recession.
Deckers has reaped benefits from a distribution model that encourages scarcity to grow demand for its premium label of sheepskin footwear. Continuación...