Apparel and general merchandise retailers added jobs in February as employers added a total of 236,000 to nonfarm payrolls and the unemployment rate dipped to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent.
According to seasonally adjusted figures released by the Labor Department Friday, apparel and accessories stores hired 2,000 workers to employ 1.46 million, while general merchandise stores, a classification that includes discounters and department stores, grew their payrolls by 4,000 to employ 3.09 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)