The NPD Group


NPD: Hispanic Women Now Account for Nearly 20% of Footwear Sales

Musician Carlos Santana has built a brand in footwear and accessories by catering to the Hispanic market

Port Washington, NY–There’s a major consumer segment that are representing an increasingly important segment of consuming buying … [Read more...]

Week in Review: The News to Know

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New York--There may be a midsummer's night heat in much of the nation, but plenty of retailers, designers and fashion companies … [Read more...]

NPD: Online Back-to-School Spending Expected to Rise

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Port Washington, NY–Back-to-school shoppers may delay their purchases this year but they plan to spend more money than they did … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Top Accessories, Retail Stories

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New York--Life has its ups and downs and this week had plenty of gains and losses.On the gain side, Saks Inc., parent to Saks … [Read more...]

NPD: Online Sales of Athletic Footwear Post Double-Digit Growth

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Port Washington, NY–While there’s no doubt that online sales have garnered share away from in-store sales in a myriad of … [Read more...]

Smaller Handbags Makes Big News

Small Size: Cross body handbag by Rebecca Minkoff

New York—Whether you credit the Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, for her penchant for handheld clutches, or the fact more women are … [Read more...]

Fashion Footwear Sales: Los Angeles vs. New York

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Port Washington, NY--There's always been a fashion rivalry between New York City and Los Angeles, but just how much do the two … [Read more...]

Accessories Magazine/The NPD Group, Inc. Releases 2012 Census Report

2013 Projected Market Share by Classification

In a more competitive retail reality that faces the accessories industry, the latest industry statistics give insight and provide … [Read more...]

Women’s Footwear High Stepped Back in 2012

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Port Washington, NY–Women stepped up their footwear sales in 2012, helping total U.S. footwear sales to rise 3% to $54 billion, … [Read more...]

Report: For Women’s Fashion, 2013 Will Be a Very Good Year

Spring/Summer trend from Lucky Brand

Port Washington, NY—The fact that apparel and accessories sales were responsible for some of the biggest gains at retail in … [Read more...]

Holiday Retail Busiest Days Ahead?

Countdown to Christmas...

New York—Although some retail analysts have lowered their expectations for sales this season, indications are that the next couple … [Read more...]

Jumping onto Holiday Bestseller Lists: Athletic Footwear

Holiday offerings from New Balance: Limited Edition Rainbow Collection

Port Washington, NY–This time of year, you’d think it would be snow boots on everyone’s holiday wish list. Instead, more consumers … [Read more...]

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