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11/15/2022
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The Great Gatsby-fication of Retail

Elizabeth Lafontaine
Chief Retail Analyst, Retail Leader Pro
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If you head out shopping for apparel this holiday season, you’re bound to find miles of sequins, feathers and velvet on the racks at what feels like almost every retailer. Opulence appears to be the theme of holiday dressing this year, which feels both exciting and also a little odd. 

According to The NPD Group, dress sales are forecasted to increase 7% in units in Q4 compared to 2021, partially due to the cancellation of events last year as the Omicron variant surged. Dressing up feels like a thing of the past as most of us continue to turn to athleisure on a daily basis, but are consumers finally entering the roaring twenties of this century?

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