That might very well be the takeaway for many when they recall holiday 2012, a period in which even relatively modest expectations for retail sales might not be realized. With just five days to go before Christmas, the holiday forecasts of a few months ago are beginning to appear a bit more hopeful than realistic, even allowing for the usual optimism that works its way into retailers’ consciences when the subject turns to the fourth quarter.
"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)