LOS ANGELES — Fashion is watching a couple of key trends in the junior and contemporary segments pretty closely these days, trends that have nothing to do with cargo pants or terry cloth tops.
The industry has seen consistently strong sales in these categories in the past few years. But recent reports suggest this might soon change, as industry watchers from researchers to retailers to design firms are noticing shifts in the segments — for better and for worse — as documented by Port Washington, N.Y.-based apparel research firm NPD Group Inc. in a recent study.
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