Personal Accessories

Fashion Friday: Targeting the Middle Eastern Consumer in Personal Accessories

by and October 28th, 2016

The Middle East is well adapted to Western trends, as Middle Eastern countries are very well aware of international brands and their appeal due to social media. However, the strong retail sector and the culture of heading to a shopping mall as a leisure activity are facilitating the development of the retail and personal accessories […]

Digitalisation Influences all Personal Accessories Categories in Australia

by October 16th, 2016

Digitalisation remains a key factor influencing both innovation and sales across all personal accessories companies, with consumers in Australia quick to take up new technologies having become increasingly dependent on digital technology in their everyday lives. Digitalisation can have both a positive and negative affect on sales in personal accessories, with writing instruments and watches […]

Introduction to Euromonitor Quarterly Global FMCG Industry Forecasts

by and October 19th, 2016

In Q3 2016, the global economic outlook declined as mounting uncertainty in Europe, the UK and the US outweighed any boost from the BRICs. This quarter, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) forecast growth revisions from Euromonitor International’s Industry Forecast Model generally point to marginal retail sales downgrades through 2020.

Tourism Having Positive Effects on Personal Accessories in Russia

by and October 5th, 2016

  Personal accessories in Russia grew last year in local currency, but declined in US dollars. This decline could have been worse, but there are factors at play creating a positive effect in the industry. First, less Russians are leaving the country to buy personal accessories in other countries, and secondly, more tourists are coming […]

Bags and Luggage Industry in 2016

by August 12th, 2016

Asia Pacific continues to dominate the bags and luggage market in 2016 as Latin America and Europe’s demands continues to decline mainly due to currency depreciation on the back of a strong US dollar. In terms of brands, luxury companies such as Louis Vuitton continue to see strong growth, however some consumers are turning towards […]

Trends in Personal Accessories for 2016

by July 17th, 2016

  2016 is a sluggish year for personal accessories with many macro-economic factors continuing to plague the economy. The personal accessories industry is continuing to consolidate, with key industry players participating in mergers and acquisitions. A prime example of this activity is Tumi’s acquisition by Samsonite in 2015. Technology is also playing a key role […]