There's also the importance of value in fashion now, and there's not just a dollar sign attached to that. Quality, heritage and integrity are factors.
Going into 2013, Salzman says consumers have developed a mindset that will focus on a bigger picture than one snapped at the end of a catwalk.
"We're going to spend more time thinking about what it means to buy something, and we're much more engaged about what our clothing says as our signature," she says.
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