Accessories Magazine/The NPD Group, Inc. Releases 2012 Census Report

In a more competitive retail reality that faces the accessories industry, the latest industry statistics give insight and provide opportunity

2013 Projected Market Share by ClassificationNew York–In a year where consumers were bombarded with pros and cons on the national elections, the debt ceiling and the so-called fiscal cliff, not to mention a slow job recovery and an economy that seemed to inch along, American consumers showed surprising resilience last year. Whatever their views were on the nation’s economic woes, American consumers still went shopping, still crowded into stores on Black Friday, and still bought even more from the convenience of their personal computers, tablets or even mobile phones.



About the 2012 Annual Census Report: Accessories Magazine and The NPD Group, Inc. have collaborated on all the accessories categories listed in the total chart. In addition to the consumer information collected by NPD, this census contains Accessories Magazine’s proprietary research of industry statistics and trends incorporating classifications not surveyed by NPD, such as hairgoods and casual footwear. The Port Washington, NY-based NPD Group is the leading provider of consumer and retail information for a wide range of industries. For more information, go to

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Jeff Prine

Jeff Prine, Editor at Large, Accessories Magazine
Jeff returns as a regular contributor to Accessories magazine. Initially Jeff worked as senior editor at Accessories more than 20 years ago and his love of the industry has followed him until present. Since his tenure here, Jeff has continued to report jewelry, watch and other luxury goods trends as executive editor at Modern Jeweler magazine, fashion director at Lustre, and as contributor on products and trends for consumer and trade publications and websites. In addition to his editorial experience, Jeff also served as an adjunct instructor for accessories merchandising at Fashion Institute of Technology.