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November 6, 2014

Haute Sport: Fashion Apparel Picks Up Speed in Australia

Julia-IlleraAnalyst Insight by Julia Illera - Research Analyst

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Fast fashion may have taken the slow route to the Australian market, however leading global apparel players are now opening stores locally at breakneck speed. Fuse this with the fortuitous favour currently bestowed on stylish activewear or “sports-luxe”, and globalisation emerges as a two-way street for Australia, as local designers achieve international recognition and the world of fashion seems a little less geographically distant.

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While international press and style blogs are out in force assuring the world that the collaboration between New York-based designer Alexander Wang and Swedish fast fashion giant H&M is one of the most highly anticipated events on the 2014 calendar, many fashion-conscious Australian consumers would disagree. Local shoppers have waited with bated breath for the April 2014 opening of H&M’s flagship store in Melbourne, with the brand’s first Sydney store following in mid-October.

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November 2, 2014

Is Wearable Technology Moving into Sportswear?

Rob WalkerAnalyst Insight by Rob Walker - Contributing Analyst

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What would we do without our smartphones? Over one billion will be purchased globally this year, according to our latest data. Small wonder, then, that many in the fashion industry are keen to grab a bigger piece of the “smart” action by developing their own lines of wearable technology, from smart socks to smart bras. The big question is whether smart fashion, like smartphones, has the potential to become part of the retail mainstream.

 

Global Sales of Smartphones 2010-2014

Source: Euromonitor International

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November 1, 2014

Phablet Trend Drives Innovation in Fashion, Pocket Sizes

Daphne KasrielAnalyst Insight by Daphne Kasriel-Alexander - Consumer Trends Consultant

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Phablet fashion goes beyond the devices themselves. People’s attachment to their smartphones, phablets and tablets is having a ripple effect on broader consumption needs, beyond electronic devices. Fashion is an interesting example. As consumers favour ever larger screens on portable devices to use in their mobile cocoons - Apple’s new phablet-sized phone sold out within 24 hours - fashion brands are responding to the gripe that these devices can’t fit neatly into consumer pockets. ‘BendGate’ when some brand new iPhone 6 models curved when squashed into front pockets as the aluminium succumbed to the pressure of the user’s movement - the subject of physics-style scrutiny in Wired magazine - only put the issue of the need for 'tech-friendly clothing' into sharper focus.

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October 17, 2014

Fashion E-tailing: Innovation Hotspots, Omni-channel and Mobile Development

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This presentation pinpoints key innovations in selling fashion online, focusing on the areas of fit and sizing, impulse buying, affordable luxury and curation and personalisation.

Watch the recording now to learn:

  • Key challenges in selling apparel
    and footwear online
  • Rules of the omni-channel playbook
  • How mobile internet retailing is an
    untapped opportunity

Recording

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October 11, 2014

Is Fast Fashion Heading for a Slowdown?

Rob WalkerAnalyst Insight by Rob Walker - Contributing Analyst

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There is speculation brewing in the apparel industry that consumers are getting tired of fast fashion, especially in the US, preferring instead to pay a premium for garments made from better quality fabrics that last longer. “People are not buying just to buy anymore”, said Nate Herman, vice president of the American Apparel and Footwear Association in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.

Euromonitor International’s sales data for the US does not entirely support this argument, though. Indeed, last year, retail volume sales of apparel and footwear grew faster than retail value sales for the first time since 2007. This would suggest that US consumers are spending less, not more, on their garments.

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October 8, 2014

Designer Footwear Looks Good Fit for Investors as Jimmy Choo Goes Public

Rob WalkerAnalyst Insight by Rob Walker - Contributing Analyst

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We said at the start of this year that the options for luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo – if the brand is going to speed up expansion into Asia and other new markets - are either an initial public offering (IPO) in London, or the sale of a minority stake (See Private Equity: Saviour or Slayer of Luxury Fashion?). Plans to proceed with a London IPO have now been confirmed. “Jimmy Choo is a clear success story with strong momentum and I am confident that our future as a public company can only extend our reputation and position in this attractive sector,” said Jimmy Choo’s chief executive Pierre Denis in a statement.

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October 4, 2014

The Relationship Between Fashion and Beauty

Fashion brands are increasingly interested in expanding their beauty offerings beyond fragrances in an effort to both provide a more accessible entry price point for consumers reluctant to spend on luxury apparel and accessories and to expand market share through additional offerings in established markets. While some brands have been successful with this approach, others have seen their beauty offerings fall by the wayside.

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October 3, 2014

Luxury Companies Embracing Digital Retailing

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In marketing to millenials, luxury brands are finding that a digital presence no longer drags their brand downmarket but rather provides an accessible aspirational touchpoint with consumers.

Filippo BattainiPodcast features Filippo Battaini, Retailing Analyst

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September 11, 2014

The Impact of the Indian Budget on Consumer Goods and Services

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The Union Budget of India for 2014-2015, presented on July 10 has an impact on almost every area of consumer goods and services in the country. Research analysts from Euromonitor International’s office in Bangalore, India respond to the budget in this podcast series.

 

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 Featuring:  Shabori Das - Research Analyst, Ina Dawer, - Senior Research Analyst, Manjunath Reddy - Research Analyst and Priyanshu Rana - Reseach Analyst

Introduction to the Big Indian Budget (mp3)

The Indian Budget's Impact on the Tobacco Market (mp3)

The Indian Budget's Impact on Internet Retailing (mp3)

The Indian Budget's Impact on Consumer Electronics (mp3)

The Indian Budget's Impact on Consumer Finance (mp3

The Indian Budget's Impact on Food and Beverages (mp3)

The Indian Budget's Impact on Travel and Tourism (mp3)

The Indian Budget's Impact on Apparel and Footwear (mp3)

August 27, 2014

Strategy Briefing: Opportunities and Challenges in Global Participatory Sport

250_particSport-v1.1According to our new report, health and vanity have been the two largest influencers on consumer exercise.  Obesity has been identified largely as a public health issue due to excessive amounts of media coverage. Therefore, governments around the world have started many initiatives to encourage consumers to exercise more.  Some have even increased funding for public sports facilities or provided tax incentives. 

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Physical attractiveness has also been an important aspect of exercise, as mass media applies much pressure on the consumer to appear perfect, with many ads featuring airbrushed models.  This aspirational perfectionism has not only fuelled interest in exercise but has also increased body disorders, which have also risen over the past decade.

Some of the latest popular exercises include extreme sports such as rock climbing and adventure sports such as triathlons. Many health clubs continued to see growth in developed countries as well, even in spite of the recession.

The increased participation in exercise has led to marketing opportunities and product success in many industries, particularly apparel.  Sportswear sales have consistently outperformed the wide apparel market over recent years, with outdoor clothing becoming popular. 

“There are many market opportunities within apparel, health and supplements, sports and energy drinks, and electronics to cater to the exercise and health conscious consumer,” says Editorial Director, Gina Westbrook.  “Our report really highlights opportunities and challenges globally within exercise and sports consumption.”

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Haute Sport: Fashion Apparel Picks Up Speed in Australia

Is Wearable Technology Moving into Sportswear?

Phablet Trend Drives Innovation in Fashion, Pocket Sizes

Fashion E-tailing: Innovation Hotspots, Omni-channel and Mobile Development

Is Fast Fashion Heading for a Slowdown?

Designer Footwear Looks Good Fit for Investors as Jimmy Choo Goes Public

The Relationship Between Fashion and Beauty

Luxury Companies Embracing Digital Retailing

The Impact of the Indian Budget on Consumer Goods and Services

Strategy Briefing: Opportunities and Challenges in Global Participatory Sport