We have a super festive cover for you this week!
We are hoping that Santa (or your partner, kids, friend, or Zappos) brought you some really fabulous shoes for Christmas! (or Solstice, Channukah, or Kwanza, or even just because you wanted them!) Enjoy your time off, because the FIT Library is closed from December 24-January 3!
Because we wish you every bright and sparkly thing for the new year, we offer you this pretty title. It was a market report/forecast for the footwear industry. We picked it up in 1999, but it ceased publication in fall 2005. It had both mood pages and industry news, as well as spotlights on different aspects of the biz.
Here’s a market comparison of boots at market, a category that’s still very important this winter.
And then there’s this pretty, romantic page that accompanied a profile of Philippe Model, footwear and hat designer:
The recent recession has hit the accessories industry hard. Very few titles remain that specialize in the handbags, shoe, jewelry, or millinary industries.
We have a lot of the former titles that used to inform buyers and designers, and they’re available to you just for the asking (at the PERS desk, 6th floor, and not to remove from the library, of course.) Here is the annotated list of our footwear titles:
And here is the list that covers other accessory categories:
We hope you’ll come take a look (after we reopen January 3, of course)!