The ability of dresses and jeans to perform double duty, alternating between dress and casualwear, helped provide both categories with double-digit sales increases last year and lift the growth rate of women’s apparel above men’s wear’s.
Women’s apparel sales at retail grew 3.3 percent last year, expanding to $111.37 billion, according to research from The NPD Group Inc. of Port Washington, N.Y. By contrast, men’s apparel sales rose 1.4 percent to $56.61 billion.
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)