Designers showed cozy layered looks in New York this week, wrapping thick scarves over chunky sweaters and rugged jackets in hopes that a trend of casual comfort will appeal to consumers coping in uncertain times.
In spite of the cold and complications with transport, Première Vision Pluriel (Expofil, Première Vision, Indigo, Le cuir à Paris, ModAmont, Zoom by Fatex) announced a year-on-year rise of 6% in the number of visitors.
Budget fashion retailer New Look has postponed its planned initial public offering (IPO), making it the third private equity-backed firm in as many days to abandon a flotation in turbulent financial markets.
The much-publicized Tiger Woods sex scandal that handicapped the game's biggest asset, brought the curtain down on a cheerless year for makers of golfing gear, already reeling from American golfers' reduced spending on the pricey sport.
Dominant colors in the coming fall and winter fashion season will be solemn grays, browns and plenty of black, reflecting a no-nonsense mood among consumers and designers struggling in the dismal economy.
Express, the sixth-largest specialty retail apparel brand in the U.S. filed for an initial public offering of up to $200 million. Columbus, Ohio-based Express Parent LLC sells clothing to women and men between the ages of 20 and 30.
Women's accessories will be big and bold for fall 2010 with designers at New York Fashion Week showing body armor-like jewelry, gauntlet gloves, militia boots and bags big enough to tote the day's survival gear.
Talbots Inc said it expects a smaller sales decline for the fourth quarter as full-price selling boosted its top line, and also amended its merger agreement with BPW Acquisition Corp, a special purpose acquisition company.