Considering that trend-driven shoppers usually have no qualms about spending on a whim or frequenting an array of stores for their needs, it seems logical that consumers who shop by category rather than by brand would take a more traditional approach and head for the variety of department stores.
By far, dresses have been the standout item in recent seasons among the three categories of dresses, suits and eveningwear. Now that dresses have become a wardrobe staple again, major retailers are trying to further interest with a wide range of styles, window displays, look books and other strategies. Many designers used dresses to open their fall runway shows and a plethora of dresses are being shown in resort collections, both of which bode well for the category.
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EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)