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Trend Sep 25, 2020 4 min read

EDITED review: Weekly retail trends snapshot

Familiarize yourself with the strongest trends of the week backed by market intelligence.

retail trends

What new products are shaping the market this week? Get up to speed with this week’s strongest trends backed by market intelligence.

Our talented team of in-house Analysts trawls through the more than half a million SKUs added to the EDITED market intelligence platform per week to bring retailers a weekly breakdown of standout products.

Before you head into your Monday trade meetings, familiarize yourself with the most influential trends across menswear, womenswear and childrenswear to support your decision making with retail data.

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Menswear

Turtlenecks

Texture is key. Cable knits and ribbed textures for this silhouette have been pushed heavily in fall knitwear communications, feed into both the dark academia and cottagecore themes, and allow for a more premium price point. Lighter fabrics with this neck are ideal for updating and adding warmth to long-sleeved basics. Uniqlo has used its HEATTECH fleece, with a looser fitting neck size compared to previous seasons to promote comfort.

Teddy bear textures

As comfort dressing remains front and center, we note fuzzy, soft and brushed textures at the forefront of new fall arrivals. Borg is noted at more retailers and across a wider range of silhouettes, highlighting boohooMAN’s hoodie options and Bershka’s zip-through jacket. Fleece is predominantly used on top styles. Both Uniqlo and Zara have invested in a color-block half-zip pullover.

For the full list of trends, log in to read the latest Menswear Weekly Product Update.

Womenswear

Faux fur outerwear

Solids outpaced patterns, making up 94% of arrivals this week as black, brown and blue dominated. However, Bershka brought in a zebra design and M&S landed a checkered pattern. Then longline and collared styles were most popular. Retailers including Free People and Zara invested in longer-length coats. While collars, pockets and hoods could be found at Bershka and Dorothy Perkins.

Pleated skirts

Arrivals were all midi length but fabrics varied. Retailers including COS brought in asymmetrical hemlines despite the overall length reaching mid-calf. M&S landed velvet and sequin options while Free People dropped a 100% linen design.

For the full list of trends, log in to read the latest Womenswear Weekly Product Update.

Childrenswear

Checks

Zara launched its new “Horse Riding Capsule” via Instagram, which included a tailored blazer in beige and tobacco check. Spotted on the homepage of its “Mini Me Shop,” the retailer saw 47% of its assortment attributed to checked shirts, with a focus on a lumberjack inspired Buffalo plaid. Overall, checks maintained a 10% proportion of the assortment featured most prominently in retailers’ tops ranges.

Trousers

Trousers overtook leggings WoW as the most stocked bottom. Zara was the top stockist of the category, dropping several textured fall fabrics including corduroy, Ponte Di Roma jersey and plush joggers. Retailers opted for natural, organic colors that played into the overarching theme of vegetal tones, highlighted in our fall 2020 trends market read. Alongside autumnal browns, a more refined off-white was also notable.

For the full list of trends, log in to read the latest Childrenswear Weekly Product Update.

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