When it comes to the state of the retail and fashion apparel industries, the glass is either half full — or half empty. It depends on who you ask.
Online brands and the retailers who fared well during the 2017 holiday shopping season see the glass as half full. Sales were strong, with gains coming in at 4.7 percent while online sales rose 16 percent, according to some analysts. The National Retail Federation is also optimistic, and it recently issued a bullish outlook for the industry. But for many of the traditional retailers such as chain stores and department stores, the retail landscape is so challenging that stores must be shuttered and employees laid off.
The iconic Tiffany & Co. Fifth Avenue flagship will have a whole new look come 2021, reports @mistywhitesidell . The 10-story store is being expanded and renovated under the vision of chief artistic officer, Reed Krakoff. #wwdnews
“I feel like the [Emmy] nomination is this absurdly generous bonus to something that I’ve already been excited by for quite some time now,” Darren Criss tells @ktauer about his nomination for his role as Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, “My general attitude toward life is I hope for everything but expect nothing. But when you’re playing for the Warriors, there’s a good chance you’ll make it to the championships. And I’m not saying I’m Steph Curry, but when you’re on [showrunner] Ryan Murphy’s team, it seems more palpable than ever,” he continues. (Criss previously starred on “Glee,” another Murphy creation, although they didn’t directly work together.) “I feel like I’ve already won the lottery.” Read more in WWD.com (📸: @lexieblacklock ) #wwdeye #darrencriss #americancrimestory #emmys2018