Marshal Cohen


NPD: Activewear Growth Sets Pace for Overall Apparel Market

Activewear as streetwear at Lululemon Athletica

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...]

Athletic Footwear Sales Peak Leading Up to Back-to-School

Jordan TR '97 Mid - Girls' Grade School at Foot Locker

Port Washington, NY– Athletic footwear sales rise every year among adults and especially among children in the weeks leading up to … [Read more...]

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...]