These are tough times to be in designer retailing.
Battling escalating prices for European collections and the shaky economy, American department and specialty stores are facing particular challenges with their designer business this spring. While stores say the designer business appears to be flat to slightly up so far this season versus a strong spring last year, they're cognizant of the price-value relationship when bringing in collections and are scrutinizing prices more than ever.
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)