Consumer Behavior


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    ‘Treat yourself’ culture: Here’s what the numbers say

    Holiday spending habits at the end of last year bring into focus the need for messaging around “the importance of you,” per the Why Group.

    By Sara Karlovitch • Feb. 26, 2024
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    5 fashion industry trends from the 2024 Grammy Awards

    Music’s biggest night was also one of fashion’s wildest events, as celebrities proved that over-the-top looks are de rigueur to achieve that rock-star style.

    By Feb. 5, 2024
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    The new rules shaping luxury fashion marketing: report

    Luxury brands are bucking traditional fashion schedules, embracing collaborations and becoming more inclusive, according to Highsnobiety.

    By Jan. 23, 2024
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    Nike was the top-traded sneaker brand of 2023: report

    The annual StockX culture index also named running shoe brands Asics and New Balance and gave a nod to viral footwear company MSCHF.

    By Jan. 19, 2024
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    5 fashion industry trends from the 75th annual Emmy Awards

    Television’s biggest names wore black, white and red all over the silver carpet at this year’s Emmys, with tuxedo looks and balletcore taking center stage.

    By Jan. 16, 2024
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    Luxury sees 10% spending slump during the holidays: report

    Information from Earnest Analytics shows that consumers were more focused on “attainable value,” with fast fashion and off-price stores seeing increased spending.

    By Jan. 12, 2024
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    7 fashion industry trends to watch in 2024

    The coming year will bring fast fashion battles, more mergers and acquisitions, an evolution of luxury and a presidential election, and that’s just for starters.

    By Laurel Deppen and Lara Ewen • Jan. 12, 2024
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    5 fashion industry trends from the 2024 Golden Globes

    Celebrities turned out in style for the first major red carpet of the year as bejeweled looks, lush fabrics and loads of color took center stage.

    By Jan. 8, 2024
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    Retail trends that shaped the holidays in 2023

    From new marketing techniques to consumers spending despite inflation, here are the big takeaways from the latest holiday season. 

    By Retail Dive Staff • Jan. 5, 2024
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    The Fashion Dive holiday wish list

    Our team picked a few favorite pieces from the year’s most talked-about brands, designers and trends.

    By Fashion Dive editors • Dec. 22, 2023
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    Cold weather footwear, Sambas and Uggs top the most-wanted list: report

    Sneaker reseller StockX also said skate shoes, Timberlands and shoes with loud patterns were sought-after during the winter.

    By Dec. 14, 2023
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    US luxury sales slump continued through November: report

    Fast fashion spending outpaced high-end purchases in early holiday apparel sales, with Shein up 25% for the period.

    By Howard Ruben • Dec. 8, 2023
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    Stitch Fix sales and customer count decline further, but loss narrows

    The apparel box e-retailer kept a grip on expenses and is making major operational changes to boost sales and profits, executives said Tuesday.

    By Daphne Howland • Dec. 7, 2023
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    Telfar’s new denim shoppers sell out in less than 24 hours

    The accessories collection launched through the brand’s e-commerce site on Tuesday afternoon, and by early Wednesday, only belts and hats remained available.

    By Dec. 6, 2023
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    Miu Miu is the year’s buzziest brand: report

    Lyst’s 2023 Year in Fashion also name-checked Loewe, the Adidas Samba, Uniqlo’s shoulder bag, Kylie Jenner and quiet luxury in its top trend roundup.

    By Dec. 4, 2023
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    Early holiday luxury apparel sales stagnate: report

    While Black Friday online apparel shopping surged, aspirational shoppers have pared back spending on high-end goods on the heels of economic headwinds.

    By Howard Ruben • Nov. 27, 2023
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    Personal luxury goods market projected to grow 4% by the end of 2023: report

    The market is expected to soften through Q4 and into 2024, said Bain and Company, hampered by slow recovery in the U.S. and macroeconomic tensions in China.

    By Nov. 15, 2023
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    Rocking the boat shoe: Sperry’s search for a lifeline

    Wolverine is looking to unload its 88-year-old lifestyle footwear brand, but finding the right buyer is a hard sell.

    By Updated Nov. 20, 2023
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    5 lessons brands can pull from Barbie’s marketing master class

    Now that Greta Gerwig’s movie has left theaters, here’s what the fashion industry needs to know about the next trend.

    By Oct. 17, 2023
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    Miu Miu tops Lyst Index for the first time

    Loewe came in second, while Maison Margiela’s Tabi shoe was dubbed the hottest product in the world for the quarter.

    By Oct. 12, 2023
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    Both ‘quiet’ and ‘loud’ accessories see interest in luxury resale market: report

    Classic brands like Celine and Tiffany & Co. saw increased interest from luxury resale shoppers, but bold patterns like polka dots and magenta still held their own, the report from Fashionphile found.

    By Howard Ruben • Sept. 29, 2023
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    Consumers plan to spend more on luxury: report

    Feeling more optimistic about the economy, luxury consumers are booking travel and opening their wallets.

    By Lauren Schenkman • Sept. 28, 2023
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    Style’s silver lining

    Fashion’s wealthiest generation is also its oldest, and as its ranks expand, there are opportunities and challenges for an industry that largely ignores them.

    By Sept. 12, 2023
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    Early back-to-school fashion purchases favored lower-priced brands and discounters

    Mid-tier and high-end department stores and apparel subscriptions saw double-digit spending drops, which may signal that consumers are feeling economic and inflationary pressures.

    By Howard Ruben • Sept. 8, 2023
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    Despite economy, consumers still splurge on apparel: report

    Brands can convince consumers to spend even during tough financial times by appealing to their emotions.

    By Lauren Schenkman • Sept. 5, 2023