Consumer Behavior


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    Higher-income households wait for apparel sales: report

    Top earners are especially aware of “retailer promotional patterns” in clothing, according to the Spring 2024 Consumer Sentiment Survey from Alvarez & Marsal.

    By April 16, 2024
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    Aspirational luxury customers spend $274B a year on fashion: report

    Consumers who spend a moderate amount generate half of total luxury brand revenue across seven countries, according to a McKinsey report.

    By April 15, 2024
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    Golf fashion moves into the mainstream

    A new line from Tiger Woods, LVMH's latest collaboration with Tyler, the Creator and indie brands are helping to bring the sport from performance wear to streetwear.

    By Howard Ruben • April 12, 2024
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    Vestiaire Collective relaunches vintage category

    The resale platform’s Archive Room includes more than 250,000 items, and the company plans to roll out monthly themed curation events.

    By April 1, 2024
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    US secondhand market projected to reach $73B by 2028: report

    A new study from resale platform ThredUp said U.S. consumers spent, on average, nearly half of their 2023 clothing budget on pre-worn items.

    By Lauren Schenkman • March 27, 2024
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    5 fashion industry trends from the 2024 Academy Awards

    Hollywood stars showed up in bold colors, classic tailoring and plenty of glitter for the year's most-anticipated awards show.

    By March 11, 2024
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    Luxury consumers optimistic about economy, but that won’t translate to spending in the near term: report

    Saks’ quarterly survey found that consumer spending in the luxury category may increase in the second half of the year.

    By March 4, 2024
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    ‘Treat yourself’ culture: Here’s what the numbers say

    Holiday spending habits at the end of last year bring into focus the need for messaging around “the importance of you,” per the Why Group.

    By Sara Karlovitch • Feb. 26, 2024
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    5 fashion industry trends from the 2024 Grammy Awards

    Music’s biggest night was also one of fashion’s wildest events, as celebrities proved that over-the-top looks are de rigueur to achieve that rock-star style.

    By Feb. 5, 2024
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    The new rules shaping luxury fashion marketing: report

    Luxury brands are bucking traditional fashion schedules, embracing collaborations and becoming more inclusive, according to Highsnobiety.

    By Jan. 23, 2024
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    Nike was the top-traded sneaker brand of 2023: report

    The annual StockX culture index also named running shoe brands Asics and New Balance and gave a nod to viral footwear company MSCHF.

    By Jan. 19, 2024
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    5 fashion industry trends from the 75th annual Emmy Awards

    Television’s biggest names wore black, white and red all over the silver carpet at this year’s Emmys, with tuxedo looks and balletcore taking center stage.

    By Jan. 16, 2024
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    Luxury sees 10% spending slump during the holidays: report

    Information from Earnest Analytics shows that consumers were more focused on “attainable value,” with fast fashion and off-price stores seeing increased spending.

    By Jan. 12, 2024
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    7 fashion industry trends to watch in 2024

    The coming year will bring fast fashion battles, more mergers and acquisitions, an evolution of luxury and a presidential election, and that’s just for starters.

    By Laurel Deppen and Lara Ewen • Jan. 12, 2024
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    5 fashion industry trends from the 2024 Golden Globes

    Celebrities turned out in style for the first major red carpet of the year as bejeweled looks, lush fabrics and loads of color took center stage.

    By Jan. 8, 2024
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    Retail trends that shaped the holidays in 2023

    From new marketing techniques to consumers spending despite inflation, here are the big takeaways from the latest holiday season.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Jan. 5, 2024
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    The Fashion More holiday wish list

    Our team picked a few favorite pieces from the year’s most talked-about brands, designers and trends.

    By Fashion More editors • Dec. 22, 2023
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    Cold weather footwear, Sambas and Uggs top the most-wanted list: report

    Sneaker reseller StockX also said skate shoes, Timberlands and shoes with loud patterns were sought-after during the winter.

    By Dec. 14, 2023
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    US luxury sales slump continued through November: report

    Fast fashion spending outpaced high-end purchases in early holiday apparel sales, with Shein up 25% for the period.

    By Howard Ruben • Dec. 8, 2023
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    Stitch Fix sales and customer count decline further, but loss narrows

    The apparel box e-retailer kept a grip on expenses and is making major operational changes to boost sales and profits, executives said Tuesday.

    By Daphne Howland • Dec. 7, 2023
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    Telfar’s new denim shoppers sell out in less than 24 hours

    The accessories collection launched through the brand’s e-commerce site on Tuesday afternoon, and by early Wednesday, only belts and hats remained available.

    By Dec. 6, 2023
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    Miu Miu is the year’s buzziest brand: report

    Lyst’s 2023 Year in Fashion also name-checked Loewe, the Adidas Samba, Uniqlo’s shoulder bag, Kylie Jenner and quiet luxury in its top trend roundup.

    By Dec. 4, 2023
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    Early holiday luxury apparel sales stagnate: report

    While Black Friday online apparel shopping surged, aspirational shoppers have pared back spending on high-end goods on the heels of economic headwinds.

    By Howard Ruben • Nov. 27, 2023
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    Personal luxury goods market projected to grow 4% by the end of 2023: report

    The market is expected to soften through Q4 and into 2024, said Bain and Company, hampered by slow recovery in the U.S. and macroeconomic tensions in China.

    By Nov. 15, 2023
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    Rocking the boat shoe: Sperry’s search for a lifeline

    Wolverine is looking to unload its 88-year-old lifestyle footwear brand, but finding the right buyer is a hard sell.

    By Updated Nov. 20, 2023