Marshal Cohen


NPD: Men Increasingly Embrace Fashion in Footwear

Skechers casual shoe styles

Port Washington, NY—Necessity is the predominant motivation behind shoe purchasing for men, and their brand loyalty is strong and … [Read more...]

NPD: Millennials Driving Growth in Women’s Footwear Market

Fall silhouettes from TOMS

Port Washington, NY– Although U.S. women’s footwear growth has been somewhat subdued during the past two years, there have been … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Must-Know News

New York—Online shopping may be convenient, enabling consumers to shop 24/7 without worrying about finding a parking place.But … [Read more...]

NPD: Accessories for Men Gaining Momentum

The Louis Vuitton Men's Fall 2014 Campaign from Men's Style Director Kim Jones shot by Peter Lindbergh in Iceland.

Port Washington, NY–While it’s no surprise that accessories has been one of the best performing categories for women, a similar … [Read more...]

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

Catherines Plus Size

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

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

"Dress to Impress" styles at Ann Taylor

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...]

NPD Reports Another Spike in Basketball Footwear Sales

Nike's Kobe 8 System GUMBO iD women's basketball shoe

Port Washington, NY–Sales of athletic wear have been among the bright spots in apparel and accessories sales at retail. One of the … [Read more...]

Week in Review: 10 Must-Read Articles

What's new at J. Crew this Spring? An IPO?

New York—One potential next hot product in fashion accessories had a preview this week, but it wasn’t in a major runway show or … [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...]

2013 Footwear Sales Rise 4%: NPD

Women's Footwear

Port Washington, NY—Footwear sales took a step in the right direction in 2013, rising 4% to $41.52 billion compared with flat … [Read more...]

Lightweight Performance Running Footwear Sales Increase

An example: Puma's Faas 100 R Glow Women's Running Shoes in "Fluro Pink"

Port Washington, NY—Innovation in the category of athletic footwear is helping to boost sales in a particular niche. In a report … [Read more...]

As Online Holiday Sales Rise, Does Self-Gifting Rise Too?

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Port Washington, NY—All indications are that online sales outperformed in-store sales during the Holiday 2013 season.In a … [Read more...]