With most retailers carrying plenty of inventory and buyers reluctant to experiment with unconventional styles and new labels, shoe vendors are seeking fresh ways to captivate cash-strapped consumers.
For some, it might be about sticking to a foolproof price point. For others, it might mean scaling back on certain styles and focusing on the ones that work. For others still, streamlining overheads and cost cutting where possible are ways to stay afloat in troubling times.
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