The Paris trade shows this season will unfold against a backdrop of weak clothing consumption, but organizers are hopeful that healthy international attendance will keep the domestic blues at bay.
After showing feeble signs of improvement, French clothing sales are expected to fall in 2011 for the fourth year in a row as customers shun stores amid fears of a fresh recession, according to a survey by the French Institute of Fashion, or IFM, conducted in November.
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)