Retail sales numbers

More from day #1 MBFW: Backstage with Elie Tahari

There are two constant truths in my life: 1) I am ALWAYS running late. 2) I tend to find myself in some pretty unbelieveable situations. Usually those truths never collide into a serendipitous moment, but on Thursday that's EXACTLY what happened when I missed Elie Tahari's presentation (by about half an hour because the Mara Hoffman/Nicholas K/Whitney Eve presentations went over) then RAN INTO Elie Tahari in the hall way of his show room! We talked about Fashion's Night Out which was happening that night (video TK) and his take on it. This is what he said:

"I really think if anyone is going to shop tonight it might be the fashion people. I doubt the general public will come out."

Where I have yet to see the numbers from Fashion's Night Out, Tahari, who told Fashion Wire Daily they have been responding to the market downturn by reducing price points and producing clothes in color palates like beige and sand, expects this collection to retail in 300 locations.

Hitha Prabhakar @ Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek - Elie Tahari from Hitha Prabhakar on Vimeo.

It's that time of the month...

...when I get ready to analyze monthly retail sales numbers on Fox Business!! If you are near a TV, tune in between 1- 2pm. I really don't expect the consumer to have spent very much of anything in July, but I am hoping to be pleasantly surprised by the numbers tomorrow.