Familiarize yourself with the strongest trends of the week backed by market intelligence.
What new products are shaping the market this week? Get up to speed with this week’s strongest trends backed by market intelligence.
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Parkas and puffers and hoodies, oh my! This fabric will work well both as a lining or an all-over application. Zara and H&M brought in full faux shearling styles while Mango and New Look opted for lined options. It’s a no-brainer that this fabric exudes warmth and comfort, so push those features in emails and Instagram posts. Close-up shots and layering stories can help achieve this aesthetic.
Regional pricing differences were noted for the core loungewear item this week. Price points for logo hoodies landing this week were much lower in the UK vs. the US due to boohooMAN’s investment. The average full price was £26.05 in the UK compared to $59.43 in the US. The more expensive hoodies featured large oversized logos in the center, while the lower price points had minimal designs.
Intermix promoted the 70s-inspired, wide-leg denim via email while Zara exaggerated the silhouette even further, bringing in a super-wide option this week. Free People dropped a burgundy style while Missguided posted a washed-out wide-leg version via Instagram.
The trend was noted across knitwear and activewear arrivals, ranging from colorful yarns at Loft and Banana Republic to subtle greys and blacks at Madewell and Matalan. The technique adds texture and interest to core fall pieces, with sweaters seeing the highest investment.
Retailers emphasized tactile fabrications in their product names, with thermal cotton at Marks & Spencer, French terry at The Children’s Place and flannel at Gap. Across the two categories, plain options were the preference, with leggings showing an inclination toward feminine hues, while sweatpants saw darker tones of blue and black dominate. Shirts saw a notable decline in interest from retailers, with Zara (US) and Peacocks (UK) both showing a complete lack of the category this week, compared to stock of formal button-down styles the year before. Instead, hoodies swelled slightly in volume compared to 2019 at Gap (US) and The Children’s Place (US).
Licensing from the universal franchise saw sustained investment. Overall, the number of Disney arrivals YoY was almost identical; however, tops were at the center this week, with newness from Uniqlo’s UT Disney Princess range, as well as several themed BabyGap tops. The Toy Story 25th anniversary will encourage demand. Both Gap and Old Navy saw a handful of licensed arrivals from the popular film, and retailers should anticipate growth in this area as we move closer to the milestone date on November 22nd.