NEW YORK — Competition for the contemporary customer’s dollars is bubbling, as makers struggle with strategies to beat cheap-and-chic invaders in the New Year.
It’s the threat of fast-paced, trend-driven stores like H&M and Forever 21 making their way into shopping malls across the country that’s causing the angst. Contemporary designers provide fashion-forward merchandise month after month, but the clothes from such brands as Tracy Reese and Rebecca Taylor are more expensive than what is sold at H&M.
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"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)