NEW YORK, United States — The menswear market is pirouetting toward an unlikely style for Spring 2020: the ballet flat. A flat shoe with a rounded toe, typified by minimal design in materials such as leather and suede, the ballet flat was a popular style — for women — in the mid-2000s.
Source: Are Ballet Flats the New Dad Sneakers?
Discover some of the top challenges faced by fashion brands and retailers in 2019, in this blog post from SiteVisibility. Read more here.
Source: The Top Challenges Facing Fashion Brands & Retailers in 2019
TORONTO, Canada — In a world where consumption is increasingly moving online, how should the performance of physical retail stores be measured? What metrics make sense in a retail landscape that is seeing double-digit, compounded growth in e-commerce, while brick and mortar stores struggle to eke out single-digit lifts?
Source: The Most Important Metric in Retail
Do you own that Zara dress, that Realisation Par skirt, that other Zara dress? Because someone you know certainly does.
Source: Why Has The Zara Polka Dot Dress Gone Viral?
Nike may have gone viral for using them, but it’s not the first brand to introduce curvy mannequins. Nor will it be the last.
Source: Why Those Plus-Size Model Mannequins Matter | Glamour
BoF brought executives from across the industry together to discuss how fashion can reimagine the consumer journey to create competitive advantage, in partnership with Affirm.
Source: How Can Fashion Adopt Connected Consumer Strategies? | Sponsored Feature | BoF
As summer heats up, parents opt for durable but comfortable shoes for their children. These retailers weigh in on what’s hot and what’s not.
Source: Popular Summer Shoes for Kids – Footwear News
Athleisure’s popularity is turning retailers away from performance footwear, warns NPD Group, with brands aiming for style and substance.
Source: Athleisure Continues to Dominate, Threatening Performance Footwear – Footwear News
Retailers are increasingly adding technology to stores to draw in shoppers, but not all consumers like it. Here’s what works and doesn’t.
Source: Too Much Tech? What Does and Doesn’t Work in Retail Stores – Footwear News