Mommy's Got a New Pair of Pants
Anyone who has ever been pregnant knows how liberating it is to wear clothes with zippers and buttons postpartum. Apparently, the whole world is experiencing this same elated phenomenon after a year of wearing out their sweatpants.
Retailers are reporting that pants with buttons and zippers are outselling drawstring and elastic waistbands. Dresses, blouses and sandals are selling at levels not seen since 2019. Trousers and blazers are flying off the shelves. It seems we all just want to feel beautiful again!
In fact, almost all consumer businesses are struggling to keep up with demand. Employers can’t hire fast enough and tech companies are facing a shortage of supplies to keep up with demand.
What’s more, consumers are going out to shop rather than shopping online just to have somewhere to go and feel the joy of being in public.
“We’re starting to see longer dwell times in our stores,” Stephen Smith, L.L. Bean’s CEO, told the Wall Street Journal.