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Articles by Euromonitor International
For specialist retailers in Europe and North America, times are tough. The unstable economic climate is a critical factor, but no less a problem for thousands of struggling businesses is the transfer of power from bricks-and-mortar to the internet.
As the digital platform continues to bring about sweeping changes in the global apparel arena, Ashma Kunde, apparel research analyst at Euromonitor International, looks at the role the internet has played in driving the boom in the men's wear market.
Luxury goods positioned at accessible price points are a key industry battleground, and increasingly the core revenue drivers of some of the fastest growing luxury goods players, including Mulberry, Jimmy Choo, Burberry, Coach and Michael Kors. But is this democratisation of luxury a good thing for the industry, or is there a risk of diluting status consumption culture?
In the second of a two-part series, Euromonitor International analyst Bettina Kurnik identifies the appeal of offshore e-tailers over their Australian counterparts, and reviews the way forward for local apparel specialist retailers.
In the first of a two-part series, Euromonitor International analyst Bettina Kurnik discusses the boom in online retailing in Australia - and the reasons behind the inactivity that previously characterised the channel.
Over the past five years, retail sales of apparel generated stronger incremental growth in Brazil than anywhere else in the world except China. Yet while Inditex is reaping the rewards of double-digit growth, H&M and Gap Inc have yet to grab a piece of the action. Has the best of the opportunity slipped away? asks Magdalena Kondej, head of apparel research at Euromonitor International.
Backed by a strong retail environment and growing consumer awareness of fashion and trends, Vietnam's domestic apparel market grew by 9% in 2010 to reach VND39,911bn (US$2.1bn), according to Magdalena Kondej, head of apparel research at Euromonitor International.
The South African apparel industry is starting to emerge from the economic slowdown - and there have been distinct winners and losers. According to the latest research from Euromonitor International, the sector is expected to grow at almost 3% year-on-year between 2010-2015, as firms focus on higher quality to overcome rising input costs.
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