Marketers of mass-market apparel are evenly split on both their reports on spring business and their expectations for full-year retail sales.
According to a quarterly survey of soft goods suppliers by Capital Business Credit, 50 percent of respondents said their spring business was better than a year ago while 50 percent said results were flat or down. Among those experiencing an improved spring, the majority saw year-on-year growth of 3 to 10 percent.
"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)