Teen retailers appear poised to report fairly strong second-quarter results this month, but the outlook for the back-to-school season and the third quarter remains far more complicated.
While parents are expected to demonstrate their historic tendency to put off purchases for themselves in favor of their kids during times of economic stress, the b-t-s season ahead, plagued by record-setting prices for gas and commodities and high levels of home foreclosures, may provide the greatest test in years of teen fashion resiliency.
"I think that all anyone really wants in life is to have people understand us for who we actually are, despite everything," says Ruth Negga. The actress talks "Preachers" season 2 and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Dan Doperalski)
"That's something that resonates with me too because I'm so locked into a number. If I go over that number it completely ruins my day so it's nice to get detached from the number on the scale." - Chelsea Handler on Kelly LeVeque's book "Body Love." #wwdeye (📷: John Salangsang)