Developed Markets - Highlight
27 June 2017
Sluggish sales and a subdued market were reported by many exhibitors at this year's New York edition of Accessories The Show, although for some the real reason for the spending downturn was the lack of any truly big new ideas in the sector.
Fidget spinners might never have proved the UK's toy hit of 2017 if it were not for the flexibility and rapid response of the country's independent toy sales channel, a sector that has been considerably more buffeted than most over recent years.
In the first year of its link-up with US-based Magic, Tokyo's International Fashion Fair has been transformed into an outward-looking promotional platform for high-end fashion, but has this been enough to arrest the event's decline?