The competition might be heating up, but Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc., a pioneer of today’s outlet concept, has a big head start and a valuable knack for cajoling the right mix of retailers into its regional shopping meccas.
Tanger jumped into outlets in 1981 when the stores were a venue to clear factory overruns. Now the centers are a way to bring new shoppers to fashion brands at lower prices.
The consumer affection for a good deal — something that’s nice in good times and necessary in bad times — has kept the outlet real estate sector on a relatively steady trajectory.
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)