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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.

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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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August 20, 2014

Asian Fast-Fashion Conquers Spain

Jorge MartinAnalyst Insight by Jorge Martin - Contributing Analyst

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With consumers in Spain suffering sky-high unemployment rates, record low consumer confidence levels, and enormous public spending cuts – stretching already fragile domestic budgets – consumers have to be more cost-conscious than they’ve ever been in the past. Ironically, this has run parallel to the arrival of modern retailing concepts, such as e-commerce and Asian fast-fashion, which has challenged the existing status quo, and has given consumers in Spain the ability to better shop and compare.

The internet, enabling e-commerce, was first key in allowing consumers the opportunity to better compare prices, giving them the chance to buy top brands at cheaper prices and to have access to lesser known ones. The impressive success of Privalia, Asos, La Redoute, and many others, showed that the traditional clothing and footwear retailer was now being challenged by a new class of competitor.  In response, Inditex, and other mid-priced fast-fashion giants, quickly opened their own online store, despite their ubiquitous presence on the Spanish high-streets.

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July 31, 2014

Interés por los deportes, impulsa el mercado de ropa deportiva en Chile

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El crecimiento de la práctica deportiva en Chile, acompañada de una fuerte actividad promocional de las principales marcas ha hecho que las ventas de ropa y calzado deportivos hayan aumentado aproximadamente 5% al año en términos de valor en los últimos 5 años según datos de la empresa de investigación de mercado, Euromonitor International. Hoy el país es uno de los de mayor consumo per cápita de estas prendas en Latinoamérica. Los deportes que más reflejan estas tendencias son el fútbol, el running, las actividades outdoor y el ciclismo.

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July 19, 2014

WWD Digital Forum Recap, Part 1: Heritage Brands Embrace the Digital Age

Ashma.kundeAnalyst Insight by Ashma Kunde - Apparel and Footwear Analyst

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The WWD Digital Forum, which took place on 10 July 2014, brought together top executives across fashion, beauty and retail industries to address the most pertinent issues businesses face in this ever-evolving digital landscape.

In this first recap, Euromonitor International assesses the differing online strategies of two iconic brands: the grand dame of the British high street, Marks and Spencer’s, and the crème de la crème of French luxury skincare, Clarins.

Marks and Spencer’s: e-boutiques and editor’s picks

According to Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne, Executive Director of Marketing and Business Development at Marks and Spencer’s, size can sometimes be a liability. With a fleet the size of Marks & Spencer’s, which counted 798 UK stores and 455 international stores as of July 2014, adopting and rolling out new technologies is no easy feat.

This isn’t to say efforts aren’t being made. As part of its return to the Dutch market, the retailer launched its first e-boutique on Amsterdam’s prestigious Kalverstraat. Alongside a highly edited selection of products, the store features a ‘virtual rail’ which lets customers browse through items on a touchscreen. The goal is two-fold: minimising required store space by providing access to the full inventory online, while strengthening the omnichannel concept by integrating digital aspects into the physical space.

It has become a universally acknowledged fact that a fashion e-commerce site can no longer simply be an online shop, but rather, a shoppable magazine. M&S.com has embraced this philosophy wholeheartedly in the latest iteration of its website. Editorial content is not a simple embellishment, but inextricably linked to the shopping process. Bousquet-Chavanne says its daily publishing strategy gives the retailer a point of differentiation, drives frequency of visits, and makes customers 24% more likely to convert. The edited point of view cuts through the clutter and relieves customers from the paralysis of choice.

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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

Asian Fast-Fashion Conquers Spain

Interés por los deportes, impulsa el mercado de ropa deportiva en Chile

WWD Digital Forum Recap, Part 1: Heritage Brands Embrace the Digital Age