Marshal Cohen


Accessories Census 2010

Accessories Census Report: 2011 projected Sales

Statistics from the retail and consumer community are clear: the U.S. recovery may be inching up but the accessories industry is … [Read more...]

NPD Group: 2010 Apparel Sales Up 2%

NPD Group

Port Washington, NY—Sales of apparel in the United States improved in 2010, rising almost 2%, but still lagging behind other … [Read more...]

NPD Group: 2010 Footwear Sales Up 7.2%

Footwear

Port Washington, NY–One of the retail categories getting a kick up thanks to consumers’ frugal fatigue is footwear. According to … [Read more...]

Holiday Sales End with Fantastic Friday

Holiday Sales

Port Washington, NY--U.S. retailers have been able to improve holiday sales without premature discounting, according to Marshal … [Read more...]

NPD: Top Sellers on Holiday Wish Lists

Wrislets, like these from Coach, have garnered quite a following with sales increasing 25% in the last two years, NPD Group reports.

Port Washington, NY–What's topping fashionistas’ wish lists this holiday? Plenty of accessories and footwear items apparently. NPD … [Read more...]

NPD: Black Friday Weekend Recipe for Success

Black Friday

Port Washington, NY–As the holiday weekend approached retailers put together their merchandising, marketing, and operational … [Read more...]

Teen, Back to School Season Sales Lagging This Year?

teens back to school shopping

Traditionally an early barometer of the key back-to-school selling season, teen retailers are being watched closely for first … [Read more...]

The New Mobile Economy

Gucci updates fans with its iPhone app

As American consumers adopt hand-held shopping, are retailers all thumbs when it comes to “m-commerce?” Jeff Prine … [Read more...]

NPD: Fashion Footwear Leads the Way to Recovery

Footwear

Port Washington, NY--Women's fashion footwear is outpacing other sectors of the market with a double-digit hike in U.S. sales in … [Read more...]

Facing Luggage Fees, Americans are Traveling Lighter This Summer

Sales of smaller travel pieces such as garment bags and duffles are on the increase, NPD Group reports

As travelers face the prospect of airline baggage charges even for carry ons, Americans may be traveling lighter this … [Read more...]

NPD: Handbags Help Boost Q1 Accessories Sales

Sales of moderately priced handbags, like this colorful satchel from Rampage, helped boost first quarter handbag sales by 31%

Port Washington, NY—An upsurge in sales of moderately-priced handbags during the first quarter is helping to contribute an overall … [Read more...]

Design Lab Draws Attention at AccessoriesTheShow

Crowds at the AccessoriesTheShow Design Lab section

New York--AccessoriesTheShow officials report a robust May market with a current 4% increase in two day attendance in comparison … [Read more...]