Guess Which Accessory Is Becoming More Popular Than Bags

Erin Fitzpatrick

How much money have you spent updating your jewellery collection this year? Well, if you're anything like the average shopper, you probably spent a lot. WWD reports that jewellery has become the fastest-growing accessories category in 2016, beating year-over-year growth percentages for both handbags and shoes.

WWD called upon data from Euromonitor International to come up with its findings. According to the research, shoppers will spend roughly US$316 billion on jewellery this year alone—talk about big business! (That includes both fine and costume jewellery combined.) WWD explains how online jewellery shopping has experienced a particularly high rise: "The category’s e-commerce sales grew 15 per cent year-over-year, rising to $19 billion. That number was just US$9 billion in 2011, according to [Euromonitor International]." In other words, if you haven't bought a new bauble recently, it seems like you may be the only one. 

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