UK plus-size market worth £5.4bn. Conlumino forecasts shoppers’ spend on plus-size fashion will grow 23.8% to £6.4bn by 2019 as more retailers expand their ranges to include bigger sizes.
In 2014 24.8% of consumers bought plus-size clothing and the market was worth £5.1bn. The womenswear market was fastest growing, reaching £3.1bn. Marks & Spencer leads the women’s plus-size market, with 10.6% of all sales womenswear plus-size clothing being made through the retailer in 2014. Plus-size specialist Evans holds the second highest market share at 6.5%, followed by Debenhams (5.9%), Asda (5.4%) and Primark (4.8%).
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Oath and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads. Oath will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products. Learn more. To give you a better overall experience, we want to provide relevant ads that are more useful to you. How Harvey Nichols is creating experiences to 'make shopping fun again' Deb Bee (pictured above), Harvey Nichols' marketing and creative director, explained that, as consumer trust is diminishing, brands need to create experiences to "make shopping fun again, but we also need to become trusted brands".
She said that Harvey Nichols’ footfall, especially at its flagship Knightsbridge store in London, has "suffered over the past few years". She added: "Even though people still love the brand, it actually hasn’t quite been living up to that reputation. " Since joining the brand four months ago, Bee has been delving into data around customers to better understand what they want from the in-store experience. How Stores Are Fighting The Retail Apocalypse. Plus-Size Luxury Retailer 11 Honoré Relaunches. When the online retailer 11 Honoré launched last year, its cofounders Kathryn Retzer and Patrick Herning had to convince many of the world’s top fashion brands to do something they’d shied away from for years—creating clothing for sizes 14 and up.
“This wasn’t an easy road,” Retzer said on the phone from Los Angeles. “[In the beginning,] there were definitely brands who said, ‘No, absolutely not.’ Shopwatch. When Tom and Ruth Chapman decided to open a new store for Matchesfashion.com in Wimbledon Village - the birthplace of the designer business’s first shop 27 years ago - they were not inspired by other shopfits.
Instead, they showed architects MRA Architecture & Design pieces of art and furniture as inspiration. Passionate about aesthetics, from art to mid-20th century furniture and architecture, Tom even sourced the 1960s three-piece suite on the first floor himself. From China to the US, Live Commerce is Impacting Retail. Harvey Nichols and ustwo. In partnership with Harvey Nichols, we designed and built a loyalty app that would work for and engage their whole customer base.
Since the first release in May 2015, the app has surpassed all of our expectations, smashing sign up and adoption rates set out in our year one business case. User feedback has also been overwhelmingly positive. With a slick, on-brand and simple interface, stand out photography and the latest product news – it’s a must-have for the discerning digital wallet. Kerem Atasoy, Head of Digital Marketing at Harvey Nichols, describes what they saw in ustwo as a partner to make this proposition a reality: We wanted a mobile-led approach, given our customers’ behaviour and hired ustwo for their consumer-centred and agile approach to product development.
Engaging with the brand. Personal Shopping Services: Vogue Reports. “Plus size” is a meaningless term, and brands should start to do away with it. For decades, retailers have treated women who wear plus sizes as an entirely different species of shopper.
There was even a special set of rules for selling to them: Avoid bright colors. Asos taps into plus-size market. Fashion Trends From Plus Size Brands. Why the high street is failing plus-size women. How Personal Shopping Makes People Spend. LONDON, United Kingdom — “Anything is possible… there is no limit as to what you can request.”
So says the ‘By Appointment’ personal shopping service offered by London department store Harrods. Indeed, the store’s personal shopping team can track down a specific piece of fine jewellery, host a private in-store runway show or organise a one-on-one fitting with a designer. At the luxury level, personal shoppers don’t just provide styling advice. They complete a client’s Christmas shopping list, open a store after hours, conduct clothing alterations, even host birthday parties. Retail chain N Brown installs super size fitting rooms at Simply Be store. Fitting rooms getting fatter: Retail chain installs super size 'lounges' for larger customers By Rupert Steiner for the Daily Mail Updated: 06:48 EST, 12 October 2011.
