Department stores hope trendy fashions will bring customers

  • Department stores have launched new "fashion forward" designs to compete with the likes of H&M and Forever 21. Here, 17-year-old Nikki Elias gets a second opinion on a jacket at Macy's in Dadeland Mall. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Department stores have launched new "fashion forward" designs to compete with the likes of H&M and Forever 21. Here, 24-year-old Sonia Parada looks through the "Mango" line at JC Penney in Dadeland Mall. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Department stores have launched new "fashion forward" designs to compete with the likes of H&M and Forever 21. Here, 24-year-old Sonia Parada looks through the "Mango" line at JC Penney in Dadeland Mall. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Department stores have launched new "fashion forward" designs to compete with the likes of H&M and Forever 21. Here is a shoe at Macy's in Dadeland Mall from the Jessica Simpson line. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Department stores have launched new "fashion forward" designs to compete with the likes of H&M and Forever 21. Here, 19-year-old Karina Castrillo looks through Madonna's "Material Girl" line at Macy's in Dadeland Mall. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Department stores have launched new "fashion forward" designs to compete with the likes of H&M and Forever 21. Here, 16-year-old Georgia Dixon tries on an outfit at Macy's in Dadeland Mall. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Department stores have launched new "fashion forward" designs to compete with the likes of H&M and Forever 21. Here, 17-year-old Nikki Elias tries on a jacket at Macy's in Dadeland Mall. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Department stores have launched new "fashion forward" designs to compete with the likes of H&M and Forever 21. Here, 16-year-old Georgia Dixon looks at some of Madonna's "Material Girl" line at Macy's in Dadeland Mall. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF