Like the action sports junkies at the core of their industry, the lifestyle trade shows that touch down in San Diego every January and September are on a wild ride.
The economic crisis has caused young consumers, once largely considered impervious to financial swings that afflict their parents, to become stingy. The result is that surf apparel and streetwear retailers and vendors that depend upon these customers are stuck in neutral as they wait for the unsettled market to kick into growth mode again.
"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)