The U.S. recession has changed how people shop for fashion, with an eye for special pieces rather than trusty wardrobe basics, and top retail buyers say this trend is likely to last beyond an economic recovery.
And the countdown begins, after much speculation and heightened buzz, Vogue's Fashion's Night Out reaches us in just the next few days. For one night only, thousands of stores across 16 countries host special events.
Coveted invitations to New York's Fashion Week will be a little easier to snag next month, with the unveiling of a public runway show designed to inspire shoppers to add to their wardrobes for fall and winter.
Milan Fashion Week will be true to its name, covering a full seven days in September instead of a frantic long weekend as it did in February after an agreement with top designers, organisers said Tuesday.