June same-store sales results, released today, are expected to be more of the same — weak.
With the weather cool, consumer confidence shaky and unemployment rising, analysts anticipate June will increase pressure on retailers during the second quarter. As they struggle against consumer frugality and compete with the stimulus-bolstered results of a year ago, there could be even greater temptation to impose deeper markdowns to build back-to-school business and limit inventory exposure.
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)
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