Women’s fashion is a global industry, and sales of clothing and accessories in 2016 were a record low.
That’s despite an expected surge in women’s fashion in the next year, as brands look to sell more women’s apparel in 2017 and beyond.
In 2017, men’s clothing sales were up about 6% year-over-year, according to data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
The biggest jump was in men’s shoes and apparel, which rose 8% to $1.2 trillion.
Women’s apparel sales grew 4%, while men’s footwear sales were down 4%.
The biggest gainers were men’s watches, which grew by 7% to a record $1 trillion.
For 2017, the top five brands in terms of sales were Nike, Adidas, Zara, Gucci, and Under Armour.
Women were the top buyer, with Nike and Adidas at No. 3 and No. 4, respectively.
The top five men’s brands were Calvin Klein, Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein Supreme, and Calvin Klein Paris.
Men’s footwear and apparel sales are expected to continue to grow in 2018, as retailers work to expand the range of sizes available in their catalogs.
The best-selling footwear category in 2018 was men’s sneakers, which were up 8% and the top selling men’s apparel category was mens shoes, which climbed 8%.
In 2018, the number of brands selling mens footwear and men’s pants rose by 8%.
For men’s shoe sales, the biggest jump came from Calvin Klein with a jump of 16%.
For 2017 sales, women’s footwear accounted for a record 37% of all footwear sales.
In 2018 that number is expected to be 36%, according to Kantar.
The market for men’s casual and menswear is expected be up 4% in 2018.
Women’s apparel and accessories are growing faster than men’s overall sales.
The women’s category of footwear sales increased 13% in 2017 to $6.9 trillion, while women’s accessories sales increased 7% in that same period to $4.6 trillion.
Men, women and kids apparel sales accounted for 31% of the women’s shoe and apparel market in 2018; the category was up 11% in the same period.
The overall category is expected grow 9% in 2020 to $25.3 trillion.
Women in fashion has long been the most important segment of the men’s fashion market, with men making up about 70% of sales in the U.S. The gender gap is shrinking as the U,S.
economy improves, and more women are opting to shop in their own neighborhoods.
But the growth of women in the fashion industry is not going to disappear anytime soon.
“I think it’s the biggest market segment we have, in terms the value of our product,” said Jennifer Davenport, head of global sales and marketing at Zara.
“Women are very passionate about what they wear and the way they feel.”
Davenport said the market has been steadily growing for the past 10 years, even as the overall male-to-female ratio of women has grown from 15% to 20%.
Women are shopping more in their homes, and they have more options when it comes to fashion.
The trend is expected continue into the future.
“There’s a whole lot of women who are choosing to wear things they are comfortable with, like men, women of all ages, and the demographics are getting younger,” she said.
The trend for men and women to shop together in their neighborhoods is also a positive trend.
Women are spending more time with friends, Daven, who has worked in the industry for nearly 30 years, said.
“I think that’s really great because they’re able to be in more of a social group and they’re spending time with their friends and family.
They’re also spending money.”
For example, Dvenport said, the company has recently launched a program in which customers can shop together for their next event, and it has also been offering a discounted fashion package.
“They have an entire shopping experience for people who are interested in being more social, having a better experience,” she added.
“The more people who want to shop with one another, the better,” she concluded.