NEW YORK — Teen retail executives are crossing their fingers hoping for a passing grade this back-to-school season, as the student body, and their parents, appear increasingly reluctant to spend.
Many retailers report a slowdown in early b-t-s sales and mall traffic and, just three weeks into August, some are already slashing prices. But with school days starting later in the year for some and a cooling trend in the air in many locales, they’re hopeful that the season will finish better than it started.
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?"