Surprisingly, the recession is not affecting Agent Provocateur’s business in the UK. The erotic- linger-ray retailer confirmed yesterday that total sales rose by 8% since the end of March last year. Agent Provocateur is now planning to double the number of stores across the UK to keep frisky Brits well stocked in designer skivvies.
Meanwhile across the pond here in America, the recession seems to have a sweet tooth. Americans are spending less on frivolous items like pretty undies and spending much more on sugar- in particular cheap candy. Store like Candyality in Chicago, Economy Candy in NYC, and The Candy Store in San Francisco business has increased as high as 80% in comparison to last year. So if you find yourself on a Saturday night sporting a pair of cheap Hanes curled up on the sofa with a box of yellow peeps, rest assured, you are not alone.