TOKYO — Japanese retailers saw mostly lower sales in July, as seasonal clearance sales of spring and summer merchandise lured customers into stores, while unpredictable weather also kept them away in some cases.
Fast Retailing Co. Ltd. said Monday that same-store sales at its Uniqlo stores in Japan fell 4.8 percent compared with the same month last year. Customer numbers dropped 12 percent.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"