Will you be ready for Back-to-School 2017? According to the Nation Retail Federation, Back-to-School(BTS)/Back-to-College (BTC) shopping will account for a whopping $75.8 Billion dollars at retail in 2016. And, while shoppers procrastinated on their BTS shopping last year, nearly 75% of them are hitting it one to two months before school begins this year! That makes it all the more important for you to have your 2017 BTS assortments finalized earlier than ever.
The majority of household BTS dollars are spent on new apparel and electronics. When it comes to BTC, the average college student’s family spends $126 on dormitory/apartment furnishings. And such kids’ gear as backpacks and lunch buckets fall into a middle ground between accessories and school supplies, which is where The Trend Curve enters the picture. We offer you the newest possibilities for kids’ colors and trends, so students can best express their tastes and personalities, whether they are furnishings their rooms or filling their cubbies at school.
Whether it’s the first year of preschool or the freshman year of college, The Trend Curve Colors™ KIDS 2017 forecast has you covered. For instance, for BTS 2017, we’re recommending an updated BoHo style for girls. It’s a sweeter, cleaner version of Bohemian than in the past. Think about flowers, hearts and paisleys that hint at young romance, plus dots, digital printing and abstract geometrics that make this take on Boho completely fresh. Boys, meanwhile, will gravitate toward our Outdoor Adventure trend that highlights chevrons, argyles and stripes. And our 80’s Analog trend is for both genders and the full range of school ages with its throwback to such retro technology as cassette tapes and film negatives.
Kids’ colors and trends almost always have their roots in adult styles, so our 2017 KIDS color palette reflects this with a carefully curated collection of 2016 and 2017 colors. The same is true for trends, so you can expect adult choices—like coastal looks and farm-to-table—to be repackaged for kids’ playful and colorful tastes.
No matter what age or grades your product line is geared to, it’s definitely not too soon to make sure you’re ready for BTS 2017. Get a jump on it, while saving up to $395 on The Trend Curve Colors™ KIDS 2017. It’s Only $200 through August 8, 2016!