Now that the U.S. economy added 244,000 jobs in April, and that consumer spending continues to increase, does this mean that the retail industry is back to normal?
As you'll hear in this audio slideshow, even the high fashion industry still finds itself off track.
In order to find its footing, both designers and buyers have had to make some changes by embracing cheaper, more mainstream materials in order to sell their looks.
But does this mean that the high fashion industry is now cheap--even low brow? Click on the slideshow to find out.