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NPD: Comfort, Fashion Help Propel Sandal Sales

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Port Washington, NY– Consumers’ focus on casual and comfortable fashion is the perfect fit for comfort-oriented independent … [Read more...]

Sneakers Lead in Children’s Footwear Online Sales, NPD Reports

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Port Washington, NY – Athletic footwear captured the lion’s share of children’s footwear online sales in the 12 months ending … [Read more...]

Game Changers: NPD’s Marshal Cohen on the Next Big Thing

Marshal Cohen, chief analyst, The NPD Group, Inc.

2014 ended with a good news/bad news sort of holiday season. Sure sales were up and mostly in line with forecasts. Online sales … [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...]

Less Conventional Bags Are Now More Common Accessories, Reports NPD

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Port Washington–Women’s handbags may account for 49% of all handbags sold in the United States, but for 2014 it was men’s bags … [Read more...]

NPD: Online Shopping Satisfaction Continues to Grow

Online Holiday Shopping

Port Washington, NY—According to a recent survey of NPD’s Consumer panel, online was the big retail channel winner during the 2014 … [Read more...]

NPD’s Cohen: “Holiday 2014 Better than Reported”

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Port Washington, NY—Holiday 2014 was better than reported. Black Friday and holiday sales are not the same as we remember from … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Important News from Final Holiday Shopping Days

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New York—With less than a week to go, here’s what the latest surveys and speculation reveal about what kind of holiday season 2014 … [Read more...]

‘Tis the Season for Premium Basketball Footwear

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Port Washington, NY–-Higher-priced athletic footwear has become an early favorite among holiday shoppers. Athletic footwear sales … [Read more...]

NPD’s Marshal Cohen Takes a Peek at What’s Going on in Holiday Retailing

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Port Washington, NY—I recently ventured to a local shopping mall with a group of NPD colleagues to check out the post-Thanksgiving … [Read more...]

Occupational, Outdoor Footwear Categories Experience Strong Growth Over the Past Year

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Port Washington, NY--The term fashion (non-athletic) footwear may bring women's pumps and men’s oxfords to mind, but it is the … [Read more...]

Poll: More Holiday Purchases Going Online, But In-Store Has Appeal Too

Countdown to Christmas...

Port Washington, NY–Online shopping once again is hitting a spike in recent days as some consumer want to avoid lines, parking and … [Read more...]