Retailers Vacate Madison; See Anna Wintour From Decades Past


• Madison Avenue is "littered" with vacant storefronts. No one wants to pay the high rents (up to $1,200 per square foot) up there. [WWD]

• But consignment stores are doing well these days! A new survey found that 85.8 percent of the stores belonging to the National Association of Resale and Thrift Shops have seen an increase in new customers, and 74.5 percent are attracting new donors. [WSJ]

• Hello Kitty parent company Sanrio is opening its high-end Sanrio Luxe shop in Times Square next week. Every item, from glittered pink heels to a $550 leather jacket, bears the kitty logo. [WWD]

• Anna Wintour turned 59 yesterday. Here's an amazing slideshow of Anna pictures from decades past. [Fashionologie]

• Here's a video of Tyra Banks doling out career advice to today's youth. Wisdom pearls include this: If you want to work somewhere, get an internship there! [My Fox Houston]