Consumer Behavior: Page 3


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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
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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
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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
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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
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    Younger shoppers are spending less on apparel: report

    Luxury brands received the biggest drop off in spending from consumers under 34.

    By June 16, 2023
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    Adobe: Online prices fell 2.3% in May, the biggest drop since the pandemic began

    Overall inflation has slowed in recent months, the research firm found.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • June 13, 2023
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    Dior is the most popular luxury brand online: report

    In its sixth annual ranking, released last month, Luxe Digital named the French fashion house to 2023’s top spot, toppling Gucci for the first time.

    By June 9, 2023
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    Courtesy of Samuel Jordan
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    Deep Dive

    From screen to store: metaverse goes mainstream

    Digital fashion makes the leap into the real world as avatars and their creators share silhouettes and styles.

    By Khanh T.L. Tran • June 6, 2023
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    Consumer luxury spending shifts: report

    The latest Saks Luxury Pulse survey reveals consumers want updated wardrobes and luxury goods despite their economic concerns.

    By June 1, 2023
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    Highest earners are holding back their apparel spend: report

    After years of outperformance, consumers earning $150,000 or more per year are spending less on fashion and more on experiences, data from Earnest shows.

    By May 24, 2023
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    The intention gap: when buying and beliefs don’t match

    Consumers say they want more sustainable fashion, but they don’t always put their money where their morals lie.

    By Abriana Herron • May 22, 2023
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    Nonplussed: Fashion’s surprisingly big problem with gender and size

    Inclusive clothing ranges regularly leave men and nonbinary people out of the conversation.

    By Howard Ruben • May 15, 2023
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    Poshmark is a leader in the online fashion resale market: report

    More consumers are comfortable with secondhand clothing even as discretionary spending is down, according to Earnest Analytics.

    By Laurel Deppen • May 15, 2023
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    Adidas plans to sell some of its Yeezy inventory and donate the money

    CEO Bjørn Gulden said Thursday that burning the $1.3 billion worth of products was not the solution.

    By Cara Salpini • May 12, 2023
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    Tapestry’s Q3 revenue growth fueled by young consumers

    The company says it acquired 1.2 million new customers in North America, approximately half of whom were Gen Z and millennials.

    By May 12, 2023
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    Customers are opting for luxury over fast fashion, analysis suggests

    Brand referral platform Mention Me analyzed sales from over 500 brands and found that average order volume has swelled since last year.

    By Natalie Schwartz • May 10, 2023
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    Crowning the 5 top fashion trends from the coronation of King Charles

    It was a day of pageantry and fascinators, and copycat trends of the most talked-about looks are already popping up online and on high streets.

    By May 8, 2023
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    McKinsey: Consumers are trading down — and splurging

    Inflation is still impacting shopper behavior, but younger consumers are also spending more on treating themselves.

    By Xanayra Marin-Lopez • May 5, 2023
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    Athleisure’s prominence may stand the test of time, other trends may not: Bolt report

    Artificial intelligence was another big part of the report, which may become a mainstay in shopping for fashion online.

    By April 27, 2023
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    Apparel spending expectations optimistic despite recession concerns: report

    Alvarez & Marsal’s Consumer Sentiment Survey Spring 2023 indicates increased consumer optimism, particularly when it comes to buying clothing and other nonessentials.

    By April 24, 2023
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    Prada, Miu Miu top first Lyst Index of 2023

    The report called the sibling Italian fashion houses top two “hottest brands in the world,” though Uniqlo’s under-$20 shoulder bag was the hottest product of the quarter.

    By April 19, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    Resale’s big secret? It may need stores

    To join the secondhand market boom, many apparel retailers and brands have turned to third-party platforms that struggle to sustain a profit.

    By Daphne Howland • April 17, 2023
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    ThredUp: US resale market projected to reach $70B by 2027

    That’s down from the company’s estimates last year, which expected the market to reach $82 billion by 2026.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • April 5, 2023
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    Lizzo’s Yitty launches gender-affirming shapewear

    The collection, which comes a year after the Fabletics sister brand launched, comes as more retailers introduce more inclusive offerings.

    By Howard Ruben • April 3, 2023
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    H&M expands its sizing for men’s and women’s clothing, up to 4XL

    A new partnership with inclusivity consultant Tess Holliday highlights the fast fashion brand’s pledge to put more diverse offerings in store and online.

    By March 30, 2023