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Cherie Christmas, Jessica London Collaborate on Plus-Size Apparel, Accessories

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New York—Cherie Christmas, the handbag and accessories designer and founder of MAXX New York, is returning with a new collection. For the first time ever, Jessica London embarks on a collaboration with Christmas to launch a capsule collection, Cherie. Created exclusively for Jessica London with product also available on fullbeauty.com, the Cherie …

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NPD: “Athleisure” Lifestyle Drives Fashion Sales Growth in 2014

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Port Washington, NY—Total U.S. apparel, footwear and accessories sales in 2014 were up1% due primarily to growth in activewear, athletic performance footwear and bags. According to The NPD Group, Inc., the global information company, U.S. consumers spent $323 billion on apparel, footwear, and accessories last year. The additional $2 billion …

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AAFA Releases 2014 Apparel, Shoe Statistics

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Arlington, VA—The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) released last week its ApparelStats 2014 and ShoeStats 2014 reports, which provide a snapshot of the U.S. apparel and footwear industry market trends for 2013. ApparelStats and ShoeStats examine the yearly business and trade information related to U.S. consumption, production, employment, imports, and retail prices. “The industry …

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NPD: Activewear Growth Sets Pace for Overall Apparel Market

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Port Washington, NY–Growth in activewear buoyed the total U.S. apparel market in the 12 months ending June 2014 (July’13—June’14), helping total apparel sales reach $206.3 billion, a 1% increase over the prior year, according to leading global information company The NPD Group. Activewear sales accounted for $33.7 billion, representing 16% …

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Be In Touch With Accessories Directions’ Spring, Summer Trends

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New York–Trends happen faster than ever, driving demand for accessories trend projections that are right on the money. Accessories Directions Trend Forecasting offers the essential trend/color/classification tools and trends to design, develop and plan Spring/Summer 2015 accessories lines and retail buys. With an eye on the women’s fashion accessories industry, …

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Spring 15 Preview: Accessories Directions Analyzes Next Spring, Summer Trends

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New York–Trends happen faster than ever, driving demand for accessories trend projections that are right on the money! Accessories Directions Trend Forecasting offers the essential trend/color/classification tools and trends to design, develop and plan Spring/Summer 2015 accessories lines and retail buys. With an eye on the women’s fashion accessories industry, …

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NPD: Smaller Categories Help Drive 4% Increase in 2013 Women’s Apparel Sales

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Port Washington, NY—Total U.S. women’s apparel retail sales grew 4% in 2013, propelled by smaller niche categories that drove the gains, reported The NPD Group Inc., a global information company, today. Total women’s apparel sales reached $116.4 billion in 2013, up from $112.3 billion  in 2012. Double-digit increases in some …

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Accessories Directions Trend Forecasting: Spring/Summer 2015 Report Available

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New York–Trends happen faster than ever, driving demand for accessories trend projections that are right on the money! Accessories Directions Trend Forecasting offers the essential trend/color/classification tools and trends to design, develop and plan Spring/Summer 2015 accessories lines and retail buys. With an eye on the women’s fashion accessories industry, …

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Trade Associations Urge End of Cambodian Unrest

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Arlington, VA—The six leading North American trade associations representing apparel and footwear brands and retailers, including the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), the Canadian Apparel Federation (CAF), the National Retail Federation (NRF), the Retail Council of Canada (RCC), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), and the U.S. Fashion Industry …

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AAFA Releases ApparelStats, ShoeStats 2013 Reports

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Arlington, VA—The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) today released its ApparelStats 2013 and ShoeStats 2013 reports, serving as snapshots of the U.S. apparel and footwear industry market trends for 2012. ApparelStats and ShoeStats examine the latest business and trade information related to U.S. consumption, production, employment, imports and retail …