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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...]

NPD’S Marshal Cohen Discusses the New Consumer at AccessoriesTheShow

On a new generation of shoppers: "They may not even go into a physical store,"  says NPD's Marshal Cohen.

New York-- Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst at NPD Group and author of the new book “BUY ME! New Ways to Get Customers to … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss NPD’s Marshal Cohen at AccessoriesTheShow

On a new generation of shoppers: "They may not even go into a physical store,"  says NPD's Marshal Cohen.

Don't miss the special presentation:Welcome to the New World: Accessories 2010--Changing Consumer Buying Patterns and What They … [Read more...]

Accessories Census 2009

2010 Projected market share chart; 2009 Accessories Census

Statistics from the retail and consumer community provide clear insights into the accessories industry  Retailing is a … [Read more...]

Forecast 2010 & Beyond: Indicators of New Directions

Marshal Cohen, NPD Group: "Open-sell or caseline retail environments have to give way to means for consumers to touch, feel and try on merchandise."

Market analysts predict a very different retail landscape 2010 is looking up to be a pivotal year, one that many retail analyst … [Read more...]