The Moody Consumer: Confident About Future But Not About Present

No cover image


Americans are ending 2009 feel-ing better about their futures but less than merry about the present.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Business Features

Consumers Confident About Future, But Not About Present

One experts suggests the “recession may have spawned the ‘Society of Savers.’”

clock December 29, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

Jack Trout

Marketing and Promotion

Q&A: Jack Trout

Marketing guru Jack Trout is in back-to-basics mode.

clock December 30, 2009Valerie Seckler

Cashmere sweaters sold well for some this holiday season, but apparel firms are finding tougher competition for consumers' dollars from hot items.


Measuring Fashion Against the Competition

Apparel is losing the lead in the race for discretionary dollars.

clock December 30, 2009Evan Clark

A flirty, full-skirted number from Necessary Objects by Ady Gluck in polyester, rayon and spandex, with a River Island belt, a Joanna Laura Constantine necklace worn as a bracelet and Noir Jewelry necklaces.

Fashion Trends

Spring 2010 Sportswear Trend: In Full Bloom

Young girls are embracing the spirit of the Eighties’ crinoline days with high-volume skirts and dresses.

clock December 30, 2009Mayte Allende

Exterior of the Ferrari store.


Ferrari Aims to Expand Global Footprint

Ferrari may be on a fast track with double-digit growth, but the finish line is still far away.

clock December 30, 2009Alessandra Ilari

HiChristina founders’ Fritz Donnelly and Christina Ewald.


HiChristina Performance Duo Brings Strangers Together

Christina Ewald and Fritz Donnelly are trying to coax New Yorkers into showing some solidarity with strangers on New Year’s Day.

clock December 30, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Dennis Basso’s Secret Admirer… New Balance Breaks the Ice…

At an Aspen auction, the winning bidder for a $150,000 custom-made Dennis Basso sable coat chose to remain anonymous.

clock December 30, 2009WWD Staff

Letters to the editor page from Vanity Fair.


Memo Pad: Letters to the Editor Live

Has Twitter killed the letter to the editor?

clock December 30, 2009Stephanie D. Smith

The Hugo Boss special “One Fragrance, One Tree” edition of Hugo Man.


Hugo Boss Teams With Pur Project on Rainforest Initiative

Initiative called “One Fragrance, One Tree” plants trees in Peru’s Amazonian rainforest for each special edition Hugo Element and Hugo Man fragrance produced.

clock December 30, 2009Susan Stone

Ralph Lauren’s American Living for J.C. Penney.

Ready To Wear

The New World of Multichannel Designers

It’s a whole new game in the field of distribution.

clock December 30, 2009WWD Staff

A sketch for 6126.

Designer and Luxury

Lindsay Lohan’s 6126 to Launch Full Apparel Line

Lindsay Lohan is set to expand her leggings label, 6126, to a full-fledged contemporary apparel line for fall 2010. She made the announcement on Twitter.

clock December 30, 2009Marcy Medina and Khanh T.L. Tran

James Seuss

Designer and Luxury

Tourneau Names James Seuss CEO

Succeeds Howard Levitt, who is stepping down after 18 years.

clock December 30, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg


Daily Stock Wrap: December 29, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

clock December 30, 2009WWD Staff


Today's Must Read


American Image Awards Honors Leaders in Diversity and Innovation

clock June 22, 2021Lisa Lockwood

WWD logo Global Stock Index

Business Page right arrow