The main floor of the department store is the window to the soul of the retailer. It presents the vision of the store, giving consumers an overall sense of the retail philosophy — energetic, intimate, hip, classic. And it’s a big money-maker, too, capturing impulse dollars as shoppers wander in from the street or mall. Francine Klein, executive vice president and general merchandise manager of fashion accessories — which includes overseeing cosmetics, accessories, shoes and intimate apparel — recently talked about these hot categories, how they’re doing, what’s driving them and what to look for in spring shoe trends.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)