As a whole, the apparel industry might be limping along, but intimates is marching to a different drummer.
Lingerie continues to be a Teflon-coated business despite a lackluster economy. The current woes affecting the rest of the apparel industry just won’t stick to this particular market, and it’s not difficult to understand why. Having generated $12 billion at retail in 2001 — approximately $500 million more than 2000 — the consumer appetite for lingerie appears to be insatiable.
"I think that all anyone really wants in life is to have people understand us for who we actually are, despite everything," says Ruth Negga. The actress talks "Preachers" season 2 and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Dan Doperalski)
"That's something that resonates with me too because I'm so locked into a number. If I go over that number it completely ruins my day so it's nice to get detached from the number on the scale." - Chelsea Handler on Kelly LeVeque's book "Body Love." #wwdeye (📷: John Salangsang)