Women’s Wear Daily
04.24.2014

Trends and Analysis

Retail

Trends and Analysis

Millennials Eager to Shop, Reluctant to Buy

A growing web of digitally connected Millennials is putting engagement with products, brands and services ahead of their actual purchasing.

NPD: Women's Apparel Sales Up 3.7% in 2013

Online purchases, outerwear and tailored merchandise pace sales gains.

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Industry's New Millstone: Currency Fluctuation

The currency bogeyman is back, and has plans to wreak increasing havoc on European luxury — and high-street — companies’ global revenues.

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Retail Stocks Slip Along With March Sales

Retail sales last month fared worse than the shift in the timing of Easter could explain, touching off concerns about first-quarter inventories and margins.

Global Fur Trade on the Rise

According to a study from Pricewaterhouse Coopers Italy, the market has now been valued at more than $40 billion worldwide.

Apparel Stores Add Jobs

Overall unemployment rate remains flat.

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Prism Skylabs' Steve Russell Discusses Retail Technology

According to Russell, technology that already exists in stores can generate data to ultimately boost the bottom line.

Japanese Shoppers Stock Up at Dept. Stores Before Tax Hike

Retailers saw their March comps grow at a double-digit pace as consumers rushed to make purchases before the tax hike went into effect on Tuesday.

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In Demand in Contemporary: What's Selling for Spring

Jumpsuits and crop tops have emerged as bestsellers in contemporary departments at major department and specialty stores.

ICSC Says Weekly Sales Pick Up

Group sees possibility of pent-up demand for apparel as weather warms.

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Retailers Talk Tech at Oracle Conference

Tech expertise has become a competitive focus for the industry’s big players.

Study Details Chinese Taste in Luxury

For the most affluent Chinese luxury consumers, it’s the idea of craftsmanship that most defines luxury, ahead of the concepts of high price and status.

Retail Sales Slipped Last Week

ICSC and Goldman Sachs report first sequential decline since February.

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Tokyo Fashion Week Earns Plaudits Despite Hurdles

Retailers generally praised the collections, but said the timing of the shows and prices might limit their buying.

Russian Tourist Spending Drops in U.K.

Global Blue reports that Ukraine woes and currency weakness contributed to a 17 percent decline in February.

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