The NPD Group


Week in Review: 10 Things to Know

From left: M. Missoni, Richard Chai Love, M. Missoni

New York—Although the spring/summer season is typically the warmest of the year, Pantone, the color authority, has mandated that … [Read more...]

NPD: Activewear Growth Sets Pace for Overall Apparel Market

Activewear as streetwear at Lululemon Athletica

Port Washington, NY–Growth in activewear buoyed the total U.S. apparel market in the 12 months ending June 2014 (July’13—June’14), … [Read more...]

Athletic Footwear Sales Peak Leading Up to Back-to-School

Jordan TR '97 Mid - Girls' Grade School at Foot Locker

Port Washington, NY– Athletic footwear sales rise every year among adults and especially among children in the weeks leading up to … [Read more...]

Week in Review: What to Know Before Labor Day

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New York—Ah Labor Day, the last gasp of summer before the craziness of fall (i.e. New York Fashion Week) starts. Maybe because … [Read more...]

NPD: Men Increasingly Embrace Fashion in Footwear

Skechers casual shoe styles

Port Washington, NY—Necessity is the predominant motivation behind shoe purchasing for men, and their brand loyalty is strong and … [Read more...]

Week in Review: 10 Things to Know

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New York—Thank heavens for international sales. Especially if you are a Michael Kors, Coach or Prada. Those luxury leathergoods … [Read more...]

NPD: Millennials Driving Growth in Women’s Footwear Market

Fall silhouettes from TOMS

Port Washington, NY– Although U.S. women’s footwear growth has been somewhat subdued during the past two years, there have been … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Must-Know News

New York—Online shopping may be convenient, enabling consumers to shop 24/7 without worrying about finding a parking place. But … [Read more...]

NPD: Accessories for Men Gaining Momentum

The Louis Vuitton Men's Fall 2014 Campaign from Men's Style Director Kim Jones shot by Peter Lindbergh in Iceland.

Port Washington, NY–While it’s no surprise that accessories has been one of the best performing categories for women, a similar … [Read more...]

NPD: Plus Size Apparel Performance Strong in E-commerce, Dept. Stores

Catherines Plus Size

Port Washington, NY– Plus-sized women’s clothing, which generally constitutes sizes 18 and up in the United States, grew 5% from … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Top 10 Articles to Remember

Getting it right: Hearts on Fire

New York—First quarter earnings reports have begun trickling in…and you know what? They’re better than expected. Despite … [Read more...]

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...]