There was a time when the apparel industry was customer focused.
…when apparel manufacturers understood the particular needs of the specialty store clientele
…when designers took pride in making beautiful, wearable clothes, executed in luxurious fabrics
…when the need to be “trending” did not drive the business
There was a time when top-tier manufacturers understood that a lady or a gentleman would always choose elegant over flashy.
That unique understanding built one of the most prosperous retail sectors in the American economy.