Apparel


Accessories Directions Trend Forecasting: Spring/Summer 2015 Report Available

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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...]

Week in Review: 10 Must Reads to Remember

Burberry Prorsum, BCBG Max Azria, Polo Ralph Lauren

New York—The focus on fashion moved from New York to London and Milan (and soon Paris). And Accessories has been following the … [Read more...]

NPD: U.S. Apparel Sales Rose 2% in 2013

Spring denim trends at Nordstrom

Port Washington, NY–Total U.S. apparel sales edged up in 2013 helped by growth in particular women’s categories. According to The … [Read more...]

Trade Associations Urge End of Cambodian Unrest

Cambodian protesters at a recent march in Phnom Penh

Arlington, VA—The six leading North American trade associations representing apparel and footwear brands and retailers, including … [Read more...]

“Starter Clubhouse” Pops-Up for Super Bowl XLVIII

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New York—Midtown Manhattan is turning into a veritable playground for Super Bowl XLVIII revelers. To coincide with the Feb. 2 game … [Read more...]

AAFA Releases ApparelStats, ShoeStats 2013 Reports

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Arlington, VA—The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) today released its ApparelStats 2013 and ShoeStats 2013 … [Read more...]

Columbia Sportswear Venture Poised for Growth

Trekking through the Colorado snow, wearing Columbia Sportswear head to toe

Portland, OR—Columbia Sportswear has begun its new joint venture with Swire Resources, which is designed to act as a springboard … [Read more...]

“Black Weekend” Totals: Retail Sales Up, Store Shopper Traffic Down

Black Friday

Chicago–It’s a weekend that retailers anticipate and dissect to figure out where trends may be taking their business. And Black … [Read more...]

Hermès Raises Sales Forecast Despite Q3 Miss

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Paris—While Hermès International SCA reported today that its third quarter leathergoods sales dropped 0.5%—one of its worst … [Read more...]

Columbia Sportswear Q3 Profit, Sales Decline, but Outlook Positive

Fall fashion and function at Columbia Sportswear

Portland, OR—Columbia Sportswear Company posted a double-digit decline in third quarter net profit, with sales falling 4% on the … [Read more...]

Under Armour Boasts 27% Q3 Profit Increase

The new ColdGear Infrared uses a ceramic thermo-conductive inner coating to absorb and retain body heat.

Baltimore—Buoyed by sales of its new thermal apparel and legwear, Under Armour today reported a 27% increase in its third quarter … [Read more...]

Research Analyst: Holiday Retail “Could Be the Most Challenging” Ever

Christmas SALE

Charleston, SC—While most recent holiday sales estimates predicted a tougher holiday retail season that previously expected, the … [Read more...]