After a three-year surge, legwear is managing to maintain steady sales even as consumer spending plummets.
Overall, legwear is up 0.4 percent this year to $3.24 billion in the U.S., according to consumer research firm NPD Group. Retailers and manufacturers have positive expectations for the category moving into the important holiday season.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"