Apparel


Cherie Christmas, Jessica London Collaborate on Plus-Size Apparel, Accessories

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New York—Cherie Christmas, the handbag and accessories designer and founder of MAXX New York, is returning with a new … [Read more...]

NPD: “Athleisure” Lifestyle Drives Fashion Sales Growth in 2014

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Port Washington, NY—Total U.S. apparel, footwear and accessories sales in 2014 were up1% due primarily to growth in activewear, … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Betabrand

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Remember when calling a new product or business as a “flash in the pan” meant that you didn’t have high hopes it would survive in … [Read more...]

PUMA, United Legwear Form New Kids Apparel Joint Venture in North America

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Westford, MA—Global sport brand PUMA and United Legwear & Apparel Co. LLC (ULAC), today announced that they are entering into … [Read more...]

AAFA Releases 2014 Apparel, Shoe Statistics

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Arlington, VA—The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) released last week its ApparelStats 2014 and ShoeStats … [Read more...]

AAFA, China Counterpart Forge Partnership

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Arlington, VA—The U.S. and Chinese governments may be on dicey terms, but two major fashion industry groups are in … [Read more...]

NPD: Activewear Growth Sets Pace for Overall Apparel Market

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Port Washington, NY–Growth in activewear buoyed the total U.S. apparel market in the 12 months ending June 2014 (July’13—June’14), … [Read more...]

NPD: Plus Size Apparel Performance Strong in E-commerce, Dept. Stores

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Port Washington, NY– Plus-sized women’s clothing, which generally constitutes sizes 18 and up in the United States, grew 5% from … [Read more...]

Be In Touch With Accessories Directions’ Spring, Summer Trends

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New York--Trends happen faster than ever, driving demand for accessories trend projections that are right on the money. … [Read more...]

Spring 15 Preview: Accessories Directions Analyzes Next Spring, Summer Trends

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New York--Trends happen faster than ever, driving demand for accessories trend projections that are right on the money! … [Read more...]

AAFA Bows Database for U.S.-Made Manufacturing

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Arlington, VA—It just got a whole lot easier to find apparel and footwear companies that produce domestically.The American … [Read more...]

NPD: Smaller Categories Help Drive 4% Increase in 2013 Women’s Apparel Sales

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Port Washington, NY—Total U.S. women’s apparel retail sales grew 4% in 2013, propelled by smaller niche categories that drove the … [Read more...]