US Handbags and Accessories market report
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Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the Handbags and Accessories market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.
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For the purposes of this Report, Mintel has used the following definitions:
The Report examines purchases of fashion accessories through all retail channels. It covers a broad range of handbags and accessories for men and women including:
- All types of handbags/man bags made from leather and synthetic fabrics, including backpacks, briefcases, workout bags, laptop cases/bags, and purses.
- Belts, scarves, hats and other headwear, gloves, ties, socks, hosiery, wallets, jewelry, and watches. Note that while jewelry and watches are included in the definition, it is not covered in detail. More information on watches and jewelry can be found in Mintel’s Watches & Jewelry – US, September 2015 and the upcoming Mintel’s Watches and Jewelry – US, October 2017.
Excluded from the Report are mobile phone cases and accessories, hair accessories (eg headbands, hair holders etc), key chains, sunglasses, and luggage.
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Written by Diana Smith, a leading analyst in the Retail sector, her extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.
Consumers remain cautious when it comes to spending their discretionary income, and for most, handbags and accessories aren’t at the top of the priority list. In fact, consumers are buying fewer accessory items and/or shifting toward more affordable options instead of designer labels. Young, urban, and upscale consumers represent the primary target opportunity, yet they need to be reminded – and may need to be persuaded – to accessorize.
Associate Director - Retail & Apparel
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