WASHINGTON — Two key U.S. government reports released Friday highlightedthe slow road to recovery ahead for the apparel sector.
Specialtystore sales dropped a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent in Decembercompared with the previous month to $18.7 billion and department storessales fell 1.9 percent to $15.4 billion, the Commerce Department said.General merchandise stores, a category that includes discounters anddepartment stores, saw sales decline 0.7 percent to $51.4 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)