In some markets the heritage and timelessness of a product represents the ultimate hallmarks of luxury, while in others the focus is on the experience or exclusivity of the service. Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Gucci: The world's most valuable luxury brands. A booming Chinese economy and a willingness to embrace pop culture is helping luxury brands increase their global value, with Kantar Millward Brown’s latest BrandZ rankings revealing significant growth in the sector.
French fashion house Louis Vuitton has seen its value rise by 41% to $41.1bn in 2018, making it the best-performing luxury brand in the top 100 at number 26 and one of this year’s top 20 fastest risers. Meanwhile, Gucci’s 66% increase sees the Italian brand climb an impressive 26 places to 54th in the ranking with a value of $22.4bn. It is also the sixth-fastest riser – behind Chinese giants JD.com (94%), Alibaba (92%) and Moutai, (89%), as well as Paypal (85%) and Netflix (73%). Why Chanel is the most influential luxury brand on social – Econsultancy. The accessible and ‘always on’ nature of social media seems slightly at odds with the world of luxury fashion and beauty. Perhaps understandably, luxury brands tend to be a little more cautious when it comes to how and what they share on social. However, with a large percentage of shoppers now being influenced and even making decisions based on what they see online – social is a hugely important tool for luxury brands looking to deepen consumer engagement.
Last year, Chanel was named by Insightpool as the most influential luxury brand on social media (based on overall engagement), topping the list above others like Louis Vuitton and Christian Siriano. With a total of 40.8 million followers on Twitter and Instagram alone – Chanel has generated a huge following. COMMENT: How social media and its influencers are driving fashion. Global social media research summary 2018.
Social networks have transformed marketing and, as this post shows, their popularity is still growing in our latest global social media statistics research summary for 2020 . Networks vary in popularity with different demographics and they're still evolving. Research by Global WebIndex that we reference in this article shows that globally, Social media users are now spending an average of 2 hours and 24 minutes per day multinetworking across an average of 8 social networks and messaging apps. Just five years ago TikTok hadn't launched, but now it features in our top 10 of the most popular social networks.
Understanding these differences in popularity and understanding consumer behaviour and preference when using different social networks is important when targeting specific audiences. This post uses statistics from different sources to answer these key questions which are important to understanding consumer use of social networks: Q1. Analog and Digital: Xennials Present A Unique Opportunity For Marketers. Shopping With An Avatar. The rise of the body neutrality movement: ‘If you’re fat, you don’t have to hate yourself’ When Stephanie Yeboah was 12 years old, she was put on a diet and began restricting herself to 300 calories a day. COMMENT: Is plus-size a growing sector of fashion? Fashion brands are getting real about sizes. The top wellness trends of 2019 are here! Is it Time to Call B.S. on Body Positivity?
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Plus Size Model Magazine Representation. Re-Shaping The Runway – 11 HONORÉ INC. War for talent: fashion professionals lack skills, reveals worldwide study - Alvanon. New global survey highlights unprecedented skills crisis in fashion industry — 62% of respondents struggling to fill skilled roles creating ‘war for talent’ across supply chain Big fashion retailers, brands, manufacturers and vendors face a shortage of workers with key, specialised skills, according to new survey data from Alvanon New York – October 4, 2018 – Global fashion innovation company Alvanon has partnered with 13 leading apparel organizations* to survey professionals throughout the fashion industry on the skills gaps, learning and talent development needs within the apparel sector.
The results are revealed in ‘The State of Skills in the Apparel Industry 2018’ special report, that represents the views of 642 executives, HR leaders, industry practitioners and employees across the international supply chain. Becca McCharen-Tran – 11 HONORÉ INC. What You Need To Know About Luxury Consumer Trends For 2018.