Retailers in the path of the “extremely dangerous” Hurricane Florence are bracing for impact — closing stores, boarding up windows and hoping the hundreds of millions of dollars in lost sales won’t hurt the revenue momentum merchants are bringing into the holidays.
With some one million residents from South Carolina to Maryland already being ordered to evacuate their homes and stores shuttering their doors, weather-analytics company Planalytics has estimated a potential economic impact of $700 million from lost sales, defined as consumer and retail purchases that will not occur and will not be made up.
Trevor Andrew, the artist known for his Gucci Ghost collaboration with Gucci, hit Complexcon last weekend to launch his fist line, Real Buy. The streetwear line includes jackets, short- and long-sleeve T-shirts, each with one of the artist’s seven designs, reports @ariahughes .
Kane Brown didn’t take the traditional road to country music stardom, writes @jeanpalmieri .
Instead of cutting his teeth in church and dive bars throughout the South, Brown made a splash on Facebook by releasing several covers of country classics — George Strait’s “Check Yes or No” and Lee Brice’s “I Don’t Dance” among them — that soon went viral. “I was working at FedEx and Target and just doing it for fun,” he said of the videos. “I put it on social media and got around 50 likes. Then I woke up one day and saw that it had gone viral overnight.” Read more on WWD.com 📸: @georgechinsee