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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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    5 fashion industry takeaways from the international fall-winter 2024 runways

    At shows in Europe and Asia, sweaters got extra cozy while shoulders grew comically big.

    By April 8, 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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    5 trend takeaways from New York Fashion Week’s fall-winter 2024 shows

    Fashion month officially kicked off as flats, furs and a few flurries opened the ready-to-wear season.

    By Feb. 16, 2024
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    Prada reclaims top spot on Lyst Index

    Miu Miu fell to second place on the quarterly report, while Ugg returned to the top-20 brand category and The Row made its first appearance.

    By Feb. 6, 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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    Tracker

    The luxury fashion earnings calendar

    Fashion More has put together a list of luxury fashion financial reporting dates to help keep track of the sector.

    Jan. 22, 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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    Deep Dive

    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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    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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    Zegna plans for 10% company-wide growth and cash surplus

    Tom Ford Fashion is expected to grow revenues by more than 10%, and the Thom Browne brand is expected to see high-teens growth and streamlined wholesale.

    By Dec. 6, 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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    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
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    Willy Chavarria named American Menswear Designer of the Year: CFDA

    Khaite, Maria Cornejo, The Row and others also received honors during the 2023 awards ceremony.

    By Nov. 7, 2023
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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
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    5 big trend takeaways from New York Fashion Week’s spring-summer 2024 shows

    The pendulum swung between cotton candy floof and sharp-edged cuts, with occasional centrist pauses for quiet luxury and feminine undertones.

    By Sept. 18, 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
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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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    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