The U.S. consumer struggled in the second quarter and the world abroad continued to be an economic minefield, but some key retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Gap Inc. gained enough confidence to cautiously raise 2012 profit guidance.
A string of retailers reported second-quarter results Thursday and while they varied wildly, there were a few commonalities. Among them:
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
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?"