Ready to Share: Style Subscriptions, Plus-Size Rising, and the Science of Shape

Welcome to the latest installment of Ready to Share – a fortnightly round-up of breaking news, opinion and other items of interest for apparel insiders.

In this week’s edition, we’ll be looking at an innovative answer to an eternal sizing dilemma from one of our major sizing partners and highlighting two recent retail trends making waves across the industry. Continue reading “Ready to Share: Style Subscriptions, Plus-Size Rising, and the Science of Shape”

The Apparel Insider’s Guide to the Best of Shoptalk 2018

Just a few years into its existence, Shoptalk has firmly established a place for itself as one of the retail world’s flagship annual occasions and 2018 is already looking like a landmark event as the U.S. and European versions of the conference combine in Las Vegas for the first time.

With over 340 speakers taking the stage over an action-packed four days, a little upfront planning is the key to making the most of your time in Las Vegas. With that in mind, let’s dive into our day-to-day breakdown of the best on offer from an apparel e-commerce perspective. Continue reading “The Apparel Insider’s Guide to the Best of Shoptalk 2018”

Cyber Week Sizing at Scale from Fit Analytics

Black Friday and Cyber Monday aren’t just bargain bonanzas for shoppers each year, they’re also anxious days for the e-commerce teams charged with keeping the whole show on the road. With the sheer volume of online sales taking place during these crucial few days, the slightest mistake can make all the difference between a good year and a great year. Continue reading “Cyber Week Sizing at Scale from Fit Analytics”

4 Simple Steps to a Perfect Fit on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals

As everyone in apparel knows, there are two days which matter more than most in the retail calendar – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Taken together, these twin spending peaks have the potential to make or break the financial year for apparel brands and retailers worldwide.

There’s also pressure on shoppers at this time of year – planning a spending splurge can be tricky with so many great offers to choose from. To start festivities off on the right foot, let’s have a quick look at how to track down the best online deals, and highlight some unmissable offers from our sizing partners along the way. Continue reading “4 Simple Steps to a Perfect Fit on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals”

7 Essential Sites for Apparel Industry Insiders

As the global leader in fit prediction, we naturally like to keep a close eye on developments in the fashion and apparel industry at large. With trends and topics changing every week, having a reliable set of go-to resources on hand is crucial, so we’ve put together a quick list of seven essential sites to keep you up to speed at all times.

Whether you’re interested in trends, industry news, or more technical aspects of apparel such as fabric sourcing, the sites below have you covered across the board.

Let’s start with a site that’s become an industry bible over the last few years. Continue reading “7 Essential Sites for Apparel Industry Insiders”

The Apparel Insiders’ Guide to Shop.org 2017 in Los Angeles

The National Retail Federation’s Shop.org is firmly established as one of the highlights of the retail calendar and we’re delighted to be making the trip to Los Angeles for this year’s event.

Shop.org 2017 takes place in the spacious surroundings of the L.A. Convention Center and, just as in previous years, it’s a multi-track affair. In order to get the most bang for your conference buck, you’ll need to carefully scour the agenda to pick the best talks to attend when you’re not busy connecting on the conference floor.

Our focus, as ever, will be on all things apparel and sizing-related so we’ve put together a quick insiders’ guide to the best talks from a fashion and fit perspective. Continue reading “The Apparel Insiders’ Guide to Shop.org 2017 in Los Angeles”

6 Quick Last-Minute Resources for Success at Shop.org 2017

With Shop.org just days away, it’s time for the final countdown to begin in earnest. As always, we’re massively looking forward to taking part at one of the biggest events of the retail year.

How to make the best use of your time over an action-packed three days isn’t always obvious, however, so we’ve put together a quick last-minute list of six useful resources to help tee up attendees for success. Continue reading “6 Quick Last-Minute Resources for Success at Shop.org 2017”

Fit Analytics Partner News: Late-Summer 2017 Edition

We take a keen interest in partner success at Fit Analytics and are always on the lookout for interesting news from leading brands and retailers who we help solve sizing and sell smarter. From luxury to outdoors, fast fashion to lifestyle, there’s always something new and exciting going on, and this summer has certainly been no exception.

Let’s take a quick look back at three of the main trends we’ve seen from our major sizing partners over the last few summer months. Continue reading “Fit Analytics Partner News: Late-Summer 2017 Edition”

The Inside Track on Athleisure: 5 Trends to Watch out for in 2018

Once a fashion trend officially makes it into the dictionary it’s definitely more than a passing fad, and athleisure looks like a product category that (despite recent doom-mongering) is set to thrive for years to come. We’ve been providing fit recommendations for an ever-increasing range of athleisure items over the last eighteen months, and look forward to that volume growing considerably down the line as more and more brands and retailers enter the space.

As a relatively recent apparel phenomenon, the future of athleisure remains wide open. We’re still very much in a growth phase where innovation and exploration are the name of the game as the market develops. With all that in mind, let’s have a look at five key athleisure trends to keep an eye on going into 2018 and beyond. Continue reading “The Inside Track on Athleisure: 5 Trends to Watch out for in 2018”

Why Fast Fashion Giants Such as ASOS Trust Fit Analytics to Solve Sizing at Scale

If there’s one trend that’s revolutionized the apparel industry more than any other over the last two decades, it’s the rise of fast fashion worldwide. The movement’s speed to market, affordability, and commitment to logistical excellence has overturned long-standing truisms throughout the industry and turned companies such as Inditex, ASOS, H&M, and Forever 21 into global giants.

Sizing is a core concern for fast fashion firms as they work to close the gap between what customers want and when they can have it. Here at Fit Analytics, we’re proud to support ASOS in providing a better fit to millions of customers worldwide. Continue reading “Why Fast Fashion Giants Such as ASOS Trust Fit Analytics to Solve Sizing at Scale”