Key Fashion Trends

Forbes  Apr 28  Comment 
Amazon’s new innovation just gave consumers the perfect tool to stay on top of fashion trends. The Echo Look harnesses some disruptive AI technology that gives clear visibility into how fashion may forever be impacted.
New York Times  Apr 27  Comment 
Spend 36 hours in Tokyo and try unique fashion trends, stroll through neighborhoods in full bloom and and catch a Yomiuri Giants game.
DailyFinance  Feb 22  Comment 
Filed under: Lifestyle, Style, Fashion Week Brace yourselves: Furry crocs may be the latest fashion trend. At London Fashion Week on Monday, models strolled out on designer Christopher Kane's runway wearing none other than fur-lined...
DailyFinance  Feb 16  Comment 
Filed under: News, World News, Crime By Matt Hoffman, Buzz60 An international assassin seems to be setting fashion trends. On Monday, Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was murdered at a Malaysian airport. One...
DailyFinance  Jan 13  Comment 
Filed under: Lifestyle, Red Carpet The best part of awards season is undoubtedly seeing what all of the biggest stars are wearing. From Kristen Bell in a plunging neckline to Emma Stone rocking a stunning star printed Valentino gown, these were...
DailyFinance  Jan 6  Comment 
Filed under: Lifestyle, Fashion Fashion trends come and go but some styles are too good to let go of. Before you start your 2017 closet clean out, there are a few styles to keep in mind. Hold on to your tour merchandise and favorite white...
DailyFinance  Dec 26  Comment 
Filed under: Lifestyle, Accessories With 2016 coming to a close, some fashion trends stand out to us more than others from the last year. 2016 was a major year for accessories, and we have rounded up the best selling items from Amazon, so you...
Forbes  Dec 23  Comment 
Sneaker companies must distinguish the winners from the losers, and stay ahead of quickly changing fashion trends.
The Economic Times  Dec 22  Comment 
According to industry experts, climatic changes and fast moving fashion trends have made buying patterns unpredictable.
DailyFinance  Dec 20  Comment 
Filed under: Lifestyle, Fashion As 2016 comes to a close, we couldn't help but revisit the top fashion trends that we saw all over this year -- and loved. Here's what we learned: Kim Kardashian loves a good duster (we learned a lot more...


Women's Dress Sales Surge

In the 12 months ending April 30, 2007, dress sales had increased by 30%, compared to a 5% increase for overall women's clothing, according to the NPD group. [1] In trying to understand the fickleness of women's fashion, one popular theory is that dresses--which are one piece--make it easier to match one's top and bottom apparel. Target (TGT) and British department store H&M are examples of retailers that have keyed in on this fashion trend.

  • One interesting complementary trend is the increase in pantyhose, which is produced by companies such as Hanesbrands (HBI), maker of leading brand Leggs.

Yoga Wear: A Lucrative Niche

  • Lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU) is a high-end yoga clothing company ($165M 2006 revenues, $3B market cap) that IPO'd in May 2007. From May to October, the company's stock price appreciated over 50% due to the growing popularity of yoga, which attracts a wealthy demographic with high disposable income. The company has about 60 retail outlets in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan, where luxury fashion consumption is high. The company benefits from increased spending on healthy living and aging American baby boomers, with whom yoga activity is disproportionately high

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