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NPD: Tights Trending as Sales Jump

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Port Washington, NY—Tights have increasingly become a must-include in women’s wardrobes with dollar sales increasing 33% in … [Read more...]

Week in Review: News-to-Know

Accessories have been one of the hot spots in Michael Kors' growing business

New York—It was a much needed dose of optimism when most of retail seems besieged with lower traffic patterns, slumping comp store … [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 Invests in Next Generation Fashion Insights Platform

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New York—The NPD Group Inc., a leading provider of global market information and advisory services, has taken in stake in … [Read more...]

Week in Review: 10 Must Reads to Remember

Burberry Prorsum, BCBG Max Azria, Polo Ralph Lauren

New York—The focus on fashion moved from New York to London and Milan (and soon Paris).And Accessories has been following the … [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...]

Week in Review: Top Stories from NYFW

Custo Barcelona, Tory Burch, Rodarte

New York—It may be frigid, icy, snowy, rainy or slushy one or two days this week in much of the Eastern half of the United States, … [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...]

Week in Review: Top Must-Read Articles

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New York—It wasn’t as frigid this week as last, but many retailers probably felt a chill.Citing reasons such as light traffic, … [Read more...]

Lightweight Performance Running Footwear Sales Increase

An example: Puma's Faas 100 R Glow Women's Running Shoes in "Fluro Pink"

Port Washington, NY—Innovation in the category of athletic footwear is helping to boost sales in a particular niche. In a report … [Read more...]