Back-to-School Blues for Retailers?

Economic jitters and a potential oversupply of fashion-driven denim pose a threat in this critical shopping season

The back-to-school shopping season is in full swing, yet retailers are fretting. Their worst fear is that the swooning economy will halt the free-spending American consumer, who has seemed impervious to the effects of the slowdown. If shoppers don't open their wallets wide for new school duds, there could be a real struggle among clothiers for the student set's dollars.

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