Men are taking more risks in their apparel purchases, with the market moving up 1% to $57 billion last year, according to new research.
New research says basketball footwear has become one of the fastest growing athletic footwear categories in the US.
Sales of lightweight athletic shoes have accounted for nearly 60% of the annual gain in running shoe sales in the US, with demand driven by casual wearers, according to new figures.
The latest data from market research company The NPD Group shows the m…
PORT WASHINGTON, NY—The NPD Group has new leaders for its fashion apparel business and its fashion footwear and accessories business. The market research firm said today that Amy Hyland, head of the toys business for NPD, will now lead the fashion apparel business, and Diane Nicholson, head of the beauty business, will add the fashion [...]
Holiday 2010 retail sales were strong in the U.S., particularly in apparel. According to MasterCard Advisors’ SpendingPulse, consumer spending rose 5.5 percent over 2009 in November and December, and apparel was up more than 11 percent, driven by an impressive 10.5 percent boost in menswear. “If last year’s holiday story was about gaining some stability, [...]