03 Mar How Will Gender Neutral, Off-Price & Self-Gifting Shape Footwear in 2016?
Each year brings new challenges and opportunities to footwear retailers and manufacturers. For the first time in years, denim sales are up and yoga pant sales are down. Smart shoe technology and 3-D printing are standard parts of the industry vernacular and the largest generation the U.S. has ever seen would prefer to share and experience than purchase and consume.
The NPD Group Industry Analyst and Executive Director Beth Goldstein outlined the year ahead at MAGIC in Las Vegas.
From luxury consumers shopping off-price to the rise of gender-less footwear, Goldstein revealed that there’s more blurred lines in the industry than a warm winter season.