Millennials may be prioritizing travel over handbag purchases, but one accessory is thriving as a result — luggage.
The sector — valued at more than $30 billion — is experiencing steady single-digit growth, buoyed by an increase in travel worldwide. A shift in spending culture — away from material objects and toward experiences — is not the industry’s only stepping stone. Populous regions where newly minted members of the middle class have begun exploring travel for the first time have provided the luggage industry with a host of new markets.
Exclusive: @tommyhilfiger has tapped 22-year-old actress @zendaya to be his newest collaborator and together they will launch a see-now-buy-now collection in February. Speaking to WWD about the project, the Spider-Man actress said: “Fashion is more than just wearing cool clothes. It’s a way to celebrate self-expression and individuality, which is extremely empowering. This is why I am proud to partner with Tommy Hilfiger.” Tap the link in bio for the full scoop. #TommyXZendaya #wwdfashion
Fashion is facing a blistering pace of technology, a complex economic backdrop, and shifting social mores, priorities, and lifestyles. WWD's annual CEO summit on Oct. 30 and 31, will be the meeting place for some of the sharpest minds in the business who will address how these forces affect a consumer. Speakers this year include Antoine Arnault, Virgil Abloh, Gabriela Hearst, and Olivier Rousteing. Tap the link in our bio to find out more. #wwdceosummit