Percentage of consumers at different income levels cutting back spending in 12 categories
A national survey of 1,000 consumers in three income groups by WSL Strategic Retail found that even well-to-do shoppers are not immune to concerns about the economy, national security, international travel and SARS. Apparently, the era of conspicuous consumption has given way to an era of selective consumption as affluent shoppers tighten their purse strings and do without some of life’s little luxuries.
"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)