Sponsors
Billabong ▼ -0.005 | PPR ▼ -0.40 | American Apparel ▲ +0.020 | The Buckle ▼ -0.68 | Columbia ▲ +0.16 | Deckers Outdoor ▼ -1.33 | Dicks ▼ -0.45 | Foot Locker ▼ -0.91 | Genesco ▼ -1.76 | Iconix Brand Group ▼ -0.90 | Jarden Corp ▲ +0.06 | Nordstrom ▼ -0.29 | Luxottica ▲ +1.20 | Nike ▲ +0.08 | Pacific Sunwear ▲ +0.01 | Skullcandy ▼ -0.17 | Sport Chalet - 0 | Urban Outfitters ▼ -0.26 | VF Corp ▼ -0.10 | Quiksilver ▼ -0.12 | Zumiez ▼ -0.60 | Macys ▼ -0.74 | Tillys ▼ -0.22 |
Ticker Sponsor
Readers Say
In touch with our business
In touch with our business

If you're not plugged into Shop-Eat-Surf.com daily, you're out of touch with our business!

- By Peter "PT" Townend, The ActivEmpire
The most up-to-date information
The most up-to-date information

“Shop-Eat-Surf is a great source for the most up to date information of what is going on in our industry. I always enjoy reading the articles and appreciate the effort from Tiffany and her team."

- By Richard Woolcott, CEO and Founder, Volcom
Industry Insight

New business info and advice from QCS GRAPHICS, PROCOPIO, SHACC and FSG LAWYERS.

Details on Industry Insight.


Tiffany Montgomery
Print This Article

Apparel sales soar during holidays

By Tiffany Montgomery
January 02, 2011 2:00 PM

 

The holiday shopping season turned in a robust performance, according to MasterCard SpendingPulse.

 

SpendingPulse aggregates payments using MasterCard credit cards and also uses surveys to estimate payments using cash and checks.

 

Overall holiday sales from Nov. 5 to Dec. 24 rose 5.5% vs. the same period of 2009, excluding auto sales.

 

The apparel category recorded strong sales, with sales rises 11.2%. Menswear sales rose 10.5% and women’s increased 5.6%.

 

Ecommerce sales grew 15.4%.

 

The luxury category continues to improve, with sales rising 6.7%. Jewelry sales rose 8.4%.

 

One disappointment was the electronics category, were sales rose a modest 1.2%. SpendingPulse theorized falling television prices were to blame.

 

 

 


Articles You Might Have Missed