The on-again, off-again economic rebound has created a limbo of sorts for retailers, where those consumers who have held onto their jobs are still interested in low prices but are also looking for a bit more.
The immediate beneficiaries now appear to include the large, well-funded giants that are stocking up on targeted and exclusive offerings, such as Macy’s Inc. and its just-launched Material Girl collection. Macy’s second-quarter comparable-store sales rose 4.9 percent, and Kohl’s Corp. managed a 4.6 percent increase. Both companies talked about gaining market share last week.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)