Shoppers might have been tentative last year, but the market to buy and sell retail and consumer companies was hopping.
A report set to be released by consultancy PwC today showed there were 130 retail and consumer deals in the U.S. last year, valued at a total of $91.2 billion — twice the value of deals seen in 2011. The report looks at U.S. transactions of more than $50 million.
Peter Kim's Los Angeles-based premium denim line has always had its finger on the pulse of youth. This season, novelty is back in a way reminiscent of early Aughts, with studs, lace-ups, racing waxed denim and more. For more highlights if some of the key brands at the Vegas trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: Patrick Gray; Styled by @thealexbadia; Story by @karihamanaka and @marcy_wwd)
"I was driving back on Saturday afternoon from the beach, and I just saw this sign saying 'Skydiving for $95.' And I was like, I can't not sky dive for $95," says Tom Bateman about a moment in Hawaii while shooting "Snatched." #wwdeye (📷: @vsteves; Interview by @ktauer; Styled by @thealexbadia)