The NPD Group


Ashley Stewart, Urban Brands File for Bankruptcy

Designer Jill Scott at a personal appearance at Ashley Stewart, a popular plus-size retailer that has filed for Chapter 11.

New York--Urban Brands Inc., the owner of 210 Ashley Stewart stores, known as the “retailer for the plus-size urban woman,” filed … [Read more...]

Dept Stores Gain Share in Teen Footwear

Teen Footwear

Port Washington, NY—As department store ramp up teen-oriented brands for back to school this year, The NPD Group, Inc., a leading … [Read more...]

Nina Shoes Launches Handbags

Nina Shoes

New York—Nina Shoes, one of the leading makers of special occasion footwear, is launching its own handbag collection slated to … [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...]

Hermes, Colette Launch Web Campaign Promoting Scarves

The "J'aime mon carre" website touts scarves to young women worldwide

Paris—If you think an Hermès scarf is just something that Queen Elizabeth ties around her head on a blustery afternoon at … [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...]

Discounters, Dollar Stores Rise in Top 100 Retailers List

Dollar Store

Washington—Consumers looking for lower prices and bargains helped move up discounters and especially dollar stores in the latest … [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...]

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...]