Consumer Behavior: Page 2


  • A person is wearing beige knee socks and leopard print soccer shoes.
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    Retrieved from Wales Bonner on December 14, 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
  • A black denim Telfar shopper bag sits on a white background.
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    Retrieved from Telfar on December 06, 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
  • A person sits a table with a microphone holding a Miu Miu handbag and wearing rings.
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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
  • People walk by luxury retail store Hermes on a sunny day, holding shopping bags and looking in the window.
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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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    Retrieved from Sperry on November 09, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    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
  • Margot Robbie, and actor, is dressed in pink and takes a selfie with fans, also dressed in pink, at the red carpet premiere of the Barbie movie, in which she plays the title character.
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    Deep Dive

    5 lessons brands can pull from Barbie’s marketing master class

    Now that Greta Gerwig’s movie has left theaters, here’s what the fashion industry needs to know about the next trend.

    By Oct. 17, 2023
  • Japanese twin sister musician duo Amiaya pose in the front row of Miu Miu's spring-summer 2024 Paris show wearing the brand's logo cardigans and holding the brand's tiny handbags.
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    Miu Miu tops Lyst Index for the first time

    Loewe came in second, while Maison Margiela’s Tabi shoe was dubbed the hottest product in the world for the quarter.

    By Oct. 12, 2023
  • Patrons walk in front of the Tiffany & Co. store.
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    Both ‘quiet’ and ‘loud’ accessories see interest in luxury resale market: report

    Classic brands like Celine and Tiffany & Co. saw increased interest from luxury resale shoppers, but bold patterns like polka dots and magenta still held their own, the report from Fashionphile found.

    By Howard Ruben • Sept. 29, 2023
  • A shopper in a black tank top and white pants enters a Versace store in Chicago, Illinois.
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    Consumers plan to spend more on luxury: report

    Feeling more optimistic about the economy, luxury consumers are booking travel and opening their wallets.

    By Lauren Schenkman • Sept. 28, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    Style’s silver lining

    Fashion’s wealthiest generation is also its oldest, and as its ranks expand, there are opportunities and challenges for an industry that largely ignores them.

    By Sept. 12, 2023
  • A general view of a Shein fashion show & pop-up shop at O Beach Ibiza. Palm fronds on the ceiling, pink walls with hats displayed, and racks of clothing in the store.
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    Early back-to-school fashion purchases favored lower-priced brands and discounters

    Mid-tier and high-end department stores and apparel subscriptions saw double-digit spending drops, which may signal that consumers are feeling economic and inflationary pressures.

    By Howard Ruben • Sept. 8, 2023
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    Despite economy, consumers still splurge on apparel: report

    Brands can convince consumers to spend even during tough financial times by appealing to their emotions.

    By Lauren Schenkman • Sept. 5, 2023
  • A picture of a person's foot wearing a white and blue sneaker by Salomon and JJJJound.
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    Retrieved from JJJJound on August 24, 2023
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    On, Asics, Salomon among fastest-growing footwear brands on secondary market

    New 2023 rankings from StockX on sneakers, footwear and accessories suggest that running shoes are in high demand, and overall results may predict Q4 holiday trends.

    By Howard Ruben • Aug. 25, 2023
  • The goldtone front of Italian luxury fashion house store Gucci is pictured from the outside.
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    Luxury resale still robust despite recession concerns: report

    Investment items continue to sell well in every demographic, and “fair condition” pieces are becoming increasingly popular with younger shoppers.

    By Aug. 22, 2023
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    Courtesy of QVC
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    QVC expands private label to include adaptive clothing

    The Denim & Co. Adaptive brand is an addition to QVC’s accessible and adaptive category that launched in March.

    By Xanayra Marin-Lopez • Aug. 22, 2023
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    Sponsored by Shopify

    How to compete with digitally native fashion brands

    Why checkout? Because it’s an often overlooked area that has the potential to drive significant revenue for your business based on your existing traffic.

    Aug. 21, 2023
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    Nearly half of brides are considering eco-friendly gowns: report

    Sustainable fashion is a growing trend in the wedding industry as more brands create options for environmentally-conscious brides.

    By Howard Ruben • Aug. 17, 2023
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    Athletic fashion market expected to reach $350B valuation by 2032: report

    Recent insights from LaunchMetrics show luxury and streetwear collaborations with athletic brands can add value.

    By July 17, 2023
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    Aldo

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    Aldo and Mattel debut Barbie-themed shoes, handbags and accessories

    The 19-piece collection showcases a variety of pink hues.

    By June 29, 2023
  • A woman wearing black adjusts luxury handbags in a store window display in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City.
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    Global luxury apparel sales strong: report

    The Bain & Company and Altagamma’s 2023 spring luxury study, released last week, said the personal luxury goods market focused on wardrobe staples and new formal and occasion wear.

    By June 27, 2023
  • Freshly pressed collared shirts are seen hanging on a rack.
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    Fashion is moving past gendered norms: report

    More people want to dress beyond the gender binary but sizing may cause an issue, according to a report from Highsnobiety.

    By June 27, 2023
  • Pharrell Williams stands at the back of a runway and acknowledges the applause of the audience while wearing a camoflage suit.
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    5 top looks from Pharrell Williams’ Louis Vuitton menswear debut

    Presented on the first day of Paris Men’s Fashion Week, the spectacle-laden runway event offered a celebrity-driven creative vision for luxury’s future.

    By June 22, 2023