Key Fashion Trends

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TechCrunch  Mar 26  Comment 
 Movies, financial markets and fashion trends all fall into frenzies, dips and lulls. Consumer apps are much the same. Whether it’s photo-sharing, anonymity or live streaming, it seems that a confluence of apps all doing similar things at the...
Benzinga  Nov 5  Comment 
Grappling with a continued lack of fashion trends, department stores desperate to spark holiday apparel sales are reduced to banking on tee-shirts and jeans, according to a report by TheStreet.com. "Department stores are banking on a couple...
Forbes  Oct 24  Comment 
I believe that merchants are very important to a retail organization. They shape the future of their company with innovative and creative ideas. They are always on the lookout for new fashion trends. They visit stores and designers to learn and to...
NPR  Oct 19  Comment 
The Nike-owned company is suing to protect its Chuck Taylor All Stars from copycats. But NYU law professor Chris Sprigman says it might be an uphill battle, since copying is part of the fashion cycle.
Clusterstock  Oct 7  Comment 
Lululemon's leggings are the hottest thing in teen retail right now.  "Leggings/lululemon" were named as the top fashion trend in Piper Jaffray's semi-annual Taking Stock With Teens survey.  More than a quarter of teen girls surveyed by...
Clusterstock  Sep 24  Comment 
Here's the thing about fashion, it's not always wearable. What appears on the runway is not appealing on the street, or in any guys closet for that matter. But that doesn't mean that there aren't a few cool trends any guy could pick up from each...
Clusterstock  Sep 17  Comment 
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Cloud Computing  Sep 17  Comment 
I can see it now… [Enter Dream Sequence] ‘ALOHA! We’re here at the Red Carpet Event at the 2021 Web Movie Awards! All the stars are here wearing the latest in fashion trends. Oh, here comes DigiTom wearing his underarm sweat blocker shirt...
Motley Fool  Aug 14  Comment 
Kate Spade and Michael Kors are feeling the pinch from Americans who are in a tight spot, leaving little room for fashion.




 
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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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Notes

  1. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-dresses29jun29,0,6782473.story?coll=la-home-business
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